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So just spoke to the guy I get my minelab threw and aparently the new russian could that people are getting great results with on the gpz ane bow in process of testing some for the gpx so will be interesting to see how they go

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35 minutes ago, nugget hunter nz said:

So just spoke to the guy I get my minelab threw and aparently the new russian could that people are getting great results with on the gpz ane bow in process of testing some for the gpx so will be interesting to see how they go

 

Hard to decipher your post there but yes, the GPX coils are being tested, I'll be using one in the next couple of weeks on my GPX 4500.  It's on it's way from Russia at the moment.

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That's the one I'll be swinging, a 12x6", looking forward to giving it a run.

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Aw wow how did you her hold of one ... I'd love to get one to try out .and yes sorry my phone has a wierd auto correct lol ... if they go as well as they have on the gpz I'll be a happy man more depth and sensitivity ... if you know who to contact to get one can you please PM me  also do you know what size they offer for gpx

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I believe they're all still in testing phase at the moment, there is a range of sizes being made, you can buy them when available from Australia, Davsgold on the forum will be able to sell you one as soon as they're available, just send him a private message.

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Can't wait to try one of these coils on a QED. The Bulgarian carbon fiber CC coil has yet to come up to expectations so far.

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The closest existing spiral wound coil for GPX's is the 12x8" Evo, so be good to compare to that one. 

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I've been considering a 12x8" for some time due to it's sensitivity to small gold, seeing I've got the 14x9" EVO I stalled on that decision being so close in size.  I believe this 12x6" X-coil will diminish my desire for the 12x8" EVO.   The X-coil package is in Christchurch at the moment according to the courier tracking number, only a 6 hour drive away. 

If I could I'd tell them to leave it there and I'd drive and pick it up I want it that badly. :laugh:  I think it will appear at my door Wednesday so I'll be going out for a swing with it very soon.  I am sure it's going to be a nice coil after seeing the X-coils on the GPZ in action.

My smallest GPX coil at the moment is the 10x5" Coiltek Joey which is bundle wound but judging by my shotgun pellet digging the 14x9 EVO and it's flat winding is more sensitive to small targets than the Joey.  I've considered a Nugget Finder 8x6" Sadie for some time but I have a feeling the 14x9" EVO is about as sensitive if not more so, keeping in mind we have our detectors cranked up pretty high due to our mild soils here.

Another thing that gives me this opinion is KiwiJW used his Sadie on his 4500 on a rare occasion the same day I used my 14x9 EVO on my 4500 at the same location, I came back with a pocket load of shotgun pellets, he had a small number of them. He is by far the superior detectorist with thousands more hours behind the wheel yet I found more pellets.....  It was a confidence boost for me that's for sure and confirmed to me the flat wound coils are more sensitive to small targets.

There is another story no doubt to come from JW about him going to a spot a couple of days ago I was certain I'd cleaned out with my VLF's and 4500 and he had gone over with everything he owns. My GPX with 14x9, Joey, GM1000 and Nox had given it a beating, he found 4 bits of gold in MY digging area, the exact spot under a big rock I moved with his X-coil on his GPZ and also almost 50 pellets in the nearby area I'd missed.  He HAD to be getting these tiny targets deeper.  I wouldn't of believed him unless I'd been there to see the other finds he'd made in hammered ground.   For my own sanity I wanted to disbelieve him but I know it's true.

Seeing NZ mostly has small gold sensitivity to small gold is pretty vital here, and the holy grail is a coil that detects deep small gold as most of the shallow stuff has been found.  That's where the benefits of the GPZ X-coils are really shining here, getting those smaller bits out of other peoples reach.

The X-coil 12x6" seems perfect for me, ground coverage plus small gold sensitivity. 

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Well today was a good day, I was unfortunately skunked on my detecting mission with the Equinox but it was a stunner of a day.

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On the plus side and what made my day so good is my X-coil arrived and I also got a couple of spare skid plates  as JW's been teaching me to scuff my coils for the best results. 🙂

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My first impression is it's extremely well built, solid as a rock.  The ears where it mounts to the shaft are very strong.  The coil cable is very good quality.  It appears to be a very well built coil.  I can't wait to use it, most likely I'll be taking it for a spin tomorrow.

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It looks good Simon, hope to see some gold sitting on the coil soon.

cheers dave

 

 

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What are the X coils? Are they flat wind like the Nugget Finder Evos and Coilteks Elite? I know nothing about them. 

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