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Hello everyone. I have a Fisher F19 with the white colored 10” stock coil and was wondering if anyone had tried the F19 with the Fisher 11”DD or the Detech Ultimate 13” coil. I’m looking for a gain in depth without losing much separation ability. I’m hunting in local areas where I’m finding wheat pennies around the 8” mark which seems to be about the max depth with my stock coil. I’m afraid I’m missing coins that are below the 8” mark and hoping by switching to a bigger coil I might start get pennies around the 10” to 12” mark. Tia for any replies.
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I don't know if you've seen this video ..
.. the air tests show a gain in depth running the all metal mode .. I have not swung that detector, so my comparisons are to the two coils you are asking about on my T2se .. the 13 inch ultimate air tests to a unreal distance .. but this doesn't transfer to actual real time depth in the field .. at least where I'm hunting, there is just to much under the coil .. and guessing that you are hunting similar places as you want to keep the separation .. the 11 inch FT coils is much better at separating, between those two coils .. if it were me looking to buy another coil I would go with the 11 inch, first .. with that said, I'm almost always running a 9x5 on my machine and find it works very well in the depth vs separation and I can't think of a place where I've hunted that the bigger coils gave me that much of an advantage, depth-wise .. the bigger coils do allow for quicker ground coverage
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Good answer Scott. IMO the F19 responds to a larger coil a bit better than the T2 does. Everything else is spot on though. You will for sure lose some separation going to the Ult 13 on any platform. The 11DD is the sweet spot between them both.

 

I have always thought the 5x10 coil ion the T2 and F19/G2+ is the sweet spot for depth and separation. If I could only pick one coil size for all of my detectors - it would be a 5x10.

 

(Also - poster Facebook messaged me as well - which is why I did not respond here right away)

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I go exactly with John. I own a G2+ FT 19kHz 'cousin' to F19, and the BH TRP. Best all-round 'go to' search coil, for me, is the FT 5"x10" white solid elliptical DD.... A Detech 13" Ultimate weds very well, as does the MGC 9"x13" which is an excellent coil, and most definitely my preferred type of large DD by design, and its very robust, yet relatively light-weight, construction.... Both the big coils are exceptional for more open park/ field work. I was recently given a Detech 13" for free!. It's light and very good, but I much prefer my MGC 9"x13".....it 'leads' better and gives me cofidence in that it is built touger... Your F19 is a fantastic tool, and an excellent choice.
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I have the MGC 9'x13" and the 11' DD and the 5x10. all work well .You get a little more depth with the big coil, but it does get a little heavy. The 5x10 gets time on my minute man as a brush beater with that solid coil. Although the concentric for the MM gets a deeper air test. The F19 is such a nice machine ! got my 11' coil as a sleeper on ebay and my opinion is that it would do well for you.

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Aye, sellers remorse is a bugger. Some days I wish I'd kept my U.K spec Animal. One thing's for sure though, my 75 and G2+ will stay with me. They're too damn good , for me, to sell on or give away. Speaking of 'Animals',  "When I was Young" encapsulates me perfectly!  60's boy. A fine time....no former wife or lover can take those wild and reckless memories....."enough already Timmy".

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I'm a big fan of the Mars Tiger coil on the F19. Adds depth while maintaining decent separation on low and mid-range conductors(Civil War relics). I use the 10x5 stock coil on my Quick Draw Pro (with an adapter) for my trash, brush popper machine. For low and mid-range conductors I'll put the F19 up against anything!

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So very well put Scott. I've given snippets of some of the things I/we did when we were young. Those I've spoken to have almost unanimously said things like, "You did What!? and you didn't get arrested!!!?"....Aye; the rooms Were colder, the pain Was more painful, but our laughter was definitely Much louder then. i did smoke my first cigarette at 10, too...and there was a surplus of fine-boned, dark-eyed, dark-skinned Cornish maidens,  that could lure a boy further than good blasting powder could blow him....from what I've learned, every generation seems 'weaker': across the board for the most part. Thankfully there are still very many proper men and women in our world, that raise their young to a high standard. Such children are wonderful Human Beings..We were never 'priviledged', infact, that attitude would ultimately have lead to  'self isolation of sorts'.... If a 'thing' broke down we tried our damnest to mend it 😉 before moving on, and if we needed something fine then we worked the harder to get the cash for to buy it. We were harder. Life was harder. Many of us became proper men and women that knew how to adapt. We were the luckiest ones.

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Yep, the Mars coils do have some great press. Many Impact owners swear by the Mars Tiger, too.  Apparently the Impact / Tiger combo is a great match-up. No reason why they shouldn't do well on a FT 19 kHz either...I agree with you regarding the performance in iron and mineralised/iron trash scenarios. A F19/G2+/BHTRP with a 5x10 coil will hold it's own with the very best machines out there. That is a fact. On Roman sites the ground is usually 'evil', however, if there is even the tiniest low/mid conductive coin and it hits that sweet spot on a 5x10, the machine 'welds' to it...On Medieval sites, the ground is 'evil' also, however, tiny cut-quaters of thin section silver coins have to be well covered for to evade a FT 19'er /5x10 combo.  Fair play, they've certainly held up very adequately to their respective tests of time.

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