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Hi, new to the forum and finding it v.interesting. I have had a GArrett 150 as a starter detector and found some interesting artefacts - mostly nice coins dating back to Charles Ist time and a couple of roman coins. I have now upgraded to a 400i - I am in a quandary as to whether its worth going over old ground that I covered with my 150 with my new 400i. Is there much difference with the depth? thanks in anticipation.


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Try going back over with the 400i and it should pull out some more goodies it goes well deeper than the 150 ::g
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Not used the 150, although I did use a 250 on a couple of occasions.
If you have plenty of time, give it a go over the already detected area, as it is never covered 100%.
Coin range I have had so far are from 62 to 93 on display.
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll try an area with the 400 that was rich with artefacts where I found cortal bells, a roman and georgian coins with my 150? I know I was quite thorough so will be interesting to see what else pops up! Just seems like going over old ground is a bit frustrating, but then I guess I should have bought the 400 earlier. Thx.
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Daveyeos wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Hi, new to the forum and finding it v.interesting. I have had a GArrett 150 as a starter detector and found some interesting artefacts - mostly nice coins dating back to Charles Ist time and a couple of roman coins. I have now upgraded to a 400i - I am in a quandary as to whether its worth going over old ground that I covered with my 150 with my new 400i. Is there much difference with the depth? thanks in anticipation.
It's always worth going over an area you've already searched. I and many others, have repeatedly searched a field for over a period of 20 years or more with finds still being made, especially after ploughing!

Despite the purchase of the later model, perhaps first try returning to the field with the '150'.
By going straight out on the same site to use the '400i, any results will be inconclusive regarding the increased capability question raised above. Your desire to get out there immediately with the new machine, is of course, completely understandable. ::g

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a nel coil on your 400 might give you even more depth,just changing my 300i coil and going over same area again i was suprised at how much more it picked up,might have been id just missed them but i think the coil made a big difference

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wet soil has is the same as wet sand minerals best thing is turn iron sensitivity right down
and turn the sensitivity on the detector down so you will still pick up other no Ferris metals
ps i started with garret 250 now i use a garret 400i both good reputation as coin monsters
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As Sweepiepoohs says above, going over the same ground with a different machine will be inconclusive. I go over the same ground with the same machine and find stuff I missed before ::g

The 150 operates at 6.5kHz and the 400i at 10kHz so technically the 150 could be argued to go deeper. Mind you, there are all sorts of parameters affecting that assumption.
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Sweepiepoohs =)) =)) love it ::g
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Do it!! Let us know the results!

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Cheers for all the comments...ill be out on sunday, weather permitting, with the 400 going over the same ground.Ill let you know how things go. TVM all. ::g
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I started with a 150,used it for a couple of years then bought the Euro ace 350 and went over the same ground and it was like i had never detected there,that extra couple of inches depth brought the fields alive again,cd ::g
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Sounds promising.. thanks coal digger.:)
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So, I went out to the same couple of acres of field with my new 400i that I ad previously detected with my trusted old Garrett 150... I ended up finding more ’treasure’ such as several buckles and buttons, a corral bell and a nice looking brooch.. but no more coins. With my 150 I found 5 Georgian coins. So not sure what to deduce from this other than the 150 was certainly good at finding all the coins.. considering I detect in jewellery mode with both detectors I can only suggest there weren’t any more coins to be found that the 400 would have detected. I do find that I am digging more with my 400 so this has to be a good thing.. oh, and ::g it was a nice 4 hours in the sun today.:)
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Daveyeos wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm
So, I went out to the same couple of acres of field with my new 400i that I ad previously detected with my trusted old Garrett 150... I ended up finding more ’treasure’ such as several buckles and buttons, a corral bell and a nice looking brooch.. but no more coins. With my 150 I found 5 Georgian coins. So not sure what to deduce from this other than the 150 was certainly good at finding all the coins.. considering I detect in jewellery mode with both detectors I can only suggest there weren’t any more coins to be found that the 400 would have detected. I do find that I am digging more with my 400 so this has to be a good thing.. oh, and ::g it was a nice 4 hours in the sun today.:)
Don't over analyse things,chances are you havn't walked over any coins in the one day you've been using it.. Natural progression takes time and time takes patience,cd ::g
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I've recently done the same thing, upgraded from a 150 to a 400i, and the main difference for me is that with the added info that the 400i shows, i dig less holes - therefore work at a faster pace.

The 400i makes it easier to make decisions.

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Try using the Garret 400i in all metal with the iron bias switch on gust dig all hi bell tones if you here any low grunting tones with the hi tones it’s probably iron and set sensitivity 7 to 8 and the machine should be stable at that that’s how I use to use 400i wide open hope that helps ::g
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I Mean Sensitivity 5 to 6 on 400i and use iron audio on ::g
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Or gust copy this and put the settings in to custom ::g
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My set up is on “Relic” mode on full sensitivity.

If I get an interesting signal I then double check with the iron audio - then make a decision whether or not to dig.

I usually go for anything 70 or above.

I find the 400i better in every way than the 150, it’s a definite step up.

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