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3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: moondog2000
Date: April 11, 2010 01:53PM
When I bought my scorp I also ordered a 3x7 coil. I have never used it because when I get to the az goldfields I turn the scorp on and go and don't stop till its dark. Would this coil be considered a sniper coil? other than getting into tight spots what are the advantages of this coil, doing mostly prospecting I never discrimate I dig all targets so I am used to trash. My understanding is the smaller coil will detect smaller gold but I loose depth. I have started doing more coin & relic hunting so where would I use this coil to my advantage? Thank You



Mike

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Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: April 11, 2010 04:54PM
Yes....it would be an excellent choice for sniping AND be a little more sensitive to tiny nuggets that might not be picked up with the larger coil(s). There are a limited number of 8" crossfire coils built many years ago which unfortunately are not available today. Perhaps if there ever was a need to produce a bunch of them, Garrett might budge and build some more.

Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: April 11, 2010 06:52PM
The 3x7 DD works good on small gold and you won't lose any depth as you have basically 21 aquare inches of coil . Just think, the 4.5 inch Sniper on the 250 gets seven inches plus and the 3x7 detects from heel to toe and covers more area.

Bill

Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: April 11, 2010 07:24PM
Well if we can boost sales maybe they'll do that plus a little revamping. If they modernized it this puppy could be a top seller. It's about the most versatile tector they have and a real sleeper.

Bill

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Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: moondog2000
Date: April 11, 2010 10:40PM
I guess I need to take the time & put it on and master it,I might be missing gold & not even knowing it.



Mike

Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: April 11, 2010 11:19PM
I'm gonna get one soon (3x7) just for sniping bedrock for gold nuggies. It should get in a little tighter than the 5x10. I have panned material 2 weeks ago that I ran the Scorpion over with the stock coil and got no signal. But after busting up some bedrock and panning it, out poped a nice litte Oregon nugget and fines that was definatly detecable but couldnt get the coil close enough to it, maybe due to the size of the coil size...

I can get .15 grammers in the field @ 2" with the Scorp, I think with the smaller coil they will be louder sounding and pop out more.

Alan



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Bill, you haven't mentioned the 4" round nugget coil, and I imagine it's a concentric. Depth?N/T
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Date: April 11, 2010 11:37PM

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Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: moondog2000
Date: April 11, 2010 11:52PM
I am stupid for owning this coil for about 2 yrs and not even trying it.



Mike

Re: Bill, you haven't mentioned the 4" round nugget coil, and I imagine it's a concentric. Depth?
Posted by: PennyFinder
Date: April 12, 2010 12:04AM
The 4.5" mono coil is more sensitive than the dd 3 x 7, maybe too sensitive which is why Garrett discontinued them for prospecting in rough mineralization.
The little concentric 4.5 is sure good for ore testing though.


PennyFinder

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Re: Bill, you haven't mentioned the 4" round nugget coil, and I imagine it's a concentric. Depth?
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: April 12, 2010 12:05AM
It's 4.5 and I have one and it's concentric.

Bill

Re: Bill, you haven't mentioned the 4" round nugget coil, and I imagine it's a concentric. Depth?
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: April 12, 2010 12:06AM
Good on rings.

Bill

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Re: 3x7 scorpion coil
Posted by: metalhead
Date: April 12, 2010 02:36PM
Yeah, that 3"x7" is great for workin' around rocky terrain(typical in gold country)where the 5"x10" can't work around. It is more sensitive to smaller nuggets and doesn't get the depth that the 5"x10" gets. I have that 4.5" Goldhunter, too. It's nice to have. Too bad Garrett stopped making them years ago.



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