Treasure Hunter 3030Price: $150
Based on 27 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Max Depth: 10 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Dave from Texas
I then read the manual and put the machine in the notch mode and did some fine tuning by placing a quarter in the ground. The machine found coins evertime and no trash. It works great for me since most coins were 6-9 inches deep. I don't understand why people are complaining when they are paying less than 150.00 for this machine??
Works great for me.
BOBBY BURRESS from Newport, Ky
Treasure Hunter 3030
Troutville Ted from Va.
Dale from Mn
Treasure Hunter 3030
READ THE MANUEL BEFORE writing a review. This is a GEM of a tool, light and very user friendly to those who bother to learn HOW to use it. Instead of tearing it up, send it to me! I love it!
Metal Dectector USER from UNITED STATES
Chinese junk don't waste your money
Jack from Ogden Utah
Blackbull - European Treasurehunter
I think this detector is a bit precise in the settings. With all modes set to 'off' and full sensitivity the machine beeps like hell even on dry sand. It's tweaking and testing to find the right setting but still wondering if I'm not missing most. Although I understand that uneasiness comes with the hobby :)
Mostly I search on all-metal-pinpointing mode which simulates a very precise analog MD. Man its deep and its precise. Tone varies in depth and intensity which gives a good indication of size, shape etc with relics. Also the many-incremented steps of the depth-meter give an awsome indication of the depth of the object. Spot-on, I search with my brother who has a Fisher F2, he has only a 3 step depth indicator and thinks that kinda sucks.
Overall the two machines compare well, the F2 going slightly deeper but also more sensitive and responding to minor specks of rust which the Black Bull of 3030 miss on full sense. Not always to my disappointment...
Next: Batterylife seems short to average going on 4-5 hours with searching on pinpoint mode. Also battery connectors are loose wires, not a nice slide in mechanism. Also small headphone jack. Bit loose nuts on the stick. Very light and with elbowbrace set to right distance, comfortable. No led-light, sucks in darker places. Also with arm extended hard to read display. Small letters.
Still figuring out the digital modes, because I dont want to spend an afternoon in which I could be searching, with tweaking. Modes are too chattery for now for comfortable searching and I still think it might be better if i just went for the analog machine for half the money.
But the pinpointmode is soooo great even better than the F2 I'll probably be searching with it coming year.
Have fun with this machine. Twice the options of similar machines double the price so don't complain. For beginners and non-regular md users its a nice buy.
Regarding the flameposts and other haters: Metaldetecting seems to be a sport that is dominated by men, and as with all other sports (or any part of life) dominated by men, BIGGER must be BETTER and of course, more EXPENSIVE is too. Size does matter to the snobs and douchebags. As with fishing and other 'hobby's', a bigger rod doesn't necessarily catch bigger fish. A better spot, however, does...
Happy beeping coming season!!
Mike from Holland
Don't waste your money
Mike from Salt lake city, utah
Brilliant for money
Get this machine for the money I paid less than £100 Its a lot of fun very deep, easy to use and dare I say its better than my Garrett 200.
Frank from Uk
Trusty Little Machine
I was thinking about upgrading to the XJ9-3050 model from Treasure Hunter, but can not find any reviews.... Has anyone tried this detector?
Jackson Wright from Ocean Isle, NC