Jul 19, 2012, 01:17 PM
Garret GTI 2500 Gremlin
All right, I have been metal detecting now for twenty years; usually with simple dial machines, which worked fairly well. However, about a year ago I decided to upgrade to a Garret GTI 2500 to help me save time from digging up junk. Ever since I bought the (new) machine, though I have been disappointed by regular wolf tones and phantom beeps. For example, I will be out in the field and get a good beep which the machine says is a dime or something but when I pass the coil over the location a second time the signal disappears only to come back on the ninth sweep. I have successfully bench tested the machine before I go into the field and have even sent it back to garret to but still find the same problem.
Jul 19, 2012 01:17 PM
Jul 19, 2012, 02:04 PM
My Garrett 250 does the same thing. My experience is its usually attributed to a small rusted target standing on end, like a tiny nail or staple.
Jul 20, 2012, 11:21 AM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
My detectors do the same, I think that most of them do. I think that the discrimination might be fooled on some passes and as soon as you try to find the target the discrimination does make it dissapear. I say this because I hunt in a mode called Stereo mixed mode, so that means that in my left year I have a all metal sound and on my right I have the discrimination sound. So once I have a good beep on my right ear and than dissapears, I can still hear the signal on my left ear, so it is there, there is metal under the dirt, but most likely junk.
Jul 22, 2012, 12:37 PM
This might help a little bit ?? lately I've been running my GTI in all metal,then will switch to jewelry or relics mode for the ID ,seems to have been helping me . Good luck