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« on: May 09, 2012, 12:21:02 am »
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Hey everybody!
I can't find a whole lot of info on this so I was hoping someone could give me some opinions.
I'm looking to get a coil for nugget shooting with the Vaquero. I'm sold on a DD coil but not sure if the 10" x 5" elliptical or the round 5.75" would be the better choice. I'm detecting in the CA desert and there is a ton of black sand in the washes. the gold they are getting is small 1-2 grainers and up. The Vaquero gets a bit unstable in the heavy black sand with the stock 9x8 concentric and I read I could get better stability with a DD coil. Thanks for any advice you may have, Scott

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 12:35:44 am »
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I would go with the 5 * 10 my self.

Sweep is a bit wider is the only reason.   Cool

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 06:55:58 am »
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Quote:Posted by atomicscott
I'm looking to get a coil for nugget shooting with the Vaquero.

You have to weigh the benefits of a small coil versus the larger coil. Sweep coverage is far more important in an unfamiliar area and the smaller coil is excellent for sniping a nugget from productive areas that would have been missed by a larger coil.

The answer? Use the large coil. When you start finding a pattern to nuggets in an area, clear them out with the large coil. Mark the area and go over it again with the small coil.

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