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  1. I must have the best SDC on the planet! I love it! My first piece ever found was a 1/4ozT nugget about 14” deep! I knew I loved this machine even more when I went to Gold basin Arizona and found a 2.5 g piece of moss “sponge” gold and my two buddies running 4500’s wouldn’t even register on it (at depth and out of the hole). I found 5 pieces that day to their 0. I have dug pieces at 2” that don’t register on the scale to multi-gramers at depths of 8”. This is my go to machine first, before the Zed. I have actually found more gold with it than the Z. Now granted if I was in wide open spaces down in the Nevada or Arizona desert I would use the Z. Most of the time the targets will blast your ear off but like Jasong, sometimes there’s just a faint repeatable that you just have to “imagine” into a nugget and dig. Now granted i bought my SDC years before my Z, and almost sold it it to pay for the Z. I’m really glad I didn’t! I’m actually contemplating selling the Z now cause of lack of use and end up buying Coilteks for the desert. The Z is just a little too big for the woods, now a 10” might change my mind or just delay the inevitable. Time will tell.
  2. Well if they are like Floridians here, that is cold! They put winter coats on, stay inside and crank up the heat! 😂😂
  3. Its probably cause its winter down there so they can’t get out to prospect. Cabin fever stuck inside 😂😂
  4. I just want the personal attacks to stop. Stop being a tuff guy on a keyboard type crap. I enjoy seeing people doing good with them. I like hearing what people say against them. Vice versa. Them being the object itself not attacking the person posting it. If you do good thats great! If you destroyed your machine please tell us that too. This is a homemade brand coil, there are no guarantees. Buyer should be aware, but informed as well based on other opinions and facts of use.
  5. Well comparing the two pics I can see what JP was saying about the wires “touching” or having no space as compared to the GPZ14. Interesting. Definitely can tell its hand made too, nothing wrong with that, just observing.
  6. Thanks Rick. That is interesting. And very different looking
  7. Mark, When you did that in the mushy sand any idea how far it sank? And in the hard pack how much did it move around? Couple inches, feet, etc? Thanks!
  8. Jin, I think it would be better to show an Xcoil opened up. The soldier point might not be related at all to the GPZ14 soldier point. I am surprised someone has not opened an Xcoil up yet, most people on here like to see how things tick. Stoke Stoke 😂
  9. Ah wasn’t thinking temps Andyy. Its been in the 90s here still too hot but better than snow for me. Yeah on a cool day and if your buddy would too. Even though its an 8” to 10” and different tech I’m still curious. If I was closer I’d help out with mine.
  10. Andyy you mentioned your friend has an SDC. Any way you two could do a comparison on targets? Maybe video it?
  11. Possibly made by NuggetFinder! Lets hope these ones are waterproof.
  12. Do only 2 people own these new Coiltek coils? Even if you don’t have an Xcoil lets hear or see some reviews on these Coiltek ones.
  13. I’m still waiting on some waterproof ones! Especially a little guy. My 8” is doing great in the creeks but would like something smaller to poke around more.
  14. I’m not looking at SDC being a competitor to the the Z, more as a compliment to it. But the 10” coil for the Z has me wondering since if the SDC 11” is on par then way easier to go in first with the agile machine before bringing in the big guns (and cheaper if you already own a SDC). I should state that i am not desert prospecting, if that was the case i would just swing the Z 14” and up.
  15. Marty I agree! I like to use my SDC then go back in with the Z. Its easier to move around with to clear the first 5-8”, then go back in with the Z (all geared up) and dig out the deeper stuff. I have been trying to find videos or reviews on the coiltek coils without much luck. There are a few, but it would be nice to have the exact same target at multiple depths for good standard tests of these coils and then the same comparison on the 10” Xcoils too.
  16. If your gonna buy used, I always try to buy with some warranty left.
  17. I have had about 9 people now send me offers . I guess I will sell it. I am going to allow a full day for anyone else to submit offers and or ask questions. I will post this in the Classified section too. Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9PM Mountain time, I will PM the person with the highest offer, as I get PMs through out the day I will let others know what the exact highest offer is or let them know if they are currently the highest. I do have to work, so have patience with my replies. See the Classified for more details.
  18. Wow davsgold you were right there. I have had 4 people PM me with offers. I was still on the fence about this too.
  19. Out of curiosity, are the Xcoils SuperD coils? If not, wouldn’t that be part of the ZVT technology? And if its not necessary to have a SuperD, could you explain the two techs and how they work together or don’t need to work together? Could SuperD work on nonZVT detectors? Are you getting where I am coming from? After chatting with my friend just now they must be SuperD coils in order to work. (edited) If there are refs for this already, just let me know and I’ll read those instead of having to write a lengthy explanation. Thanks JP!
  20. I would like to start a thread of peoples opinions on what they found between these two machines with various coils. I love my SDC and have found my biggest and smallest gold with it (8”). My GPZ has definitely gone deeper for gold (14”). I am about even on the total count for each, weight a being different story. I understand that if you only have one detector then you want coil options, but if you got both I wonder what would be a better bang for your buck? A 10” Xcoil at $1000 or a 11”Coiltek at $310. Thats if they compare at depth and sensitivity. Norvic I would love for you to state your opinions here, you seem to have the most on thses just based on other posts.
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