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I was in Sportsmens Warehouse last night and saw they were having a sale on metal detectors. On the shelf was a new Xterra 705 for 297.00. Salesman said they were getting rid of old stock. Didnt plan on buying one, but couldn't pass it up. Everyone needs another detector!
Just think of what it could do with a large properly programmed coil, like a 15" Coiltek/Minelab.Dude,,,you are so correct, I just tried the Nel 12x13 coil,
Holy cow..Now I'm at 23"s deep!!!
Eat your heart out knox lovers.
The NEL coils might be built beefy, but they lack in performance. Personally, I use my Coiltek coils the most, and never give the construction of them a second thought. Now that Minelab is producing the coils that Coiltek developed, I would trust them the same.The nel coils were the best made coils made for the Xterra construction wise. You didn’t have to worry about balance and coil ears breaking. I had several nel’s .I used the hunter the most. But I liked the minelab coils also. I had probably ten or more coils over the years for them The deepest coil I had was the 9inch minelab 18.75 khz for civil war bullets though. I’m with longhair on the xterra being ahead in it’s time. They were and still are great detectors. I had three of four 70’s and two 705’s. And one 50.
I used ONE, but only until I knew better. Working with Randy and Coiltek to develop new coils was quite an education. The time I spent evaluating coils prior to their release and communicating with Coiltek made me aware of specifics that I still can't disclose, that the pirates don't have access to. Some things (especially digital things) simply can't be reverse engineered. They might get the hardware pretty close, but the programming is another story.li would have to disagree with you on performance. I have used almost every coil made for the xterra. The hunter coil was my favorite coil. I would agree that the bigger Nel coils didn’t perform as well. I know for a fact you used to use Nel coils and highly praised them years ago. But when you got affiliations with Minelab you changed your stance. I have always looked up to you and respected you highly and alway will but you need to let people have there opinion on Nel coils. I have thousands of of hours on xterras and both companies make great coils. Minelab coils are great but Nel coils are too.