Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap

Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap – The Garrett AT metal detector series offer quality and affordability all at once..The Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold and ATX series are great metal detectors cheap!

Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap
Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap

The Garrett AT series metal detectors are all terrain

Garrett AT Series Gold Metal Detector Product 1140680

Beachcombers who have appreciated the power of the Garrett AT Pro can now be introduced to a new All Terrain machine that provides greater detection depth and impressive, exclusive Garrett features.

Features of the Garrett AT Series

Garrett AT Series Gold Metal Detector features: A rugged, all-terrain gold and metal detector with true all-metal mode that delivers the deepest detection and sensitivity in mineralized soils. Exclusive technology makes this an ideal all-terrain solution for hunting treasures and relics, prospecting, coin shooting and shallow-water searching. Waterproof to 10 feet so you can search in water. Ground balance helps spread the range in mineral-rich soils. 44 levels of iron discrimination let you alter the detectors midtone signal range, providing precise separation of good targets from trash. Adjustable threshold fine-tunes soundings. Digital target ID. Land-use headphones are included. Uses four AA batteries (included). Two-year limited warranty. Made in USA. Length: Adjustable 43 to 56.Weight: 3 lbs.Frequency detection: 18kHz. Type: Gold Detectors.

Target ID Cursor Segments 20
Iron Discrimination Segments 44
3 Search Modes
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments 8
Electronic Pinpointing
Frequency 18 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels 3
Standard Searchcoil 5″ by 8″ ( 14x20cm) DD PROformance
Length (Adjustable) 42″ to 51″ (1.06m – 1.29m)
Total Weight 3 lbs.  1.4 kgs.
Batteries 4 AA

Garrett AT Gold metal detectors cheap was designed to find tiny gold nuggets in the most challenging prospecting environments,including shallow fresh water hunting. It is also an excellent coin and relic detector.

Garrett AT Gold Banner
The AT Gold operates at a high frequency (18 kHz)optimized for gold prospecting and includes a True All Metal Mode. The ALL METAL Mode is preferred for prospecting because it provides the greatest possible depth and sensitivity. It also provides a continuous audio response to allow the operator to hear the subtle detection signals produced by faint targets.

The AT Gold is a Motion All Metal detector, meaning that slight motion of the search coil is required to maintain detection, although static detection of targets can be achieved while in Pinpoint mode. The AT Gold includes manual and automatic Ground Balance-plus an exclusive Ground Balance Window TM feature-to optimize the detector’s performance in highly mineralized ground, where gold is most often found. This detector is also waterproof to a maximum depth of 10 feet (3 meters) for searching in freshwater lakes and streams.

Gold Detectors Also Find Coins, Rings, Jewelry, Relics, Artifacts and Buried Treasures

In addition to its True All Metal Mode, the AT Gold includes two Discrimination Modes, making it a versatile coin and relic hunting machine. When selecting either the DISC 1 or DISC 2 mode, the operator gains more Tone ID information from targets in addition to the ability to discriminate unwanted trash targets (e.g. nails, foil, pull tabs).

The Garret Gold detectors also features simple, one-handed operation for all controls-no dials or knobs that require a second hand to adjust

Garrett’s exclusive Target ID technology provides two indicator scales which allow you to see the detector’s discrimination setting (Lower Scale) as well as the analysis of each target (Upper Scale). In addition, the Digital Target ID provides a more specific target value.

The AT Gold also features High Resolution Iron Discrimination (40 points) for separating desirable targets from iron junk, several advanced audio features, and a standard 5″x8″ (13x20cm) DD search coil optimized for detecting small nuggets in challenging mineralized soils.

Backed by more than 45 years of extensive research and development, your Garrett AT Gold metal detector is the most advanced of its kind in the industry. The AT Gold’s advanced audio features are designed for the serious prospector but will also prove to be very appealing to coin and relic hunters. In order to take full advantage of the special features and functions of the AT Gold, you are urged to carefully read this instruction manual in its entirety

Prices of the Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap

Prices of the Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap

MSRP: $799.95

  • KellyCo: $679.95
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  • Amazing Grace
  • Ebay/Craiglist

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Garrett ATX metal detectors

The Garrett ATX metal detectors cheap are great products to check out with many great features.

The Garrett ATX is the ultimate multi-frequency detector for all terrains and extreme conditions (highly mineralized ground, saltwater, etc.). It features advanced pulse induction technology, a durable design that meets military specifications, and a new DD coil design for extreme and uniform sensitivity— from tiny gold pieces to larger gold nuggets.

The ATX is ideal for gold prospecting, relic hunting in highly mineralized soils, shallow water coin and jewelry hunting, and even for industrial applications. The ATX includes Motion and Non-Motion Modes, Advanced Ground Balance, LED signal strength indicator, Iron Check, and much more. The ATX provides maximum detection on all targets at the same time. No need to switch modes to enhance detection of one target while degrading another.

No extreme pricing. Just extreme performance.

EXTREME SENSITIVITY
LOCATES TINY GOLD NUGGETS THAT OTHER PI DETECTORS MISS
ADVANCED NEW DD SEARCHCOIL
PROVIDES ENHANCED DETECTION OF SMALL ITEMS & EASY PINPOINTING
ALL TERRAIN USE WATERPROOF TO 10 FEET

ATX KEY FEATURES

Maximum Detection on all targets at the same time. No need to switch modes to enhance detection of one target while degrading another.
Advanced Ground Balance: has wide range to ground balance from heavily mineralized ground (ironstone) to saltwater without switching to special modes.
Exclusive Design DD Searchcoil: enhances detection of small items without having to slow down the scanning speed of the coil.
Motion and Non-Motion Modes: provides optimum performance based on your hunting preference and conditions.
Fully Collapsible: the ATX can be operated with its stem fully extended, fully collapsed, or anywhere in between.
Quick Iron Check feature and adjustable Discrimination
Ground Track with 4 settings: Chose setting that best handles rapidly changing ground mineralization.
LED Indicators: show signal strength and current settings.
External Speaker: built in for option to search without headphones.
Frequency Scan: auto function for eliminating RFI interference.
Audio retune: quickly cancel out unwanted ambient signals.
Volume Control: adjust to limit the response of large signals in order to better hear deep/faint signals.
Circuit Type – Advanced Pulse Induction
Discrimination – Adjustable, 25 settings
Search Modes 2: Motion and Non-Motion
Ground Balance Range From ferrous ground (ironstone) to saltwater
Audio Threshold Adjustable, 25 settings
Detection Frequency – 730 pulses per second, adjustable
Submersion Depth 10 feet (3m)
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments 13
Electronic Pinpointing YES
Quick Iron Check YES
Standard Searchcoil 10″ x 12″ PROformance™ DD
Standard Land Headphones Included; weight 16 oz. (.45 kgs.)
Length (Adjustable) 20″ to 68″ (.51m – 1.72m)
Total Weight 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kgs.)
Batteries 8 AA (included); rechargeables also included
Warranty 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
Operating Frequency: 18 kHz
� True All Metal Mode – offers deepest detection depth and sensitivity on the smallest nuggets
� Graphic Target Analyzing – simultaneously shows the target’s conductivity and the detector’s discrimination pattern
� All Terrain – designed for use in wet, humid and dusty environments
� Digital Target ID – numeral scale from 0 to 99; indicates a target metal’s conductivity for increased ability to distinguish targets from each other
� High-Resolution Iron Discrimination – provides 40 points of iron resolution controlled with touchpads and viewed as a digital number on the LCD for the most precise ability to separate a good target from iron trash
� Adjustable Threshold – allows the user to manually adjust the audio threshold (constant background sound) to better hear targets
� Pro Mode Audio – proportional audio response and Tone Roll Audio features provide more target information
� Iron Audio – allows user to hear discriminated iron and to audibly identify problematic flat iron objects like bottle caps and washers
� All-Metal Iron Audio – a Garrett exclusive feature that allows user to audibly identify iron objects even while operating in a True All Metal Mode
� Manual Ground Balance – allows the user to manually adjust the detector’s ground balance to reduce the detrimental effects of ground mineralization
� Automatic Ground Balance – Fast Track – automatic feature that allows user to quickly ground balance the detector in mineralized soil conditions
� Electronic Pinpointing – this Non-Motion All-Metal Mode is used to precisely locate a detected target’s location in the ground
� One-Touch Treasure Hunting – with the touch of a button, your metal detector is: powered on; automatically reset to factory (or your) settings; and ready to search
� Depth Indicator: continually shows depth of coin-size objects
� Battery Condition Indicator: shows battery life continually
� 3 Search Modes: True All Metal, Discrim 1, Discrim 2
� 2 Discrimination Modes for coin and relic hunting
� Audio Tone ID Levels: 3
� Ground Balance Window is to optimize the detector’s performance in highly mineralized ground, where gold is most often found
� Garett MasterSound headphones (waterproof headphones sold separately)
� 5″x 8″ (14 x 20cm) PROformance Double-D submersible searchcoil
� Waterproof to a maximum depth of 10 feet (3 meters) for searching in freshwater lakes and streams
� Length (Adjustable): 42″ to 51″ (1.06m – 1.29m)
� Weight: 3.03 lbs. (1.4 kg)
� Batteries: 4 AA (included)
� Warranty: 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
� Garrett AT Gold metal detector was designed to find tiny gold nuggets in the most challenging prospecting environments, including shallow fresh water hunting.

Reviews of the Garrett AT Series metal detectors

What people are saying about the Garrett AT Series metal detectors cheap.

Garrett Series AT-Gold to test out

The first thing I noticed is the At-gold is on the new Garrett platform.  It is VERY  close to the Garrett unit AT-Pro when both are in discrimination mode.

One thing I wondered about with the At-Gold at first release was the way Garret’s first video was done showing it park hunting …I think they are trying to show that the At-Gold can do double duty…Sure they have videos now of it prospecting but they still drive home the double duty approach…

The sensitivity Of the AT-Gold to smaller low conductor object’s even gold is not earth shattering but is acceptable….and maybe a little better on the micro small stuff than the At-pro..

The freq change from 15 on the Pro to 18 on the Gold exhibit’s the closeness in performance..the gap only being 3KHz…….

When comparing the At-gold to the likes of the Gold Bug Pro .. the Gold bug is more sensitive to low conductor’s even with the small coil on the Gold Bug it still can see object’s like a size 6 thin gold lady’s 14Kt band a good 4 inches further…So dont expect performance like the Gold Bug has for low conductor’s….But the AT-Gols does do better on high conductor’s when compared to the Gold Bug…Noticeably different….

The At-PRo is close to the At-Gold on low conductor’s but is hotter on the high conductor’s in any coil combo….Also in ground the AT_pro when in disc mode vs God Disc mode the At-Pro is deeper…

I actually like the At-Gold coil on the At-Pro…It’ is a must have accessory coil…It bring’s the At-Pro recovery speed closer to the T-2/F-75 recovery speed…( Thats how fast a T-2 Bi-Axial coil is…It takes a tightly wound small coil to get close to it in separation)
Very little depth is lost on the At-Pro with the small coil added….it’s a serious coil for Trash.

Now on the all metal side of the Gold the threshold is fairly stable with lot’s of adjustment to get it to a barely audible hum….it is very sensitive at the cost of I.D. as are all of the all metal mode machine’s….the Iron audio I.d. does work in all metal but it only works closer to the coil the further away from the coil and no I.D. but in close the I.D works very well at I.D. iron…But for deep relic recovery it requires digging of iron target’s like nails and such at depth till they get close enough for the I.d. to work…..I also noticed that the all metal mode is stronger on small object’s at medium shallow to medium depth than it is to larger items at deeper layer’s like 10-12 inch’s…So the all metal mode side of the AT-Gold from what I can tell is aimed at the gold prospector looking for small gold which is what most gold left is….So they pretty much have it setup to dig it all till it can get an I.d. on it which is pretty close in some cases like nails..

If you want to coin/relic hunt the disc mode I.D.s iron deeper than the All metal mode does….

Again the all metal mode on the Gold Bug sees object’s in all metal deeper than the At-Gold in all metal and I.D. meter on gold bug I.D.’s iron deeper than the iron id on the At-Gold…

The AT-Gold has a neat feature that allows the ground balance to cover a wide range…this will smooth out some of the problem’s encountered with rapidly changing ground condition’s.I am not sure what actually happens when the Ground Balance window as Garrett call’s it is turned on?

It does smooth out some minerals you encounter when running the all metal threshold based mode….it has a setting from 0 which is normal to 6 I believe it is and at 6 it will eliminate most all hot rock’s I hunted one area that it calmed down the machine a lot but some still broke through ….but it is very bad ground I was in…there are target’s there being masked by dirt but the At-gold did not find any. that day…It takes a pulse machine to find thing’s there so VLf’s dont do very well in this spot….I would be careful with the higher ground balance window though because it does de-sensitize the machine at high level’s…

I put the At-PRO large dd on the At-Gold and it ran perfectly fine but was not as deep in the dirt as the At-Pro but did like lower conductor’s a tad better..and lacked on higher conductor’s noticeably less than the AT-Pro….

I would prefer the the At-PRO for coin/relic hunting for depth and opt for the Small DD coil…

If I where after Gold and wanted to stay with the Garrett brand with the unique audio the AT-GOLD would be the choice …Although I find other machine’s are more sensitive when at or near the same freq….the one’s I tried against it are the X-Terra 705 with 18.75 coil…..the Tejon,,,and the Gold Bug Pro….but they do not have the unique audio of the AT-Gold that helps a lot on helping I.D. iron that high freq machine’s love….but it lack’s over all horse power of my limited availablity to high freq machine’s…

Me personally would much rather have the At-Pro for my hunting requirement’s…..The AT-PRO just seems stronger to me overall…In dense iron the At-Gold has an affinity to false on iron a little more than the At-Pro also…but not much and to be truthful in dense iron they are about dead even where depth is not an issue but separation is…
just my take and also you may see thing’s different in your soil. or hunting style and requirement’s.

On a side note when the iron audio is activated in all metal mode you have to reset the iron disc to your liking…not sure if it’s supposed to hold it in memory or not…but I would have to reset it after a power down?

over all it’s a nice unit. well built…but more of a specialty detector…

Gold machine’s on high freq’s need boat loads of power to perform….

Thank’s again Tmanly..

You should get your Machine back today…

Keith
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synthnut
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 09, 2011 09:33PM Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 513
Keith ,
Thanks so much for this review …… You confirmed a lot of my thoughts on this machine …..I was not really planning on buying one as the AT Pro is fine for the intent’s that I have for it ….. Still nice to hear your thoughts for a clarification ….Thanks again ….Sincerely, Jim
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ozzie
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 09, 2011 10:07PM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,538
That was cool of tmanly to send you his AT gold. I’m guessing you guys only know each other from the forum…….nice, the trust, very nice. Thanks for reporting the results Kieth.
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Keith Southern
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 09, 2011 11:01PM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 3,042
Never met Tmanly ozzie …he offered and I accepted….

I agree great to see a person trust another person without even knowing them …

Thats a hard thing to do in this day and age…

I sent Dankowski a AT-PRO when they were released …But I believe we can all trust Tom with our machine’s,….That was my first endeavor with a mail loaner and it went just fine…

Now I have person on another forum who I sent a $75.00 u.s. money order for a coil sight unseen just took his word on it ..He was a regular poster and He has Given me every reason in the book for not sending me the coil…From being in jail to not having a Job???

But the guy still has the nerve to send me request to join his outdoor’s web forum???Really!!!!I am good mind to one day join the forum then tell his peer’s how this “School teacher stand up guy” really is….

but thanks again Tmanly…Your a good Guy!!

Keith

 

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2011 11:25PM by Keith Southern.
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tmanly
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 09, 2011 11:17PM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 747
Keith, the unit arrived safe and sound. Thanks for the fantastic review. I knew you would give an honest one.
Maybe this will help someone else who is looking for a unit and considering the AT Gold.
thanks again

As a note: I have found that the Metal Detecting community is for the most part very honest. You can always tell the “real deal” from the quality of post that they submit.
Tom in SC

 

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2011 12:34AM by tmanly.
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markg
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 10, 2011 12:32PM Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 924
Thanks for the review. I too have been think of the AT Pro Gold, but now I’m leaning toward the AT Pro.
Thanks for taking the time to review.
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Beach
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 10, 2011 04:02PM Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 201
Great review, thanks for taking the time to post up.
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jfwhit
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 10, 2011 04:42PM Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 2
Great review. I have the AT Pro and am still learning to master it. Heard good things about the Gold and wondered if I should have gone with that instead. You helped me feel better about the machine I chose for what suits me. Bart @ Bigboyshobbies.net knows these machines and will answer any questions.
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TerraDigger
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 11, 2011 12:06PM Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,184
Thank goodness for First Texas Products. Garrett wouldn’t have the Pro or the Gold, if it wasn’t for FTP’s machines. If you catch my drift.
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Mike Hillis
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 11, 2011 07:31PM Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 290
Thanks for the review, Keith.
You answered a lot of my questions.
Tmanly, thanks for providing the machine for the review.

HH
Mike
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Stoopstroop
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 12, 2011 05:25PM Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 82
Great post!
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TNdirtdigger
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 12, 2011 07:25PM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 107
Thanks to all!!!! Great review!!!
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NASA-Tom
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
December 17, 2011 01:42AM Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 6,537
Nice!
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GoldenHU
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 22, 2012 02:30PM Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 3
No offence, but this review is suspect. Why is there no mention that the Garrett AT Gold is waterproof to 10 feet? This would seem to be a major point to miss. There’s lot’s of gold to be found in swimming holes, rivers, or lakes as any serious gold hunter knows. There may be better gold detectors for land but the AT Gold can find those rings and coins in water that the others can’t touch without killing them.

Rob: A California Yankee in Queen Beatrix’s Court
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HumblePie
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 22, 2012 04:32PM Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 126
GoldenHU Wrote:
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> No offence, but this review is suspect. Why is
> there no mention that the Garrett AT Gold is
> waterproof to 10 feet? This would seem to be a
> major point to miss.

No…. Keith does a terrific job of conveying his impressions and we’re lucky he is willing to share his findings. I think most of us realize this unit is waterproof and designed to hit on gold. Keith knows that and doesn’t waste his or our time with the obvious.

That doesn’t mean we necessarily have to agree with everything posted on the forum… it is inevitable we won’t at times… but lets give credit where it is due. Keith is a valuable contributor here and no mistake…

This topic is a current interest to me as I’m about to head north prospecting for the entire autumn. Many thanks Keith for your insights…

Jim.
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ozzie
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 22, 2012 06:06PM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,538
GoldenHU, first of all, welcome. Your first post. Not sure if you’ve been lingering for a while, but my guess is that you have not because of your suspicion of Kieth’s writing.
Your uncertainty and mistrust would be better used where it pertains, not aimed at Keith. Go back and review his posts, I’m positive you will learn something.
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possum mo
Keith… questions
August 23, 2012 12:28AM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 434
Excellent testing as usual. Love your straight forward approach. I have 2 questions .
You mention the small atg coil that you placed on the atp. Is that the 5 x 8 dd?

Could you clarify a bit the comparison of the 705, tejon, and gold bug pro vs. AT gold?
Not sure if I follow that part correctly. Are you saying the gold lacks a bit of depth in comparison to those 3 models?
Not trying to be critical, just trying to grasp what you are saying there.( Im looking to add a relic machine to my
arsenal) I appreciate your taking the time to share your observations and conclusions!
Thanks for your reply.
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Keith Southern
Re: Keith… questions
August 23, 2012 02:17AM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 3,042
Hey Possum….

That was done last year I believe, so I will have to think back LOL!!

I found that the AT-GOLD while sensitive was not quite as sensitive to small items as the other’s mentioned like the tejon..The 705 with 5×10 DD 18.75 kHz and the GB Pro…those were the ones I had on hand…and yes I was talking of taking the 5×8 dd stck coil and using it on the AT-PRO…

But the AT-Gold has that unique tone roll feature that the other’s do not offer and is a little more acurate in I.D. not as accurate as the AT-PRO but more accurate than the other High freq’s…

The advantage the AT-GOLD has over the AT-PRO is a true all metal mode which is nice and which is deep and also like’s smaller items and lower conductor’s..

For relic hunting how small of items are you after…all of them are good down to P-Caps…Chasing a gold coin in iron on edge I would opt for the GMP personally or the DEUS…but the GMP is cheaper…

The XP’s love round items in iron…I believe they were designed for such a task…Like those small roman coins in nail’s…

There seems to be a new breed also sweeping in right now … The Deeptech Vista’s….I like what I am seeing and reading about…they have one that runs at I believe 22.5 kHz and seems quite deep and really hot in iron debris…I hope to get one soon…I think it’s a no non sense detector designed to get item’s out of iron …Like a budget minded xp…is it as good? some say so already..
I like high freq rig’s with DD’s for working iron and here lately ther’s no shortage of such offering’s…
Troy had a heck of a detector in the X-5…I just wished he would of gave us a wider low end disc range….with a 2 tone user selectable break point…the way that machine was hot across the board is still not matched….I dug deeper silver coins with that machine that any other in spots that are not even known to produce coin’s…

There’s lot’s of good detector’s now days’ Possum…and you dont have to pay a grand to get performance…
Everyone hunt’s different and has different expectation’s from detector’s…

I personally like a machine I dig iron with ..instead of ignore iron if that makes sense…

If you are on a 150 year old plus site that is void of modern debris I want to get as much as I can so the iron bigger than nails need to be dug…

One’s that excel at that are MXT—-AT-PRO/GOLD— X5-DEUS-GMP- Tejon–G2….Some machine’s although they are awesome in iron…they also I.D. iron too well….or dont offer the tone break adjustment ot allow retrieval…

I personally hardly ever dig iron relics with the likes of a T2 or F-75 when comparing them to the above…the I.D. iron very well.in tone mode…I wish the T2 had a user defined tone split…if it did …it would be real close to perfect ….Anmd maybe a small Bi-Axial..
Lot to think about when adding a relic machine to the arsenal…

A good allrounder is a MXT although the AT-PRO is a little deeper and allows Iron removal as well…I would almost say the AT-PRO is an updated version of an MXT in regards to relic recovery rates…I wish the AT-PRO would incorporte an ALL metal mode and stay on 15kHz…it punches alittle deeper than the AT-GOLD when both are in disc mode…the ATG airtest a tad better but in dirt that switches..

I like the G2 alot for the money…..I like the GMP alot for the money…The GMP is very powerful even in the dirt for such a high freq.. and also has audio very reminescent to the AT-PRO …it blends tone’s quite well while still being very fast….
each machine has stronger point’s than the other’s…

Keith
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marcomo
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 23, 2012 02:43AM Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 236
Your in-depth observations are appreciated as always, Keith.

GoldenHU, using your first post to denigrate a highly respected member of this forum is really starting off on the wrong foot.
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Keith Southern
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 23, 2012 03:18AM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 3,042
No offense taken golden…

And yes if you water hunt for Gold the AT- Does fill that order better than the rest….

I have never water hunted or never jewelry hunted on …So I just tried to stick with what I know about….

But if you want to use it as a freshwater machine with I.D. abiltiy which is rare, for small jewelry I think it would hit harder on small gold than the AT-PRO will…I would think the AT-Pro would be better but not the best choice for salt water when challenging the At-Gold for that purpose…

But in a relic environ when going after real low conductors in iron there is a few machine that will do a bit better…Not just night and day but a bit…

Thanks for bringing it up..thats what the forums are for…mutual exchange of information…

If you have a AT-GOLD I was in no way implying it’s no good….Be sure you have a very nice piece of equipment…

But I try to be as honest as I can..and should be no reason for suspect I have no hidden agenda against any manufacturer…I like the Garret AT-PRO really well..As I do the Garrett infinium…its a great pulse unit again at a realistic price…
Thanks Ozzie Marcomo, Jim for your post regarding the matter…Thanks !! Yall as well bring great things to the forum!

Thanks

Keith

 

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2012 03:33AM by Keith Southern.
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Dan-Pa.
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 23, 2012 01:44PM Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,305
1. Keith knows detectors and shoots from the hip and his accessments are not proof read.

2. Garrett has built good detectors for years in price ranges where most of us can afford one and above all back their products with service after the sale.

3. All in all our hobby has honest God fearing people and thats why I use the detector classifieds.

4. Unfortunately a bad apple sneaks in now and then and don’t know a detector from a broom but just pose as one of us to bilk hobby members so be careful out there lest we be bilked.

5. Never met Keith or even talked to him on the phone but have corresponded with him on occasion and yes bought a cream puff unit from him at a decent price so in my book he is certainly a credit to the hobby and may have missed his calling as he should be designng detectors or at least writing field tests.
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GoldenHU
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 25, 2012 12:17AM Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 3
Hi Keith,

My sincere apologies if I came across as rude. The word ‘suspect’ I used was inappropriate and judging by the fans you have here and your reply to me that was both kind and honest, I will be looking forward to future reviews and posts from you. If I notice something such as the waterproofing miss, I will still mention it, but in a cordial manner so that an exchange of information can happen in a friendly way.

Thanks for your reply to me!

Rob

PS. After my post I got to see how knowledgable you are from your posts over the many different brands. This will come in handy with my new XP Deus and future metal detectors. smiling smiley
At least one good thing that appeared to come from my post is that it seemed to get the ball rolling with new posts since the last one from December 16, 2011.
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ozzie
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 25, 2012 02:06AM Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,538
Kudos to you Rob.
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deathray
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 25, 2012 04:47AM Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 1,008
That’s manning up…unfortunately rare nowadays…and yes,Keith is a creditto our hobby.
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Keith Southern
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 25, 2012 04:47PM Registered: 4 years ago
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Hey Rob…No appology needed…

It was not taken in any way but a question…

The DEUS is an great detector….I know you will like it …it will produce in spot’s thats have quit prodcuing thats for sure…
Dan,Ozzie,Ray thanks fella’s for the kind word’s…Yall are great asset to the hobby as well …All of us work together to try and understand these detector’s …
Keith
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GoldenHU
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 26, 2012 01:34PM Registered: 1 year ago
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Well Keith you’re pretty generous.

I have a simple question that perhaps you could answer. Is there a good/great multi level frequency metal detector for both salt and fresh water that is totally waterproof? Garrett AT Pro is so-so in salt water and not MLF as is the new Minelab CTX 3030 (from what I’ve heard in the forums it’s very noisy in the waves). There’s always the Excalibur 2 or
Fisher CZ-21 which so far I can see are the best of the bunch but I also read mixed reviews over them. (which metal detector doesn’t get mixed reviews?) Being a chiropractor I’m not up to digging holes al day with a PI. Ironically I need to save my back for my work. Your advice would be greatly appreciated if you are knowledgeable about this topic.

If this post needs to be moved to a new topic or forum list please do so.

Many thanks,

Rob
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Keith Southern
Re: Got to use a Garrett AT-Gold for a couple of week’s
August 26, 2012 09:31PM Registered: 4 years ago
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Well You listed them.. Without going pulse the CZ 20/21 and the excalibur are about it…

There is the Whites Beach hunter 300 thats dual freq also ….

The excalibur is world renowned for beach hunting for a reason…Wet beaches are tough to hunt and the excalibur runs real well in that environ without chasing iron…

But I do not have alot of beach experience to answer any further,,,,,,

Multi freq or dual freq’s are limited to a few models..

Keith

Hi all! I am not a regular posted but I hunt a lot.
My “weapons of war” are; white’s dual field pi pro and Garrett AT Pro!
I’ve found rings with my whites plus TONS OF TRASH!!!!:lol:
I metal /Pipe/Cable locate professionally for my local Telco! So I know a little something about detecting:bthumb:

I am a caribbean hunter, white sand heavily mineralized conditions.
Though Garrett claims that the AT Pro was not designed for saltwater…It sure as heck works fine for me! I’ve found that running the AT Pro in “pro” mode “zero” with 35 “iron discrimination”, “iron audio” ON . Not for beginners!

Surprisingly in the water it auto GB smoothly,no sensitivity dropping!
I have already found a gold engagement ring at 10″ in sand! And I am tired picking up coins:lol: I literally stop digging pennies at one point.

This machine once you take the time to learn it, it will the only machine you need! ( plus the Garrett pro pointer!) I have found that running the AT pro in that configuration I pick up trash if I want to! Seriously, there’s no fooling this machine! The key is to learn to scan the “target ID” “VDI” and the audio “chatter” over every target!

For example,The VDI is super accurate, an 81 vdi/solid target id/clear consistent audio = us dime! Same thing with a VDI reading of 86= us quarter
and 76= penny.

Now a “golden tip”. Gold rings would fluctuate between 46 & 47,if everything in my example stay “clean” start smiling, it’s a very good chance you found gold! Note; if you hear chatter it’s a piece of a soda can.

Gold chains usually come in at 42 & 43 guess what? So does condom and ketchup wrappers plus some foil:banghead: but the key is in the iron audio”chatter”! If my target id doesn’t fluctuate and audio is clean I dig.

The AT Pro in “standard mode” is like a super ACE 350! Two machines in one, but you will be fooled on targets and will dig your share of junk! Which is good for beginners to learn the hobby.

Bottom-line : The AT Pro is by far the best machine on the market to date and for what it offers can not be compared by the competition. the ” tune roll and iron audio”features are what makes the AT Pro shine! No more bottle caps! ($1000 + machines still being fooled) Just listen for the good stuff!

If this machine can conquer the salty beach of the caribbean I know the land and fresh water hunting will be a breeze.

5 out of 5 gr8 machine to begin with and turn PRO with!

Happy hunting, now go get an AT Pro an go find some GOLD! :pfrown:
reyven, May 3, 2011 #1
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Well, I must be doing something wrong because I’m still digging bottle caps, even in dry sand. I get a consistent vdi, along with a consistent tone…….. dig it and it’s a bottle cap. Made me so mad I went out and bought an excal. I’m still digging bottle caps but atleast I know it’s a bottle cap before I dig it. I also couldn’t get any depth with the at pro in salt water. Maybe my settings where all wrong. I’ll learn it next winter, meanwhile it’s back up.

Glad your having luck with your,

Robin
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Wow! Maybe because when I swing my AT Pro I listen very closely to the chatter. Even if a good signal may have a crackle I check it from different angles if it still crackels I move on! The audio and target ID must be solid for me to dig!

Iron discrimination 35

pro mode zero

Iron audio on = money ! Literally

I hunt the nastiest party beaches and leave with coins junk and good jewelry! People party get drunk and loose things. My lost car keys collection is growing 😆 like the golden oldie goes,” take time to know her, it’s not an overnight thing…”

P.S. The target ID when over target if it’ s jumping around with a grunt, bottle cap. On coins my target ID is stable.

My whites PI pro is getting jealous 🙂 all the best :bthumb:
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I’ll print out all your settings and try again. I came across an Excal for a price I couldn’t pass up. So now I have the two machines I’ve wanted since reading reviews. I liked my Beach hunter ID too but how many machines does one person need?
Thanks for the help.

Robin
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It sounds like the AT PRO is the WAY TO GO.
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Thanks for the review
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great review reyven :bthumb: i’ve had my AT in the dirt but not on any sand yet and can’t wait. :multi: how do you like the waterproof headphones?
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RedRobin said: ↑
I’ll print out all your settings and try again. I came across an Excal for a price I couldn’t pass up. So now I have the two machines I’ve wanted since reading reviews. I liked my Beach hunter ID too but how many machines does one person need?
Thanks for the help.

Robin
As many as he or she can get there hands on I have 11 machine right now but I just sold some. I’ll get it back up again.
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Thanks for the good review on the AT Pro! Beale.
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dogpound said: ↑
great review reyven :bthumb: i’ve had my AT in the dirt but not on any sand yet and can’t wait. :multi: how do you like the waterproof headphones?
The waterproof head phones are nice the volume is just right.I don’ t submerge my head when I hunt cause the water here is clear. I go shoulder deep max, I am 6′-1″ so shoulder deep is fine for me.

Good luck on the beach! I don’t like dirt hunting much though, digging a junk item say, 10″+ in sand is no big deal plus quick but not the same in dirt. Plus when the heat is getting to me sand hunting I can switch the water hunting to cool off:smile:

Good luck on the sand :bthumb:
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i wasn’t real impressed with the stock land headphones that the AT came with so i made my own 1/4″ headphone adaptor so now i can run ANY headphones (which are normally my wireless) it was very easy to do and sure beat having to wait for the headphone adaptor to come out from garrett
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Nice review!!
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RedRobin said: ↑
I’ll print out all your settings and try again. I came across an Excal for a price I couldn’t pass up. So now I have the two machines I’ve wanted since reading reviews. I liked my Beach hunter ID too but how many machines does one person need?
Thanks for the help.

Robin
Well in my opinion three tops depending how and what you are hunting.

Like in my case my whites dual field PI pro in the water works fine for me, like I said digging in sand is easy plus the water keeps you cool.

And on the sand the AT Pro is simply amazing IMO :multi: it’s like trying on shoes, read up on the machine seeing how well it “fits” your needs. Learn your machine in and out master it!

I am beyond confident on the beach with these two machines:pcool:

Now some swear by the excals that’s good but I personally wanted a good PI detector for the salt and a pretty decent sand side kick. But the AT Pro is more than a side kick to me.

With your multi freq excal and AT Pro IMO you don’t need another machine for beach hunting. Unless you need more depth later then the addition of a good PI machine would fit and trust me you’re good:bthumb:

Some people I find are obsess with buying the latest and greatest,loads of machines but are not successful hunters. I might own a v3i but seasoned mx user will out hunt me cause he or she has mastered their machine! Think of the options and configurations any particular machine offers you, it could be 100s! But you tailor those options to fit you and your hunting style. I could careless about standard mode on my AT Pro. I have found a turn on and configuration that works for me!

Like my PI machine for instance, I known a soda can and some junk just my experience working with it. I don’t run my dual field with “pulse delay” cause I miss stuff plus it changes the tune a bit. A bangle or bracelet would give me a double beep so would any hoop like metal.
So don’t stress over machines people with older model machines and basic ace 250s have found life changing finds!

Happy hunting and all the best :bthumb:

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