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    Apr 2015
    El Dorado County, CA
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    Recommendations for a larger coil for Garrett AT Gold

    The AT-Gold comes with the 5x8" DD coil is very good for smaller targets and discriminates well. I'd like to purchase a larger coil for deeper searches for coin-sized targets or larger in mineralized ground that has a lot of ferrous targets such as nails and bits of cans. I've learned that 5x8" does a good job finding non-ferrous masked by the ferrous debris if one pays attention to the sounds from the AT-Gold. I think a larger DD coil would be best since it helps with the mineralization and discrimination. Does anyone have a recommendation on a relic/coin coil for deeper targets? These are the candidates I've found on the net:
    Garrett 8.5x11" DD
    Cors Scout 8.5x12.5"
    Cors Strike 12x13" DD
    Nel Hunter 8.5x12" DD
    Nel Thunder 10.5x14.5" DD
    Nel Tornado 12x13" DD

    Thanks, Ed

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    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    I bought a 15" NEL for the pro and I wish I hadn't. I don't see any real extra depth, just a big heavy coil that makes pinpointing a little difficult.
    I'd go with the stock 8.5 x 11, however, I don't have any experience with the other aftermarket coils you listed.

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    us
    Apr 2015
    El Dorado County, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    I bought a 15" NEL for the pro and I wish I hadn't. I don't see any real extra depth, just a big heavy coil that makes pinpointing a little difficult.
    I'd go with the stock 8.5 x 11, however, I don't have any experience with the other aftermarket coils you listed.
    Thanks for the feedback. I think the Garrett 8.5x11 DD may be my least risk approach and I like the Garrett construction.
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    Nov 2011
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    I own an AT Gold but haven't bought a large coil, either. I can't make any recommendations but something makes me think you might want to ask around about the CORS. The old adage is that the giant coils are more hassle, so I would consider that and maybe go down one size. If you feel miserable when swinging one, you just aren't going to use it as often. But they do make straps and a second hand-hold bar. You'd have to check around to find one. Not even sure if they have one to fit the Gold, but probably so.
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    Sep 2018
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    Detech Ultimate 13”. Is a great coil and lighter than stock.
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    Apr 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iffy Signals View Post
    Detech Ultimate 13”. Is a great coil and lighter than stock.
    Thanks. The Detech web site is not showing their coils fitting the Garrett AT-Gold. I'll contact them and ask about it.

 

 

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