Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Review
Land Ranger Pro Ratings
Performance - 98%
Accuracy - 98%
Ease of use - 95%
Price - 95%
Being one of the top models from the Bounty Hunter Pro Series, you can count on becoming a metal-detecting pro from the first day you start using this product!
The Land ranger Pro is a very popular product from this Bounty Hunter Series and with its seven preset modes that can be used in a variety of situations, soon enough you will find yourself in the park, hunting for coins and jewelry and even at the beach, if you live near the ocean. The fact that it is super sensitive is also a major pro, as you can easily separate coins and jewelry from trash and the LCD screen has a very large number of icons and therefore displays anything from paperclips to cans and everything else you might find underneath the ground, but not necessarily want to dig up.
|Coil||11 inch DD|
|Power||one 9V alkaline battery|
7 present modes
As mentioned above, this product has seven preset modes that will allow users to find out basically anything they want to target. These modes are: jewelry, coins, artifacts, 2, 3 and 4 tones, and all-metal. For those who are not sure what the tone modes are for, they are used to identify the frequency that the object you want to find gives off. You can use these presets depending on what you want to find. For example, if you have lost a ring in the park, you can set the metal detector to jewelry, but if you want to use the detector just for fun, then you can keep it to the default “all metal”.
How easy to use is the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro? The answer depends on how new you are to metal detecting. If you’ve used a metal detector before, then in only a couple of hours you will learn how to use this model. However, if this is the first time you try it, then you should get ready for a learning curve, because this is not a machine for beginners. It has 7 modes of operations and variable notching, so you will need a few sessions to get used to all the features. Fortunately, the user manual is easy to understand.
This feature allows you to avoid any junk that might come up after having selected one of the preset modes. The product has a feature entitled Target Category Arc that contains a database of possible metals you can find such as iron, scrap metal and others and once you reject a certain metal, the detector will not signal you when picking it up. This means that if you actually do find something, you have very high chances of it being something interesting. The notch discrimination feature has two great benefits:
- It makes searching for metals more accurate, if you know exactly what you are looking for;
- It increases the chances of coming across something valuable, if you are one of the people who have taken up metal detecting as a means of making money.
This product comes with a LCD target display which offers a very vivid image of what it has discovered. The Land Ranger Pro has a huge library of graphic icons that helps it identify anything from coins and coda can tops to bullets and coil bits. This way you can know for sure if you need to dig for what you have found or if it is best to leave it there. The LCD display has large symbols and it’s easy to read even in direct sunlight.
The pros for the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
Ease of use
Unlike other metal detectors that have advanced features that only experienced users manage to set without too many problems, this product even though it still has advanced features is also very intuitive. Its menu has been designed to offer users both visual and audio cues, so you should not encounter any problems when you want to choose one of the present modes and adjust the discrimination notch. In addition, you will also be able to see the level of the battery on the LCD display, so you will always have an approximate of how long you will be able to use it.
Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro is Very Accurate
This product is actually adjustable from a scale of 1 to 10 on how sensitive you want it to be. So if you want to find everything made out of metal you should set it at 10 and if you are only interested in bigger items, lower its sensitivity and you will not be bothered by the little things. This machine detects objects that are as deep as 9″, so if you go to an area known for artifacts, you’ll have a lot to dig.
Whether you want to use it on dry land or in the water, the Land Ranger Pro has waterproof coils that allow you to scan every piece of land that you can find, whether it is under or above the water. Those who live near the sea will appreciate this feature, because often times there are jewelry items that can be found on the shore of the sea.
This metal detector is made almost entirely out of plastic, which may put some people off, but the choice of material did not affect build quality. In fact, the fact that the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro is made of plastic is a good thing, because it makes it very easy to carry, so you can cover a lot of ground without getting tired. You’ll just have to be careful not to leave it in the hands of a child, because it is sensitive to bumps and scratches.
The price of the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
Even though the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro does come with a lot of cool features, it still is quite expensive, especially considering that it was designed for intermediate users and there are professional detectors out there that come at a similar price. Still, if you can afford it and you are very passionate about treasure hunting, you will enjoy the features of this metal detector, the ease of use and you will find this an excellent purchase.
Precise, sensitive, but expensive, this is our conclusion about this product. This device has a lot of excellent features such as the fact that it can be used both on dry land and underwater or its huge icon library which allow it to display on its LCD screen everything it identifies. It certainly is a cool metal detector and if you are interested in having fun and you are willing to pay the extra buck, you will definitely enjoy using it.