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E-Trac coils...
Posted by: John C.65
Date: December 02, 2016 09:34AM
Thinking about adding an additional coil to the E-trac. What coil,if any,is compatible with it.Also is one coil better than the other?
Thanks

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: Des D
Date: December 02, 2016 10:14AM
1. What's your Budget?
2. What type of sites are you going to be searching?
3. How long with the E Trac?

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: wade tx
Date: December 02, 2016 11:50AM
I have a 5" Sunray and 8" Sunray, works for me very well.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: Mcdetect
Date: December 02, 2016 12:07PM
I have a 13" detech ultimate coil that came with the used etrac I bought that I use most of the time instead of the stock coil. Wouldn't mind a small coil too but haven't shelled out the clams for one yet. The detech works well and goes deep. Also gets me a little more ground coverage in large areas.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: sprchng
Date: December 02, 2016 05:43PM
One of the great things about the etrac is that there are about a bazillion coils made for it , all shapes and sizes and they all seem to work about the same. I have cycled through about a dozen of them from Sunray , Coiltek , SEF/Detech and NEL and found that they all performed about as advertised. It's more important to decide the size , shape and purpose of another coil before comparing coils of different colors. I think the Sunray and Coiltek are the most expensive but have seen little evidence to justify the high price. If you're a name brand got have kind of person , go for one of those. Once you know what you want to use another coil for you can put the names of all the ones that will fit the bill on a dartboard and take your pick that way.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 02, 2016 05:44PM
The three coils that have been mentioned so far are all you'll ever need for any of your purposes,and the stock coil is excellent as well. Round them up,have fun.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: roadapple
Date: December 02, 2016 06:43PM
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IDXMonster
The three coils that have been mentioned so far are all you'll ever need for any of your purposes,and the stock coil is excellent as well. Round them up,have fun.
+ 1 On those three coils mentioned .... the X5, X8, and 13 inch Ultimate are all fantastic !!!

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: chipper97
Date: December 02, 2016 09:33PM
I'll chime in regarding the detech's that I've used, the 13 " Ultimate, the 6x8 sef, the 10x12 sef, and the 6" dd equalizer are all great coils. I've asked Santa for the Coiltech 15" WOT for Christmas as I've heard it's a darn good coil too. My advice, get as many coils as you can afford.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 03, 2016 06:28AM
I will add quickly that I did own a Detech 5" coil as well and it was DEEP and accurate! I think "sprchng" is right in general,most coils,from a lot of different users opinions,perform as advertised and you'll likely do well with any of them unless they are defective. There are differences in weight across the range of sizes and the Sunrays are very light,balance well and give a nice tight signal on targets. That's JMO,but I haven't run EVERYTHING out there either....
Good luck this weekend to anyone going out hunting,I'm leaving in an hour or so to brace the cold here in southern WI!

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Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: nalc472
Date: December 03, 2016 10:08AM
Want a bigger coil I love the Tornado coil. THey did just come out with a lightweight THunder coil. But the Tornado coil is proven. I love my x-5 sunray if U are looking for a small coil. It goes 6 inches deep for a 5 inch coil. The deepest coin I have found with the tornado is a 1822 half at 9-10 inches. The stock coil did not even hear it.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 03, 2016 10:50AM
My opinion is that if I only had one Coil to hunt with, it would be the Coiltek 10X5. I use this Coil most of the time. When I want to go a little deeper I use the Coiltek 12X8. I have never liked the stock coil. I also own the Coiltek 15" WOT but I almost never hunt anywhere I can use it. Regardless remember you are using an Etrac so you need a lower rod to make Coil changes tolerable.



Minelab Etrac
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
4X6 Whites DD
Sunray DX-1 Probe
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: sprchng
Date: December 03, 2016 11:10AM
Timely post with the current 30% off sale going on at Kellyco on the Detech coils. If you want to feed the gorilla both the 4.5 x 7 Excellerator and the 5 x 10 WSS are top notch values at the listed prices. The refurbished 4.5 x 7 at $116 is hard to beat. Why they don't sell the 10 x 14 elliptical for an FBS is a mystery but that's one that makes contacting the Detech factory worth it ,,,,, best combo of price , weight and performance in a large coil IMO and dirt

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: MAKRO RACER POWER
Date: December 03, 2016 12:38PM
Think of that no one better than NEL THUNDER COIL .

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: chipper97
Date: December 03, 2016 05:24PM
Sprchng, would that be the detech 10x14" dd excelerator you mentioned in your post? They had one for the Minelab E series remaining in stock a few weeks back at Serious Detecting but they are out of stock now. They say you can join a wait list to be notified when they become available. I had been considering that coil but sat on my hands to long.

Re: E-Trac coils...
Posted by: sprchng
Date: December 03, 2016 06:22PM
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chipper97
Sprchng, would that be the detech 10x14" dd excelerator you mentioned in your post? They had one for the Minelab E series remaining in stock a few weeks back at Serious Detecting but they are out of stock now. They say you can join a wait list to be notified when they become available. I had been considering that coil but sat on my hands to long.

Yep ,that's the one === pm sent

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