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Re: The Sun Ray S-12, S-8, And S-5...The S-8 Is The Only True 8" Coil On The Market Right Now (Besides The 8" Detech Concentric)
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: August 11, 2012 09:09AM
Had this asked a few times lately so figured the answer should be in the coil sticky. Far as I know the only the Sun Ray is a true 8" (?) and the only 8" coil on the market right now. The Minelab 8" Tornado is also being sold right now but that coil is actually 7 & 1/4" in diameter, just like the old heavy version called the BBS coil. Many people like the 7 & 14" coil for excellent separation while still getting outstanding depth. I've read of people digging coins around a foot deep with this coil as well as the 8" Coinsearch coil, which is also a true 8" coil that Minelab made years ago and many still love it's performance to this day.

So if you are looking to buy a new true 8" coil then your only option is the Sun Ray S-8, or to put up a Want To Buy ad in the detector accessories forum for the Coinsearch 8" coil. Consider the Minelab 8" Tornado though, because it still gets killer depth and is very good at pulling coins out of trash due to it's 7 & 1/4" size from what others have to say about it.

Kellyco currently sells a Detech 8" coil for the Sovereign but it's a concentric. The only concentric I'm aware of for the Sovereign, and I'm not sure if it's a true 8" coil in size. There's also an old Hot Head Ferret 8" coil posted pictures of early in this sticky that might be a concentric. Can't remember what I dug up on it and posted about it so look for yourself.



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