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Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Winmagbar
Date: January 19, 2018 05:25PM
Has anyone compared the two coils on a Bandido II Micromax or other Micromax models? If so, what were the resolute?

Thanks

Robert

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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 21, 2018 01:52AM
Hello Robert,

Ive compared both, but sold the Bandido II Micro. Preferred the stock 8" donut with the Bandido II, Bandido II Micro is a super nice model especially the all-metal feature out in open areas.

The Mojave 7" coil is great, but feel it's best suited for the Mojave. Still have my Mojave, has a manual GB instead of the Low/High toggle switch.

Good luck,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Winmagbar
Date: January 21, 2018 02:42PM
Thanks for the input Paul.

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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 21, 2018 10:34PM
I haven't done a direct comparison yet.
I usually ran mine with the 8" or the 5.75. by the time I got my Mojave last season I played with it more than tested it.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD, 7" concentric


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Mojave's new 'Precision' 7" Concentric vs 8" open-center Concentric on Bandido II microMAX.
Posted by: Monte
Date: January 22, 2018 07:16AM
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Winmagbar
Has anyone compared the two coils on a Bandido II Micromax or other Micromax models? If so, what were the resolute?

Thanks

Robert
Yes, I compared the new 7" coil on my new Mojave a year ago and spent maybe three weeks swapping all my search coils around on the different models I had on-hand at the time. I came to a few different results to consider. First up is the fact that different models will behave kind of similarly, yet slightly different. That is why I hand-select the search coils I like to use on different detectors in my personal inventory.

Second, it confirmed the known fact that different size and type search coils will also display some positive and negative behaviors for different site environments and on different detectors. On-hand at the time I was doing my side-by-side detector and search coil comparisons I used the following Tesoro models:

• 'Original' Silver Sabre
• Silver Sabre microMAX
• 'Original' Bandido
• Two Bandido II microMAX units
• Mojave


Coils on-hand for comparison:

• Three thin-profile 6" Concentric (5.75 Tesoro lingo)
• 'original' 7" thicker white Concentric
• 7" Concentric 'Precision' from Mojave
• Three brown 'donut' 8" Concentric
• White 'donut' 8" Concentric


Results and conclusions I made for the new 'Precision' 7" Concentric coil were:

It worked well. If I acquired a detector that didn't have a search coil, and I was going to buy a new search coil for it to be used for 'day-to-day' use for typical Coin & Jewelry Hunting, I would buy the new 7" Concentric coil. I like the looks and feel of the 7" better than the original thicker-bodied 7", and I felt the general field performance was close enough to the 8" that it would make a nice fit in my detector group.

I am not usually going to use the round 8" Concentric coil or the Out-of-Round 8X9 spoked Concentric coil, either, because most of my hunting is in brushier, confined sites with building rubble or a lot of discarded debris. I prefer a smaller-size search coil most of the time. For example, I keep a round 7" Concentric coil mounted on a Nokta Impact or when needed I swap for the smaller 5¼" DD. My primary-use Nokta Relic has the 5¼" DD mounted, and my Nokta CoRe has the 4.7X5.2 'OOR' DD coil attached. My Makro Racer 2 sports the 'OOR' DD coil most of the time, or a new 7" Concentric if a site is a little less trashy or confined. My main-use White's MX-7 uses the 6½" Concentric coil.

So with several Tesoro models in my personal arsenal and a lot of search coils to pick from, what did I decide to do with the 7" 'Precision' Concentric coil? I determined that, for me and the many sites I hunt, it was a terrific coil to go back on and stay on my Mojave. I liked the Mojave's performance where I use it most with the new 7" more than the other coils I evaluated. I then kept a 6" Concentric coil on my Vaquero, and the white 6" Concentric coils I had stayed on my 'original' Bandido, Silver Sabre microMAX, and Bandido II microMAX models, and I parted with the thicker older 7" and all of the white and brown 8" 'donut' coils I had around.

I did have my perfect condition Bandido II microMAX w/6" stolen from me last October and have just acquired a Bandido II microMAX to replace it. Generally it is a nice condition unit, but I'll pay the necessary amount to have it overhauled as the Discrimination is a little off, and I'll likely sell the brown 8" coil that is on it. I need to track down a clean smaller Concentric for my new-to-me Bandido II microMAX when it returns from service and will be ready-to-go. Who knows, I might even stumble on a deal for a 6" Concentric again, but the new style 7" Concentric would make a nice assigned search coil. That's the same detector model you're inquiring about, too.

I do like the 7" and prefer it for a general use coil over the 8", but found the 6" Concentric to still have an edge when working and comparing them in a dense iron nail environment. If you're just picking between the new 7" and traditional open 8", I like the 7" better and that's what I'm going to get for mine.

Monte



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My 'Regular-Use Detector Team' are various models from: Nokta / Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
My 'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta / Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Winmagbar
Date: January 22, 2018 07:08PM
Thanks for the detailed reply Monte.

Robert

Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: AZWIP
Date: February 07, 2018 03:24PM
I'll probably sound like odd man on this one, lol... but I ended up putting a CSC on mine and wow!!!!! Have not had any other coil on it since, lol.

The CSC and this unit is a ton of fun (for me anyways, as a mostly park hunting jewelry hunter). Not the greatest depth, but plenty for my hunting style and parks... this setup has found me a pretty decent amount of gold jewelry and is juts plain fun regardless. (-:

Anyways, Happy Hunting, thats a GREAT machine IMHO.

Ron
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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: February 07, 2018 05:07PM
No My Golden uMax the 8" Brown donut was much deeper than the 7" or any other coil I tried. Even the rare 10.5" Concentric. Maybe I got a Hot one? I have dug Silver dimes almost 10" in My Mild ground with the 8" Donut.



Etrac
CZ-3D
Golden uMax

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Re: Mojave coil vs 8" doughnut on Bandido II Micromax
Posted by: Ratas de la Jungla
Date: February 09, 2018 10:33PM
I had better performance from the brown 8", when I tried them both in my test bed. Seemed to me as though I got maybe 2" more depth with it than the 7". But that's on my machine. In your soil with your machine, and a different 7" coil, results may vary. I didn't get much better results from the 7" over the 5.75". I recall wondering what the production specs variation range/tolerance is on the coils, if they are tested prior to leaving the factory and what the pass fail ratio is.

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