Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100
Based on 25 reviews
Avg. Durability: 2.50
Avg. Ease of use: 2.50
The lady was very friendly and told me to mail it (Unit and disk) to them.
In less that 30 days, the unit had been repaired, calibrated w/ a note that they were sorry for my inconvenience. This company has really made a believer out of me. 4 years later, I'm still have the detector and it's working fine. Of course I need to upgrade, maybe Santa will be good to me next year.. Thanks again!
Mike Fain from Naples, Italy
For the money... A great machine!
Well after I lost a bid on a Fisher 1212x and after reading the reviews on the machine I figured why not give it a shot? I picked it up for $70 with shipping included.
My only major complaints on this machine is it's pinpointing. It can be a bit difficult to pin down exactly where your target is. After the second day I went to harbor freight and got a pin pointer for about $17.50 after tax and it even comes with a battery.
It has 4 modes of discrimination iron, midrange, iron and midrange, and midrange. I have found all useful depending on what type of junk I am finding in the area.
The depth is fair but I can't complain at this price. I plan on moving up to a tesoro or an older fisher once I have the money and find a good deal on one but I am super happy with this machine. In it's price range, you simply can't beat it.
The tone discrimination makes this thing, once you get used to it you will dig less junk and have a pretty good idea of what your target is. I have already found a good amount of clad in the few days I have been using it. I will keep this even if I upgrade. If there was a 4.5 rating I would have given it that rather than the 4.
Owners manual can be found here for those interested http://www.bountyhunterstore.com/ssi/pdf/bountyhunter/Discovery-1100.pdf
Ultrasquid from Georgia
Just got the new Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100 Legacy Design
The new model has the latest electronics and design. The target display is good sized and accurate. We are having fun with the new Legacy 1500 and finding lots of great targets. In my opinion this is one of the best kids detectors out there for the money. The arm rest is also adjustable for small arms. The five year warranty is nice and it is made in the United States. Several companies are offering the new Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 with nice bonus packs as well. We do most of our treasure hunting at parks and at the beach.
Steven Johnston from Boston, MA
Good metal detector
B. miller from Pa USA
I put mine into an "Otter-Box"...
Not the deepest but it does work!
I actually ended up putting the electronics into a waterproof "Otter-Box" and wade hunted with it for a season... it paid for itself with the silver and gold jewelry it uncovered while wading at freshwater swimming beaches... some of it surprisingly deep.
Had good sensitivity to small jewelry, easy to set-up.
The tone ID came in very handy for ignoring iron in the water. I sold it to a friend of mine who needed a water machine (I had other water machines to use).
Now I wish I'd kept it!
Skillet from Texas
Perfect for the beginner
Why go out and buy an ace 250 for close to three hundred dollars only to find out the hobby really isnt for you. The discovery models 1100.2200,3300 get lost in all the hype of other detectors but these are truly the best buy for the beginner to novice to veteran.
Middleman from Vancouver B.C
Wow! it is true, The best detectors are the lower price ones
that does the job. Forget about spending a lot of money for nonsense, this will find you lots of coins. Take it from me as I have spent a lot of money on high end metal detectors. You can even look at a meter if you wish and see what you are finding!
Hutch from Oregon
Better than I thought after I got a second detector
If I get another chance I will definately buy another one!!!!
Bill from Ohio
Pretty good machine
John from Virginia
Great digital display detector for the price!
Miket from Chicago, IL, USA