Need help With GT coils

jamesf01

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I am wanting to get a small coil for my Sovereign GT found this one (5" DD EXcelerator Search Coil for Minelab (Sovereign Series)) at Kellyco. Has anyone used this coil or can give me a review on it or know of a good small coil where to buy one. Would like your expert or opinion. I like the Elliptical Search Coil but can't find on for the GT. Please help me with all you reviews and opinions. Jim
 

Sandman

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Forget the Excelerator coil as it doesn't measure up to the Sunray coils. Sun Ray Intruder S-5: 5" Search Coil for the Minelab Sovereign (all Versions including the Sovereign GT, Elite and XS)
http://www.detectordepot.com/sun_ray_search_coils.htm If you could compare them side by side like we have you could tell the difference in depth and sensitivity. :thumbsup:
 

goodmore

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I like the Tornado 8" coil. It is actually about 7.25 I think. the Sunray is like 5,5. The difference in size is not that much, but the small tornado goes deeper and is just a great coil.
 

Kevin in IN

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I agree with Goodmore about the 8" Tornado. The depth is very good.
 

Dixie Digger

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i like all the Sun Ray coils.they are lighter than stock coils and just as deep. the S8 is hard to beat for tight areas..and i love the S12 on the beach!
 

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The Sun Ray is a good coil, and so is the Coiltek Joey. The Joey is my go to coil in trash these days, with incredible depth and target separation. :icon_thumright:

Try The Coiltek you wont be disappointed.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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I owned a couple of the EXcelerator coils for my Sov and sold them, I hated them, now the SEF Butterfly coils are another story, they are like the difference between night and day from the EXcelerator coils............. Same manufactor, world of difference...

I own two of the SEF Butterfly coils, a 12x15" and the 15X18", the 15X18 I use on my Sov GT when I can't get in the water due to high surf, the 12X18 is wired on one of my Excals, and a WOT coil is wired on my other Excal....
 

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But which is better: the S-8 or the Tornado 8 inch, or is there any difference?
 

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