Is it necessary to buy additional coils for your detector?
Each year I have this issue – do i need additional coils for my detector? We already have the standard coils which you can freely use without any problems. And also, the additional coils are very suspicious – who knows how and where they were manufactured? And if it breaks down, you can’t exactly take it for repair or replacement under warranty. However, the tought of the arrival on the field, and return with nothing (using standard coil) makes us think about buying a large coil ( let’s call it a “booster”), or a replacement. Mass production does not always produce the best quality product. 😉
A fellow detectorist sent his impressions from the use of an additional coil, since he was the only one among my friends who took a replacement coil, but still very regular size.
I once spotted the Nel sarpshooter coil for sale, and the price was good and I thought it was very interesting. Of course before purchasing i read comments on the internet, and I concluded that the coil was not bad. The former owner scared me a bit when selling it, he said that i had to attach it tight to the detector and set the sensitivity to “two bars below full”, otherwise there would be a lot of false signals.
Once home, I could not wait to test this new coil, so I went to an abandoned sandpit near my house – There I do all the experiments with the device. I had already searched the area dozens of times, and to my surprise i found a Soviet coin. A coin find already made me happy, but my goal was to test how it would behave in a trashy place. I crossed the lawn with it, and what immediately surprised that there was almost no false signals in fairly high grass, and that there were no strange sounds like on a standard coil in such conditions at the maximum sensitivity. This was a pleasant surprise because with the standard coil I could walk only on flat fields and along the paths. I decided it was a good multifunctional option to have this. And it has appeared as an excellent coil with a good depth, and a very clear discrimination of metals with this coil makes the search easier, with a smaller amount of time to determine what lies beneath the coil.
And another interesting thing: you can safely remove the iron segments without the fear that there will be something missing, because if there is a signal, it is a good signal, and you can make out what it is: a foil or, for example a coin. This summer I decided to go with Nel sharpshooter as the main coil, because disadvantages compared to the standard coil I don’t see, i see only advantages, and of course the size of the coil and the weight is also very nice bonus.
As you can see, the owner decided to keep the coil’s look in the most presentable form and just wrapped the whole coil in dark tape. The owner of the detector coil was not disappointed, and we wish him further good luck. 😉