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8x11 coil
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 05, 2017 09:09AM
I am wonder if I would gain any usable depth on my Tejon with the 8x11WS coil over the stock 9x8 concentric?

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: fltacoma
Date: January 05, 2017 09:22AM
some have said 1-1.5", possibly 2". It all depends on the soil

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Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 05, 2017 09:47AM
Thanks fltacoma,

That is not too bad, I have seen some in other brands that turn out to be almost the same as the stock coil.

I forgot to say I am a coin hunter, so would you think those numbers would hold up for coins?

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: David@RiverTeamSixDetectors
Date: January 05, 2017 09:11PM
Where it shines is the fast separation between targets.



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Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 05, 2017 10:16PM
Excellent target separation is one of the things I have noticed with the stock 9x8.

I just bought a used 11x8 and 5.75" concentric that was posted in the classified. It will be interesting to start testing the coils.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: fltacoma
Date: January 06, 2017 12:38AM
Haha I was heavily thinking about buying that 11x8 coil. You would use it more than me, so congrats on the excellent buy!

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Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: Mega
Date: January 06, 2017 02:39AM
I do own a brand new 11x8 coil on my Vaquero,if i am honest not used it for nearly 12 months and then only for about 1 hour,just could not 'gel' with it,but i do use the NEL Sharpshooter and just ordered a 5.75'' Concentric coil for the detector,mainly use the detectoron really trashy roman sites and also needed a small coil to get in between the stubble rows when the crops come off,alas the Deus smallest coil is the 9'' so although its good on trashy sites cannot get in between the stubble.

The 11x8 although has not had any use by myself is a very light coil for the size and does balance well on the Vaquero,wont part with the coil but may be used as a backup machine as i have always fancied a Lobo as they are pretty good as a hammered coin machine.



Deus and Nexus MP main machines.

Just a few of my pasture 'heavy hitters'.

TDI Pro c/w 20'' Mono coil
Crossbow Pulse 18'' Mono coil
T2 SEF15''x12''
DFX 18'' Detech
Nexus SE dual 9''
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Nexus MP 14''x12''

Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: Bleaver
Date: January 06, 2017 11:57AM
I found a smaller coil much better on Roman sites too. I used the 7 inch widescan. Back then they did not have the 5.75'' Concentric coil. I'd still go with the widescan over the concentric, better in iron.



LAND (6): Troy Shadow X5; Silver Sabre uMax 3D, Cutlass II uMax 3D, Tesoro Vaquero 3D
WATER (3): Fisher CZ-21 (2ea) , Tesoro Sandshark;

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better in iron..? - I don't bleave it.
Posted by: pinenut
Date: January 06, 2017 11:38PM
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Bleaver
... I'd still go with the widescan over the concentric, better in iron.

I think that's only true if you want to dig iron... On every one of my Tesoros, discrimination works better with the concentrics. That may not be the case with other brands, but it sure is with Tesoros.



one more wheatie..

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Re: better in iron..? - I don't bleave it.
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 07, 2017 07:39AM
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pinenut
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Bleaver
... I'd still go with the widescan over the concentric, better in iron.

I think that's only true if you want to dig iron... On every one of my Tesoros, discrimination works better with the concentrics. That may not be the case with other brands, but it sure is with Tesoros.

Same is true with the Fishers I have used.



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: 11 x 8 coil
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 07, 2017 07:56AM
I noticed that Tesoro is now offering up the Tejon with this 11x8WS coil as a stock coil or you can still get it with the 9x8 concentric.

I also was reading some reports that if you ever tried the 11x8 you would like it so well you may never take it off. So with reports like that are they talking about hunting coins or relics or both?

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: DigPan
Date: January 07, 2017 08:48AM
For me, the 8 X 11 is the best coil I have used on my Vaquero.

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Re: 11 x 8 coil
Posted by: pinenut
Date: January 07, 2017 10:32AM
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WV62
I noticed that Tesoro is now offering up the Tejon with this 11x8WS coil as a stock coil or you can still get it with the 9x8 concentric.

I also was reading some reports that if you ever tried the 11x8 you would like it so well you may never take it off. So with reports like that are they talking about hunting coins or relics or both?

Ron in WV

I think it depends on where you hunt as well as what for. I don't use anything but the small 5.75"c and 8" donuts in my trashiest spots, and even though I do like the 11x8 widescan 'cause it's nicely made, lightweight, sensitive and has good coverage, it still doesn't discriminate or unmask as well as the concentrics. It does fine on coins if you're running disc low anyway, and don't have nails and bottlecaps to deal with. It's a great all-around coil if you're not in trash, but where I like to play, trash abounds.



one more wheatie..

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Re: 8x11 coil
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 07, 2017 10:53AM
Yep, I am starting to think trash is our next frontier. LOL

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Tesoro + Concentric coil = Best performance in iron littered sites.
Posted by: Monte
Date: January 09, 2017 03:50PM
I have evaluated, and have watched many others try, an assortment of Tesoro brand and after-market brand DD coils on several Tesoro models, and in side-by-side comparisons in iron infested conditions, NO DD coil has ever matched or beat a good Concentric coil.

Monte



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


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A place to share fond memories of old alkali desert favorite sites in Utah, Nevada, and Eastern Oregon and other detecting travels. To rendezvous with fellow detectorists and trade experiences from our metal detecting adventures, opinions on a variety of old and new detectors, share detecting techniques, and discuss potential hunt sites.

Regular-Use Detector Team:
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Tesoro: Vaquero, Bandido II ┬ÁMAX, Silver Sabre ┬ÁMAX and Mojave

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Models from Compass, Makro, Nokta and Tesoro
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Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.
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