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Post  lures on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Gidday All
Just looking at getting into detecting ,wind blows to much to fish every weekend Very Happy .I have been looking at The Garrett AT Pro and am wondering if you guys would recomend something different or better.I would like to do abit of everything (gold,beach coins etc).Budget is around $700 -800 but if there is something cheaper that suits my needs I am all ears.I am a complete novice and probably need all the help I can get.
Thanks in advance and for letting me join the forum
cheers gary confused
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Post  ivanll on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:09 pm

My choice of a multi-purpose Garrett detector would be the new CSI-Pro, only available from Better Garrett Dealers. Exclamation
As said it's new and not widely known, I might have the only one in private use so if you wish to have a go....I'm in Cairns.

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Post  lures on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:50 pm

Thanks ivanll,
I cant find them on any sites in oz or how much.I would like to buy local (NQ ,FNQ) if I can.Do you think it would be to advanced for a complete beginner or are they not much difference to the AT Pro or AT Gold
thanks
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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:05 pm

Told you Smile only from Better Garrett Dealers. Exclamation
When you say AT-Pro I presume you mean AT-Pro International as it is the one imported and sold in Australia.
CSI-Pro is all Pro. no Std. mode, it's a lot easier to use and very audio compatible with our coinage.
Took it for a spin on a beach this morning, very sweet all the way to the water edge and dead easy to set up.
Link to Importer.
http://www.garrettaustralia.com.au/products/CSI-Pro.html
Do not worry about the price, it is for the full kit with is seen further down the page (Included with the CSI Pro)
Call NQ Miners Den in Cairns when open in the new year.
I got the full kit while it was on XMas special.........no more all sold Sad
More info.
http://www.garrett.com/securitysite/security_csi_pro_main.aspx

I've had an AT-Pro International and tried the AT-Gold.......My choice CSI-Pro. Cool

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Post  lures on Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:28 pm

Thanks ivanll
Would you recommend any other brands ?
There is so much out there its very confusing
Thanks for your replies
cheers gary
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Post  ivanll on Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:18 pm

Visit TMDC there might be some helpfull members with a spare detector, I was a member way back when it started.

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Post  lures on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:12 pm

Thanks again ivanll
Will definetly chase up Townsville club,just wondering if any members are on this forum
cheers gary Very Happy
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Post  Digginerup on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:34 pm

Hi lures, Smile welcome to the forum, you will find a wealth of archived information in back posts, read on!! and don't be afraid to ask questions.
I am a member of the Townsville club and have had some great experiences and met some good people, I would encourage you to take the time check us out, http://www.townsvillemetaldetectingclub.com.au/ we have some good stuff planned for 2013, the club has an interesting diverse multicultural group of people from individuals to multi generation family groups who share a common interest and a wealth of information can be had for free, we have a very motivated capable committee and recently had a fantastic xmas party at the beach with treasure detecting and panning competition with excellent prizes and a fantastic BBQ in great location, worth the membership alone!!!,

Wayne. cheers


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Post  lures on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:05 am

Thanks Wayne
I will check out the website and check when the next meeting is on.Hope to catch up with you there.As I have said I am brand new at this and havent purchased a detector yet so I need as much help as I can get.
thanks for your reply
cheers gary
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Post  gcause on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:25 am

Welcome to the forum Gary, hope to meet you out on the goldfields one day Very Happy
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Post  lures on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Thanks gcause,likewise hope to find you and maybe some gold on the fields not holding my breath on the gold bit though ,but looking forward to getting set up and having alook.
Are you from Townsville or close by
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Post  gcause on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:15 pm

hey Gary, no I am based at Aspley on the Northside of Brisbane.

the gold will come its not going anywhere and it's just waiting for you to find it just leave some for the rest of us Very Happy

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Post  lures on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:22 pm

I hope so Grant,I have wanted to do this for years and never got of my butt ,But I am getting very keen at having a go
cheers gary
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Post  lures on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:10 pm

Gidday again fellas,
After days of interneting and reading I am still scratching my head .I am looking at Garrett ATPro,ATGold Or CSI or Minelab X-terra 705,just wondering is the usa X-Terra exactly the same as the Aussie one .I see minelab is worldwide warranty if bought from registered dealer.
Which detector would any of you guys choose ,I cant spend a fortune but scratch my head at some prices Overseas
thanks regards gary Very Happy
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Post  brownie on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:13 pm

Hi Gary
I have used the at gold and have found tiny specks in copper {5 grams) on my 1st day detecting the unit is easy to use the Isa isnt known for its gold but its here even if its tiny Cool

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Post  lures on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:06 pm

Thanks Brownie,you here and read so many different stories and reveiws its just muddles up your thought process.Starting to lean towards the x-terra 705 but I do like the stories I have read on the Garretts
thanks for your reply
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Post  rc62burke on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 pm

Hi Garry
I too am from Townsville, I will be home in early Feb, I am also a TMDC member & recommend it there are members that have several types of detectors & I am sure they would give you a bit of hands on work, I have a Gold snoop pro that you could borrow to have a play, I also have a Gold bug pro & an SD2200d.
Come along to a meeting ask a few ??? & see where it takes you.
good luck, a club member dtects the park after groovin the moo & gets on average $800 for a week.
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Post  lures on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks Lee,I will come to the meeting and hopefully catch up with you.Thanks for the offer of borrowing a detector.
It is a big decision with so many to choose from so I dont want to rush,
look forward to catching up
once again thanks
regards gary
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