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Small coil
Posted by: Rob (IL)
Date: February 23, 2013 09:26PM
I built a light weight SE and now think a small coil might make a nice park hunter. I've all ready have the 10x12 SEF. Does anyone know the weights on the SunRay X8 and the 6x8 SEF? I've be looking for a reasonable 6x8 but know luck so far.

I'm going to read Bryce's reviews again.



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Re: Small coil
Posted by: Badger in NH
Date: February 24, 2013 07:35AM
Personally I wouldn't expect an 8 inch coil to find much more than a 10 or 12 inch coil couldn't find.

A small coil needs to be less than 6 inches to have good separation ability.

The Sun Ray X-5 is excellent in the iron and has all the depth you need.

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Re: Small coil
Posted by: Rob (IL)
Date: February 24, 2013 09:46PM
I hear what you are saying, I am concerned about weight right now hence the 6x8 or X8. I'm looking for a lighter coil to complete a less nose heavy setup. The SE weights in around 3Lb. I just needed the coil weights, no worried about separation. The 5" doesn't have enough coverage for what I want.



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Re: Small coil
Posted by: Badger in NH
Date: February 24, 2013 11:54PM
Oh, coil weights. I see.

Beware, some of those 8 inch coils can be as heavy as the bigger coils.

The lightest coil I can think of might be the Ultimate 13" at 480 grams. The Coiltek Joey is pretty light as well.



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Re: Small coil
Posted by: ezra
Date: February 25, 2013 06:57AM
Rob(IL) The Sunray Stealth X 8 weighs 15.4 ounces with coil cover, hope this helps Ezra

Re: Small coil
Posted by: Badger in NH
Date: February 25, 2013 09:04AM
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Rob(IL) The Sunray Stealth X 8 weighs 15.4 ounces with coil cover, hope this helps Ezra


That's about 436.5 grams.

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Re: Small coil
Posted by: Rob (IL)
Date: February 25, 2013 08:02PM
Super , Thanks Ezra, Ralph told me it was 15+ oz now it just need the 6x8 weight.



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Re: Small coil
Posted by: Rob (IL)
Date: February 26, 2013 10:16AM
I built my light weight SE, the remarks I keep hearing is the Minelabs are heavy and nose heavy. So I took care of the heavy. Now I wanted to take care of the balance.

Bryce gives both the X8 and 6x8 high marks. He doesn't say one is better. So for hunting parks I figured a smaller lighter coil would do the trick. Maybe not.



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