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Nel storm or hunter
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: June 25, 2017 02:16PM
Which coil would you suggest for getting a little deeper? Also which is lighter? Or do you like another coil? thanks

Re: Nel storm or hunter
Posted by: Oldguy
Date: June 29, 2017 12:57PM
The Hunter is very similar to the F75 stock coil, I don't see any advantage to buying one unless your stock coil is broken. I have a Storm coil on my Tejon, I like it but it is heavy. It does go deep though. I plan to buy a Sharpshooter and a Tornado coil for my F75. The Tornado is lighter than the Storm but will still go deeper than the F75 stock coil. I mount them on extra lower shafts to make coil changes fast and easy. Extra lower shafts are very inexpensive. Detech makes a 13 inch coil similar to the NEL Storm that is a little lighter in weight. The NEL coil is better shielded, which is where the extra weight comes from. The F75 is susceptible to EMI, so I would talk to someone who actually has run a Detech coil on an F75 before you buy one.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2017 01:05PM by Oldguy.

Re: Nel storm or hunter
Posted by: dfmike
Date: June 29, 2017 06:33PM
You don't mention the detector you have. Some coils are harder to come by depending on the detector. I have an F5 and F19 and have tried a few bigger than stock coils. Since you mention getting a "little deeper", a Mars Tiger might get you what you need. If you want deeper still, I would suggest a Detech Ultimate. It's not much heavier than the stock 11 DD and it works well for me on both detectors. The cover is the only real nuisance on the Ultimate since crud keeps getting between the cover and base. I have had a NEL Thunder coil but preferred the Ultimate. I also had a Detech 10 X 12 butterfly coil and again, liked the Ultimate better. I have a Mars Discovery on order so I can't really speak about that one but if it's anything like the Tiger, it should be interesting as a beach coil.

There are other coils that can go deeper than the ones mentioned above but they are not light by any means and overall balance and comfort might start to be an issue on long hunts.

Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: Nel storm or hunter
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: July 01, 2017 05:04PM
Sorry about that, its for an f75 se. I can get pretty deep with the stock coil, but just seeing if there is anything that would add some depth and not kill your arm. The 15 inch coil that Fisher makes is ok, but its heavy. Sold that thing pronto.
Thanks for the help so far.

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