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Hi all.

Been lurking a while now, and thought it was about time I Joined up.

Tend not to post a great deal on forums, as having read threads of interest to me, I realise how much time has passed, and get back to work :ohmy:

Using my trusty T2 (version 6.0) on mainly arable and pasture. Generally fly solo, but occaisionally join up with a local Facebook group for the odd dig.

Many thanks to Steve for sorting my account.

Jerry.

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Welcome Jerry!

Good to have you here.

Out of interest, what's your favourite T2 coil? 🙂

 

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Welcome to the forefront, Jerry!  Sounds like you've got some promising hunting ground and a more than capable detector.  Life is good; go for the gusto!

 

 

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My favourite coil for general use, would be my Cors Scout. I find it a good compromise (?) of coverage, weight, balance, sensitivity & accuracy in pinpointing.  

Other coils in my collection are Teknetics 5", great in hard stubble & trashy sites, 8x6 SEF, good in softer stubble & taller grass etc, Cors Cannon, a tad on the heavy side, but for cruising pasture land, ideal. Kinda hit & miss on pinpointing though.

Had a Detech Ultimate 13" for a while, but it gradually "faded away", as in it lost it's effectivenes over a period of time. I didn't realise there was a problem until one frosty day.  I used the Ultimate in the morning, didn't dig much, then swapped to the 8x6 SEF at lunchtime.  Immediately the field came to life. Walked over the same patch as I'd walked earlier, and within a few minutes I'd dug a couple of musket balls and a Bullhead Sixpence.  Later checked the screw connector for loose/broken wires, but couldn't find any faults there, so assumed i must be an issue within the coil itself. Great coil I thought, but the reliability concerned me.  No one seemed willing to attempt a repair, so it got binned. Replaced with the Cannon.

Bought the T2 used, and found it rather noisy........................... Turned out the stock coil was goosed. That was when I got the Ultimate. 

 

 

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Thanks for the detailed reply.  I am quite the fan of the Ultimate coil, fortunately mine has yet to fail.  I believe the early ones weren't waterproof so maybe you had one of them and it got wet?

I have a number of Nel/Cors coils but I don't have the Scout.  I haven't heard much about it so it's good to hear a positive report.

My T2 was terribly noisy with the stock coil, the Mars Tiger calmed it right down, a different machine.  I really didn't like the stock coil on the T2, the 5" is pretty good though.

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4 hours ago, Danté said:

My favourite coil for general use, would be my Cors Scout. I find it a good compromise (?) of coverage, weight, balance, sensitivity & accuracy in pinpointing.

Good to hear about that coil -- I've always wondered.  After reading Phrunt's positive experience with his Detech 13" Ultimate I picked up a used one (I assume the new model -- it's black) for my Fisher F75 and so far have been really pleased with it.  Amazingly lightweight for such a large coil.

While we're on the aftermarket coil subject, anyone like the Nel Sharpshooter (Cors Fortune) 5.5" x 9.5"?

 

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Welcome to the forum Jerry. Good luck!

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On 9/21/2019 at 1:25 AM, GB_Amateur said:

While we're on the aftermarket coil subject, anyone like the Nel Sharpshooter (Cors Fortune) 5.5" x 9.5"?

I have a Nel Sharpshooter for my GBP,  I also have the Fisher 10x5" for it, I'd take the Fisher coil in this instance over the Nel, it has a hotter nose than the Sharpshooter which is handy for prospecting.  Both seem to have the same depth, sensitivity and stability.  The Fisher is also a closed design which I prefer.  The Nel is slighter better for EMI but in saying that the Bug is pretty immune anyway.

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