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Since a few months I am the proud owner of a Q40. I bought it from a friend but sadly, it came with only the small coil. Having read some post here I noticed that a bigger coil (the Raptor) tend to give better results than the smaller coil.
Now my question is:
is it worth the, in my case, 130 euro's to buy the Raptor for the little extra depth and signals?
Kind regards from the Netherlands
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They told me I’d never be any good at poetry, because I’m dyslexic, but so far I’ve made 3 jugs and a vase.
On one of my detector i can only use the original 8" coil and it works very well. Finds thin coins and small objects on depths some people with bigger better detectors have problems with.
Do what gives you most confidence and a good feeling. Find the detector that fits you.
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But I do like the style, "should I, shouldn't I?. Oh blow it, lets go for it"
When it comes to coil size questions I always direct folks to this link
Although its for Nel coils, giving a rating for each aspect of the coils ability it would also be a guide to other makes of the same coil sizes. So shows the pros and cons of the different sizes.
By coincidence I am considering the larger coil for the Nox.
As I said Ilike the OPs style, "should I, shouldn't I?. Oh blow it, lets go for it", and think I will do the same.
Or not, as she was able to become some rest for three months.
Good luck with both hunting and your wife.
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some brand snobs will say theres nothing to learn on the Q40 as its "basic" but learn the machine and learn it well and it wont let you down,
its not a simple three tone machine, it has many variations to those tones and they all tell you more about whats in the ground, its been unfairly slated, to many people put it down due to it being a lesser known brand but it is without a doubt an excellent machine,
plenty of detectorists will champion their current machine, and good for them but ive had some supposedly "top" machines and they aren't any better than the Q40, in some cases...… worse. the Q40 is a bit like ronseal "does exactly what it says on the tin". awesome machine
ive just sold my latest supposedly better machine and am buying another Q40, atleast I can have my own now as my boy commandeered mine,lol.
Quest Q40, awesome machine, never sell it, now the boys ::
Kruzer…………. disappointing, sold
GP pointer, 3 years and still going, now the boys.
Nokta pointer, best there is