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15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: sasquache
Date: December 08, 2017 05:18AM
Hello everyone i have seen numerous video's with tje Safari and 15 wot coil and i know its used for fields and open areas but does it give you a extra 2 to 3 inches of depth and is the vdi spot on? Or is it all hype? I would love to hear othet Safari users thoughts befor i spend that kind of cash. Thank you Paul

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Re: 15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: December 08, 2017 04:58PM
I bought a WOT 15inch awhile ago thinking it would be great for beach detecting where you need to cover a lot of beach real estate in a day. It is a deep detecting coil BUT it is on the heavy side and I ended up going back to the stock 11inch coil. The 11inch coil is much more easier to swing for a period of time without getting too tired or when your shoulder starts really aching/burning telling you it's time to quit. At least this is true for me.
If you have youth on your side and can manage to swing the 15inch without getting shoulder and back ache etc; go for it....at least on a beach or big wide open pastures/fields. I would not use it for parks and local detecting because it will detect all the trash under that big coil footprint and will probably mask out coins or small rings and small jewelry items. In the end, it's a personal preference decision.

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Re: 15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: sasquache
Date: December 09, 2017 05:21AM
Thank you so much Goldstrike for the info I'm still debating i really like the 11 fbs coil but i do think as years go by things are going deeper and our detectors just cant pick them up but who knows i may end up with a pair of cordless headphones lol

Re: 15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: Simpsonslammer
Date: December 09, 2017 12:22PM
I also was kicking around the idea of getting a larger WOT coil. Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between the 15" All terrene and the regular 15' WOT coil?



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Re: 15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: December 09, 2017 02:06PM
Ive never used a safari but i use one on my sovereign gt for farm field hunting and in my opinion it's been well worth it... it screams on 10in.deep large cents.. i dont use a meter so can speak to tid... like goldstrike mentioned,it gets real heavy in wet sand as the sand clinging to it makes weigh 3x its actually weight... i only use it places where digging large holes isnt an issue. .. and omg at the beach it can hit those darn zinc pennies deeper than you want to dig...

Re: 15 inch wot coil is it worthwhile ?
Posted by: dirt lizard
Date: December 10, 2017 05:46AM
I use a 13 inch NEL tornado coil. It goes just as deep at the WOT coil but it's lighter for less arm and shoulder problems.



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