Detecting With The Makro Racer 2 And Nel Tornado Coil! (Review, Finds, Photos+)
Many diggers want to improve their metal detector: increase depth, stability and so on. The only simple way to do it is – changing the search coil. And which coil is best suited to a specific model? Because they are presented on the market quite a lot. In order not to dry your head with a choice and not drown in the mass of reviews and video tests, you can do it very simply. You will have to purchase a time-tested coil and beloved by thousands of diggers – Nel Tornado. The method is simple, and as far as it is fair, I decided to check it personally, changing the regular 7×11″ from the metal detector Makro Racer 2 to the Nel Tornado 12×13″.
As many know: the placement of the battery compartment under the elbow, the most positive effect on the ergonomics of the detector. Not so many top metal detectors have such a design, right?
To admit, working with the Racer in the standard configuration, I almost did not feel the impact on the hand of the goods under the elbow. Everything was just like with another light metal detector. But when I installed the Tornado and made the first trip, then I discovered the whole advantage of this design of the metal detector. If one word: convenient. I will not try to find words now to describe this feeling, it’s better to try it rather than to read it a hundred times. 😉
On the hills
On that day we traveled a lot of places BUT, the field was not cleaned, then the winter has already risen. In the end, we decide to look for a farm, which is marked on a map
The first of our finds were the modern loss of shepherds: a digital clock.
The clock was in a trash condition, so it was thrown into the garbage.
Running down the hills in the hope of finding that farm, we were so exhausted that on the way back we did not even turn on the detectors.
We did not find any traces of any old settlement, but I found an impressively sized mushroom. I’ve never seen such big ones!
On the way back, we decided to turn on to one field, which has given many diggers interesting finds.
The place is simply gorgeous – it is plowed, on the level and you can see traces of other detectorists. That’s how it is!? Why was it necessary to climb the yards and find nothing, when you could travel a few kilometers and walk on excellent soil? Eh, it happens : (
But, tired and with not really much time, we were on this field for about 40 minutes. But! The Tornado Coil pleasantly surprised – it found a denarius!
It felt good to find an ancient coin.
The day was not in vain! The Racer paired with the Tornado, and it worked perfectly!
Cleaning the denarius
The coin is from the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius and his coins date from year 138 to 161.
That’s what the Denarius found by the Racer looked like when I brought it home. Of course, you can not just put such a coin into an album, so you have to clean it.
Have you ever wondered how to clean a Roman denarius coin? The recipe is simple. We need water and citric acid. A little lemon is dissolved in water, we add the find made out of silver and after a few hours, we get a clean coin.
All my old silver coins I usually clean with this method, BUT, it is better not to clean “solids” – the silver is lousy and can fall of along with the mud.
What do you think about this find? For more silver finds, look here!