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Old 12-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Default Just ordered at pro looking for any tips or tricks

I just ordered the at pro and was looking for any tips or tricks to using it any tips would be helpful

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Old 12-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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YouTube is your friend. If you type your detector into the search bar, a ton of videos will come up, no matter what machine you swing. Id watch as many of those as I could get my eyes on because some of them are very instructive.

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Old 12-06-2013, 12:59 PM
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Skwerly View post
YouTube is your friend. If you type your detector into the search bar, a ton of videos will come up, no matter what machine you swing. Id watch as many of those as I could get my eyes on because some of them are very instructive.
Ditto. I found lots of videos on the AT Pro while I was waiting for mine to arrive. I also downloaded the AT Pro Instrument face panel as my screensaver.
I knew this machine pretty darn well before I even received it and it really made the difference when I actually got out there swinging it.
Get ready to find some great stuff!

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:13 PM
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my advise is to screw on the coil connection before attaching the rods together. The control unit is so close to the connection that it makes it almost impossible unless your fingers are tiny

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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I would strongly recommend when you get it swing it over a bottlecap, pulltab, beavertail, nail, and one of each coin.
This way you train yourself to "see" what you hear.

Of course, you will be digging your first 500 targets no matter what.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by choppadude View post
Ditto. I found lots of videos on the AT Pro while I was waiting for mine to arrive. I also downloaded the AT Pro Instrument face panel as my screensaver.
I knew this machine pretty darn well before I even received it and it really made the difference when I actually got out there swinging it.
Get ready to find some great stuff!
LOL, totally! Man, Ive never even touched a Fisher F5 but I know more about them and how they work than a lot of the owners do. Im crazy over info, though, especially when Im really into something. and Im really into metal detecting.

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
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5X8 COIL

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Yep, this alone can change your opinion from "good machine" to "This thing is GREAT"

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I gotta agree with Ice Scratcher, I love the 5X8 coil. Machine is well balanced, sorts out the trash signals better, and I can swing it all day. Basically when I got my Pro in January of this year, I asked the same question, and lots of the Pro users recommended this coil, said once they put it on, it almost never comes off. I put mine on in April, it's still on. Found my first two gold rings ever, with it. Good luck, have fun, find stuff. Artie

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Go to the Garrett web site and watch the series of videos on the ATPro lots of good stuff in them.

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Go to the Garrett web site and watch the series of videos on the ATPro lots of good stuff in them.
YEP!!!!

Also GET THE 5x8, it is a must!

Ground Balance is important and do it often if ground changes or like an hour or half hour if ground don't change.

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5X8 COIL

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Ice is right. The 5x8 is all I run on my ATP.

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Thanks for all the info guys am defiantly getting the 5 by 8 coil cause all I hunt is nail infested ground. So does the at pro sort through the iron pretty good


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i got a garrett gta 350 altra made in 1994 ,1995, it dose good for a old MD it make me dig more then i would ,go ATpro
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