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First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: therover
Date: March 09, 2013 03:48PM
Got my Coiltek 6 inch LF "Digger' coil last week and I finally had a chance to use it in the field today on my 705. I specifically got this coil for spots that are trashy and iron laden, when I want to hunt for silver, copper and clad.

Found a spot on the beach where the sand under the boardwalk was scooped out and spread out onto the dry sand. The spot is loaded with iron, aluminum, pesky arcade tokens as well as tons of clad and some older silver. There is probably some gold items in there as well, but since this is under the boardwalk sand, coins and tokens fall through those cracks much easier than a ring or bracelet. There were 4-5 hunters at this spot over the last 3 days and I assume over 1000-1200 coins were found. There is probably a lot more to be found too. So the spot in a sense was a hot spot, but a unit with a smaller coil, fast recovery and one that can handle iron is an optimal unit here.

Ran in Pattern 4, sensitivity at 23 and the 705 ground balanced at 15 for most of the areas.

I can't be any more satisfied with the results. I did not dig ANY iron. After awhile all those corroded zincs were left in the ground since they all ID'd at 30-32. When the 705 had that sweet high tone in the 42-44 range, it was a quarter or silver. Dimes and copper pennies hit as 38. What was also cool was the shallow arcade tokens came in at dead 40, so after a bit I did not dig them either. Sure I got fooled on some targets, and probably left a few good targets in the ground ( I was getting tired !!!) . Nickels were in the 12-14 range, and I dug all those mid tones and ID ranges 2-18. Not shown are the pennies ( over a 120 of them), tokens and junk ( which was mostly pull tabs or small pieces of aluminum),

All total, 75 quarters, 57 dimes, 22 nickels and the silver. The barber quarter was a nice surprise. Targets, depth wise, ranged from 2 inches to 12 inches down. Got a few really deep quarters. The barber was in the 10-11 inch range. So this small coil can definitely get some depth.

The Digger coil is a super coil and set up on the 705, will end up being one of my favorite set ups to use in a lot of spots. I just wish the darn thing was water proof as some of the sand had washed into the wet. Was not going to chance it though, but I did hunt some safe areas of wet sand ( where I knew no water would hit the coil) and it ran very smooth on the wet sand and found several good targets. Most of the day, due to the abundance of targets in the dry, was spent in the dry sand.

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: Old Longhair
Date: March 09, 2013 04:32PM

I guess you did alright! :thumbup:
Congratulations on the new coil, the finds, and finding another setup that obviously works where you are!

Ingham County, Michigan

Great report, and congratulations on this day!:clapping:N/T
Posted by: mudpuppy
Date: March 09, 2013 05:22PM

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Nasty words, and suggestive post.

Great review Therover!!!! :surprised:
Posted by: SpiritRelic
Date: March 09, 2013 06:31PM
That is amazing!!! I will be joining the Xterra family soon.I used to have a minelab sov and can't wait to get the Xterra 705.You are great bunch of knowledgeable detectorist over here.I am speechless on that beach hunt! :-X

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: Jack Beam
Date: March 09, 2013 07:02PM
Super hunt! Glad to see the new coil is working out for you!

Ontario, Ohio

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: 7centsworth
Date: March 09, 2013 08:12PM
Wow looks like you had alot of fun.

Christian Ky Boy
Minelab x-terra 70
Minelab pro find

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: Digger
Date: March 10, 2013 12:52AM
Great hunt, and great report. Glad to hear it is working out as you hoped. Makes me proud to have it carry the name "Digger"! HH Randy

You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"

After 45-years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: Mark in S.E. IA
Date: March 10, 2013 10:57AM
WOW, you pulled some nice silver coins from that beach, WTG

I'm glad the new coil worked out great.....



10.5 DD 7.5 coil

Re: First outing with the Coiltek 6 inch LF 'Digger' coil
Posted by: tometusns
Date: March 10, 2013 02:12PM

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