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Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: St Bernard
Date: April 13, 2016 10:52AM
I will be in the process of getting a Safari in the future. Other than the standard coil it comes with what other coils do you suggest? On my X-terra gold I bought a NEL Sharpshooter which really works good in trash areas etc. I am most likely going to want coils for high trash areas and also for detecting around trees in parks and forest detecting and brush areas. Are the Sunray X5 5.5" or the Coiltek 6" treasureseeker good coils for the Safari in the parks and woods detecting? I do not mind getting extra coils just want to do it right the first time it can get expensive getting something that does not work. Feedback greatly appreciated THANKS
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Bill :minelab: ::usaf:

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Fletch88
Date: April 13, 2016 01:49PM
I just bought a Safari after having had a couple etrac/explorers over the years as well as the CTX. My all time favorite coil has been the Sunray X-8 coil. It was the one that stayed on the Etrac 90% of the time. I'm searching for another one now because it is large enough to give decent coverage yet small enough to give better separation in trash than the 11" pro coil.



Garrett ATPro- 8.5x11, CORS Fortune 5.5x9.5
CTX 3030
Silver uMax- 8" Donut, 8x11 RSD, 3x18 Cleansweep
Excalibur ll- 10" Tornado

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: klever
Date: April 14, 2016 09:56AM
I use the Detech 8x6" SEF Butterfly Search Coil most of the time. I originally bought to help out with my pinpointing. It gets good depth. Almost as much as the stock 11. Definitely better separation!

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Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: April 14, 2016 11:51AM
The only extra Safari coil I have used is the 6x8 SEF. fwiw, I also like it.

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Tinfoil
Date: April 14, 2016 12:28PM
Aboutsolutly 100% correctamondo. That is what I have used for years. Best all around coil of them all. Later Jerry aka Tinfoil

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Fletch88
Date: April 22, 2016 03:45PM
I am going to try the CORS Scout 12.5x8.5 (same as NEL Hunter) on my Safari. I am predicting it to be the perfect coil at separation vs depth.



Garrett ATPro- 8.5x11, CORS Fortune 5.5x9.5
CTX 3030
Silver uMax- 8" Donut, 8x11 RSD, 3x18 Cleansweep
Excalibur ll- 10" Tornado

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Scenario84
Date: April 29, 2016 05:56PM
6x8 SEF without a doubt for me. It's great in trashy areas, first time I put it on I hunted some 1800s cellar holes I had already hunted with the stock coil, I pulled 2 large cents, an Indian, and 2 flying eagles since switching. The larger coil just couldn't find them in all the iron junk, too much under the coil at one time.

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: biggboy101
Date: May 07, 2016 12:20AM
I use the minelab 8in coil love it i always hit the 8 in and above coins easy.... also used the sef 10x12 ...wasnt impressed just better ground coverage than the 8in but the 8in punched threw better it seems

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: August 05, 2016 01:43PM
All depends on the area you are hunting.....larger coils cover more and go deeper, smaller coils work better in junk and small or trashy areas...Quite impressed with the stock Safari coil myself rel to weight and pinpointing....

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Prep1957
Date: August 06, 2016 08:53AM
6x8 is all I use most of the time,pulled to fatties last night length of Garret Carrot both read 20 in relic mode.

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Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: kschae4
Date: August 08, 2016 05:43AM
Nice job Prep, on the two fatties. When you wrote that they rang up at 20 , I went back to my early January post from this year and saw that my '68 IHe had read 22 in relic mode, low trash. So it was surprising to see a post -fattie date not ringing in at the typical (for me,anyway) 32-33 for most IHs....
Enjoying my new Detech SEF 8 x6 for trash areas and parks. Mostly hunt fields and woods ,so will get another pro coil or larger one, down the road. HH



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Cos
Date: August 08, 2016 09:24AM
I was lucky to purchase a second, used Minelab Safari on the Internet. Now I have Safari #1 mounted with the excellent SEF (Detech now) 8 X 6 Coil, and Safari #2 mounted with the Detech 13" Ultimate Coil. No more changing coils!! I will use Safari #1 in trashy parks, heavy brush or in thick woods; I use Safari #2 in open areas, non-trashy parks and the like. The SEF 8 X 6 goes pretty darn deep and will hit well on small items. The 13" coil may go a bit deeper, but it may also not hit as well on smaller items, and, of course, and may mask some coins because of having multiple items under the coil. It also is more bulky to swing for many hours.

Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: Prep1957
Date: August 09, 2016 08:31PM
Hunting a lot of my old places over again because not to many places to hunt anymore at least until crops are out have been hunting in ferrous relic just to stay in the game have only 5 silvers this year worst year ever but good year for fatties and old buttons have 31 fatties and hundreds of old buttons I missed I also have been hunting in low trash mode something I usually never do have been locating a lot of smaller items at deeper depths and some neat Iron things mostly old tools.I actually have a lot of woods to hunt just never done it maybe will give a try after mosquites start dying will carry detector with me when I go squirrel hunting.

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Re: Safari coil selection which ones work best ???
Posted by: kschae4
Date: August 12, 2016 08:20PM
Prep ,yeah your settings above are pretty much my "go to" settings every hunt...HH



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

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