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Re: Reaper coil question for Apex

kac
January 09, 2022 12:11PM
Took the Reaper out for about an hour. Started to sleet here and tide was coming in so expected a short run.
In the wet sand I can run full gain without any falsing in MS mode. It has very good separation especially for a coil of it's size. I was able identify iron very well. Only good finds if you want to call them that were a couple copper pennies that were in the full scoop mark 10" +- a couple.

The area I hit has an old bath house, asphalt parking lot all broken up so there is tons of iron. Running a PI there is impossible with the iron bits.

For the towel line there is a long stretch of black sand and some clay which is the original bottom. This is where the Apex struggled no matter what coil because the ground balance range is just above the MS mode so you lose depth in MS or are tortured with falsing in MF or any of the single frequency modes. This is just the area that is brutal on VLF's in general.

Typically my work around in that area is with my Multi Kruzer in 5khz and manually ground balance it. This allows me to hear targets. Probably the only effective way to hunt that type of ground with a vlf.

My Seahunter in that area cuts clear through the black sand but at a cost of digging all the iron and lugging a 5+lb machine.

Overall the Reaper is a very good coil for beach combing but it is heavy @ 1.5lbs so it can be tiresome. Shorting the shaft so the coil is closer to your feet and using the cuff strap makes it doable. My guess the next size coil down will do pretty well and is lighter.
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Reaper coil question for Apex

kac 71 December 26, 2021 09:08PM

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kac 40 January 09, 2022 12:11PM

kac, 'Thank You' for the Reaper coil beach report.

Monte 34 January 09, 2022 09:19PM

Re: kac, 'Thank You' for the Reaper coil beach report.

kac 33 January 09, 2022 11:49PM

My limited use of the Raider coil.

Monte 34 January 10, 2022 09:31AM

Re: My limited use of the Raider coil.

kac 38 January 10, 2022 10:39PM

More comments about the Raider on the Apex.

Monte 40 January 11, 2022 10:50AM

Re: More comments about the Raider on the Apex.

kac 35 January 11, 2022 03:41PM

Re: Reaper coil question for Apex

kac 41 January 06, 2022 06:20PM

Good news and not surprised ...

Monte 34 January 07, 2022 09:09PM

Re: Reaper coil question for Apex

Timbertodd 34 January 06, 2022 09:40PM

RIPPER = general purpose ... RAIDER = fields and beaches.

Monte 53 December 27, 2021 05:45AM

Re: RIPPER = general purpose ... RAIDER = fields and beaches.

kac 35 January 04, 2022 11:23AM

Looking forward to the 'REAPER REPORT'. thumbs up or thumbs down ????

Monte 39 January 05, 2022 12:06PM

Re: Looking forward to the 'REAPER REPORT'. thumbs up or thumbs down ????

kac 34 January 05, 2022 01:11PM

Re: RIPPER = general purpose ... RAIDER = fields and beaches.

kac 52 December 27, 2021 03:57PM



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