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Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: mntnflyr4fun
Date: April 22, 2017 10:36AM
After I finished evaluating all of the great information put together by Karelain in his recent round of coil testing, and based on the test results I decided to purchase a NF Sadie coil and give it a tryout.

I received the coil and was immediately impressed with the build quality, including a couple small things that show attention to detail were a rubberized binding ring that covers/seals the seam where the coil cover mounts to help keep debris from getting between the coil and the cover, and a plastic protector enclosing the cable connector to keep dirt etc. out of the pins until it reaches its owner. Like I said small things, but to me indicate a bit more effort was put into the build.

The grey color is great, but as I expected the mounting ears are a bit wide for the std. Whites shaft mount and so I just added a small rubber washer and it tightened up just fine. Importantly to me, the cable was plenty long to comfortably run the PRO in its chest mount configuration. If you run with chest mode, beware that there are some manufacturers who produce coils with short cables that make the PRO less user friendly in the chest mount config.

I haven't had much time for a shakedown cruise yet, but I did get it out to a local park for a short run yesterday. (I bought the coil for nugget hunting, but wanted to see how it ran). The coil ran max gain (TDI PRO) and was quiet and stable. I didn't find much and so after about an hour, I switched back to my 12" dual field and ran over the same ground. Guess what, didn't find much with that either, so it would appear that the old saying of you have to get it under the coil probably holds true for this run.....Pinpointing was pretty solid, I think more time on my part will make pinpointing a non-issue

My initial impressions are quite positive and I anticipate that it will find the goods once I get it out and run it more.

Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: April 22, 2017 11:09AM
Good report--looking forward to further info--good luck.

Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: April 23, 2017 09:34AM
Do you have a photo of the coil?

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Posted by: mntnflyr4fun
Date: April 30, 2017 10:43AM

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Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: roadapple
Date: April 30, 2017 12:04PM
Keep us posted on how it does for you !
Thanks

Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: mntnflyr4fun
Date: May 05, 2017 07:28PM
Well, I am not sure its every going to stop raining here in Western Oregon, the ground is saturated at this point so I am going to spend some time on the bench with the Sadie coil and see if I can come close to other test results I have seen. As soon as the Sun finally appears I have a very special spot in mind....will post some finds soon....I HOPE.

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Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 07, 2017 10:28PM
That's a nice looking coil, well balanced swing all day coil.

It rained here today, but nothing like Oregon rain it dumps buckets up in your area.

Thanks for posting the coil,
Paul



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Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: roadapple
Date: May 30, 2017 04:30PM
Any further update on how your Sadie coil is working out ?

Re: Nuggget Finder Sadie coil - 1st impressions
Posted by: mntnflyr4fun
Date: May 30, 2017 09:33PM
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roadapple
Any further update on how your Sadie coil is working out ?

Unfortunately, I have been totally consumed with "spring has sprung" projects around my property. It rained so long, I was being ovegrown and then ended up with a 10 day stint in Louisiana helping my son finish repairs to his home from the huge Baton Rouge flood in Sept. of 16., so I have had zero time to get out and really give it a test.

I am heading to the eastern oregon gold areas at the end of June and hopefully will have some information to post when I get back. In the meantime I am hoping to get a little park hunting in between now and then and will post any thing worth passing on.

Thanks for the interest in the Sadie, it motivates me to find some time to get out now that the weather has cleared some...

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