Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Gold Bug 2 Coils, which ones?


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 rocmoc

rocmoc

    Copper Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern AZ
  • Interests:Off-roading (Jeep & dirt bikes), Travel (RV and flying)(in USA & Mexico), Racing, Kayaking, Scuba & Theater

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Test swung  the Gold Bug 2 and I am going to purchase.  Question is, Which Coil/Coils (6", 10" or 14")?

 

Thanks,

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico



#2 nvchris

nvchris

    24 Karat Gold Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 805 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:RyePatch

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

6 and 10


Chris Porter,

President  WesternStates Prospecting Association 
WSPA member 106

detectoraid.com


#3 beaudurkee

beaudurkee

    Silver Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hemet, CA
  • Interests:Anything that feeds my gold fever, lol

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

Have the 10. Wish I had the 6.



#4 Lve2fsh

Lve2fsh

    BUTTHEAD

  • Premium Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 767 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nevada

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

I have the 6 and 10


Greg Hedrick (Lve2fsh)
Nevada
GPX-5000
Gold Bug 2 / X-terra 70
WSPA # 12
GSSN # 30
Lifetime NRA member
Ham operator

#5 Micro Nugget

Micro Nugget

    Platinum Member

  • Premium Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,565 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern California
  • Interests:Finding gold, forensic crime scene metallic evidence, coins, relics & rocks.

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Without hesitation -- the 6.5" coil.  A GB2 rules the micro-world and the 6.5" will get you the micro nuggets.  The 10" and 14" do not maximize the GB2's strong suit.  If you want to go deep get a Minelab with a large coil.


Martin WSPA#5

Prospecting success, be it for HEARTS, TRUTH or GOLD, takes COURAGE and HONESTY to penetrate through the appearance of things, plus PATIENCE and FORTITUDE to work through the many layers of things of which both nature and human nature are composed.

#6 Joe Z

Joe Z

    10 Karat Gold Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 313 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New River AZ
  • Interests:Gold Prospecting/Metal Detecting.
    Geocaching
    Exploring back 4x4 roads and trails
    Traveling and helping others

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I have the 10" and the 6"...... I like the 6" Best

Joe

 

Coil comparison:    NOTE: Under the 10" coil for 1 oz nugget that must be a typo and meant to be 10" not 1" depth

http://www.fisherlab...g2FieldTest.pdf


Edited by Joe Z, 29 January 2013 - 09:58 PM.


#7 adam

adam

    Platinum Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,805 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

6 inch for nuggets and 10-14 inch for meteorites



#8 Allen in MT

Allen in MT

    Platinum Member

  • Premium Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,181 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Montana

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

The 6" does I would say 98% of my finds.

#9 Hoser John

Hoser John

    Platinum Member

  • Nugget Shooter Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Redding,Kalif.
  • Interests:Dredging,detecting,scuba diving,kayaking,history,getn'n'trouble

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

6 & 10 rock my world. 6 amazingly sensitive and ez to work bouldery/trashy areas. 10" punches a mite deeper and great for the beach and alkaline soils and STILL very sensitive to small gold when balanced right.--John



#10 Desertsunburn

Desertsunburn

    Platinum Member

  • Supporting Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,244 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Parker, AZ
  • Interests:The Desert! Recovery - Preservation - Science of Meteorites. Hunting meteorites. Finding Meteorites. Digging meteorites. Studying Meteorites. Holding Meteorites. Reading about Meteorites. I make thin sections and cut meteorites for classification. I assist others in their meteorite testing and classification needs. I really enjoy doing that. Buying gold and silver!

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Test swung  the Gold Bug 2 and I am going to purchase.  Question is, Which Coil/Coils (6", 10" or 14")?

 

Thanks,

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

My answer is all three....no doubt in my mind.  I normally swing the 14".  It finds a lot of meteorites for me.  I also swing the 10" but not as much as the 14.  It also has found a lot of meteorites.

I seldom swing the 6" but I know it would find the small surface stuff much better.  Only issue with it is you have to swing like a helicopter blade to cover much area.  So, each coil, for me, has a different purpose.  But if I only had one choice, it would be the 14" coil.  I have and use 3 GB2's.

 

Jim


Jim Wooddell

I Buy Gold!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users