Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202
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July 08, 2007
I've had my 202 foe several years now, just never had much time to use it.
The oldest things I've found are a couple of old dog licenses.
Yesterday I went to one of the beaches here along Lake Erie. I didn't find
anything on the beach, but did find some coins in a grassy area. In one
spot my display said a quarter 8" down, a Good signal, so I started to dig.
About 4" down I found a 1963 penny. I thought to myself, YOU LYING SACK OF
S/?;#! Before I covered my hole I thought I'd double check, It said quarter
I dug a bit more and there it was 1988 quarter, Just above that hole it
read, dime 6" down and there it was. I gotta learn to trust this
It is very accurate in depth, and what is there. Someday I'll find
April 20, 2007
I bought a 202 the other day. Its a mans best friend finding those old
coins. Its low cost and it will definately out perform most any high end
machine out there. Its a great machine all around.
Learning more everyday
March 15, 2007
I have finally learned how to adjust the discriminate feature so thatI
don't dig so many pulltabs. It is a simple matter of waving a pulltal
across the coil until the tone stops sounding. All you have to do is press
the disc/all metal touchpad and turn the knob clockwise until the tone
Bill in baltimore from
Update from last review
March 09, 2007
Since my first review I have had an chance to study the instruction manual
and take my pioneer 202 to my local park/picnic area. I found a diamond
ring at 4 inches that has been appraised at 2000 dollars! I am either the
luckiest guy in town, or this metal detector is the best investment I ever
made! I also found $2.60 in various newer coins. If I never find another
thing I will be happy with this detector.
Bill in baltimore from
Best detector for its price
March 05, 2007
I bought a pioneer 202 at Walmart for $198, and could not be happier. This
is a great detector for coin shooting! I searched my front yard (a 70 year
old rowhouse) and immediately detected a 1942 wheat penny at 10 inchs! The
machine accurately indicated a penny at 10 inches, I can't wait to search
my local park with this machine. By the way, I have never used a metal
detector in my life before this experience.
Bill in Baltimore from
Baltimore maryland USA
Pioneer 202 - Low Price, High Performance
March 04, 2007
Some may poo-poo this detector because it can be bought at ANY Wal-Mart. I
have used this detector for about a year now, and it out-performs many of
the White's, Garret's, and even MineLabs. The readout is acurate for common
coinage, but is a little more tricky for gold/silver unless you buy the 4"
coil. The 10" coil is a MUST if you want to cover ground quickly and find
objects burried deeper than say 5". All in all, I am in no hurry to buy any
other detector. For those who can not hear the tones, Radio Shark sells a
pair of Monaural Headphones for $20.00 that work great.
Robert Lemp from
December 30, 2006
Though this is not the top of the line, it works great once one knows how
to use it. There use to be a railroad back in the 1800's that ran by the
house -- no longer any tracks or anything now - but it picked up an old
track nail just fine. Not much but I know I held in my hand something from
the past. I know this machine can compare to some of the more costly metal
Ambria Lee from
Need ears like a cat
September 24, 2006
I bought the pioneer 202 and was disapointed. I also have the pioneer ex
which cost $100.00 less. The problem I had was the very low tones emited
even with silver. What I mean is that the volume was so low that I had
trouble hearing the tones. I found more with the ex.and at depths of 7". I
just purchased the pioneer 505 after returning the 202. I am hoping that it
will do the job. So purchase either the cheaper ex or the 505, forget the
Howie Swope from
Just got the Pioneer 202
August 02, 2006
After my Whites 5000D crapped out, I got away from metal detecting until
after my wife got me the Pioneer today for my birthday. I slapped in the
batteries and did a quick watch of the DVD and walked out the front door.
Within 30 seconds I got my first signal and popped out a 1959 dime about 4
inches deep...just as the readout said! I had to quit there as I had to get
ready for work, but anxious to set up my "test area" in the backyard to
learn it's capabilities. First impression is "so far, so good!"
B. Fields from
202 beats Garrett!
May 04, 2006
I just bought my Bounty Hunter 202 today.Ive had one white and two Garretts
in the past.My last detector was the Garrett 2000.I paid about 700 bucks
for it.It was all in all a decent machine.(i thought!) Ive been hunting the
same old farm that i live on for about 5 years now.I thought i found about
all the crap and stuff out here already.Well anyway,i had to get rid of my
Garrett.Figured what the heck and bought the 202 today.200 bucks at
Walmart. Started right away when i got home at the same spots i just did
with my spendy Garrett the summer before. This 202 picked up about a half
dozen coins in maybe 10 min. All were about 4 inches down,just as the 202
coin depth meter showed.It gives a solid high beep with the coins and a low
or inconsistent tone for junk.After about 2 times of digging junk i turned
up the Disc/notch a tad and Walla no more junk!! Great detector!! Blows me
away that it out performed the Garrett! 5+ Stars for sure.Very good
detector for the $!