ATP and E-TRACK

DBQ Dave

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#1
Hi every one. I use an ATP. I have been curious how it compares to the E-TRAC in high trash areas. Does either machine have a significant edge? I detect in "earthy" Iowa... very organic soil and full of trash.
So, to anyone who has used both machines, I'd like to hear your thoughts.​
 
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JW Hunter

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#2
Hi every one. I use an ATP. I have been curious how it compares to the E-TRAC in high trash areas. Does either machine have a significant edge? I detect in "earthy" Iowa... very organic soil and full of trash.
So, to anyone who has used both machines, I'd like to here your thoughts.​
Sorry Dave, I have the CTX and AT Pro but havnt had the CTX long enough to have a opinion....but what I gather from others is that the small shooter coils are the key in trashy areas....
 

against the wind

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#3
I stepped up to the Etrac after 2 years of using the AT PRO for 2 years. I was averaging 25 silver coins a year with the ATP. My first year with the ETRAC, pushed my silver coin finds to 81. My second year with the ETRAC is still my best ever. 158 silver coins. I have since added the CTX and DEUS to my arsenal, so although I still enjoy reaching for the ETRAC once in awhile, I spend more time hunting with other machines.
The only handicap the ETRAC has, is it's inability to get along with rain. It is an excellent machine and it is rare that an AT PRO can OUT SILVER an ETRAC.
Smaller coils are an excellent tool when hunting in trashy areas, however, the ETRAC has an uncanny talent to unmask a silver coin that is buried alongside a piece of iron. The PRO doesn't do that.
 

DigsNW

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#4
Hi every one. I use an ATP. I have been curious how it compares to the E-TRAC in high trash areas. Does either machine have a significant edge? I detect in "earthy" Iowa... very organic soil and full of trash.
So, to anyone who has used both machines, I'd like to hear your thoughts.​
I know hoser runs both of them.
 

hoser

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#5
Yep I have them both and if I am really after deep silver, the "E" comes into play. If I'm on a beach, campground , school, the ATP is my best friend.(y)
 
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