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NEL Tornado Coil On My G2+
Posted by: MI-AuAg
Date: August 06, 2018 06:00PM
I recently got a NEL 12"x13" Tornado for my G2+.

The primary goals were better coverage, while still retaining good sensitivity to small/tiny targets while hunting freshwater beaches, sports fields etc. Any extra depth would be a bonus, as long as I still had good small target sensitivity, along with the better coverage.

So far, so good! Better coverage was a sure thing. Sensitivity to very small targets seems quite good so far. There seems to be a bit better depth in many targets I've dug so far, but, it's difficult to quantify in specifically how much, in real world ground conditions compared to air tests, so I won't even try to give a number.

Ther extra weight/size was easily managed for me and didn't put the feel or balance of the machine out of whack.

This is my second NEL coil, the first, a Snake coil for my F75. I'm pleased with the performance, and build quality of both!

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Re: NEL Tornado Coil On My G2+
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 06, 2018 06:50PM
The F19 and G2+ retain sensitivity to small low to mid conductors even with the bigger coils. I have a Detech Ultimate on my F19 most of the time and I still find mini washers, mini clothes buttons, super small pieces of foil, small zipper pulls, pins, needles, etc. It's a little less sensitive to the ultra small than say the 5X10 DD or even the 11" DD but it's very close.



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

Re: NEL Tornado Coil On My G2+
Posted by: MI-AuAg
Date: August 06, 2018 07:47PM
Funny you mention "mini washers" dfmike.

On my first trial run with it in an area pretty heavy with iron, that I wouldn't normally try a large coil out in, I did indeed find a VERY tiny washer. I believe it was brass, possibly from a clock or something. It couldn't have been more than 1/8" or 3/16" in diameter. I had a hard time finding it once I dug the plug, even with a pinpointer. It banged out a strong tone and ID response. That, and a few other tiny targets impressed me with the coils sensitivity.

It was actually much better than I expected in the heavy iron trash too. I pulled quite a few good targets co-mingled with ferrous trash within the same hole. Very impressed with both coil and machine in that environment!

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