Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202
Number of Reviews: 42
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Yesterday morning we were able to locate 14 silver dollars and over eight dollars in change. I'll be going back soon after my aching bones feel they can manage another 6 hours of action on the detector and digging through the thick goo and washing the targets. I love this 202 !
Phil C from Las Vegas, NV
The Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202
It is so easy to use, the auto ground balancing feature, auto notch, and control panel have everything you need at a glance.
Now I have a big problem (a good one to have too!) I am addicted to metal detecting!!! I can't stop thinking about it, I get this huge rush with every hit and 9 of 10 times it's going to be something good.
Yes, I won't lie about the trash. I have certainly dug up my share of beer tops, aluminum cans, bottle caps and so forth, but still the excitement of the tone hit and digging up something is always exilerating!
So do yourself a favor. If you are new to metal detecting get this detector. I promise you if you follow the video, read the manual, practice with it (just a little) you won't be disappointed. I have certainly never once been disappointed with my detector!
Hugh Joiner from Bowling Green, Ky
Great Detector for newbies
After a rainfall the depth detection seems to get a lot better, and I find more targets. The best find so far with the 202 was a set of 1880s brass baggage tags found near an old railroad bridge. If anyone is interested in metal detecting but unsure about making a big investment on a complicated machine, I would definitely recommend the 202. It comes with an instructional DVD that was very helpful.
Rob from Chicago, Illinois
Mike Keller from Everett,wa
First time user
Also when I dug up the ring I happened to find an indian arrow head as well, sometimes you just get lucky!!!
Ron from Elgin, il
New at detecting
Bruce Cannon from Florida
Rudy Lopez from Texas
Pioneer 202 great beginner detector
JD from Las cruces, nm
Great Detector for the Price
Pa Hunter from S.W. PA
Rock Solid and Fun...It Works Well.
I'm not completely new to metal detecting, having had a cheap 'toy' detector and
finding some stuff with it years ago. Recently, I had my interest rekindled, so I did
some research here and elsewhere on the net. I set my sites on a 505, because I thought
the No Motion - All Metal mode and Manual Ground Balancing were very important and
useful features. After not being able to find a good deal on a 505, I bought a used 202 on
Ebay for 99.00. Then, you guessed it, I found a deal on the 505. Thats how I wound up with
Well, I can say this....both detectors seem so work equally well as far as discrimination, depth,
and target display, and both are very good at detecting coins.
Depth displays are reasonably accurate, and target ID's CAN be accurate, but often are not.
This is probably normal. Its hard to identify objects that have been burried a long time and in
various conditions, especially odd shaped aluminum or oxidized iron or steel.
One thing is certain....if you get a repeatable target indication...its there!
If the detector is set to discriminate, it will do just that. The discrimination works flawlessly.
I have pulled up many coins..some as deep as 6+ inches....and lots of wheat pennies on just my own small suburban property.
I have only used both on turf basically, and am pleased and impressed with the performance of both units. I think the 202 (now called Quick Draw II), is basically the same detector as the 505 minus
the No Motion-All Metal mode and manual ground balancing. Are these useful features...yes.
Are they necessary.....not to find lots of stuff and have loads of fun. To sum it up, I think this unit
is a real bargain for the price. If you're looking to get into detecting on a budget, you can't go
wrong with this unit. Just study, read, practice, learn and understand how to use it. I would bet
this unit could give way more expensive rigs a run for the money!
Steve from Eastern PA