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Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: Grumpie
Date: February 17, 2017 08:50AM
I'm trying to figure out why this coil isn't being talked about. Is it a secret trick in somebody's bag or is it collecting dust in your closet? I know it's a third of the price of the detector and maybey no one is buying it. But someone has to have some extensive use with one



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Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: Dave_E
Date: February 17, 2017 09:26AM
I recently purchased the 15.5 x 13 RC40 for my Racer 2, but have not had a chance to test it out yet.

Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: February 18, 2017 02:52AM
Monte said he didn't think RC 40 would be that much of a benefit because the Gold Racer is meant for small gold. Haven't seen much on sites about it. A friend has one so I'll send you an update when we go out detecting. (Probably in about 3-4 weeks)
I'll probably try his RC40 coil on my Gold Racer.

I wish I could review it, but I have a few problems.
Posted by: Monte
Date: February 18, 2017 12:06PM
For one, I mainly Relic Hunt iron plagued sites where I deal with dense brush, rocks, and building rubble. Smaller-size coils are what I have used th4e most since '68, sometimes putting a mid-sized coil to work in low-to-modest trash environments, or a 'standard' coil in more open areas and where I am looking for larger-size targets. I use the larger, or over-size, search coils when I have been Cache Hunting or for some contract searches (many of which have also involved searching for a cache).

I have the bigger coil for a Nokta FORS CoRe which is what I now grab for such hunting, and the operating frequency has worked well for me using it. The Makro Gold Racer is one of the finest detectors I have ever used for lower-conductive and tinier-sized targets. Meant for Gold Nugget Hunting it has no rivals I can think of that offer the features and performance it does. But the biggest coil I use on one of mine is the 5½X10 DD, which gets second attention since the other unit keeps the 5½" DD mounted full-time.

Due to the 56 kHz LF operation, I consider the Gold Racer to be best used for just those types of searches. Lower-conductive and smaller-size targets such as nuggets, or for thin gold chains, gold rings and other gold jewelry at locations where it has a greater chance for loss. I have used the Gold Racer with small coil for some Relic Hunting around some typical old iron littered RR ghost towns and a couple of stage stops, and it does well for me considering the operating frequency.

So problems #1 is I don't have the larger-0size search coil. #2 is the fact that I don't need it or have much need or applications that would call for that bigger coil on a Gold Racer. And #3 right now it that we still have a lot of snow left around, but the main hunt sites I enjoy, in the nearby Gold Mining camps and townsites, are all under several feet of snow right now and I probably won't have access until early-to-mid April. I will keep a watch for some field reports using it as it will be interesting to know what use they have for it. I know that it won't match the depth I can get with my 15 kHz FORS CoRe in almost any application where 'depth' is the important element to achieve.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX-7
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, and chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my accessory coil tote.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


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Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: February 23, 2017 12:24PM
I've used that coil on my Racer 2 and felt it was a very good coil. My only challenge is that I have very few sites (aside from say the beach) where I can run a coil that large.

hh,
Cal

Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: March 08, 2017 12:10AM
Looks like we're going out on a road trip, mid April, across Nevada. Going to use all my coils and detectors on this trip. Will give you an update on the 15.5 x 13 Gold Racer coil around May 1st . Expecting to find some gold in old mine tailings along the way. Nothing is for sure but it should be a fun trip.

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Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: March 09, 2017 07:30PM
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nuff coils
Looks like we're going out on a road trip, mid April, across Nevada. Going to use all my coils and detectors on this trip. Will give you an update on the 15.5 x 13 Gold Racer coil around May 1st . Expecting to find some gold in old mine tailings along the way. Nothing is for sure but it should be a fun trip.

Monte's ghost town trip?

Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: March 10, 2017 09:21AM
Mostly highway 50 across Nevada and stopping at old mines and towns along the way.

'nuff coil,' best of success on your journey. Maybe make a May
Posted by: Monte
Date: March 13, 2017 06:31AM
trip to Wells? Join a bunch of great enthusiasts who like to put their detectors and skills to the test in some old ghost towns that sometimes abound in dense iron debris. You'd want a smaller-size coil for those hunts rather than that biggie you're going to tote with you. This will be our 5th Welcome-to-Hunt Outing, and there will be a 6th WTHO to follow in mid-June.

5th WTHO is on May 18, 19, 20 & 21 … This involves the weekend after Mother’s Day and before Memorial Day Weekend. For our 5th WTHO we are again going to base it out of Wells, Nevada.

6th WTHO on June 7, 8, 9 & 10 … This will not interfere with Fathers Day on June 17th. This will be our Eastern Oregon WTHO to the three Gold Mining Ghost Town sites.

WTHO's are open to anyone who would like to make a trip, meet some wonderful people, and have a lot of fun. No cost, no membership, none of that. Just some planned Outing locations for adventurer's to enjoy. If you have any questions, shoot me an e-mail.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX-7
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, and chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my accessory coil tote.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: californiagold
Date: March 13, 2017 09:46AM
Grumpie , the large coil for Goldmak is a great coil. I use mine to scout for gold patches. It will find subgram gold easily. I use all metal with sens. 70-72 and some isat if needed. It is surprising quiet especially since it picks up more mineralization at a time. Once I use it to find to a gold patch ill clean up with it then switch to the 10 x 5.5 to get any micro gold that is left. Good luck

Re: 'nuff coil,' best of success on your journey. Maybe make a May
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: March 23, 2017 06:32PM
Thanks for the info Monte. May go on one of those trips. Depends on my partner if he can get away.

Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: May 02, 2017 05:51PM
Didn't get to use the big coil on the trip across Nevada, or the club trip. The gold was small and a smaller coil was needed every stop. Really needed the 4x7 coil to have a shot at any gold.

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Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: May 08, 2017 03:52PM
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nuff coils
Didn't get to use the big coil on the trip across Nevada, or the club trip. The gold was small and a smaller coil was needed every stop. Really needed the 4x7 coil to have a shot at any gold.

Did you guys find anything interesting in Nevada?

I just did a small three day trip to detect old sites, stage stops and other small concerns, and they were cleaned out! A couple of them were so clean, there was hardly even any iron!

Doing a Nevada trip at the end of the month, so hopefully the Impact or Racer2 will sniff out some keepers :detecting:

Re: Gold racer 15.5x13 search coil reviews please
Posted by: nenadgbeepin
Date: May 10, 2017 09:28AM
There is a good review of the coil here: Makro GR40 coil

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