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Offline Craig

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At pro beach
« on: July 04, 2014, 20:23 »
Hi All to the guys who use the pro at the beach can it or not handle the wet sand under the water ? I have the chance to buy one at a great price, I have read posts it can and posts it carnt I would be using it at chest deep salt water ,I have used Garrett before and think they are great m/d but never the pro need some advise.Thanks
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Re: At pro beach
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 21:32 »
AT Pro is just ok in the salt water. Seahunter is way better but no real discrimination.
Sand Shark is good but no discrimination
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Re: At pro beach
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 21:34 »
There is no problem with the AT pro at the beach. I find that you will have to GB on dry sand, again on damp sand and a final time in the water. This is no problem as I tend to treat these areas as separate zones when detecting. Once your balanced all is good. You may have to drop your sensitivity back a little. My advice is to buy it, you'll have a ball.
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Re: At pro beach
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 08:47 »
AT Pro is a good all-round detector.......not my first nor second choice for wet ocean beach and chest deep water detection.....opinion based on personal experience!
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Re: At pro beach
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 09:54 »
I dont use the Pro on the beach anymore, it will do the job but its a bit of a PIA sometimes.

It does alot of jobs very well, it does beach detecting ok, and i have been out chest deep with it.

As above, not my 1st choice for beach detecting, i use my CTX at the moment  but i dont trust it in the water, so i am getting an excaliber II for the beach and water hunting.


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Re: At pro beach
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 00:02 »
I'm the same it is fantastic on the dry sand and holds its own on the land  i find it light enough to swing without fatigue  and its deadly in trash parks with the little coil. It can do wet sand  but is a bit fiddly so i have a sea hunter 11 for the wet and in the water and dig it all on the beach to be sure.when summer comes back that is 
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