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wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: Tajue17
Date: December 30, 2014 05:19AM
we got this as a package with the sniper coil so wondering about another coil upgrade,, she can have any machine she wants and does not want a new machine she has to re- learn so the F2 stays same as my hard earned money so what coil do you Fisher owners think is the best upgrade for this machine.

thanks T

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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: December 30, 2014 07:49AM
The only other coil that I would consider would be the 11" DD.

Mark



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: REVIER
Date: December 30, 2014 11:44AM
I did some swinging with the 10" concentric and I liked it especially for the price.
A little heavier, but it did get a little deeper than the 8" with clearer signals on the deeper ones, too.
I actually am recommending the 11"DD, however, because I don't believe it is as heavy as the concentric, it gets pretty deep from what I have read and that long scan pattern does not miss much.
I used to hate hunting with DD coils around a lot of bottle caps because they are such a problem, but after learning the rimming technique I have eliminated digging more than 90% of these hated things with my F70 and I know this works on the F2 also.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: pasttom
Date: December 30, 2014 11:44AM
The answer really depends on what kind of hunting she does and how adding weight to the detector will impact her. I started with an F2 and added an 11 for much the same reasoning. I was disappointed and didn't care for the new coil. I came to see that the lack of ground balance adjustment was a bigger factor for me and that meant a different detector so I moved on. It is really a matter of her specific situation. But I hope my experience is helpful.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: Tajue17
Date: December 30, 2014 07:52PM
hmm yes no ground balance and pasttom you bring up a good point about the upgraded coil,,, is it even worth it on this machine with no ground balance.

but so far 11" DD is the one if you guys think the F2,,, if I did get this coil for her will it also work on the next couple fishers say the F4 F5 maybe F70

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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: IBdiggin
Date: December 31, 2014 06:57AM
Tajue17, Coils will interchange between the F2 and F4 since they are basically the same platform. F4 will give you ground balance but in all metal mode only. The F5 would be my choice for an upgrade from the F2. Hope this helps----------IB



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: Tajue17
Date: December 31, 2014 06:11PM
yeah I think eventually I'll have to accidently back over the F2 and apologize by insisting she get the F5,,, but it will be me setting it up at each outing and if its not as good as her F2 I Might get hit over the head with it ha ha


one last thing we never tried the sniper coil that comes with the fisher package is it a decent coil or don't bother putting it on?

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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: REVIER
Date: December 31, 2014 09:11PM
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Tajue17
yeah I think eventually I'll have to accidently back over the F2 and apologize by insisting she get the F5,,, but it will be me setting it up at each outing and if its not as good as her F2 I Might get hit over the head with it ha ha


one last thing we never tried the sniper coil that comes with the fisher package is it a decent coil or don't bother putting it on?

Decent?
Yea, I would say so.
I found a ton with the 8" coil, a few great things with the 10", but by far I found way more with the sniper than both of those put together.
This is not only at new sites but at old sites I hunted in the past with bigger coils and thought I cleaned out...but didn't.
Coins galore, silver and gold jewelry and a lot of it, 9 gold targets were found by this coil in 2013 alone.
Once I mounted this coil it rarely ever came off and many others have done the same.

Some of my better finds with the F2 and sniper in 18 months use.

If she likes to hunt trashy sites looking for jewelry like I do, this coil is literally worth its weight in gold.



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Plus other cool stuff.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: Tajue17
Date: January 01, 2015 06:50AM
Revier,, that's good to hear. thanks to everyone who posted yeah I'm going to just get her the F5 and tell her to leave the sniper on the F2 because we do hit some sights where it is needed but she never puts it on or we just forgot to bring it (still in plastic)

thanks for everything lots of good info.

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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: whitewill_1
Date: January 03, 2015 07:06PM
The 11" DD is a huge improvement over the stock coil.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: salmonriverhotrock
Date: January 03, 2015 08:51PM
:usmc:

Back a couple years ago, I ordered my F-2 in the 3 coil package offer that included a hand wand detector and other things. Have never regretted that purchase so far with the only difficulty being when swapping coils for changed conditions or kind of hunting I'm doing and that has been the blasted limited access to the connector. I guess Fisher is entitled to make one mistake like anyone else in design but I sure wish they would offer an extension adaptor of some sort. The F-2 machine and coils work as well as any other in my opinion but I typically hunt by sounds, not bells and whistles. In my area, I have used more often the 4" size and DD coils on my machines but the usual standard coils have also been put to good use so never hurts to have a few coil options on hand. I'm personally not a fan of hand wand detectors but for very tiny Gold, get yourself a Falcon MD20.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: Hightone
Date: January 04, 2015 11:23AM
I have the NEL Sharpshooter I leave on my F2. Light, faster and more coverage per swing than the 8", stable. The F5 is a great choice. Was my fave for 7 years. Little heavier but better command. Not a lot deeper than the F2 though.

FWIW- My Quick Draw Pro outperforms my F2, and if I can get a Sharpshooter for it, I'll probably let it go.



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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: coin-op
Date: January 07, 2015 08:45PM
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Hightone
I have the NEL Sharpshooter I leave on my F2. Light, faster and more coverage per swing than the 8", stable. The F5 is a great choice. Was my fave for 7 years. Little heavier but better command. Not a lot deeper than the F2 though.

FWIW- My Quick Draw Pro outperforms my F2, and if I can get a Sharpshooter for it, I'll probably let it go.

I also have the NEL Sharpshooter on my F2. I'd like to add I'll probably never take it off. The NEL helps with ground which the F2 doesn't have.

Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: larryk56
Date: January 03, 2017 11:02PM
Would you mind sharing a link of what the sniper coil looks like that you used
with your F2. And what size is it.

Looks like I am going to try the F2.

Thanks so much!
Larry

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Re: wifes F2 which coil is best upgrade?
Posted by: KindManTall
Date: January 04, 2017 10:32AM
The Nel Sharp Shooter makes a difference from concentric cone shape to DD book shape design of detecting search



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