Garrett Pro-Pointer AT: Australian Field Test.

A brief introductory video to the new Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, demonstrating underwater and field use and the three sensitivity settings. The Pro-Pointer AT is waterproof to 3 metres/10 feet, and uses a single 9V battery. It also has a lanyard attachment, and comes with a webbing holster for belt or digging pouch attachment. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.


2 thoughts on “Garrett Pro-Pointer AT: Australian Field Test.

  1. Great to hear from you again David, and your continued exploits. You will be delighted with the new Pro-Pointer AT as it better complements the sensitivity that the ATX is capable of (as you point out).

    Your method of using the big mono coil is identical to mine, just shorten the shaft and bring it closer to your toes, I find that it is quite a good balance. I am not a large person and have never had any issues with the ATX weight, quite easy to swing all day if you just adjust the stems properly and get comfortable with it.

    I wil be down in Ballarat in April – firstly attending the Gemboree in Horsham, then back to Ballarat for a week or so making a video. Hopefully we will bump into each other somewhere! Happy Fossicking mate! Warren.

  2. Hi Warren and Colleen,

    I have been hovering silently in the background for a while – actually doing very little detecting in recent times. That’s partly due to the summer weather and partly due to me spreading my focus around into a variety of interests in addition to treasure hunting and prospecting (life is never dull or boring!). But I have nevertheless been keeping track on what everyone else has been doing on the treasure trail. As always, I have been appreciating the information that you folks have been putting online – from your adventures in the US at the Garrett factory and in the field, to your recent activities back on the homefront.

    I was very impressed by that large intact barrel tap that Colleen found. All of the taps of that same style that I have found have been incomplete or broken – and all of them smaller in size. The only intact barrel tap (of a different style) I have found is probably of similar length to the one Colleen found but it is much more slender and has a long tapered spout. It appears to have been nickel plated and could be from a later period (maybe close to the 1920s).

    You have answered a question I had about the new Garrett Pro-Pointer AT. The most important thing to me is that it has substantially greater sensitivity to small targets than the standard Pro-Pointer. The standard model can frequently have difficulty locating tiny excavated targets that the ATX, fitted with its DD coil, can respond to with ease. There have been many times when I have had to resort to the old fashioned method of locating a small target in the spoils heap by just grabing one handful of dirt at a time and passing it over the detector coil until there is a target response. The new model should put an end to that. So, just as soon as the words “Coming Soon” are replaced by “Add To Cart” on the Garrett Australia website, my order for a new Pro-Pointer AT will immediately lift off the launch pad!

    I recently added a 15″x20″ mono coil to my arsenal, so far I have only used it on a couple of occasions – but that is due to change anytime now. Swinging the ATX fitted with that big coil is an interesting experience. I don’t find it particularly difficult to swing for long periods without using a harness, I just don’t extend the stem to full length as I normally do. But it is definitely not the coil to use where there is a lot of rusty old iron in the ground!

    Cooler weather is on its way. I am looking forward to getting back into the action again and to seeing more of your adventures online. More fascinating old artifacts and nuggets of all sizes are out there still waiting to be discovered, probably a few more (hopefully intact) barrel taps are among them too . . .

    David K.