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  1. #1
    Jul 2016
    Northern Indiana
    XP Deus Minelab Equinox 800 Minelab Safari Fisher F75+
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    Metal Detecting

    Opinions on 11"-13" coils please

    I would like some input on aftermarket search coils in the 11" to 13" range for deep coin hunting in low to moderate trash and mild soil conditions.

    Read some reviews on the Sunray X-12 that sound good, but this info is going on 8 or so years old. I'm sure there have been other good coils to hit the market since then.

    These 4 coils look promising.
    -Sunray X-12
    -Detech ultimate 13"
    -NEL Thunder
    -NEL Tornado

    Input and opinions please!
    If there are any other coils that would also do a good job, feel free to enlighten me....
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  2. #2
    Lord ringpull

    Oct 2015
    Kannapolis nc
    Fisher f2, Tesoro vaquero, Nokta Simplex
    340 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You will gain some depth in my short experience, but get better coverage.

  3. #3
    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....
    7686 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    In low trash, I'd go even bigger. The 15" NEL Attack coil works great. Much better coverage and still sensitive to small targets. Adds to the weight though, so, you might want a sling if you're a wimp like me!
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  4. #4

    Oct 2015
    Minelab Etrac, Sunray X-1 probe, Equinox 600
    62 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've tried all of the coils you listed except the Thunder. I stronger prefer the NEL Tornado for depth.
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Aug 2007
    Minelab E-Trac
    1513 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (3)
    I tried the 13 inch Detech coil and never found any deep coins.
    The Etrac coil that comes with the Etrac got me 6 Indian Head cents and wheat cents at 14 inches deep.
    Not very likely you will find much of anything deeper than that.
    I feel i wasted my money and i took a big loss selling it.

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    47175 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've got the NEL Storm on my PRO and can swing it about 3 to 4 hours. It gets a little toe heavy after a while but it is deep depending on settings. I've got the Tornado on my F75 and it fairly balanced and deep also depending on settings but EMI is a problem. Pretty sure that coil is 12" so it catches the power lines feedback. Bottom line. They are a little deeper but heavier.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  7. #7
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz whites
    1263 times
    i found that my 13in is just to heavy,so i find that i can do alot more ground with my 6x8.so at the end of the day they are about the same,never found any real deep with the 13in.
    good luck brad

  8. #8
    2019 finds

    Aug 2014
    Northridge, Ca
    Equinox 800, CTX 3030, and E-Trac
    456 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I really liked the Sunday 12” coil on my Explorers and E-Trac. It’s lighter than the other coils you mentioned. I used mine mainly for beach detecting because it was way lighter than my 15” WOT coil. Got a gold chain one time with the Sunday coil. Had my buddy, who was swinging the WOT on his Explorer, go over the chain. He had to rub the coil on the chain to get a response. I was getting it loud and clear at 2-3 inches.



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