Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?
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    Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Thanks-
    Before i buy it
    any comments?

  2. #2
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    is a 2 inch a big diffrence from the 10 inch coil?
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    the 8 in. coil is approx one pound less in weight to the 10 in set up. I have a 10 in.. xcal 2 and love it.. and yet I do want a 8 in one as well.. always good to have a back up eh..
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    The 10 inch coil is about 2" deeper too. But the most important thing about the larger coil is the sand area covered per sweep.
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    I THINK THEY COULD PUT A 12" COIL AND CALL IT eX CAL 3 ?
    SO MUCH SAND, SO LITTLE TIME

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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsifter
    I THINK THEY COULD PUT A 12" COIL AND CALL IT eX CAL 3 ?
    You can always void the warranty and put those water proof adapters on and use a 15 inch WOT coil .
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Excal 800 = 8 inch coil

    Excal 1000 = 10 inch coil

    Excal 1200 = 12 inch Sunray coil

    Excal 1500 = 15 inch WOT coil

    I have 2 15 inch WOTs and a SEF 15 x 18 Butterfly coil for my Sovereign GTs for almost 3 years, and recently I put a WOT on one of my Excals and I will never go back to a stock 10 inch or 8 inch coil unless my 3 WOT coils (2 on Sov GTs and 1 on an Excal) and 1 SEF 15 x 18 butterfly coil all go bad at the same time........Currently looking for a Sunray S-12 for my other Excal.........
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    If i was going with the standard detector i would get the 1000 or 10 inch coil.. if you are getting it used and a good deal get the 8 inch or 800.. if it is used you have no warranty anyhow so you could put the adapter on and use any coil you want.
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    If it is a used 800 like said and a good buy get it and use the adapter on it for you have no warranty any how . then put on any size coil you want to use that day.
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    best bet go with the excal 1000, and if you ever want to sell it , resale alot better for the 10" then the 8"

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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?


    To me 2" on a coil is a huge difference and there's no way I would use one. With the loss of coverage and depth it would cost me way too many finds where I hunt.

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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    To me 2" on a coil is a huge difference and there's no way I would use one. With the loss of ceverage and depth it would cost me way too many finds where I hunt.
    I didn't think Dirtyville was near any water
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepdiger60
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    To me 2" on a coil is a huge difference and there's no way I would use one. With the loss of ceverage and depth it would cost me way too many finds where I hunt.
    I didn't think Dirtyville was near any water

    Yes, there's lots of water around Dirtyville and a river not far from my back door. I was talking about fields, but is no different than water when comparing 8" & 10.5" coils.

  14. #14
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    Sep 2009
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    Re: Getting The Excel 800! Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

    Update I got a Used excel 1000
    for $800

 

 

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