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Thread: Minelab Equinox 15 inch coil honest opinions wanted.

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  1. #1
    gb
    I'm the best eva, the most vicious brutal champion eva.

    Oct 2014
    S.Wales UK
    Equinox 800. Deteknix Pi Pinpointer
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Arrow Minelab Equinox 15 inch coil honest opinions wanted.

    Hi, my father and I both have an Equinox 800.

    My father bought the 15" coil and he's away for a few days, so i'm thinking of trying it out on the beach.

    My question is not about more coverage, but depth.

    Is the 15" coil truly much deeper than the standard Equinox coil on the beach?

    I will be wet sand and dry sand hunting, not water hunting.


    cheers
    Matt
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    That's the one I use for that type of hunting. It's not a lot deeper than the 11", but, enough to make a difference sometimes. I use it mainly for coverage and the extra depth is just a bonus. Unless the area is extremely junky, there's no penalty for using the big coil, unless the slight extra weight is a factor, so, why not use it?
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
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    As Cuda said, perhaps an inch deeper if that under ideal conditions, the main advantage is swing coverage without a significant weight penalty. And although it can reliably detect tiny isolated targets, it tends to get overloaded in highly dense target/junk situations or in highly mineralized dirt. I revert to the stock coil or even the 6-inch coil in those situations.
    Last edited by vferrari; Apr 07, 2019 at 02:17 PM.
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  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2018
    Alaska
    Nox 800
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My 11" reads a foot or more all the time but its usually trash that deep
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  5. #5
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    us
    Dec 2014
    NM
    CTX 3030 Raptor c-31 digger 31" Lesche Sampson Periscope Probe.
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    I have the 15 in and honestly haven't noticed a vast improvement in depth versus the stock coil. The weight for me is no issue, but the extra coverage is a big plus when you're hunting a wide open area. As far as sensitivity goes, I was getting hits on as small of items as I was hitting with the 11 inch coil at a civil war site. It did struggle in extremely iron laden areas at this place.
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  6. #6
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    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
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    20893 times
    Metal Detecting
    I like it for coverage of course and I always get better clearer depth on recovery speed 4 in my ground which is mild.

    No idea about beach
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  7. #7
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    I had a attack 15 coil for 2 years covers alot of area you WILL lose depth on dime size targets I would suggest you call Nel or another coil manufacturer they will say the same and help you get a coil for your specific needs
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  8. #8
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    23967 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    I love my attack coil pin pointed great not heavy as you would think. This might help a little its directed for garrett but is very informative https://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/hb..._sheet_en.aspx
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    I had a attack 15 coil for 2 years covers alot of area you WILL lose depth on dime size targets I would suggest you call Nel or another coil manufacturer they will say the same and help you get a coil for your specific needs
    Tommy - at present there are no third party manufacturers making coils for Equinox, only the 3 ML OEM coils, 6-inch round, 11-inch round (stock coil), and 12x15-inch elliptical which is the coil the OP is referring to and it does not appear to lose any depth even on very small targets based on what users (including myself) are reporting. Thanks for linking to the Garrett coil information page, I have often referred to it. Useful generic info.
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  10. #10
    ca
    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Good post.

 

 

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