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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2018
    Central Alabama
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    Big coil question

    Like the title says, Iím kicking around the idea of buying a larger coil for my safari. Myself and a couple of my detecting buddyís have great spot all to ourselves that has produced quite a bit of civil war relics. A lot of the swinging is in large open fields. So my thought was it would make it a bit easier to cover more ground and hopefully less likely to miss anything. Also, even if itís only 1Ē of depth, thatís still an improvement. So Iíd like to hear from you guys that have them and what you think about them. Thanks
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    The bigger coils will hit large targets deeper but smaller dime sized targets you will lose depth. Ive spoke to many coil engineers at Garrett I liked mine a little heavier but still could swing all day . great at pin pointing. do not use in trashy area it will hit many targets at once. Tommy
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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
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    I too really liked my Safari, still do, but had only used the stock coil and a 5x8. I will admit though, I have taken the battery's out of it, because of the 800.
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    Sod

    Jan 2014
    Michigan
    Safari, Excalibur 1000
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    I've been using the 18" for a year now and love it
    Tall grass, I use a different machine.
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    Sod

    Jan 2014
    Michigan
    Safari, Excalibur 1000
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    I've been using the 18" for a year now and love it
    Tall grass, I use a different machine.
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  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
    safari, ATPro, infinium, old Garrett BFO, Excal, Nox 800
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    15" WOT by Coiltec has been good to me, I may have an extra I'd sell. Larger coils do not "lose depth" on small dime sized objects, they simply fail to see small objects at all but it has to be a really really big coil to miss dimes. I have hit 10" dimes with my WOT, it is not too big for dimes but it may miss earring backs, they are small.
    Last edited by gunsil; Oct 20, 2018 at 06:24 PM.
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  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2018
    Central Alabama
    Minelab Safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    15" WOT by Coiltec has been good to me, I may have an extra I'd sell. Larger coils do not "lose depth" on small dime sized objects, they simply fail to see small objects at all but it has to be a really really big coil to miss dimes. I have hit 10" dimes with my WOT, it is not too big for dimes but it may miss earring backs, they are small.
    I might be interested in an extra if you have one, let me know. Thanks

  8. #8
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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
    MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS, White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
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    For fields, get the larger coil...only improves the Safari's already great relic performance. 😁
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  9. #9
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    Any big coil I've ran definitely did not lose depth on smaller diameter coins or buttons. If it gets too heavy you could always wear one of the slings on the market.

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
    safari, ATPro, infinium, old Garrett BFO, Excal, Nox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Billy View Post
    I might be interested in an extra if you have one, let me know. Thanks
    PM sent.
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  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
    safari, ATPro, infinium, old Garrett BFO, Excal, Nox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Billy View Post
    I might be interested in an extra if you have one, let me know. Thanks
    PM sent.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

  12. #12
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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    I've used both the 15"WOT (both early 2 spoke and it's newer replacement) and the 15" NEL Attack coil. Both are excellent large coils. I haven't seen any lose of small targets. I can find jean rivets at 8" with both coils.
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