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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2015, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations on a new detector

I have been working with a garret ace 250 for a couple years and have found a lot with it. Old coins, rings, etc. I am mainly after old coins and don't intend on sticking my detector in any oceans. I was looking into either the Garrett AT pro or the minelab xterra something ( whatever the $600 one is). That is about as high as id care to go. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2015, 02:39 AM
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Re: Recommendations on a new detector

$600 is a good range for a great detector. Just stay with a known name brand. Look up reviews once you narrow your choices. Best of luck to you sir.
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Re: Recommendations on a new detector

I would suggest going to KellyCo's website and reading the reviews of each machine in your price range. The At Pro is a nice all around machine and because it is waterproof, you wouldn't have to buy a cover or run to the vehicle if it were to start raining while you are out. That's one fallback to my e-trac, when it clouds up, I head for cover.

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Re: Recommendations on a new detector

I was in the same boat as you about a year ago. I have the Ace 250 and loved it. But my youngest son kind of took it over. I was looking at the Garrett AT or the Whites M6. I went to the Kellyco page read the reviews and purchased the M6 it was 599 on a special. easy to use and it works great.

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Re: Recommendations on a new detector

Garrett at pro I used it last 2 years and its a great detector. I will add the day i got it i wanted to throw it on the ground lol. It was hard to get use to even on standard mode. I dug my back yard up and it looked like someone bombed the heck out of it. I was finding rusty pipes, old steel cans etc.

Reading the reviews before i bought one. Sounded easy to operate. No its not. I am a fast learner and the pro kicked my butt. Took me 3 months get onto it. Then i went to pro mode. Oh boy back to square one learning the machine all over again.

If you get a pro, be patient it will take time to get use to the tones. The digital read out numbers are a plus too. The tones I listen for. Good luck...
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Thanks guys! I went with the AT Pro. Cubcadet, thanks for the heads up maybe the little thing I have going for me is I've used the Garrett 250 and so have some expirience at least with a Garret's. Well see haha. Thanks again
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I went from a Fisher F2 (still have it) to an AT Pro and would say it was a very easy transition. I mostly go by sound/tone and rely very little on vdi numbers. The discrimination/separation with the AT Pro is very good.
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Re: Recommendations on a new detector

I'm no detector dude, but are you guys saying that when you learn to "read" tones, then you won't even bother digging if it's a certain tone ?

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1st once you get to know your machine you get use to the tones after digging everything. You learn the good tones what you want to dig. Clad penny, dime & silver dime and silver ring for example has the tone I will bend down to dig. Clad quarter, silver quarter, large silver rings slightly more louder tone. NO my detector does not tell me what exactly what it is but I know its worth digging.

2nd zinc pennies have the tone i skip over, same tone as brass, alum. soda can piece's for example. The nickle has the same tone as gold. You have to pay attention as i do with a good set of grey ghost head sets.

There was a few targets in the ground that sounded iffy, good tone and bad tone. Found silver coin with a bottle cap next to it. I will dig them tones too.

I'll dig a bad tone just to program my memory once in awhile. 99% of the time i can tell you what it is before i dug it. This only if you use the same detector year after year. If you go to another brand you have to learn that machine.

Another important issue I do so i can concentrate tones? Leave the cell phone home or in the vehicle.
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