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Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Squirmingcoil77
Date: December 06, 2017 01:15PM
Hello everybody. I'm looking for a larger coil for my T2 and was hoping someone with experience can give me some insight on the various larger coils available. The coil would be used in mineralized ground for relic hunting. Im not concerned about separation just good depth on three ringers, buttons and large brass. Ive had success with the stock coil but want to try something new.

Ive looked at the Teknetics 15" DD but heard it was heavy and maybe not the best choice. I would appreciate any insight or advice into the larger coil selections. Thanks!

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: 2 Much Trash
Date: December 06, 2017 03:55PM
The detech 13" ultimate coil. It hits those targets and small brass as well extremely deep. Nice and light too. If you have boost mode be prepared to dig some deep holes using that coil.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: dfmike
Date: December 06, 2017 06:47PM
I absolutely love my Ultimate on the F19 for the beach. It would do good on the T2 for sure. It's very light for its size. You could also check out the NEL Tornado or Mars Discovery or even the Goliath if you want a 15" coil that goes really deep. I think it is lighter than Fisher's 15".

Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2017 06:49PM by dfmike.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Squirmingcoil77
Date: December 06, 2017 07:44PM
Thanks guys. Ill definitely check those coils out.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Mega
Date: December 06, 2017 08:26PM
The 2 larger coils that i predominately use for say deep pasture or recently ploughed and rolled are the NEL Storm 14x13 and also the SEF 15x12,the NEL is slightly heavier out of the 2 but not by much,it not only covers ground better than stock but gives vital inches onto targets that the stock coil would miss,as most folks are aware the larger coil you will pick up on larger targets but start missing out on smaller items,that for the most part is the upside and downside of using larger coils,but the NEL Storm seems to buck this trend in my mind and i am finding that it will still pick up on smaller coin size items at depth stil.

The larger SEF 15x12 and also its smaller brother 12x10 are both in my opinion still some of the best after market coils made,albeit they have been out a few years but they still keep producing finds,for the size they are reasonably lightweight and can still swing them all day long without a harness of any kind.Unlike the biggest one i have the BIG Nel at 17x15,its a beast of a coil and will locate deep targets like hoards and in the US CW deep targets,but of course these larger targets require totally clean ground in my opinion other wise you will start getting 'nulled' signals which negates the whole object of looking for larger deep targets,its very easy to get 2 targets ie iron and a desirable target under the coil at the same time while running in discrimination mode and it will null the decent target out.Of course if you are running it in AM mode then that is not a problem as you will dig everything anyway.

Its always handy to have a larger coil in ones coil arsenal for such occasions on site specific permissions that you suspect the targets are worth hunting for,no point in putting a large coil on if you are going to hunt a manicured mansion lawn or play ground etc,but on a CW known site that has been cleared of trash for many years then these larger coils can start earning ones keep,the art is or skill set of the detectorist on when too these coils.

The T2 in the right hands with a skilled operator can be a beast of a machine depth wise,finds wont start jumping out the ground just because you have starpped on the large coil,it dont work like that,but if i say see signs of a possible scattered hoard that coins have been dragged up by deep ploughing and a possible pot is in theat area that is when a T2 and large coil will be the weapon of choice and can earn its keep in just that one find,i have to take into account the reward to effort ratio when using a large coil,if it dont stack up in my favour then i wont use them.

Of course this is just how i use a large/r coil on my T2 and basically this also applies on other detector brands and other after market coils as well,one last closing comment i bought a 15'' T2 coil that the company had on stupidly low prices,wish i had never bought it,used it for maybe under 1 hour and the reason i dont use it and its just gathering dust is the weight aspect,rest assured its a boat anchor and thus this the reason why they are basically giving them away.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Squirmingcoil77
Date: December 06, 2017 10:45PM
Thanks for the detailed post. Good insight on the coils performance. I was also looking at the tornado coil. Anyone have experience with that one?

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Quake
Date: December 07, 2017 03:58PM
I use the sharpshooter and the tornado, Perfect combo for any T2 user in my book.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: brnn53
Date: December 08, 2017 03:18PM
I just bought one of these to try out. Got a friend that is hitting 3 ringers at 16 inches with his.

I second this!!
Posted by: Daniel Tn
Date: December 09, 2017 01:25AM
Tornado 12x13 is the same size as the Ultimate 13. I have tested them both...Tornado and Ultimate. The Ultimate is lighter weight but the reason for that is the NEL coils are shielded better. In layman's terms, the Tornado is much less prone to EMI than the Ultimate. In the wide open, they get approx the same depth. The Ultimate I had was prone to falsing when bumped up against things...corn stubs, trees, etc. The Tornado doesn't false at all.

If I am in fields or woods, I have the Tornado on my T2....well it's actually the Cors Strike but same thing as the Tornado.

If I get around an old homesite or place with a lot of iron, the Sharpshooter goes on. Those two are quite the combo for the T2.

Re: Large coil recommendation for T2
Posted by: Squirmingcoil77
Date: December 12, 2017 08:54PM
Thanks for the info, everyone!

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