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Old 01-10-2017, 04:28 PM
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Default Another ATP or or should I try ATgold??

I'm buying a new detector, I've had wonderful luck with ATP but thinking of trying something new. I used atp on standard mode for couple hours when I first started using it, then switched to pro mode and never looked back. I love old coins, relics, especially civil war relics. Anyway I'd like your input,, should I just get another ATP or something different (I have been looking hard at ATgold) maybe GTI I'm just not sure. I want quality over bells and whistles. I would rather have better frequency over cordless headphones (which I don't use cause the places I like are quiet and I like to hear trouble before it's on top of me), gps or Sirius(lol) etc. Anyway you guys were great in helping me with my last pick (the ATP) and ask for your input once again thanks in advance and happy hunting!!
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:45 PM
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I for one love the at pro,awesome machine...I bought a at gold,now this is coming from someone us to running a at pro...
Tha audio on the at gold is clipped,not the smooth tone roll of the at pro.The at gold performance was great,but I was really let down by the audio and how badly the targets were clipped.No tone roll if you know what I mean.JMO
I wouldn't buy another at gold for that reason
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:31 PM
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the deus would have been my suggestion if your hunting relics but it wouldnt suit you since you dont like headphones.

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Old 01-10-2017, 11:44 PM
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Dang I hate to hear that about the ATgold cause I was thinking hard bout getting one to try the 18 frq. for relics old coins, and since I have ATP if I get ATgold I could play with the different coils on the different machines and when I go detecting with my son or anyone, they could use the atp and I would use atgold,,, and as far as deus it was one I was considering cause I like the idea of trying the variable frequency it has, but again I don't like headphones, however I have used headphones one ear on one ear off style so I can hear what's in the ground and still paying attention to my surroundings. One other thing i guess I should have said is I never hit beaches, love farms, the mountains, small towns (I live near small town) just beaches are not my cup of tea, even though I enjoy watching videos of some of you guys pulling some cool stuff out of beaches,,, any more thoughts??? Thanks
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:59 PM
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When you ask questions like this you are gonna get answers all over the place. Me and woodbucher above disagree on the at pro he loves it, I hunted with one and found some killer relics with it and upgraded to the deus. For me the deus is on another level than the pro and I would NEVER use a at pro again. so good luck on your journey.

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 71duster View post
I'm buying a new detector, I've had wonderful luck with ATP but thinking of trying something new. I used atp on standard mode for couple hours when I first started using it, then switched to pro mode and never looked back. I love old coins, relics, especially civil war relics. Anyway I'd like your input,, should I just get another ATP or something different (I have been looking hard at ATgold) maybe GTI I'm just not sure. I want quality over bells and whistles. I would rather have better frequency over cordless headphones (which I don't use cause the places I like are quiet and I like to hear trouble before it's on top of me), gps or Sirius(lol) etc. Anyway you guys were great in helping me with my last pick (the ATP) and ask for your input once again thanks in advance and happy hunting!!
At Gold does give you all metal,,,vs At Pro.

Lots of choices out there,,,,,F75dst,,the ones you mentioned,,,Xp Deus,,if you could find aka Sorex,,,Makro Racer 2,,White's MXt/MXT pro,,,White's VX3, Nokta FORS relic, aka berkut,,Fisher T2 Classic,,,I'm sure I left a few good ones out.

Good luck whatever you decide.

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:53 AM
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I had the ATG and the ATP at the same time , sold the Gold and kept the Pro.

Now I have neither one but I still like the ATP well enough.

I've gone through quite a few different machines ..Lots of choices out there and lots of opinions too , so it's a tough choice to make.

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Old 01-11-2017, 08:10 AM
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Why would you want another of the very same detector? Just curious.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:16 AM
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The at gold has a threshold which makes a HUGE difference IMO. That constant hum helps a lot. Also I believe it may be a tad deeper than the at pro. I remember digging a seated dime in a farm field with my at pro at around 7" and it sounded like !!!!! My buddy came over with his gold and it sounded much better, and he was using the 5x8 while I was using the 8.5x11. I just purchased the gold in December and every hunt I've found silver. Can't say I had the same luck with the at pro but I think that has more to do with location than anything else. IMOthe at gold is better at target I.d. And depth. If I were you though I would just buy a minelab HH!

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:18 PM
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Get the MX sport

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:51 PM
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I'm an ATP owner and my next detector is going to be the DEUS...although, I'm excited about the new Deteknix wireless unit that Santa brought me, and the fact that I got canned the day after Xmas...it may take some time before I can get my new DEUS.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting out there.....

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:03 PM
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Don't exclude the tesoro line either.Set the disc and just beep and dig,like a crackerjack box, never know what's down there till you dig it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:05 PM
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Cellrdwllr has a buddy that has used an AT gold for years. That kid absolutely kills it every single time he goes out. If I had to choose between the ATP and the ATG, I would probably go with the ATG. Not a huge fan of the 18KHz operating frequency, but, the all metal functionality good to have. I often hunt in AM mode on my V3i. It is great in clean ground.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:34 PM
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The word is , Garrett is releasing a new AT detector model this year. If I were in a position to buy another detector I would atleast wait and see what it may be first.

If I already had an ATP I would be looking to diversify , not that other detectors are better but because different detectors excell at different things. Something like the whites mx sport , etc. that will expand your options.

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