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Explorer II
Posted by: McDave
Date: May 12, 2017 10:49PM
Hey .. long time no see ! :detecting:

I just got a sweet deal on an Explorer II with the stock 1000 coil and a 10X12 SEF. Anyone have any time on the stock coil ? Was curious how it performed . .Pros? Cons?

Thanks .. it's nice to be back



Northern Minnesota
Minelab Explorer II
Garrett AT Pro

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: DougF
Date: May 13, 2017 07:05AM
Welcome back - I've only used the SE Pro, so no help from me.



SE Pro since Aug. 2009, located in Maryland.

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: May 13, 2017 08:17AM
welcome back I also have the se pro you might want to check with IDXmonster

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: May 13, 2017 01:15PM
Performance was the same as the 11" pro coil. But the pro coil was better balanced and felt lighter. But performance wise, they should be the same.

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: May 14, 2017 12:56AM
Welcome back . Tom pretty much hit the nail on the head . I prefer the smaller coils but kept a FBS1050 for beach and large work .I was never really impressed with the Pro coil ,or the 13" Ultimate . I liked the performance of the 12x10 but didn't like the weight .

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: May 15, 2017 07:06PM
I'm no big authority on anything but I appreciate the props SE!:cheekkiss: I do NOT have the Pro coil for the EX2 but have basically the same thing as a "Pro" coil on the CTX. When I only had the stock 1050 coil for awhile in my "early" Minelab days I had really good luck with it. I think the look of it actually turns some people off,really. It looks like a weird thick clumsy coil, to me anyway. But that SOB will go deep and is smooth running, at least around MY power lines. I'll always have a 1050 coil because I know when everything else goes right to @#$%& it'll come through when needed.

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Re: Explorer II
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: May 15, 2017 08:05PM
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IDXMonster
I'm no big authority on anything but I appreciate the props SE!:cheekkiss: I do NOT have the Pro coil for the EX2 but have basically the same thing as a "Pro" coil on the CTX. When I only had the stock 1050 coil for awhile in my "early" Minelab days I had really good luck with it. I think the look of it actually turns some people off,really. It looks like a weird thick clumsy coil, to me anyway. But that SOB will go deep and is smooth running, at least around MY power lines. I'll always have a 1050 coil because I know when everything else goes right to @#$%& it'll come through when needed.

I have the original 1050 coil on my XS. I agree with IDXMonster, it does go deep and is smooth running.
I've tried other coils but like the 1050 the best for that XS.

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: May 15, 2017 08:20PM
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IDXMonster
I'm no big authority on anything but I appreciate the props SE!:cheekkiss: I do NOT have the Pro coil for the EX2 but have basically the same thing as a "Pro" coil on the CTX. When I only had the stock 1050 coil for awhile in my "early" Minelab days I had really good luck with it. I think the look of it actually turns some people off,really. It looks like a weird thick clumsy coil, to me anyway. But that SOB will go deep and is smooth running, at least around MY power lines. I'll always have a 1050 coil because I know when everything else goes right to @#$%& it'll come through when needed.

No problem you have helped me in the past!

Re: Explorer II
Posted by: McDave
Date: May 16, 2017 09:10PM
What appears to be the original searchcoil says "Explorer 1000" on it .. And it does feel strange with the mounting bracket set towards the rear of the coil .. and clumsy-looking.



Northern Minnesota
Minelab Explorer II
Garrett AT Pro



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/2017 09:12PM by McDave.

Get The Pro Coil
Posted by: wpaxt
Date: May 25, 2017 06:10PM
The pro coil is vastly superior to the stock coil. Hands down. Put that coil on the Explorer II and you will hand Etrac and CTX users their lunch.

Charles who posts on this forum all the time and knows the Explorer II as well as anyone will tell you the same thing.

Re: Get The Pro Coil
Posted by: McDave
Date: May 26, 2017 08:58PM
I dug a 1911-D barber dime with the stock 1000 coil this morning. It also came with a Detech SEF 10X12 .. which I like but is on the heavy side.



Northern Minnesota
Minelab Explorer II
Garrett AT Pro



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2017 09:00PM by McDave.

Re: Get The Pro Coil
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: May 27, 2017 07:05PM
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wpaxt
The pro coil is vastly superior to the stock coil. Hands down. Put that coil on the Explorer II and you will hand Etrac and CTX users their lunch.

Charles who posts on this forum all the time and knows the Explorer II as well as anyone will tell you the same thing.

Hmmm...not quite sure about all that but the EX2 is one hell of a machine in just about all categories...I love the audio, best of all of the FBS, IMHO.

Re: Get The Pro Coil
Posted by: McDave
Date: May 28, 2017 09:14AM
It's all a matter of the hands that the detector is in IMO .. You could have the most expensive detector on the market and not find squat if you don't know how to use it.

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IDXMonster
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wpaxt
The pro coil is vastly superior to the stock coil. Hands down. Put that coil on the Explorer II and you will hand Etrac and CTX users their lunch.

Charles who posts on this forum all the time and knows the Explorer II as well as anyone will tell you the same thing.

Hmmm...not quite sure about all that but the EX2 is one hell of a machine in just about all categories...I love the audio, best of all of the FBS, IMHO.



Northern Minnesota
Minelab Explorer II
Garrett AT Pro

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