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Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 07, 2017 03:07PM
Not a whole lot, but managed a few keepers minus the junk. The spot I hunted was absolutely loaded with iron and lucky to get these tidbits! Looks like a coverall button with a locomotive on the front, pieces of thin brass that I spent at least a half an hour to recover. Looks like a jigsaw puzzle. The key hole piece is brass attached to some iron, which was next to the thin brass. Not shown is a horseshoe and a few other iron objects. Not bad for the first hunt with this coil. Thanks for looking.



T2SE* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * VX3* Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale




Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: May 07, 2017 05:12PM
How did the keyhole piece report/read on the mxs? I'm really interested in how the 5.3 will do on mixed metal objects like like buttons. Great digs, keep us posted! HH

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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 07, 2017 05:39PM
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iqwozpoom
How did the keyhole piece report/read on the mxs? I'm really interested in how the 5.3 will do on mixed metal objects like like buttons. Great digs, keep us posted! HH
Thanks, I actually found the keyhole piece while using the pinpointer. I was still pulling pieces of the small brass out of the dirt pile and happened across that. It wasn't deep at all. The hand digger popped it right out. The overall button has a tiny piece of iron on it and the 5.3 didn't seem to pick up on it, just the button. There is still lots to hunt and the woods are getting thick so I probably won't be going back anytime soon. If I get an opportunity to hunt some wide open spaces, I'll be using the coil again and report the finds.



T2SE* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * VX3* Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: Mega
Date: May 07, 2017 06:42PM
I have owned a 5.3 coil on my DFX for possibly 10 years,i do occasionally use it on trashy roman sites and it does work reasonably well but always drift back again too my T2 with the deadly and deep 5'' coil,can only think of this 5'' as a laser beam,albeit its slightly small dia than the 5.3 coil but i feel its certainly deeper.Have found 3 lovely celtic gold staters with the T2/5'' coil combination but non at all with the 5.3 one.Please note i am not knocking the Whites coil in anyway but the T2 5'' finds speak volumes in my mind.

Occasionally i use a 5.3 coil on my IDX Pro as that i feel is a better combination than the DFX in trashy ground,i do like using the IDX with the 950 coil on some sites,when used with a slow methodical swing speed the IDX is deadly,just love that old Whites machine its a pure joy to use.

Well done on the interesting finds.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


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

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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 08, 2017 06:05AM
I had the 5" coil for the T2 and used it in the same spot. Didn't do too well. I traded it for the Nel Sharpshooter coil.



T2SE* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * VX3* Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: May 08, 2017 10:16AM
The small dd coils are great for what they do, I have a detector that has one permanently attached. No doubt that the dd will report targets that the concentric will miss but a small concentric will do better in other situations, that's why I like to have both, and more than one detector. Different horses for different courses!

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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: Mega
Date: May 08, 2017 10:30AM
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iqwozpoom
The small dd coils are great for what they do, I have a detector that has one permanently attached. No doubt that the dd will report targets that the concentric will miss but a small concentric will do better in other situations, that's why I like to have both, and more than one detector. Different horses for different courses!

I totally agree with you,that is why i have specific detector/coil setups for almost all detecting scenarios,prehaps i have far more coils and detectors than need be,but the main thing is i enjoy using them all :biggrin: the biggest problem is the storage of them all :wink:



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


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

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Question Hanover .......
Posted by: Elton
Date: May 08, 2017 05:25PM
Is this a new coil your testing for Whites, or a new coil to you, your testing..



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Re: Question Hanover .......
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 08, 2017 06:16PM
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Elton
Is this a new coil your testing for Whites, or a new coil to you, your testing..
Testing the coil for Whites. I think there are a few others who received a coil too.



T2SE* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * VX3* Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: June 01, 2017 09:52PM
I had 5.3 eclipse on a DFX that pulled a lot of Barber dimes out of a Park I used to hunt regular. Like I said in a previous post it could split hairs with the Numbers. If I got a 80-81 it was a Silver Dime ever time.



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Re: Question Hanover .......
Posted by: One arm willy
Date: July 07, 2017 01:24AM
Anything new on the sport 5.3?

Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: July 11, 2017 03:23PM
I'm wondering the same thing?

Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: tboykin
Date: July 11, 2017 03:48PM
We sent a few out for testing. Besides those few people we haven't had many requests for us to build them.



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Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: July 11, 2017 06:46PM
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Mega
I have owned a 5.3 coil on my DFX for possibly 10 years,i do occasionally use it on trashy roman sites and it does work reasonably well but always drift back again too my T2 with the deadly and deep 5'' coil,can only think of this 5'' as a laser beam,albeit its slightly small dia than the 5.3 coil but i feel its certainly deeper.Have found 3 lovely celtic gold staters with the T2/5'' coil combination but non at all with the 5.3 one.Please note i am not knocking the Whites coil in anyway but the T2 5'' finds speak volumes in my mind.

Occasionally i use a 5.3 coil on my IDX Pro as that i feel is a better combination than the DFX in trashy ground,i do like using the IDX with the 950 coil on some sites,when used with a slow methodical swing speed the IDX is deadly,just love that old Whites machine its a pure joy to use.

Well done on the interesting finds.

Absolutely agreed Mega...the IDXPro is PURE JOY to use. It's accurate,fast and running wide open the depth is excellent. I'll pick off 8-9" dimes on a regular basis,as long as I put the coil over them. Although I've gravitated toward another machine for other reasons, if I could only keep ONE machine,it would be the IDXPro. Simply because I know it SO well. There's a reason people "who know" have a Classic series in their collection....flat out UNBELIEVABLE hunting in junk.

Re: Today's hunt with the 5.3 test coil
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: July 13, 2017 09:24AM
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tboykin
We sent a few out for testing. Besides those few people we haven't had many requests for us to build them.
Well darn. If you ever decided to do a limited run or happen to have any "extra" test coils around that you'd be willing to sell, let me know.

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