I live in S E Michigan too. I own all three Minelab coils and two of the Coiltek Equinox coils, the 15" and the 5"x10". If I would've known, I would have gotten together with you so you could try the 5"x10" and even compare it to the small 6" Minelab coil in a direct coil to coil comparison, which would benefit me too. If you ever want to do any coil to coil between the comparisons between Coilteks and the Minelabs, just message me so we can possibly set that up. Personally, I'm still leaning towards the Minelab versions...Thanks .....I was on their list for an email when they came in. Oh well ordered and on the way
Just before the ground here in S. E. Michigan turned to brick, I went over a section of park where just the week earlier I had found three Buffalo nickels and two V-Nickels using the 12x15 coil on my Equinox. I thought to myself, "I'm sure I'm missing stuff using the large coil." So I went slow and deliberate over the same area, seeing what else I could pluck-out using the Coiltek 10x5 (the 5th or 6th time using it)... I found nothing, absolutely nothing worth mentioning at all. So far, I'm not impressed with the Equinox Coiltek coils that I have, but it's too early to say that I don't like them. Frankly, I was surprised. I gotta say, even when there's a fair amount of trash, the Minelab 12x15 is my preferred coil. It may be because these parks have been hit hard over the years and many of my old coin finds are in the 8 to 12 inch range, except those V-Nickels that were 6 to 7 inches down. Anyhow, I've been reading Andy Sabisch's Equinox book and hope to try a little different approach to my hunting. It seems like the Equinox really likes the nickels cause I'm sure that others have been over those same spots and yet failed to find them and like Agent Green, I dig it all most times.Tried to find the 10x5 coiltek coil for months but no luck. Finally went with the minelab 6 inch coil. I paid about $60.00 bucks after using some gift cards from the holiday. I have a few great places to try out the small coil. Once the weather starts to warm up its time to dig it all.