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Coil comparison
Posted by: JodyRebel
Date: January 23, 2018 08:36AM
Could I get some ideas concerning preferences over the Minelab 17" coil and the Coilteck 14X9. My main desire is depth. Thanks, JodyReb...

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Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: ColonelDan
Date: January 23, 2018 09:24AM
I saw little to no difference in depth when comparing the 14x9 to the 11" stock coil in my area. The 17" gives some depth advantage over the 11" stock coil. Ergo, if depth was my main concern, I would go with the 17."

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Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 23, 2018 12:55PM
I have also heard (don't know, because I don't have one) that the 14x9 is heavier than the 17". This might be good, says some surf hunters, as the coil apparently "sinks," which is "good" in the water I'm told, but, it may NOT be good if you are trying to land hunt with it. The 17" is already heavy enough, so if the 14x9 is not a substantial improvement in depth for you, the 17" is probably a better bet (assuming the 14x9 is indeed heavier).

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: JodyRebel
Date: January 23, 2018 03:35PM
I appreciate the comments. I ordered the 17 today. I've pounded a spot for 20 years and last year, by hunting in manual 11, I was able to pull another 30 silvers that were quite hunting the previous year on auto. I'm just hoping to pull a few more out before the poison oak and ivy enter the picture in the spring. Thanks again. JodyReb...

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: Brianc
Date: January 23, 2018 08:46PM
Let me know what you think im on the fence about getting one. HH

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: nagov
Date: January 24, 2018 09:25AM
More depth with the 17".
14 x 9 Coiltek is about 6 ounces heavier than the 17", wish I hadn't sold the 17".

Cliff



Walk near it, swing over it and understand what the machine is telling you....

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: Ben Town
Date: January 24, 2018 06:35PM
I’ve got a 17 and use it more than the other two coils.
I can cover more ground faster .
I recall finding a large copper button about 15 to 16” down , so they go deep.
They can be more of a challenge to pinpoint with. I like the wiggle back method .
BT

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: January 24, 2018 07:20PM
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Ben Town
I’ve got a 17 and use it more than the other two coils.
I can cover more ground faster .
I recall finding a large copper button about 15 to 16” down , so they go deep.
They can be more of a challenge to pinpoint with. I like the wiggle back method .
BT

Agreed on all points. For me and how I hunt,the 17” coil is exactly what’s needed. The most fabulous coil I’ve ever used on anything,because it finds deep high conductors very well.

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: trojdor
Date: January 25, 2018 12:54AM
JR,
Here's a link to a review I posted here about 6 months ago on the big Coiltek.
https://www.findmall.com/read.php?86,2373632,2373632#msg-2373632

To summarize, it didn't get anywhere near the depth of even the stock 11"...
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.

The ML 17" 'football' coil is an excellent choice for some added depth, and isn't nearly as helpless in high trash (or as hard to pinpoint with) as most think.

(Free old-timers tip: To make the added weight of the 17 have less leverage on your arm/shoulder, don't extend/lock your shaft all the way out...
Instead, shorten it up until the coil just barely misses your feet, and the detector hangs from your arm/shoulder. That way you're not constantly holding up the whole detector with your bicep all day.)
HH,
:)
mike



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2018 12:56AM by trojdor.

Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: JodyRebel
Date: February 07, 2018 02:10PM
I finally got my Minelab 17" coil. I couldn't wait to get back to my spot I bought the coil specifically for. Sure enough, the first time out with it, I got an 1899 V nickel and about 10 shotgun shell casings I've passed over for months. Yes, the feel is somewhat heavier over the stock coil but I was surprised that I didn't feel that much weight. I hunted several hours before I called it quits that day. At this spot, I dig every signal because of the era the site was used in and the fact that everyone only knows it to be a pasture with a pool on it. :smile:

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Re: Coil comparison
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 07, 2018 02:16PM
Jody,

That's terrific. Sounds like you made a good choice, and that it's going to "do for you" just what you had hoped it would.

Super!

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

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