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Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: cashmole
Date: June 19, 2017 12:05AM
Hi guys. I have been looking at larger coils for my Safari. I want more depth but I hunt city parks that are moderately trashy. Some have high trash but most are mid level for city parks. Anyways I find that 6" older 1950's to 1960's pennies don't come in super strong. They are a high tone with some "clipping" to the signal. This is how I can tell it is an older deeper penny. But shouldn't a 6" penny be crystal clear? I was thinking of getting a slightly larger coil to get a few more inches of depth and possibly be able to hear the older deeper coins but I don't want to miss good targets because of using a big coil in a city park with its trash.
I was looking at a Nel Thunder (14.5"x10.5") or Cors Cannon(which I believe is a re-branded Nel Thunder). Also looking at a Cors Strike which is a 12"x13" coil. I like the Thunder/Cannon but width is 10.5" compared to the stock Safari 11" wide coil. Will this coil get me any more depth or will it be the same in depth because of the relatively same width, regardless of it being longer. Will the longer length help with depth some. OR should I get the Strike because it is an overall larger coil? Any suggestions?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2017 12:21AM by cashmole.

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Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: kschae4
Date: June 19, 2017 08:23PM
I was thinking quite the opposite...trashy parks, lots of eyes....I'd opt for the sef 8x6 and help keep a low profile. Many of us on the forum experience no loss of depth with the sef 8x6 or similar coil compared to the pro-coil. IMO, large coils for fields, woods...



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Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: June 19, 2017 11:12PM
The bigger the coil in a trashy park, the more you'll be bothered by nulling as it try's to I.D. all the pull tabs, can slaw, foil and a myriad of metallic junk over a larger coil footprint. The smaller the coil, the better it will single out targets. The only downside to a smaller coil i.e. a 6inch EXcellerator is that you have to slow down for it to I.D. those smaller targets like penny's and maybe loose a little depth but a marginal amount.

Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: cashmole
Date: June 19, 2017 11:43PM
I feel that my depth is only ok. An old 1950's penny at 6 to 7 inches should be clear I would think? I can hear them ok but the signal kind of "clips" out and isnt solid. Not all the time but usually. This is how I can tell its deep. What do you guys think of running a 13" coil in a city park? Only a couple more inches than stock but could help me to get the older pennies and dimes?

Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: cashmole
Date: June 21, 2017 05:43PM
I ended up buying a Cors Strike 12x13" Coil. I'll let you guys know how it is. Thanks cor the all the input.

Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: okdirtjunky
Date: July 01, 2017 01:23PM
Thinking of getting one myself

Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: cashmole
Date: August 03, 2017 10:04PM
So the Cors Strike coil is a rebranded Nel Tornado. It even says NEL on the cable protector right at the coil. It seems to go nice and deep. I can get old pennies at 8-10" easily. With all the discrimination I run they tend to "clip" out a bit rather than be a real solid tone but they are pretty clear and I can tell they are deep from the way they sound. Overall very happy with the coil and I purchased from SeriousDetecting...very reliable and fast shipping. He is on Ebay as well.

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Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: August 03, 2017 10:21PM
How's that coil on larger coins and silver? 8'-10' inches is pretty deep for a penny!! Thanks for the feedback!!

Re: Safari Big Coil For More Depth
Posted by: cashmole
Date: August 06, 2017 04:36PM
I found a silver quarter at about 8" with it and I could hear it no problem. I have everything blocked out except 30-40 and running auto sensitivity. I am going to try turning up the sensitivity and see if I can hear deeper stuff. This particular place I was hunting is a late 1950's school that has been graded a long time ago and so everything is only 1940's and up but its all pretty deep so it was a good place to test this coil. So far I'm very happy with it. Its a great all around coil and I use it in trashier parks as well just need to go slowly. The only thing I dont like about cors coils is the thick wire they use. I know its an added feature but collapsing the shaft with the coil on is harder as I do this everytime I put it in my trunk. I have to pull the wire down at the coil. Other than that Its a great coil. I have a small cors coil too.

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