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  1. #16

    Mar 2018
    162 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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...
    RustyGold and cactusman like this.

  2. #17
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600 720i Stealth Scoop
    6031 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Smacking a non covered coil can bring on heartburn and empty your wallet. Not necessarily in that order.
    cactusman likes this.

    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  3. #18

    Aug 2014
    De Tampe Bahia - La Florida
    JW 8X - ML X2
    36816 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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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    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - AKA -" TNet Under Ground " http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  4. #19

    Jul 2014
    98 times
    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.

  5. #20
    May 2009
    Mercer county, Pa
    Whites, XLT & V3i, TRX Pointer
    77 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have a cover on every coil I own, cheap protection in my opinion.

  6. #21
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, BH Discovery 3300 w 7" coil, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher Pulse Pointer, Whites (1970s)
    1292 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Practice safe metal detecting and cover your coil!
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  7. #22
    Charter Member
    Dec 2012
    S.E. Michigan.
    Minelab CTX 3030.... 2 Garrett Pro Pointers, Lesche, and an 18" mini-T- handle and a 31 inch Samson digging tools
    2183 times
    Metal Detecting
    Of course.....why would'nt you?
    1844 Canadian Half Cent ... (2) 1859 Canadian Large Cent... 1873 Three Cent Nickle... 2- 1864 U.S. 2 Cent Piece... 1858 Seated Half Dime... 1875 Seated Half Dollar... 1863 Fatty IH ... Civil War Eagle I button ... Frisbie's Civil War Store Token

  8. #23

    Jul 2005
    White's DFX, XLT & GoldmasterV/SAT Fisher 1280x
    97 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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.

  9. #24
    Charter Member
    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
    Fort Worth,Texas
    CTX 3030 / AT PRO / Etrac w/ NEL
    3445 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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
    98 times
    Myself I prefer to go without protection. Although risky it feels better and more satisfying.
    nwpa, creskol and CladGrabber like this.

  11. #26
    Sep 2012
    D'Iberville MS
    E-Trac Equinox 800 Equinox 600
    788 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    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.


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