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Old 01-03-2017, 09:44 AM
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in a month or so im planning on buying an Etrac.
what im wondering is what is the best small coil for the machine?
and other than the Stock Coil and a small coil would you all suggest anything else as far as accessories that would be good to get. would like to get it all at once

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Old 01-03-2017, 10:09 AM
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You need a RNB Battery...and a X-1 Probe......X8 for a small coil or a Nel sharpshooter!
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:18 AM
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I think the stock coil on the Etrac is best.I had about 5 coils at once,and always went back to the stock.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:25 AM
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You need a RNB Battery...and a X-1 Probe......X8 for a small coil or a Nel sharpshooter!
how is the RNB battery better than the stock battery? i assume it lasts longer?

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:13 PM
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Last a lot longer...some say makes detector deeper???.hard to believe how long it lasts!...the x-1..is nice if you hunt silver..can put it in hole and tell if deep iron or not...no other pinpointer does that....it acts like a 1" coil... take it easy
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by luked View post
how is the RNB battery better than the stock battery? i assume it lasts longer?
Not just longer......but up to days before a recharge is needed ! Plus it will hold a charge for a year sitting !!!! What can I say.....it is the most single best investment you can make for your E-Trac !!!!
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:49 PM
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how is the RNB battery better than the stock battery? i assume it lasts longer?
and it chargers in like 2 hrs and lasts 25+ hrs
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:01 AM
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I tend to like the Ultimate 13, it reduces the weight on the nose changing the balance and making it easier. I believe I get more depth with it and feel it separates just a tad better than the stock coil.

Also have a 6x8 SEF that's great for super trashy areas.

As far as the battery goes, I've only used mine 1.5 days on a single charge and still had like 1/3 battery life. I'm one of those guys that puts my phone on the charger every evening whether it needs it or not, so I haven't seen the need for the RNB battery that most seem to love.

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Old 01-12-2017, 12:31 AM
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Best Coil I have found for Etrac period is the Coiltek 10X5

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:11 PM
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The SEF 6x8 has been on my machine for the last 3 months. Before that the x-8. Both work well in trash and sometimes one seems to hit or separate better than the other. So far these 2 are my faves.

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Old 01-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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I don't have anything new to add to the conversation here, but I can add my agreement wholeheartedly.

The RnB is great. I have had mine since late summer and have only charged it like 4 times. It really is incredible, however I haven't noticed any increased depth.

My coil picks in order (and I have a half dozen to pick from!)
#1.) Detech 13" Ultimate - my favorite
#2.) SEF 6X8 - my Trashy spot coil
#3.) stock ProCoil.

I love my Etrac, especially on a cold winters night thinking of warmer days of Spring.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:08 PM
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Mars sniper 106 good prices 100% waterproof and you don't need coil covers.Nel have been taken over by cors labs three small coils the fortune 9.55.5 the shrew 6.53.5 and the last is the point at 5" hope this helps.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:41 PM
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+1 on the above info.
1: rnb battery (I've been told it's one ,if not the best accessory to buy for the Etrac)!
2: sef 6x8 coil
3: detect 13" ultimate coil ( though I really like my sef 10x12 also)
One last thing if you can swing it at some point,is the Herke arm rest/Stand combo! OH,don't forget the Andy Sabisch Etrac manual,that's a must have!
Have fun with your Etrac!
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