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Old 10-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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Arrow Pre-Review on The Fisher 11"DD for F2

10/7/11: So I only had about 15 to use the new coil today, as soon as I opened the package and put it on, I hit my VERY HUNTED backyard. Stayed in a 5x5 area, 1st signal: Nickel 1947! Just about 9 1/2" down! Was stuck at the bottem of the plug. Second signal: 1967 Penny around 8" down. Third Signal: 1973 Penny around 9" down. Had to get ready for a wedding rehearsal so had to quit. I am really excited about hitting my backyard all over again.(Found a 1938 merc,1953 rosie my first week of MDing in my backyard w/8" coil) So far the coil is hitting deeper, and I also noticed a more stable VDI reading. But like I said, this was only a 10min hunt, and will continue to update this review over the next few weeks. REMEMBER, a place is never hunted out!


10/8/2011 UPDATE #1: Hit my backyard again this morning, some morning dew on the ground and like always my F2 is chattering like crazy so I turn the sens. down to about 3. Hunted a small area for about 15-20 mins of my VERY HUNTED yard, and found a clad 1976 dime, and also to my surprise a army sharpshooter badge.(TURNED OUT TO BE STERLING AFTER CLEANING!) Now I have covered every square inch of my yard ,left,right diagonal with my 8" concentric, and how I missed these? I dunno. What I can say is, with the 11" DD the targets ARE being found deeper. Only problem I am having so far is pinpointing with it, still some getting used too. I have gotten some tips from some forum members on pinpointing with this coil, so with practice it comes in due time. I am hoping to get out sunday, and hunt a soybean/corn field that has been harvested and plowed again.

10/14/2011 Final Update: So I have been using the 11"DD for about a week.

Pros:

-DOES find deeper targets. Deepest so far nickel from first day I got it 9-9 1/2"

-Covers alot of ground and fast

- VDI is alot more stable (not as many iffy targets)

- Once you figure out the sweet spot on the pinpointing it works very well

Cons:

-Added weight you can tell the difference of weight after swinging it for a couple hours, but does not bother me that much

-Pinpointing does have a learning curve if you never used a DD coil before


Overall opinion

I highly recommend the 11" DD coil for the F2, especially if its a machine you will be using as your main or keeping a while. When I used the 8" most of my targets were in the 1-6" range. I now find targets in areas Ive searched before in the 1-9" range with large objects such as canslaw or junk at almost 12"+ down, which makes me wonder how far down I can hit a half dollar or such. Also with the VDI being more stable, I can now determine better whats trash and whats good. Is it worth the $100+ pricetag? Probably not so much, but well worth it if you plan on keeping your F2 around a while. Just remember that if you get a new coil, dont assume you are going run out nd find every piece of silver and gold ever dropped! Take it slow and learn it. Like I said, I have only had it a week and put some good hours on it, so even I have a little more to learn about it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM
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Great! That sounds a lot deeper than what I've found with the 8" concentric coil. Good luck with the new coil.

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:35 PM
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I love using the DD coil. Like I said before, I can't see any reason to put the 8" back on! It really is my go-to coil.

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:25 PM
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When I had my f70 with 11dd I too had a hard time locating targets but I noticed its much easier with my AT pro 11dd Sounds like you have a great yard to hunt!!
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I run with just iron disc and I'm not hearing coins past 5-6" with my dd in our soil. Lots of nice square nails sounding off like quarters though lol.
Pinpointing is really super though.

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:47 AM
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Thanks Monster. Keep posting your impressions of the DD. Considering getting one myself.

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the review, I always wondered how well the F2 would do with the DD coil. It was a great coil on the F4 I had. Must have really good ground in Ohio, I have read posts from people that get amazing depths there. Once you find the "swwet spot" on the DD coil pinpointing will be a breeze.

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i have that coil on my f70 try using a x or cross pattern when pinpointing try this with visable targets hold your coil a few inches above the ground with shallow targets. i can get within a inch or two everytime hh
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I just found this post after asking about 11" DD coil. Glad to read that it works well.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:44 AM
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I've really enjoyed the F2 and have had some success using the 8" coil. After reading the reviews, I decided to order the 11" DD, and hope to get it to use next weekend.

I'm looking forward to re-visiting all the old home sites that were successful before, and will post my impressions after I gain some experience with it.

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