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REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 02, 2018 11:51AM
[attachment 354488 DSC00054.JPG]Hello All,
Well we had a weekend into the 50s last week here in Michigan and after the honey do list on Saturday I was able to hunt a couple of hours on Saturday and Sunday.

My stock coil went to hell and I used my back up coil a Nel 12 x 8.5 inch coil. That took its toll on my shoulder as it isn't balanced very well. I ordered a 13 inch Detech ultimate coil as the reviews are very good on them and that arrived, yesterday.

The weight on this coil is amazing very well balanced and not much heavier then the stock coil [see pictures] I can't wait to see if reviews are true on this coil. The weekend yielded first silver 1946 Rosie and a 41 wheat penny. I will keep you all posted on performance of this coil.

Rick
Here are the weights of coils

stock coil 535 grams
12x 8.5 nel coil 615 grams
Detech 13 inch coil 594 grams




Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 02, 2018 11:54AM
Just an added note after the weekend woke up to 11 inches of snow on Monday!

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: February 02, 2018 01:37PM
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diggervance
Hello All,
Well we had a weekend into the 50s last week here in Michigan and after the honey do list on Saturday I was able to hunt a couple of hours on Saturday and Sunday.

My stock coil went to hell and I used my back up coil a Nel 12 x 8.5 inch coil. That took its toll on my shoulder as it isn't balanced very well. I ordered a 13 inch Detech ultimate coil as the reviews are very good on them and that arrived, yesterday.

The weight on this coil is amazing very well balanced and not much heavier then the stock coil I can't wait to see if reviews are true on this coil. The weekend yielded first silver 1946 Rosie and a 41 wheat penny. I will keep you all posted on performance of this coil.

Rick
Here are the weights of coils

stock coil 535 grams
12x 8.5 nel coil 615 grams
Detech 13 inch coil 594 grams

Let us know how the new toy works out after the snow melts. Congrats on your first silver. HH

Greg

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 02, 2018 01:58PM
Thanks Greg very excited about it they say I could get 1 to 2 extra inches. Disappointed the stock coil only lasted 4 years.
Rick

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: February 02, 2018 02:55PM
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diggervance
Thanks Greg very excited about it they say I could get 1 to 2 extra inches. Disappointed the stock coil only lasted 4 years.
Rick

That is unusual that it went bad so soon. I've never had a stock coil ever go bad on any of my machines. (Knock on wood) I remeber when I first got my X-5 coil I was sick as a dog for a week after it arrived. All I could do was look at it. Drove me nuts.

Take a space heater outside and start melting that snow!

Greg

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 02, 2018 03:04PM
I may try tomorrow it is going to be 31 degrees. We have had some of the snow melt away in spots. One of the guys I hunted with in the past had his coil go bad after 4 years as well.

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: February 02, 2018 03:32PM
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diggervance
I may try tomorrow it is going to be 31 degrees. We have had some of the snow melt away in spots. One of the guys I hunted with in the past had his coil go bad after 4 years as well.

Good luck if you get out. I am out hunting tomorrow as well. Our snow from last night melted and it will be 44 tomorrow.



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Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 02, 2018 03:41PM
Bla bla bla lol must be ruff good luck

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Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: Gannon
Date: February 02, 2018 08:46PM
Love those big coils! I plan on getting one soon. I’m hoping for just ONE more inch of depth I’ll be happy!



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Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: February 02, 2018 09:13PM
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Gannon
Love those big coils! I plan on getting one soon. I’m hoping for just ONE more inch of depth I’ll be happy!

Which one will you get the Nel or Detec?

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 03, 2018 07:23AM
I have both however I haven't used the Detech yet.

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Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: mascard1
Date: February 03, 2018 08:47AM
I think the 13" is the best coil out there for the E-trac.....Going to be 72 here in Sacramento today.....AHHHH..Hot!!!

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: markinswpa
Date: February 03, 2018 06:07PM
Disappointed the stock coil only lasted 4 years. What went bad on the Stock coil ? Just curious. Congrats on the shiny. Been using SEF 12x10. Seems to do a good job except in tight areas. HH Mark

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: diggervance
Date: February 03, 2018 06:31PM
Hey Mark
Not sure with the coil. Turn on the detector and it just goes nuts it's like hunting under live wires. Doesn't matter manual or auto settings . You know I went to a tall man shaft makes me wonder if it didn't put some kind of strain on the wireing. Never the less it can't be used.
Rick

Re: REPLACED BAD STOCK COIL WITH 13 INCH DETECH ULTIMATE COIL
Posted by: markinswpa
Date: February 03, 2018 07:19PM
Good luck with the Detech. A guy here in my area has one on his Etrac and at last post FMDF he was lovin' it. I think the next coil I would like to try is the Sunray X8. I have a Coiltek 6in. Seems just a tad too small. However, when I got my Etrac, my AT Pro's starting collecting dust. Now I wonder if the same will be true when the Equinox comes.We'll see. Good luck Mark

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