Karma 13″ Coil – Our Review! (Thoughts, Experience, Photos+)
As you know – the best way to add a bit of depth to your metal detector is to hang a coil larger on it. This does not mean that sniper coils have less depth, this is a big mistake, but in order to increase the productivity of your search and increase the number of finds, you need to have something more than just a regular 10 “or 11” coil in your arsenal.
Recently, one of the manufacturers of various accessories for gold mining in Bulgaria has released its coil in size 13 “. The most optimal and running size for an additional coil! And they called the coil simply – Karma. The 13” coil is quite versatile on a cop – it gives both a deeper depth (about + 20%), and more coverage with one stroke of the coil, which saves time for finding more coins in a large field and localizing the best places, or the so-called “hot-spots”.
The box and how everything is packed in the kit – it’s just amazing! It can be seen that the manufacturer has worked well on it, even on the mold for packing, compare it with a conventional box from the AKA, for example, there is a big difference. And this is at a coil price below 100 euros!
What’s even more surprising is the bolt! It’s plastic, like everyone else, but it’s transparent. Unusual, but satisfying. It closes on the coil and sits almost dead, it can be difficult to unscrew it, apparently, there is a special hook on the thread that prevents the nut from spinning spontaneously. An interesting solution and, of course, useful – the chance of losing the bolt on the coil is almost zero.
As you can see, it sits firmly.
Now – to the necessary and useful characteristics. The weight of the coil, as you see in the photo, is 713 g. It is difficult to say – this is a light coil, compared with the other coils at 15 “, but on the other side of 713 grams it gradually approaches the kilogram. The extra kilogram during detecting is extra fatigue. And what about competitors? Let’s compare.
Take the NEL coils. In area 13”, the company NEL has two coils – Storm and Tornado. The weight of the Storm is 670 g, the weight of the Tornado is 560 g. As can be seen, the weight of NEL is considerably lighter than Karma and has an additional amplifier in the coil, but the price of NEL coils are higher.
Let’s see the Magic Lab – the weight of the coil is 13 “only 560 grams. At the same price.
With the weight figured out, let’s see in general what else is on the coil and how it looks.
The cable is securely connected to the coil, this should not quickly wear out. At least the fellow detectorist that sent a photo, detected with it almost the entire season.
Cable for connection to a metal detector. There is nothing new here, everything is the same as that of others. A reliable and robust system with a long ring.
The coil comes with a protection. But you must understand that the protection will take not only 1 cm from the depth, but also actively collect the sand inside it. And consequently, you need to clean constantly, and this applies to all coils, the Karma is no exception!
The coil “Ears” are also reliable, but not as reinforced as NEL’s, for example.
In our case, the coil stands on the Teknetics G2 + metal detector with high frequency for the selection of coins and relics, and of course for the beach detecting! The wire completely twists around the bar, and the detectorists walk satisfied and say he has already managed to find a chain with a cross and a pair of rings.
What do you think about the coil? Let me remind you that the coil is produced for most metal detectors, except for AKA and Minelab. As for me – on Garrett ACE and various Fishers F11-44 is a great option!
To read more about coils, look here!