I just used my Minelab 6 inch coil with my Equinox 800. I used it in a wooded setting where there used to be a homestead. It was great for getting around the trees and undergrowth. It went deep and the weight was like it wasn't there. I could swing this coil all day.
The minelab 700 has been a game changer for me. It is an awsum detector. The customer service with High Plains prospectors cannot be beat anywhere.
Took the 6-inch coil out to a local park for some detecting under a walkway bridge where the ground was littered with nails, bolts, and iron rods (all of which I had found in abundance previously). I was able to easily isolate coins from the rest of the debris. While all the coins were moderns, it was still a record haul for the day. I found it much easier to pinpoint with the smaller coil than the standard 11-inch. If you haven’t gotten the 6-inch, why wait?
Went from an 11" coil to this beauty and it is quickly paying for itself. Went over an area I thought I thoroughly search and found many coins that I missed, including an absolute specimen of a mercury dime. One of many examples of missing things with the large coil. A must have for high trash areas, which for me include nails and pieces of aluminum cans. As long as I'm not on the beach searching large areas for clad, this coil is on my detector.
6” coil for my Equinox 800 was a game changer. A must have.