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Last Post 02 Oct 2014 05:14 PM by FRANK NOVAK. 4 Replies.
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John HudsonUser is Offline
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21 Jun 2014 08:44 PM
    All I could afford was the Fisher F2 metal detector when I first started, do you recommend the 8 inch coil? Or the little 4 inch sniper coil for gold prospecting?
    FRANK NOVAKUser is Offline
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    22 Jun 2014 01:42 PM

    I always use the coil that comes with the detector.  I figure the manufacturer wants to get the best public image he can get so he designed the best coil for the detector. The only advantage of a smaller coil is in extremely Junky areas, which usually do not contain gold.

    My XLT and Surfmaster PI both have the original 9.5" concentric coils and they have found just about everything a detector can find. My 2 Box detectors 2 coils are actually the metal trim around the cases. Yea, that caught my funny bone too when I noticed it. Hay that 2 Box, a Hays, will go down 6', but only for something larger than a soft ball.  Your detector, if it can tolerate the mineralization of the ground in your area, will find anything most other detectors will find, but it won't go as deep as the real good ones.    Jest my thoughts,   Frank...-

                                                                                

    I deal in reality and call them as I see them. Frank
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    23 Jun 2014 05:07 PM
    IC thanks much Frank good to know, think my next big purchase will either be a fisher gold bug 2 or garret at gold due to the fact I enjoy going out hiking and exploring the dessert more then the parks around here!
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    02 Jul 2014 05:34 AM
    Unfortunately I don't feel the F2 is a capable gold hunting machine with its lack of ground balance and low frequency it will make life very difficult. It is hard enough to find gold with dedicated machines. Watch craigslist for a great deal. I see Tesoro Lobo's go for around $300 also check around local pawn shops, I scored a Lobo ST for $150 once. Good luck!
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    02 Oct 2014 05:14 PM
    I think you would do better with there Sand Shark which is a PI detector. I have heard only good about them.
    I deal in reality and call them as I see them. Frank
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