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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2012
    So. Calif.
    Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Silver uMax (8" concentric & 11" widescan), Tesoro Sand Shark (10.5"), Garrett Pro-pointer.
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    Metal Detecting

    Has anyone tried a bigger coil on a BH Elite (Discovery) 2200?

    I have a BH Elite 2200, which I understand is the same
    as the Radio Shack Discovery 2200.

    It has an 8-inch coil and works pretty well, right out of the box.

    However, I thought maybe a larger coil would increase the depth of
    the targets I could detect. Has anyone found a source of larger coils,
    either concentric or others, and tried using one?

    Did you get better depth? Did it change the accuracy of the signals
    you heard and/or saw on the LCD display? Where did you get the coil
    and what did it cost?

    Any answers will be appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by TallTom; Jun 26, 2012 at 02:03 AM.

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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark
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    Hey Tom,

    I see you're an LA guy. I'm down in Long Beach.

    I had a BH 3300 as my first "real" detector. I upgraded to the Fisher F-4 which looks a loit like it and uses the same coils but the F-4 was a world of difference. Superior in every aspect: depth, separation, speed. My own personal opinion is that trying to get more depth out of the BH 2200 might not be worth it. I sold my F-4 (about 6 months ago) for $250. It had the DD coil and also the 8".
    Regards, Joe (California)

  4. #3
    us
    Mar 2012
    So. Calif.
    Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Silver uMax (8" concentric & 11" widescan), Tesoro Sand Shark (10.5"), Garrett Pro-pointer.
    109
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for the reply, Joe. I agree that it might not be worth upgrading
    the BH Elite 2200 with a larger coil, but I thought maybe someone had
    tried it. If so, I'm curious how it worked out.

    If I could find an inexpensive 10-11 inch coil for it, and others had found
    that such a coil improved their results, I'd probably try it.

    I also have a Tesoro Silver uMax detector, which also has an eight-inch coil.
    I'm considering the same thing for it -- trying a larger coil to see if I get more
    depth.

    In both cases, I'm pretty happy with the detector with its stock eight incher.
    But everyone always wonders what there is to find just below the point their
    detector can reach, right? Me too.

    ==Tom

  5. #4
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    Jun 2012
    New Mexico
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    Bounty hunter elite 2200

    Hey Tom I have bh 2200 been using since feb 2012 had some success with it ,just wondering how has it been for you

  6. #5
    us
    Mar 2012
    So. Calif.
    Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Silver uMax (8" concentric & 11" widescan), Tesoro Sand Shark (10.5"), Garrett Pro-pointer.
    109
    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by jimzz977 View Post
    Hey Tom I have bh 2200 been using since feb 2012 had some success with it ,just wondering how has it been for you
    I use the BH Elite 2200 as a backup detector, mostly when my Tesoro Silver uMax
    was in the shop. Since the Silver uMax came back, and especially since I also got
    the Tesoro 11" widescan coil for it, the Elite 2200 hasn't had much usage.

    But while I was using it, I was pretty impressed with the Elite 2200. I was finding
    just as many coins with it at the So. California beaches as I was with the Tesoro.

    Some simple tests made me think the Silver uMax is a little better at separation
    of signals in Discrimination mode than the 2200. But the 2200 gives good
    signals and lets me find coins in my sand scoop on the dry sand. I think it's
    an excellent detector for the price. I got mine on sale at Big 5 Sporting Goods.
    Last edited by TallTom; Jun 26, 2012 at 02:05 AM.

 

 

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