Bell-Two wrote:I really figured that Dan, that is why I replied in jest as well Talking about coils, what if anything does SEF stand for or is it just a name? Are these the coils that are made in Bulgaria, I thought I had read that somewhere? I have been following this thread with interest for all the great info it contains.
It was early this morning when I read your post before going to work. Yes, I see yours was also in jest. Here's what it says on the sef coil box:
The DOUBLE ELLIPTICAL coil with Symmetric Electro-magnetic Field is the best performance coil. Compared to the Double D coils it has the following advantages:
- better ground balance
-more stable operation
-deeper in the ground
-more accurate target identification
The Kellyco site says they are manufactured in Bulgaria.
I own the 6x8, the 10x12 and the 15x12. I've struck silver with all of them. Again, my favorite one is the 10x12. It won't find a 20-inch deep dime, but it has found me Indian head cents in areas I have previously hunted with the Pro coil. One such area was ground between a huge tree and a small road. I hunted it with the Pro coil and didn't find anything. When I went back to the exact same area with the 10x12, I dug several deep indians and was amazed. The coil also hits harder on nickels and separates extremely well.
I bought the 6x8 after hunting a very trashy picnic area with my Pro coil. I was literally just standing in one spot, for the most part, slowly working the coil trying to separate the targets. It was frustrating. When I went back with the 6x8, it was easier to pull the coins out from the junk. I don't use it much, but it's great to have when you need it. The first time I put it on my detector I found two silver dimes in an area I had already hit hard several times. That's a big confidence booster.
The coil I use the least is the big 15x12. But it also has found silver for me multiple times.
I could live without the 6x8 and the 15x12. However, concerning the 10x12 sef butterfly coil, I must quote the late great Charlton Heston:
"...from my cold dead hands!"