AuWanderer

17x13 Evo ..

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Hey Rob and all......,

Just got back after 4 hours of hitting a patch or two. What I was pleasantly surprised with was how lightweight it was, I expected it to be much heavier. I do like the tapered edge  as it slides smooth on the surface and grasses coming up after the few rains we had. I did notice more ground noise  in areas with heavy clay and medium mineralization. I dug a few fathom sounds which ended up just being the ground. In other areas without the clays it ran very smooth and no false signals.  I hit a few targets that I missed with the other coils that I would contribute to the new  Evo coil , seemed it just pulled that target out, I could have easily missed it if I were not listening but the target was giving a nice mellow deep signal on both left and right sweeps, after a few inches I was sure I was on a target and not ground noise. The signal was sharp and not so broad as heavy mineralized ground noise can be. I went to another location and worked the bank of a small creek and some higher benches right above it. The time was 12 o'clock noon and this is when I wanted to stop as its Thanksgiving, but...... lol I was not satisfied going home without some gold and new coil !! So as I was working the bank which by the way I scanned before in the past I got this nice solid hit left and right very clear, so I am thinking Crap another .22 cal bullet..you know that sound I am sure. Well luckily it ended up being a nice 2.31 gram placer nugget. I am very happy with the coil, for me its the perfect size and really is not that heavy for everyday use. I think it handles the ground very well, I just need more time on it to dig more targets and gold to really have a better idea what it can do. This nugget I found today I more than likely would have gotten it with another coil if I got the coil over the target, but I got the Evo over it this time. 

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Hey AuWanderer,

  Excellent report and congrats with the new NF searchcoil.  

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Thanks Rob,

Just got back from a quick 2 hour hunt and scored a .70 gram piece..was thin and 3/4 long like a long rice kernel...7 inches deep ! Excellent coil. Killer coil..........

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Hey Rob and all.......

 

So I have been getting used to this new Evo coil...went out yesterday and scored 3 little bits at very good depth and in heavy mineralized soil. This little spot I hit with all the coils in my arsenal. From the small sadie, to the 20" N.F mono and everything in between. The ground was silent prior to the Evo test. I set my settings at Rx 13, stab at 6, very slow speed and in enhanced mode. The key was to move the coil very, very slow ..the smaller 2 both came in at .19 grams and the larger at 3 O'clock at .23 grams. The larger of the 3 was down at about 6 inches, the smaller two were down around 4 inches in red clay. 

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Hey Auwander,

   Great finds with the NF EVO coil.  These coils are performing very well on all the SD, GP and GPX series metal detectors.  As you can see, the 17 inch elliptical is still very sensitive to small gold.

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Hey Jen,

These are the smaller ones I found with your new Evo....hope you have a lot of luck with it....because it's a good coil for more flatter desert terrain, just a bit too large for my hunting needs for now. May get the 14x9 or 12 Evo in the future...

 

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Nice stuff AuWanderer, thanks again for selling it to me.....  you're right, it's a perfect size/shape for Gold Basin shrubs.

Jen

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