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Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?N/T
Posted by: GlenOK
Date: February 25, 2017 10:21PM

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Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: February 26, 2017 06:55AM
I feel the 5 x 10 coil is an excellent coil for the Racer 2 or any of the Fors machines. I use them in some pretty trashy iron filled sites and they do an amazing job plucking the goodies out. Today I mainly use a small coil on the Racer 2 and a 5 x 10 coil on my Fors Core for the less trashy areas. Makes a nice combo.

Also, the 5 x 10 being an enclosed coil doesn't want to snag on stuff.

Here's a few pics with the 5 x 10 coil.
1. a little 1857 half dime found it in a trashy NV railroad ghost town
2. 3. & 4 are with a 5x10 Nokta coil on Fors Core , 1861 dime, button and ear tag
5. Red Racer , just plucked a 1861s seated quarter out of the ground. The enclosed 5x10 works nicely in those brushy areas that a spoked coil wants to snag on

I think you would be very happy with the 5x10. It's very rare today that I use the stock coil on either machine. The small OOR coil and 5x10 are mainly the only two coils I use. But when you say for coins, I am guessing you might mean park hunting etc ?? even then the 5x10 gets good depth, is a little nicer to swing over the stock coil and allows you to get into areas that are brushy, grassy etc and glides right through. It's definitely a coil you should have in your arsenal for the Racer 2 ( or any of the Racers or Fors machines)



Makro Racer & Racer 2
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites M6




Gregg said: "It's definitely a coil you should have in your arsenal ..." --- and Monte says :thumbup:N/T
Posted by: Monte
Date: February 26, 2017 08:44AM

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"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 (Using mainly the 'OOR', 5", 4X7½, 5X9½ open-frame DD's or 7" Concentric coils as needed. Other coils on-hand.)
Tesoro:
Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave (With either a 6" or 7" Concentric coil in use, or maybe 8X11 DD on the Vaquero.)
Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

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

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


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Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: February 26, 2017 08:56AM
I seldom used a mid sized coil because I felt they were a poor compromise between a larger coil and a smaller coil. I'd use larger for coverage and a small for separation. Using many different White's machines for years, I just couldn't get warmed up to the Eclipse 6 X10" they had. That changed when I tried the 5" x 10" coil on the Racer. Excellent separation and almost the same depth as the standard 7 X 11" coil. It's now the coil that's mounted about 90% of the time and I seldom find a need to put on the smaller or larger coil.
PS. What Gregg and Monte said above.

Gregg: Looks like you found a button off the same coat that mine came off!



Arizona
42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Nokta Impact
Makro Racer 2
Makro Gold Racer
White's DFX x 3
Tesoro Tiger Shark
Minelab Sovereign GT
Fisher F19

I agree with Tom and Gregg, and those photos Gregg posted
Posted by: Monte
Date: February 26, 2017 11:06AM
show, at least two of them that I recognize, some of the terrain and dirt we'll be dealing with on our two WTHO's this year. One I know was from a site of a Nevada Outing and the other was from one of the Eastern Oregon sites that are part of an Outing we will have this year.

I seldom used a 'mid-sized' search coil, and like Tom I never warmed up to White's 6X10 DD. Matter of fact, I usually didn't like DD coils on many newer detectors, even though I used DD coils on many of the detectors I had from '71 'til '77, and then off-and-on when I had one back in my arsenal. Today things are quite different for me when it comes to search coil selection. As I have since '68, I usually prefer smaller-size search coils because I hunt in brush and trash and building rubble, and it also helps keep the weight down for less fatigue and better detector control.

Today I will usually use a 7X11 DD on a FORS Relic before another model, and for some applications it will be a 7X11 DD on the new Impact. I only use that size coil in a wide-open, sparse-target environment such as a beach, sports field, or large old grassy park.

I keep a small-size coil on my Impact, one of the Relics, my CoRe my Racer 2 and one of my Gold Racers, as well as my three Tesoro's. The 5½X10 DD is mounted-full-time on my FORS Gold +, 2nd Gold Racer, and on my 2nd FORS Relic I keep the 5½X10 Concentric. I use the 5½X10 DD or Concentric coils when hunting any low-to-moderately trashy site, and like the solid housing to eliminate snags and hang-ups in stubble, weeds, stiff brush and twigs, etc. And as Tom mentioned, the depth and coverage is close to what you get from a 7X11 DD. Not quite but very close, and I find the 5½X10 to still be a comfortable coil on a Nokta or Makro detector.

Consider giving the 5½X10 coil a try on your Racer 2. I think you'll enjoy it. And if you want to try and hunt up some nice old 'keepers' like Gregg had photos of, you might want to consider participating in a Welcome-to-Hunt Outing we have coming up in May and in June. Gregg's been to them, and Tom's done okay as well on the Nevada trips. They are open to anyone who wants to have fun and try to uncover some nice lost objects from long ago. If interested, drop me a PM or e-mail (address below). By-the-way, we have seen a growing number of attendees using Makro and Nokta detectors on each of the Outings we've held since they perform so well in the nail and debris filled sites we hunt.

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 (Using mainly the 'OOR', 5", 4X7½, 5X9½ open-frame DD's or 7" Concentric coils as needed. Other coils on-hand.)
Tesoro:
Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave (With either a 6" or 7" Concentric coil in use, or maybe 8X11 DD on the Vaquero.)

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

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

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




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2017 11:07AM by Monte.

Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: GlenOK
Date: February 26, 2017 01:03PM
Thanks for info. Just got a Racer 2 and was thinking of getting a 5x10 for it. Is it much lighter-weight than stock coil.

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Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: February 26, 2017 01:54PM
It's my go to coil :detecting:

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Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 26, 2017 03:57PM
On both my relic and r2 it's my favorite coil :-)



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Anyone using 5 x 10 coil for coins on Racer 2?
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: February 26, 2017 10:36PM
Hi Tom how ya been? Ya the buttons look similar but not even close to the condition you found yours in. Your button is one of the nicest I have seen.



Makro Racer & Racer 2
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites M6

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