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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
    XP Deus ORX, MX5, V3i, Equinox, Tesoro Vaq, F22
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    Anyone ever use the Bigfoot / Cleansweep Coil?

    I was talking to the folks over at Deeptech about this coil and of course they never heard of it before. I know it had a huge following before my time and I'm just curious if anyone used one or still does?

    From what I gather they were difficult to make by hand and the owner/designer died.

    Have these been obsoleted now thought with our larger 15" coils?

    There was an old thread where someone said they cleared 300 plus coins in a single day - wouldn't take long to pay for your coil at that rate.
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  2. #2

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, XP Deus & ORX, Makro Multi Kruzer, White's DFX w/BigFoot coil, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Mojave, Fisher F5
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    I still use the BigFoot on a DFX and so far nobody has been able to make a coil that can compete with it for coverage and light weight. The Cleansweep was Tesoro's version but it is considerably heavier. The BigFoot doesn't go very deep 4-5" average on coin sized targets (in my soil) but between the light weight, coverage and pinpointing, it's killer on clad, recent drops, and jewelry. It also ignores bottlecaps like no other. They work so well that I had kept 3 in my arsenal but when the price for used BigFoots got over $500 I sold off two of them. If the one I kept ever craps out on me, I'll be heartbroken.
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    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, XP ORX, XP Deus, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Mojave, Fisher F5

  3. #3
    Feb 2012
    77 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have a Bigfoot on my spectrum XLT, Cleansweep on my Tejon, and a Beach hog on my GP Extreme. The Beach hog GP Extreme combo is the deepest and most coverage. Gets really small targets to but seems to ignore foil fairly well. The XLT and Tejon don’t work in wet sand or salt water though. Some day I’ll try the beach hog on a surf pi - or make my own, for a lighter solution. I wish it could work on my CTX or Equinox. That would be the ultimate. The depth on all these is 5” or more. Great for dry sand. As most targets are shallow they pinpoint very well with the tip of the coil then get it with your hand or pinpointer in seconds. I have the 15” Equinox and 17” CTX coils and they seem unwieldy and very heavy in comparison with similar depths really. Their detect pattern due to DD type is similar except not functional at the outer 1-2” center tips. I’d much rather use the Bigfoot type than big DD. You can develop a skim technique on the water where it works like an airfoil and sweep as you run along the shore.
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    Jul 2018
    Eastern Connecticut
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ID:	1910856 I had a BIGFOOT coil on my White's Eagle II back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. It found the good stuff and was super accurate with pinpointing the target.
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