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  1. #16

    Mar 2018
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    Just think of it as cheap maintenance for your metal detector... Kind of like changing your oil & filter on you car/truck...you don't do it...and it bites you on the BUTT down the road at some point...
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  2. #17
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    Southern California
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    Smacking a non covered coil can bring on heartburn and empty your wallet. Not necessarily in that order.
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  3. #18
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
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    I always have a coil cover with me but do not always use one...

    On sugar sand beaches... no... which is where I primarily hunt... and even sometimes yes there as well.

    anywhere heavy shell or rocks... yes... anywhere else... yes.

    Oh... inside a 7-eleven or wal-mart... no. :P
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  4. #19

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    OK I'll play devils advocate. Coils covers are overrated. The can be difficult to place and remove, they can hold debris between the coil and cover, they can add unnecessary weight to your detector, ect. I have used several detectors over time and have used coil covers and have gone as manufactured. I have never broken a coil or worn through the original covering. Having said that, I have seen some guys abuse their equipment, crack their coils, grind through coverings by unnecessary rubbing on rocks, ect. Some people reduce their cars to junk in two years, some people wear out their shoes in six months. Don't rush out to buy a coil cover if you are a new user. Look at your coil after a few months of use. If it looks like a dog chewed on it then get a coil cover. If it looks good save yourself the trouble and some money.
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  5. #20
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    May 2009
    Mercer county, Pa
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    I have a cover on every coil I own, cheap protection in my opinion.
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  6. #21
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35, Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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    Practice safe metal detecting and cover your coil!
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  7. #22
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    Dec 2012
    S.E. Michigan.
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    Of course.....why would'nt you?
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  8. #23

    Jul 2005
    Iowa
    White's DFX, XLT & GoldmasterV/SAT Fisher 1280x
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    I have always used a cover on my coils.To prevent dirt,sand,etc from getting between coil and cover,just put a bead of silicone around the inside lip of the cover before snapping it on.The cover can be removed, if needed.
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  9. #24
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    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper1841 View Post
    Of course.....why would'nt you?
    apparenlty people think the extra 0.0002 lbs weight difference is an issue

  10. #25

    Jul 2014
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    Myself I prefer to go without protection. Although risky it feels better and more satisfying.
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  11. #26
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    I have put over 1000 hours on different detectors and never ruined a coil. I keep my coil about 2" off the ground or beach and not any of my detectors show wear on the coil. By the time I wear out a coil I am ready for the next new detector on the market


    I don't detect for the stuff I find, I detect for the stuff I haven't found.

    If I didn't find it I hope you did.


  12. #27
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    Sep 2018
    St. Albans, VT
    Garrett AT Pro
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    This whole time i thought coil covers were just for storage; never occurred to me to use while actually detecting! Makes sense now that i think about it... lol
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  13. #28

    Aug 2016
    MI
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    One Word, "Don't Leave Home Without It"!

    Have only had one coil fail in over forty years. It failed at the cable's strain relief due to flexing the coil back and forth went putting the detector in the protective carrying bag.
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  14. #29
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    Welcome to Tnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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  15. #30
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    I wore thru hunting sand rocks and coral because i was using without one - it fried my coil and was gonna cost me round $300 to replace
    luckily I was a name when it happened and company did it for me for free
    I had friends long ago that wore thru theres also on land machines - you get wet and mostly gonna fry it
    or it will cause static and crackling - for the cost of a coil cover - its worth to get - you do not lose depth
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