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My 1st pick would be the 'Sharp' 5" DD.

November 21, 2020 02:42PM avatar
I have seen what the NEL Snake can do on a Racer or Racer II, but I also know what their Sharp did on those models, and in nasty iron I usually prefer a 5" round-shape for a better chance to not be quite as hampered with an elliptical coil if nails are multiple and too close. I have seen smaller-size elliptical coils struggle in some conditions, so for me, my NEL coil preference is a 5" DD Sharp for the Garrett Apex and the Nokta / Makro Simplex +. Either would make a terrific 2-coil complement with the 5X8 DD on the Apex or 5X9½ DD on the Simplex + as their mid-size or general-purpose search coils.

Of course, the important thing here is it all depends on IF the smaller NEL coils and the detector's circuity combine to provide decent performance. I've seen small 5" DD after-market coils perform well-below anticipation, such as the small, round Detech DD on a White's M6. OregonGregg knows about that coil purchase. In those cases, their own small elliptical coils like the 4½X7 (if that's the measurement) seemed to work better on that model. Any detector and Any search coil need to work in harmony or they are close to useless. So, for me, it will be 5" NEL and 5" NEL since the manufacturers don't offer a comparable smaller-size coil for consumers, and I have seen how NEL coils perform.


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Nokta/Makro simplex coils Attachments

Kickindirt 310 November 21, 2020 02:16PM

Re: Nokta/Makro simplex coils

SvenS 221 November 22, 2020 08:27AM


SvenS 194 November 23, 2020 09:05PM

Interesting, as I have an e-mail going out tonight to Dilek as well.

Monte 173 November 23, 2020 09:11PM

Re: Nokta/Makro simplex coils

OregonGregg 205 November 22, 2020 09:05AM

The need for smaller-size Simplex + coils.

Monte 178 November 23, 2020 08:18PM

Re: Nokta/Makro simplex coils

Kickindirt 262 November 23, 2020 02:24PM

My 1st pick would be the 'Sharp' 5" DD.

Monte 211 November 21, 2020 02:42PM

Better stick with the 5" round coil

OregonGregg 344 November 21, 2020 03:50PM

Re: Better stick with the 5" round coil

Timbertodd 196 November 21, 2020 04:42PM

Re: Better stick with the 5" round coil

jmaryt 162 November 23, 2020 10:34PM

Re: Better stick with the 5" round coil

Kickindirt 210 November 21, 2020 04:15PM

That's Charley Pride

OregonGregg 220 November 21, 2020 04:21PM

Re: That's Charley Pride

jmaryt 161 November 23, 2020 10:33PM

Re: That's Charley Pride

D&P-OR 174 November 21, 2020 09:58PM

Re: That's Charley Pride

Kickindirt 192 November 21, 2020 04:26PM

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