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I'm anxious to findout how the 4" Concentric and 5" DD coils compare.

February 01, 2019 07:53AM avatar
Most of the FTP detectors are not really great performers in some really dense nail or other ferrous plagued sites, but in the past several years the Omega 8000 w/5" DD did help find a few keepers here and there. I mainly work dense trash, but some Coin Hunting places also present some challenges and the 5" DD helped there, too, but I'm very interested in the 4" Concentric coil's performance.

I used to use the 5" DD on an extra Omega 8000 and G2, and since then I've used that same coil on several other FTP offerings like a couple of Euro-Tek Pros, a few F19's and more, with so-so performance. Better than the stock coil in trashier places, but they fell way short in performance for the really challenging dense nail sites we hunt. The only FTP device that bettered them was the Tek. T2 with its own 5" DD coil. That used to be my dense-trash Relic Hunting combination until is was easily bested.

But I added the two Omega 8000's, and now two Fisher F44's, back into my Detector Outfit primarily for Coin & Jewelry Hunting in traditional urban coin producing locations. I have a 5" DD on my 2nd Omega right now and it works OK because most coin producing sites are reasonably free of nails and other ferrous junk. But I am very interested in how the two coils perform so I can pick the best of the two to mount on one of my Fisher F44's where I can also benefit from the Iron Audio Volume adjustment, like you can on the Euro-Tek Pro.

The coils should arrive Monday and I'll be evaluating them for a few days side-by-side with the 5" DD and I'll report back in about a week.

Monte

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Subject Author Views Posted

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jmaryt 171 January 30, 2019 09:06PM

My thoughts on the Fisher F44 and search coils.

Monte 190 January 31, 2019 10:11AM

Re: My thoughts on the Fisher F44 and search coils.

jmaryt 109 February 01, 2019 11:59PM

Re: My thoughts on the Fisher F44 and search coils.

Jamie 109 January 31, 2019 06:13PM

I'm anxious to findout how the 4" Concentric and 5" DD coils compare.

Monte 123 February 01, 2019 07:53AM

Re: I'm anxious to findout how the 4" Concentric and 5" DD coils compare.

jmaryt 127 February 02, 2019 12:09AM

Search coil assignments based on site selection and detector behavior.

Monte 121 February 02, 2019 07:54AM

Re: Search coil assignments based on site selection and detector behavior.

RickUK 89 February 04, 2019 01:13PM

Yes, smaller-size coils can rule the day, and I just added my smallest-size coil yesterday.

Monte 117 February 05, 2019 08:37AM

Re: Yes, smaller-size coils can rule the day, and I just added my smallest-size coil yesterday.

jmaryt 118 February 05, 2019 04:18PM

The 4" Concentric coil does NOT get 'good depth.'

Monte 103 February 06, 2019 07:08AM

Re: The 4" Concentric coil does NOT get 'good depth.'

jmaryt 90 February 06, 2019 11:36PM

Re: The 4" Concentric coil does NOT get 'good depth.'

Jamie 75 February 06, 2019 08:15AM

Jamie, some info about the 4" Concentric and an Omega 'package.'

Monte 91 February 25, 2019 11:44PM

Re: Search coil assignments based on site selection and detector behavior.

jmaryt 124 February 02, 2019 04:42PM



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