Score Card
  • Performance & Usability
  • Electrical/Digital Features
  • Depth Detection
  • Target Identification
  • Price Point
  • Battery Life
  • Weight and Balance
  • Warranty and Support
Pros: A quick an easy to use metal detector to get started in the hobby or for youth. The price is right for the features.
Cons: A basic metal detector not for the savvy. Their can be battery drain problems so it is recommended that the batteries be removed after use.

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The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector is a very good buy for the price. I has all the basic feature you will need for easy operation and effective target detection. It has ground balancing that automatically adjusts to the common kinds of terrains encountered. A easy to read analogy sensitivity meter heads up display and two dials and surprisingly good depth detection.

As far as the controls, the sensitivity meter jump to the right when a signal is detected. The further to the right the stronger the signal and the more likely position of the target object. The left dial is for powering on the detector and also controls the sensitivity of the detector. Turning the knob clockwise increases the sensitivity and should be tuned by air testing prior to your adventure. The right knob is the trash eliminator which controls discrimination on the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector. By turning the knob clockwise you will start to tune out detection of ferrous metals which will give you better chances of finding coins. However, for first timers and especially children, it is recommended to leave this off. The more plentiful signal detection will be good practice in digging up items and more fun for less patience children.

One problem to note is that some hobbyist have experienced battery drain problems with the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector during storage. It is recommended that the batteries be removed after use.

  • Automatic tuning and ground balance
  • Power and sensitivity control
  • Trash eliminator control to remove most undesirable items from detection
  • Earphone included with 1/8” headphone jack
  • Requires 2 9-volt Alkaline batteries (not included)
  • 1 year limited warranty

  • Weight: 2.6 lbs
  • Adjustable Shaft: 36" - 46.6"
  • Display Type: Analog

Company Information:
Bounty Hunter
1465-H Henry Brennan
El Paso, TX 79936

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Mountain Standard Time

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