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Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro

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Bounty Hunter Gold Digger

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Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker

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Gadgets for the modern day Indiana Jones

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Whether you want to find an actual pirate treasure, recover your lost engagement ring or just hunt for a few old nickels, metal detectors are the gadgets you need. They come in all sorts of sizes and designs and, depending on how you plan to use them, they can cost from less than $100 all the way to several thousand dollars. It all depends on how much you want to spend and how professional you want to be. There are plenty of brands you can choose from: high end, low end and everything in between. However, Bounty Hunter metal detectors are an excellent all-rounder. This brand makes gadgets for the casual metal seeker, as well as the professional with advanced requirements. So, no matter what you need, you’ll definitely find something to suit your requirements. This website will be your guide in finding the perfect gadget and making the right investment. But first, here’s what you should know about metal detecting in general and what features you should be looking for.

First thing’s first – who will be using the metal detector?

Forget about features, specs, warranties and price. The first question you have to ask yourself is who will be the main user of the Bounty Hunter metal detector. What experience do you have and how far do you want to go? If you’re buying this gadget for your child, as a way of encouraging them to spend more time outdoors, then you shouldn’t go for a complicated design, because your child wouldn’t understand it. Also, if you’re just starting a new hobby and are not sure if you’ll like it, then it’s best to start with an entry-level detector and work your way up if you gain an interest in it.

Extra tip – if more family members will be using the metal detector, then definitely buy a model that has an adjustable handle. This way, kids and adults will be able to use it comfortably.

Metal detector accuracy

Metal detector accuracy

When it comes to features, the one that matters most (and that makes the price difference, for that matter), is accuracy. No one wants to buy a metal detector that finds only junk or that fails to pick up valuable metal objects. Accuracy also refers to the depth at which the detector can pick up an object. High accuracy gadgets can find small objects buried deep beneath the ground (these tend to be the most valuable ones), while low accuracy gadgets can only detect objects at ground level or buried not very deep. These aren’t necessarily less valuable, but you’re most likely to find all sorts of trash until you come across something worth keeping. If you don’t want to go high accuracy for financial reasons, simply buy a detector that has medium accuracy.

Presets & Filters for the Bounty Hunter metal detector

Bounty Hunter presents and filters

The term “metal” is very broad and when you go out in search of little treasures you might not want to find every type of metal possible. Maybe you’re not interested in coins and old soda cans, maybe you want to find artifacts and jewelry. For this you have presents and filters. All you have to do is set them up before you go out and the detector will ignore what you don’t want to find. Depending on the type of metal detector bought, you can adjust presets and filters with more or less accuracy. For instance, you can define a type of metal you want to find (such as gold and silver), or the object. So, if your local beach is particularly known for hiding precious artifacts you can set this filter and the detector will notify you only when it finds the selected type of items. Presets and filters are definitely very useful, but only when you’re looking for something in particular. If you’re using your metal detector just for fun and you’re happy with whatever comes your way, then you’re better off with a basic model.

Display and ease of use

Bounty Hunter detector display

In general, metal detectors aren’t complicated gadgets. If you can use a smartphone, you can find your way around a Bounty Hunter. However, ease of use is something that many companies have invested in lately, because customers don’t like non-intuitive, complicated interfaces. That’s why the latest models come with digital displays showing settings or found items. For instance, the most advanced metal detectors have a huge object database and, when they find something, they show you what it is on the display. This way, you don’t have to dig anymore. If you don’t like what you see on the display, you simply move on. This feature will raise the price of the metal detector considerably, but it’s worth it, because it makes the whole experience more pleasant.

Should you buy a waterproof model?


Some metal detectors are waterproof and, if you can, you should pick them over non-waterproof ones. In theory they come in handy when you want to find metal objects in shallow water or by the shore, on wet sand. However, they’re much more useful than that. For example, if you’re looking for something in a garden or forest, the grass could be wet and damage the components. Also, if you’re away from home and it suddenly starts to rain, it’s better to be safe with a waterproof metal detector.

Why do you need a metal detector anyway? Because Bounty Hunter models are great!


Many people think of metal detectors as something out of adventure books or police cases, but there’s actually more to them than meets the eye. In fact, we have several good reasons why you should start looking for a metal detector right away:

  • Yes, you can actually find treasures. Depending on where you live, you can come across coins, jewelry and even historical artifacts. You’ll have to be patient, of course, and go to famous sites. Who knows when you’ll find a Civil War artifact? Some people do metal detecting full time, call it a sport, and boats with their great discoveries!
  • You can recover lost items. If you’re the kind of person who loses objects a lot, the metal detector will come in handy. For example, if you lose your wedding ring in the grass, during a barbecue, a metal detector will find it in a matter of minutes. Also, if you work with metal objects that can easily get lost, this gadget will definitely come in handy.
  • A fun hobby. Metal detecting is not only profitable, but also fun. You get to spend a lot of time outdoors, clear your head and have long walks.
  • Great for kids. Children love adventures and metal detectors are the perfect occasion for you to spend more time together. It’s especially useful because it encourages them to go out more and be more active.

Where to go looking for treasures

Interesting objects are typically found on beaches, camping and picnic spots and around mines. If you’re interested in historical artifacts, ask around to find out if any battles or historical events have taken place in your area. Before you go exploring, don’t forget to check your own property thoroughly, because you never know what you might find.

Warning: you could get carried away while using a metal detector, so make sure you know if you’re on public or private property. The owner of the land you’re digging into might not appreciate your presence, so be polite and considerate.

Top 5 Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors

Did we convince you to give metal detectors a try? Great! Then here are some recommendations for the best Bounty Hunter gadgets currently on the market!

1st and best choice – The Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro(Read Our Review)

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Starting off our list is a professional metal detector designed for advanced use. Offering increased accuracy and sensitivity, not only can it find objects buried deep underground, but also distinguish between junk and valuable items. It comes with 7 custom presets, a notch discrimination feature and useful LCD display. It works incredibly well and our only complain is the price.

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2nd choice – Bounty Hunter Gold Digger(Read Our Review)

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The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger has one of the best quality/price ratio we could find. It’s lightweight, easy to use and suitable for beginners, even children. Accuracy is quite impressive too and you can find items that are buried up to 6 inches deep. For the price, you really couldn’t get a better deal. Unless you’re a pro and have advanced requirements, this is exactly what you need!

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3rd choice – Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior(Read Our Review)

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Like the name suggests, the Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior has smaller dimensions than your average metal detector, which makes it suitable for children. In fact, all its features have been chosen in such a way as to address the needs of beginners. All the controls are easy to find, the interface is more than intuitive and you can use it straight out of the box. However, keep in mind that this is an entry level model and at one point you might need something more advanced.

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4. Bounty Hunter QSIGWP Quick Silver(Read Our Review)

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The Bounty Hunter QSIGWP Quick Silver has the ease of use of the BHJS Junior, but it can be used by adults as well, because it has a longer handheld pole. Thanks to the pinpointer technology, it can find items up to 8 inches deep and it also has a few custom search modes for extra accuracy. This is the perfect in between metal detector, for when you want to buy something slightly more advanced, but can’t really commit to a professional model.

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5. Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV(Read Our Review)

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Don’t be fooled by the uncommon design of the Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV. It is a real, functioning metal detector and a good one at that. Once you’ve grown tired of searching for coins and insignificant objects, this is the gadget to pick up, because it can detect metals up to 14 inches deep. It’s also waterproof, so you can use it in water or wet sand. Since it’s made of plastic, it’s not the most durable gadget out there, but other than that the concept has been executed flawlessly.

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  1. Nice site and your reviews are pretty useful. I currently own a tk4 tracker and I am satisfied by it’s performances. I am considering upgrading to a better model but I also wanted to check some reviews from other brands, like garret for example. I know you are recommending the BH models but what do you think about the Garret metal detectors? Are they any good? Thank you, Rick.

    • Hey Rick,

      Thank you for your message. The Tk4 is a very a very good beginners model that we recommend to any one who wan’t to start this hobby. It has an affordable price bigger than the gold digger for example, but lower than the other pro models. If i were to recommend some more advanced models i think you should have a look at the Land Ranger or the Discovery 3300 Metal Detector. This are some very good models that i would recommend to anyone. Regarding other brands i have to say that Garret makes some pretty good metal detectors and we are actually planning in reviewing some of them soon. Be sure to check us from time to time. If you have any other questions or suggestions i would be glad to assist you.

      Regards, Ben.

  2. Great tips! I’m thinking of buying myself a metal detector for Christmas and I’ll be using your advice!

  3. Is the BHJS Junior only for children? I just moved next to a beach and I always wanted to look for stuff on the shore…the thing is that I don’t think I’ll be doing this for a long time and I don’t want to spend a fortune on it.

    • The Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior is great for kids and beginners. It’s an entry level metal detector and it’s very easy to use. But keep in mind that the coil isn’t waterproof, it’s only water resistant, so be careful how close you get it to the water. We have a review on it, you can check it out!

  4. TK4 Tracker IV shouldn’t be in any top in my opinion. My brother in law got it for me last year and as much as I tried to like it, it just doesn’t work for me. It’s really awkward to hold and impractical, I’d rather stick to my good ol’ trusted Garret thank you very much

    • Thank you for your comment and opinion. There are different models and prices. In our opinion this detector is still a good investment especially for the low price.

  5. I’m curious, have you guys ever found anything worthwhile with these? Or just junk?

    • Yes, you can find a lot of things, from coins to artifacts, but it depends on where you go looking for metal. Some places are filled with valuable items, others only have junk. You have to see what places near you are known for hiding precious items. For example if you live near a historical site, chances are the detector will pick up something. Otherwise, if you go to the park or a random place it depends on patience and luck 

      • no historical spots where I live, but there’s this huge picnic spot a few miles away, maybe I should try there? Thanks!!

  6. I have a bounty hunter discovery 1100 is there another coil on this machine that is bigger than the one that comes with it. If so will that make the unit search deeper.

    • Hi Tom,
      According to the manufacturer, your model has an interchangeable coil system, so yes, you should be able to replace it with a bigger one.

  7. Hi. I tried going through the contact us but refused to work. So recently purchased the IV, literally just arrived today. When I put in my order I selected the 4year protection for 16 and change. I didn’t notice at the time but it did not go through so I did not recieve it when looking for paperwork with my order today. That’s when I noticed my order for it did not go through. So how can I get that now?

    • Hi Ken,
      We’re working on fixing the contact page, thanks for pointing it out! I don’t know if they let you pay for the extended protection retroactively, it depends on the seller. I’d get in touch with them to ask, maybe you can still buy it anyway.

  8. would like a catalog of you metal detectors and accessories please.
    Steven W. Johns
    702 Walnut street
    Perryopolis, PA 15473

    • Hi Steven,
      I’m glad you’re interested in metal detectors, but we are not a manufacturer or a seller, we only test them and write reviews. But, if you want to have a look at some great models from Bounty Hunter, I can send you a link with their best buys:

  9. I am a Desert Storm Veteran with a Service connected disability and my doctor told me to get out and do stuff. Long story short my wife bought me a Bounty Hunter lone Star pro because that is all the money we had so she bought the one we could afford. Anyway it did not come with the PowerPoint offer or a strap for the arm. We took it back to where she got it and they said it was the last one the store display one they sold her. I am not trying to rewrite the Constitution I just want to go treasure hunting. Please email me any responses thank you for your time.

    • Hi Orville,
      It’s not a bad model the one your wife bought you, if you’re looking to do metal detecting just as a recreational activity there’s no need to break the bank. This should do just fine, don’t worry : ) For most stores, the policy is to return the defective product and replace it with a working one. But since yours was the last one on display, in theory they should give you a refund.

  10. Purchased the Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior Metal Detector for my niece for her birthday that was on February 21st. She took it out to try it yesterday since the weather hasn’t been the best. When she lifts it up, it turns off and when it does stay on, it constantly beeps so she can’t tell if she has found anything or not. She is pretty disappointed since she had wanted a metal detector like Grandpa’s so they could go treasure hunting together. We purchased it from Amazon but the return window closed on March 11, not even a month after her birthday. I am unable to contact the seller on Amazon to see about possibly returning it or if there is anyway we could exchange it, get our money back or what other options there might possibly be.

    • Hi Amanda,
      We’re sorry to hear about your negative experience. If you can’t return it and the seller is not replying to your emails, you should send a complaint email directly to Amazon, maybe they can mediate this somehow so you can get your money back or have the metal detector exchanged. If that doesn’t work either, then I’m afraid your only options are to repair the product or buy another one. In any case, leave a negative review to warn other people.

  11. I would like a pamphlet on the complete Bounty Hunter line of metal detectors. I read a little on the time ranger and very interested in it.
    Orban Hallum
    16501 Liberty Hill RD
    Nature Dam AR. 72948

    • Hi Orban,
      Thank you for your interest in metal detectors. We are not a manufacturer or a seller, we only test them and write reviews. But, if you want to have a look at some great models from Bounty Hunter, I can send you a link with their best buys:

  12. I purchased my first metal detector. The bounty hunter. It works for me.the pin pointer back top keeps where the battery is stored keeps popping off,I had to place tape around it,but other then that it works

  13.  Hi. im loking to buy a mettal detector. Did some reserch
    But encountered a problem. As it seems most detectors cant find slim gold chains if they 
    Have no neclase on them…
    Can u rekomend me some of your products that will find them ? Loking to buy one underwater for diving in salt waters and one for ground and beaches . Price rage is 500-1000eu. 
    ​​​​​​​Please recomend . Thanks for your time and sorry for my por english please respond to

  14. I’m so glad I came across this website. My 10 year old grandson wants a metal detector for Christmas. I’ve read the previous comments and know there is a Bounty Hunter Junior, Quick Silver, and Tracker IV. I was told by a sales rep at Academy that I may want to buy the Quick Silver or Tracker IV vs. Junior. I’m not sure which will be best for my grandson since I’ve never used a metal detector. I want one he will be able to use beyond a year or so and not too complicated. I noticed some blogs stated not to get it near water, so that is a consideration as well. I appreciate your recommendations.

  15. Hi, I have a Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector. I fell with the detector and it broke the plastic adjustable wand for length that holds the head. I would like to order that piece to repair this detector. How can I do that? This detector really belongs to a friend and I want to restore it to him like new. Please respond ASAP

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