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Old 12-03-2015, 09:32 PM
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Default 15" coiltek or NEL for etrac?

OK guys I am wanting a bigger deeper coil for open areas. Does anyone have any opinions on which is better and why? I think one of the 15" would be a great size. I am at the beach right now and wish I had one. Opinions please

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:10 PM
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I am super impressed with the NEL Sharpshooter on my E-Trac, can only think that the BIG NEL coil would impress me equally. And I think the Coil Tek is way more expensive, like maybe you're paying for the name as well... although I have read that Coil Tek use to produce all the Minelab coils.

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:25 PM
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I could tell you, but I'd just be labeled a shill. So call Bart and ask. He'll give you the straight scoop.


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Old 12-04-2015, 11:09 AM
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The attack and WOT are about equal in performance as performance is mostly tied to coil footprint.
Will come down to preference.

NEL ounce lighter
Coiltek $5 cheaper
NEL Black
Coiltek Orange
Coiltek is Official Minelab supported coil maker/partner

Once you go over 13" you are mostly just getting more coverage on coin sized objects.
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