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Post  bicter on Fri May 08, 2020 8:30 am

As per the title.
I'm planning a trip out to Tibooburra in August.
I'm interested in peoples thoughts on the most appropriate coil to use, on my GPX5000, out there given the generally small prickly size of targets and the ground conditions.

I realise the SDC is the best performer out there and I'd like to get the 5000 as close as possible to the SDC performance while maintaining a decent ground coverage.

I currently own Commander 11" Mono & DD, NF 16" & Detech 15x8 - All bundle wound

I'd consider purchasing one of the following if justified.
NF 12x8 Evo,
NF14x9 Evo,
Coiltek 10x5 Goldhunter
Coiltek 6" Gold Seeker
Coiltek 9" Elite.
Detech 11x6" Mono

Welcome any/all comments from people experienced in using the 5000 at Tibooburra/Gumvale/Mt Stuart.

Thanks
Terry


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Post  davsgold on Fri May 08, 2020 12:52 pm

G'day bicter

You might also like to add to your list of possibles for consideration the 12x6 semi-spiral x-coil for the gpx5000 these are plug and play and interchangeable with PI/gp/gpx model detectors

12x6 x-coil
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cheers dave
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Post  deutran on Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 pm

Hi Bicter
I've done quite a bit of side by side testing and the Sadie in FG will get about 6 out of 10 targets against the SDC,however the signal are not as sharp.Another good choice is the 14x7 or 12x7 Advantage simply because of ground coverage with sensitivity.Any of the new flat wound or spiral coils would also work well in the smaller elliptical size.
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Post  bicter on Sat May 09, 2020 6:26 am

Dave, Thanks for the reminder, I was aware of your coils but had overlooked them. Checked out your website and unfortunately, the 12x6 is a bit out of my price range.

Deutran, Very helpful information. Given your comments, would the NF 12x8 Evo compare favorably to the SDC & Sadie?
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Post  deutran on Sat May 09, 2020 12:54 pm

I haven't used the 12x8 only the 14x9Evo which would be quite suitable.Very hard to match the SDC its in a league of its own.
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Post  koeh on Sat May 09, 2020 1:20 pm

I would stay clear of coiltek coils from personal experiences and stick with NF coils,every coiltek coil I have had ended up being bump sensitive over time or were like that from the get go,NF coils have much better coil construction and after sales service is the best you will ever get from any business not just in the detecting world
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Post  moredeep on Sat May 09, 2020 9:04 pm

horses for courses koeh,I run the 14 inch elite on the 5000 and it's dynamite on tiddlers,point 1 or point 2 gmers at 4 or 5 inches depth and at this stage 
not bump sensitive.

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Post  deutran on Sun May 10, 2020 1:04 pm

moredeep wrote:horses for courses koeh,I run the 14 inch elite on the 5000 and it's dynamite on tiddlers,point 1 or point 2 gmers at 4 or 5 inches depth and at this stage 
not bump sensitive.

cheers   moredeep

Agree my favourite coil.The smallest I have found is 2 x 0.07g.Loves flat deep nuggets.We have purchased 3 of these since they were introduced and all worked perfectly.The first batch of lighter colored ones had glue issues but didn't affect the performance at all.
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Post  koeh on Sun May 10, 2020 3:49 pm

moredeep wrote:horses for courses koeh,I run the 14 inch elite on the 5000 and it's dynamite on tiddlers,point 1 or point 2 gmers at 4 or 5 inches depth and at this stage 
not bump sensitive.

cheers   moredeep

Everyone has their own preference to what works for them,it’s the old holden vs Ford debate,they all do what they are meant to do,but I prefer the NF coils over minelab or coiltek coils
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Post  Kon61gold on Sun May 10, 2020 8:35 pm

Fellas, for whatever ones reasons, we all have our personal preferences, to what each & everyone of us feels comfortable using or being with. At some time or some stage, we've all experienced a faulty working coil so to speak, but never have I come across a coil manufacturer that wouldn't honour their warranty, by being quick to replace a faulty working coil. Cursing/swearing over a faulty product one has just bought, is both a waste of energy & time, for the issue at hand will continue to haunt you, till the issue at hand is fixed & although at times a bit of an inconvenience, the sooner one gets the problem sorted out/fixed, the sooner one can get back to doing the job at hand.

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Post  Sparrowfart on Tue May 12, 2020 7:56 am

Hi bicter, I have both the NF 14x9evo and the 12x8 evo, both find gold at Tib but the 12x8 is a little noiser on the ground.
I see that I have the 12x8 mounted to the 5000 now, so it must have been the one that I dicided on last trip to Tib. I dont think any of the other coils would be as good.
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