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January 11, 2022 10:50AM avatar
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kac
I completely agree it has limited use. If others are interested in the coil I can say that I use it at the beach and there are a few fields I may use it where the top soil is greater than 12" but those ares are not very common.

It is "limited-use" of any larger-size coil for me because I mainly search very littered area, especially those with ferrous debris. I do use the Raider coil on the rare occasions I hunt a freshwater beach, or wander into a wide-open grassy park, etc. So most hunting, for me, dictates the use of smaller to md-size coils. Garrett's mid-size Ripper coil provides excellent performance as my main-use Apex coil. I do wish they would make the small, round Concentric coil for the Apex or something in that class of a 'small' coil size.

Now, if I am discussing 'separation' it usually involves the use of smaller or sometimes a mid-size coil to better handle a lot of trash. For fun, a year ago when I had an Equinox 800 w/11" and 6" DD coils and a Vanquish 540 w/5x8 DD and 9X12 DD, I wanted to compare them using my Nail Board against other models I had, and there it got interesting.

I got 8-out-of-8 hits with my Tesoro Bandido II microMAX and Silver Sabre microMAX, each using their 6" Concentric coils, my Nokta FORS CoRe w/4.7X5.2 DD and FORS Relic w/5" DD.

I got 7-out-of-8 hits with a N/M Simplex + w/5X9.5 DD coil, as well as using my Garrett Apex w/5" NEL DD, Ripper (5X8) DD, Viper (6X11) DD, and yes, even with the Raider (8.5X11) DD.

The best I could get with the EQ-800 and both coils or Vanquish 540 with both coils was 4 or 5, or at best 6-out-8, and that was another performance strength for the Apex. thumbs up

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2022 10:52AM by Monte.
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Reaper coil question for Apex

kac 278 December 26, 2021 09:08PM

Re: Reaper coil question for Apex Attachments

kac 262 January 09, 2022 12:11PM

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

Monte 222 January 09, 2022 09:19PM

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

kac 146 January 09, 2022 11:49PM

My limited use of the Raider coil.

Monte 230 January 10, 2022 09:31AM

Re: My limited use of the Raider coil.

kac 177 January 10, 2022 10:39PM

More comments about the Raider on the Apex.

Monte 165 January 11, 2022 10:50AM

Re: More comments about the Raider on the Apex.

kac 151 January 11, 2022 03:41PM

Re: Reaper coil question for Apex

kac 180 January 06, 2022 06:20PM

Good news and not surprised ...

Monte 168 January 07, 2022 09:09PM

Re: Reaper coil question for Apex

Timbertodd 157 January 06, 2022 09:40PM

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

Monte 181 December 27, 2021 05:45AM

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

kac 178 January 04, 2022 11:23AM

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

Monte 161 January 05, 2022 12:06PM

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

kac 153 January 05, 2022 01:11PM

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

kac 193 December 27, 2021 03:57PM



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