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    Equinox 6 inch coil vs 11 inch coil....

    If you swing the 6 inch you need to see this...

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    Saul

    May 2019
    West Sussex, UK
    Equinox 600, Golden Mask One 15 kHz, Whites DFX300mm, Quest Q40, Nokta Impact, Makro Racer.
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    Great video and very informative. I had been considering the 6" coil for quite some time but I was not totally convinced the advantages...if there were any, would be worth the cash. Seems I was right to hold off.

    I didn't realise that this blanking thing was going on. I only search beaches and there is a lot of iron nails, aluminium and lead scattered around. I am just wondering now how many targets I may have missed because of this issue.
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    All detectors will blank in that situation...some are better than others...The Equinox and Deus both are the best..

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    us
    Mar 2019
    East Central Indiana
    Minelab CTX3030 and Equinox 600, XP DEUS with 9 and 11x13 coils.
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    This confirms and explains a suspicion I've had but never tested. I see folks singing the praises of this machine as a relic site beast but have never had that experience with it myself on the sites I hunt.

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    Saul

    May 2019
    West Sussex, UK
    Equinox 600, Golden Mask One 15 kHz, Whites DFX300mm, Quest Q40, Nokta Impact, Makro Racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    All detectors will blank in that situation...some are better than others...The Equinox and Deus both are the best..
    It is something I have never come across before but then again I have only done in air tests and of course things can certainly change for targets in the ground.

    For example if I place a nail near a coin and run my Q40 across those targets it is will easily pick out both no matter how close I put them together, it even picks out the coin if I put the nail on top of the coin. Now as I say that is an in air test and I assume it may not be that clear cut with targets that have been buried for a long period of time?

    I have seen people here in the UK promoting the 6" coil for the Equinox. Especially for use in and around piers where of course there is a lot of iron. I did try under a pier the other day with the 11" and it was pretty much unusable. I figured a 6" would not be so affected by all the iron but I am rethinking that now.
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    Jul 2005
    Coastal Georgia
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    How about adding the XP Deus and coils in the mix, just for fun.

    g

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    UABFWSS

    Feb 2010
    Indiana/Michigan border
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    I’ve swung over a certain “test” type setups many times where the 11 and 15” coils will see a silver dime from between two elevated crusty 1800’s nails and the 6” will not. Nails above dime 2-3” and about 1-2” apart, ...adjust nails closer so the 6 will miss dime each time, then the larger coils will hit it pretty easy still without falsely hitting off the iron. That was pre-Fe2-update, Hardly ever used the 6” since.

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    Colonel

    Jan 2014
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    Good video CD. I too have kept the 11” coil on my EQX and have done well with it. My view is that if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!
    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    What were your sensitivity, recovery speed, and iron bias settings with this test?
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    I used the f2 0, recovery 5, sens 19 or 20 …. I have done these type tests with different settings too in the past. Results were the same...
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    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
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    I dislike hockey pucks myself, still wishing the folks at Minelab would give us a nice 8" coil.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

  12. #12
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    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 strange. I've hunted around fire pits where there are TONS of nails and other ferrous junk, and I find all kinds of non-ferrous stuff. More stuff than I've ever been able to find with other detectors in iron riddled areas. I detect in all metal, and usually run the recovery speed up to 7 or 8, and the F2 iron bias to at least 6, and sometimes to 9. Naturally, I work it pretty slow because of all the signals. Some of the signals aren't a good solid one, but, if I get any kind of squeak, I scoop some sand and sweep again. I agree that the 6" isn't much of an advantage except for getting close to big iron, such as posts, rebarred concrete, and playground equipment. In turfed areas, I'm a lot more selective. I rely more on depth than numbers or even sound, than I do at the beach.
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    us
    Oct 2017
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    Started with the stock coil, it worked great. Bought the 15", but there's too much stuff in the ground and it was "confused" (saving it now for FL beaches). Bought the 6" and have been using it 95% of the time, it's fantastic! A lot of this depends on where you hunt. I laughed at the 6" coil when I bought it thinking that it's too small to do any real damage. Boy was I wrong! I'm certainly willing to give the stock coil a fair go again, and even the 15" for that matter. I would love them to be as effective or more. I could certainly cover more ground that's for sure. Nice video and if anything it starts a conversation, that's good. I don't mind being proved wrong in these things. I win either way. Thanks!
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    Jan 2010
    Coloma, Michigan
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    Sorry but I’m not totally convinced. My reasoning is the size of the 6” and the 11 or 15” center knife shaped signal of the DD. The 6” only covers 6” so you have to be more precise on the swing over a target and covers a much smaller detecting path. And the 6” can help in heavy trashed areas that items are very close together. In testing the 6” would have to be exactly over a target and because of the size of the 11 or 15” coils are more forgiving and in in trashy areas there could be multiple targets good or trashy under the coil at one time . Could you imagine going into a trashy area with a 10’ coil , that’s an exaggeration of course.

    Doug
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  15. #15
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    Jan 2011
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    VERY interesting results, Calabash. Good video; this motivates me to hit the test garden with my own (unused thus far) 6" coil...

    Steve
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