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Coils x5 / 8x6
Posted by: WV62
Date: November 05, 2018 06:59PM
Just wondering if anybody out there has tried both coils the x5" and the 8x6" coil on the E-Trac. I have the x5" and was wondering if the 8x6 would be a step up or down?

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: Coils x5 / 8x6
Posted by: roadapple
Date: November 05, 2018 09:08PM
I have both coils and I must say I like both of them as they serve a purpose in trashy areas ! But your question is you want to know if one out performs the other. Well, the sunray X5 is very hard to beat and if you are looking for another small coil then the 6x8 is a winner, however if you really want a new coil then I would be stepping up to the 13 inch Ultimate coil ,as this is a game changer in depth and separation ! JMO

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Re: Coils x5 / 8x6
Posted by: WV62
Date: November 06, 2018 05:28PM
Thinks for the reply, I was kind of looking at the 6x8 as a replacement for the 5".

I will give some thought to that 13" Ultimate. I had one of those for my F75 and it seemed like a nice running coil but it didn't seem to improve on my finds.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: Coils x5 / 8x6
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: November 06, 2018 06:10PM
You are talking about three different size coils here (X-5 small coil, SEF 6X8 medium size & 13" Ultimate large size)--depends what you are trying to accomplish.---I have owned/used them all and if I were considering a choice between the X-5 & 6X8---it would be neither.---I would choose the Sunray X-8.-------The 13" Ultimate coil is a great coil but you (are hopfully) using it in a different type hunt situation.

Re: Coils x5 / 8x6
Posted by: Neil
Date: November 17, 2018 12:31PM
The stock 8" minelab fbs coil is actually 7.25" and is something you should consider. Its a good deal deeper than the X5 and can work just as well in trashy areas as it too. The downside is its a little on the heavy side but you can lighten it abit by removing the coil cover....and they can be had cheap...



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Re: Coils 8"
Posted by: WV62
Date: November 17, 2018 02:55PM
So far the 8" ones I found new come with the lower shaft which would be nice to have but that puts the price way up there. Maybe I can start watching for one used to come up for sale or trade.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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