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Put F5 Sharpshooter Coil to the Soil
Posted by: RLOH
Date: July 20, 2017 10:27AM
I got up early to beat the heat and took the F5 Sharpshooter combo to one of my trashiest spots for a shakedown run. I like the physical size of this coil. Sometimes a 5 inch coil feels like you will never cover any ground. The 5.5 inch width makes this like the 5 inch coil and I quickly found out to use the tip as a probe. I was wiggling this coil into some tight spots and it really performed. Signals are tight and precise, much better than the 11 inch coil. There are several duck food dispensers around the pond and they are mounted to metal poles. I knew there were coins around the bottom of these machines because they take quarters, but every one of my big coils overloaded within 18 inches of the pole. By using the tip of the Sharpshooter I slowly started probing in a two foot circle of the pole. 80-84 signals were every two inches. I found 14 clad quarters in this circle with some inches from the pole!

After clearing out these surface to 4 inch deep quarter hotspot, I methodically rehunted the area again. I got a very weak, barely audible 90-91 tick and from 7 inches I found a 1958 silver Canadian quarter. I ended up with 52 coins in just two long passes around half of the pond. I started the first pass at the sidewalk and put up with the rebar grunt every foot or so. I found many coins between the rebar signals. All in all, this coil is the perfect coil for the F5. All coins showed up identical to the stock coil with tones and numbers. It is like having a small coil with coverage.

Re: Put F5 Sharpshooter Coil to the Soil
Posted by: jim tn
Date: July 20, 2017 10:44AM
The Sharpshooter is a good coil. Good job getting it to work well for you in those tight spots.: :thumb up: HH jim tn

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Re: Put F5 Sharpshooter Coil to the Soil
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: July 20, 2017 01:02PM
How much depth did you lose from the 11" DD?. The reason I asked is I run the F5 also, going on three years now and I run the 11" DD. This park we hunt is hunted heavly and all the silver is down below 6", mostly between 6" and 8"" and I thought about buying a smaller coil for better separation but I can't afford to give up " any" depth.

Re: Put F5 Sharpshooter Coil to the Soil
Posted by: RLOH
Date: July 20, 2017 03:21PM
At this point, I can't tell you the depth difference. I can only relate to my test bed. I have dug silver coins from 8 to 9 inches deep with the 11 inch dd coil. While the Sharpshooter is just slightly smaller than the 7x11 dd coil, it really looks and feels much smaller. I know what you mean about having a detector that can honestly get 8 plus inches of depth on a coin. In my area, just about all of the silver I find is approaching 8 inches deep. I bought the Sharpshooter hoping it will reach the 8 inches I need, but with better trash separation and I believe it will come close. My Sharpshooter settings: sens 90, disc 10, threshold 0, and 3 tones.

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Re: Put F5 Sharpshooter Coil to the Soil
Posted by: BarryL
Date: July 20, 2017 04:51PM
Don't know what type soil you are dealing with but I have dug silver coins at well over 8 inches here in my North Texas dirt with the Sharpshooter coil on my Tesoro machine with Sens as high as it will go and disc at just to knock out Nails and on my F70 the sharpshooter will hit a Dime at 8 inches with Sens at 75 and disc at 15 Thresh at +4 Notch1 will be a tad noisy and touchy but it will pick it out of the trash .Best After Market coil I have used on my Detectors

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