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Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 01, 2017 11:48PM
Hey all, I am seriously considering getting a At max. I was dead set on getting a new Minelab Equinox 600 but after watching a lot of YouTube videos of both machines I really like the tones, Iron audio and the ability of going deep in highly mineralized ground of the At max. I mainly hunt in parks, demo sites and yards. I mostly coin hunt but like to dig everything. The ground here in Wyoming is pretty “hot” normally ground balances in the 80’s or 90’s on my other machines sometimes lower depending on location. So is the iron audio like a volume for the iron? Like the Fisher 19/ Teknetics G2+ has? You can run zero disc but eliminate the low tone for iron? Any help, tips or why you think this detector is all that is greatly appreciated and happy hunting!

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: Dancer
Date: November 02, 2017 05:16AM
Depending, and it can be hard to do is--------simply test drive one first. There's different soil every where so who can advise you on a forum? Now it's a smart move. So you got to rent or borrow one if you want to be sure. Maybe a rent to own deal would work.
Once you buy it, you own it. Like it or not.
Just saying. Dancer

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Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 02, 2017 06:38AM
"So is the iron audio like a volume for the iron?"

Iron audio is so the hunter can hear discriminated iron. This is something you can turn ON or OFF but can't reduce the volume to. Its Preset.

"You can run zero disc but eliminate the low tone for iron?"

You can't "eliminate" the low tone by shutting it off but you can increase your iron DISC to reduce the grunts.

The ground here in CT is just as bad if not worse than your soil (99% of the time I am GB in the 90's) and the Max works and handles the mineralization just fine.

"I mainly hunt in parks, demo sites and yards."
That is about the scope of my hunting too. Mainly parks, yards, house tear downs, and old cellar holes. The Max is a fine machine for all these places. Just remember (disclaimer - this my opinion only) hunt turtle slow when there is a lot of junky debris and you will see how well this machine separates and sniffs out goodies amongst the junk.

Best of luck in your decision.




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wyohunter99
Hey all, I am seriously considering getting a At max. I was dead set on getting a new Minelab Equinox 600 but after watching a lot of YouTube videos of both machines I really like the tones, Iron audio and the ability of going deep in highly mineralized ground of the At max. I mainly hunt in parks, demo sites and yards. I mostly coin hunt but like to dig everything. The ground here in Wyoming is pretty “hot” normally ground balances in the 80’s or 90’s on my other machines sometimes lower depending on location. So is the iron audio like a volume for the iron? Like the Fisher 19/ Teknetics G2+ has? Any help, tips or why you think this detector is all that is greatly appreciated and happy hunting!



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 02, 2017 10:05AM
Thanks for the reply’s! I think I’m going to hold off on the Equinox for now and see what comes of it. What I read on here and watch on YouTube the Max is a hell of a machine especially in mineralized ground and that’s what I need. I would like to test one but that’s the disadvantage of living in Wyoming we have to buy stuff to try it out....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2017 10:06AM by wyohunter99.

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Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 02, 2017 10:35AM
As already mentioned, you can adjust the amount of iron audio you may want to use. You can also notch out any targets you wish to NOT hear at all, essentially nulling the machine over notched out iron or pull-tabs. You can not notch out any items in the true all metal mode.

Unlike other detectors, where you can eliminate targets with a rotary knob and lose more depth as you increase the number of targets to discriminate out, you lose no depth with the AT Series. Notching out targets only eliminated the audio for the desired, notched out targets.

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 02, 2017 11:42AM
Thanks for the reply John that’s good to hear you don’t loose any depth as you increase the disc. How does it do at unmasking keepers? Next to disc ed out iron? Will the null eliminate the good target?

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Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: nalc472
Date: November 02, 2017 12:23PM
I have never been disappointed with Minelab. I just go with what I know. Ihave an 800 reserved. I almost pulled the trigger on Max but then came the 800. Go with what fits U best. Like in the auto sales business "there is a *ss for every seat." Detector for every hand.

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 02, 2017 01:27PM
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nalc472
I have never been disappointed with Minelab. I just go with what I know. Ihave an 800 reserved. I almost pulled the trigger on Max but then came the 800. Go with what fits U best. Like in the auto sales business "there is a *ss for every seat." Detector for every hand.
I hear you on that. What works for you may not work for me.

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Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: November 03, 2017 01:01AM
Using the 5" x 8" coil really helps to get good separation between targets, which would otherwise be masked out with a larger coil. All metal detectors have poor target separation with large coils.

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 03, 2017 10:00PM
Well I went ahead and ordered the Max and getting the 5x8 coil. I hope I get to take it out before the ground freezes!



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AT Max

G2+ and Omega 8000 the best of both worlds!


Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: jim tn
Date: November 04, 2017 10:41AM
Good luck! Otherwise, gooooo south. :big grin: HH jim tn

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 04, 2017 10:48AM
Ha! thanks Jim!



Detectors Used:

AT Max

G2+ and Omega 8000 the best of both worlds!


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Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 04, 2017 08:25PM
Congratulations! Look forward to your posts. - Jim



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wyohunter99
Well I went ahead and ordered the Max and getting the 5x8 coil. I hope I get to take it out before the ground freezes!



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

Re: Considering an At Max
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: November 04, 2017 09:06PM
Thanks Jim! I should have it Tuesday.... Wanted to go detecting today but the weather has turned to crap! Hopefully get out tomorrow....



Detectors Used:

AT Max

G2+ and Omega 8000 the best of both worlds!


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