Is My Garret 350 working Properly??

Hookedondetecting

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Jul 18, 2013
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Fisher F 75 LTD "2"
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Makro Multi Kruzer
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Hi,

I was able to get a used 350 - Supposedly used 5 times.
When I received it and did a test it seems to be oversensitive.
The curser keeps bouncing around.
I did a table test this morning and lowered the sensitivity power as needed and sensing and discrimination seemed ok
In the lawn I needed to lower the setting two bars to get it to stabilize.

Normal?

Need to determine if the thing is broke
 

Kodiak43351

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May 6, 2013
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NW Ohio
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At Max,Xp deus,At pro, At gold, pro pointer, ace 350 bounty hunter. Lesche hand and t handle digging tools, Sask kustom digger, Garrett edge digger and Garrett retriever, Garrett classifier made into
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All Treasure Hunting
Hi,

I was able to get a used 350 - Supposedly used 5 times.
When I received it and did a test it seems to be oversensitive.
The curser keeps bouncing around.
I did a table test this morning and lowered the sensitivity power as needed and sensing and discrimination seemed ok
In the lawn I needed to lower the setting two bars to get it to stabilize.

Normal?

Need to determine if the thing is broke

Sounds ok to me I used one and depending on where you are at that is normal.
 

Metal Detecting Stuff

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Mar 19, 2012
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Spring TX
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CTX3030/F75LTD/ Garrett AtPro/ XP Deus
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They are extremely sensitive. Inside our shop, we have to turn them down to 2-3 bars and keep them away from Fluorescent lights. Take it outside and you will be fine!

www.metaldetectingstuff.com
 

maliaros

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Jul 4, 2013
27
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Larnaca
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Garrett ATP, Garrett EUROACE, Garrett PRO POINTER
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Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
2 bars below top is the default the for ace350.
In most cases you will hunt on 5-6 bars in the woods, 3-4 bars in dry sand, 2-3 bars on wet sand.
Just Don't afraid to drop the sens down.
 

LifeNRA

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Apr 21, 2013
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What I learned here in Pa, I need to drop the sensitivity to around 2-3 bars. Sometimes depending where I am, I can up it more.
 
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Hookedondetecting

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Jul 18, 2013
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Tesoro COMPADRE and Mohave
Ace 350 and AT MAX
Fisher F 75 LTD "2"
Minelab Xterra
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Makro Multi Kruzer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Thanks Guys! You relieved my fear it had a defect!
 
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Hookedondetecting

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Tesoro COMPADRE and Mohave
Ace 350 and AT MAX
Fisher F 75 LTD "2"
Minelab Xterra
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Makro Multi Kruzer
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All Treasure Hunting
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I went out to a park this morning for a short test and it worked at standard default settings:thumbsup:
 
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Hookedondetecting

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178
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Tesoro COMPADRE and Mohave
Ace 350 and AT MAX
Fisher F 75 LTD "2"
Minelab Xterra
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Makro Multi Kruzer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Found and dug up a 1985 penny this evening in the front yard but interrupted by rain. Thanks again for the info
 

maliaros

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Jul 4, 2013
27
1
Larnaca
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Garrett ATP, Garrett EUROACE, Garrett PRO POINTER
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
The ACE350 is a money maker machine if you are not lazy to digg everything.
Don't even thing to say "ah another pulltap" because you will miss the gold ring.
For me it pay its self and the ATP upgrade within 3 months.

Enjoy the machine and don't be so hurry to upgrade.
 

RobRieman

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Nov 12, 2012
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If your aim is to dig everything it would not make any difference which detector you bought. Except maybe a couple inches in depth.
 

maliaros

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Jul 4, 2013
27
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Garrett ATP, Garrett EUROACE, Garrett PRO POINTER
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
For a newbbe like my self and the friend Hookedondetecting the aim must be to digg all targets until we have the conficence that we have become one with the machine.
 
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Hookedondetecting

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Jul 18, 2013
178
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Tesoro COMPADRE and Mohave
Ace 350 and AT MAX
Fisher F 75 LTD "2"
Minelab Xterra
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Makro Multi Kruzer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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I agree. I am going to stick it out with what I have. One concentric coil - Compadre and one Double D coil 350
I think with these I have everything covered and I can get out with friends and have two running.
Next week we are going to Northern Michigan Copper Country and we are going to hunt the old deserted mining ghost towns.
 

maliaros

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Jul 4, 2013
27
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Garrett ATP, Garrett EUROACE, Garrett PRO POINTER
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Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
so lucky people! In my country only beach hunting is allowed.
 

Kodiak43351

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NW Ohio
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At Max,Xp deus,At pro, At gold, pro pointer, ace 350 bounty hunter. Lesche hand and t handle digging tools, Sask kustom digger, Garrett edge digger and Garrett retriever, Garrett classifier made into
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All Treasure Hunting

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