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Best coil for the Silver MicroMAX? --- That all depends. confused smiley

December 07, 2016 11:56PM avatar
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Whimpster
I've got a Silver microMax with a 8" donut coil....I'm wondering if the 10.5" donut coil I've got coming will give me better overall performance on the Silver?
In my opinion, NO, the 10½" Concentric coil, like most accessory coils, is best suited for proper tuning and performance on a model that offers manual Ground Balance.

The simple "turn-on-and-go" models (meaning they are factory preset Gcool smiley will usually work best with their factory supplied search coil, or if anything go with a smaller coil, such as a 6" or 7" ... and make sure you tweak the GB trimmer for peak performance with that coil. Then, again just my opinion, leave the coil mounted that you will use the most.

I got rid of the 8" donut coil for my Silver Sabre microMAX because I mainly hunt trashy places, especially with that basic model, so I mounted the thin profile 6" Concentric coil, made sure the GB was adjusted for peak performance, and I leave it alone. It's always ready-to-grab and use with the 6" coil.

Besides, asking about "better overall performance" is purely a matter of personal opinion and depends upon what constitutes 'better' for you. Better for what or in what way?


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Whimpster
I bought the 7" and 10.5" coil to use on my Bandido II microMax after hearing the 10.5" works really well on this detector.

Just wondering what your thought are lads..
I'd decide on one specific coil for the fixed GB model, then use the assortment of other coils, as needed, on the versatile unit, the Bandido II microMAX. The hard-to-find 10½" Concentric coil is one I used to like to have around for working more open areas that had minimal targets. I used it for Cache Hunting, as well as older large parks and other open areas with sparse trash, if the site was old enough to possibly have some slightly deeper coins that I could get with the standard 8" Concentric coil.

Monte

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A place to share fond memories of old alkali desert favorite sites in Utah, Nevada, and Eastern Oregon and other detecting travels. To rendezvous with fellow detectorists and trade experiences from our metal detecting adventures, opinions on a variety of old and new detectors, share detecting techniques, and discuss potential hunt sites.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Makro: Racer 2 w/'OOR'
Nokta: 2-Impact's w/5" DD and w/5X9½ DD, 2-Relic's w/5" DD and w/5½X10 Concentric, 2-CoRe's w/'OOR' and w/7X11 DD
Tesoro: Vaquero, Bandido II µMAX, Silver Sabre µMAX each w/6" Concentric and Mojave w/7" Concentric

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta and Tesoro
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bag.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

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What coil works best on the Silver MicroMax

Whimpster 335 December 07, 2016 10:39PM

Best coil for the Silver MicroMAX? --- That all depends. confused smiley

Monte 316 December 07, 2016 11:56PM

Re: Best coil for the Silver MicroMAX? --- That all depends. confused smiley

Whimpster 247 December 08, 2016 12:06PM

Whimpster, I've posted the answer many times, but just

Monte 275 December 08, 2016 12:55PM

Whimpster, here's a cut-and-paste edited post I made a while back.

Monte 324 December 08, 2016 01:32PM

Re: Whimpster, here's a cut-and-paste edited post I made a while back.

Pablo61 138 April 10, 2017 01:16PM

Pablo61, the choice is yours, but

Monte 123 April 11, 2017 09:39PM

Re: Pablo61, the choice is yours, but

Pablo61 120 April 12, 2017 01:26AM

GB on the Outlaw..

pinenut 115 April 11, 2017 01:58AM

Re: GB on the Outlaw..

Pablo61 99 April 11, 2017 03:14AM

Re: GB on the Outlaw..

pinenut 116 April 11, 2017 03:31AM

Re: Whimpster, here's a cut-and-paste edited post I made a while back.

Whimpster 240 December 09, 2016 04:45PM

Re: Whimpster, here's a cut-and-paste edited post I made a while back.

WM6 274 December 08, 2016 02:30PM

Re: Best coil for the Silver MicroMAX? --- That all depends. confused smiley

WM6 252 December 08, 2016 08:21AM



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