Bounty Hunter Discovery 1000

Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.17
Based on 6 reviews

Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5 stars!5.00
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Rs discovery 1000 great !!!

August 19, 2015
I purchased a Radio Shack Discovery 1000 for 30 bucks. It is basically the same detector as the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV and the Bounty Hunter Pioneer 101. These detectors are really good at searching in trash using the tone feature. I hunted today and used tone and only dug the high tones. It cherry picked coins out of some really serious trash areas. I have other brands that will go deeper but they won't do as good as this one in heavy pull tab locations. I like the little thing. It's lightweight and the sounds are crisp and clear. Great beginner unit, or a backup machine, or a trashy cherry picker.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 6 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 4 stars
Durability 4 stars
Ease of Use 5 stars!
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!

Relic hunter

September 28, 2012
I bought this unit last week. I have gotten almost 5 days out of a set of batteries. This is a GREAT beginners unit or even a time killer for the family. I have found the steering wheel out of a tractor.. .. batteries.. . nails belt.. . buckles. A lot of pop tops and beer caps though really no way of sorting them out. I have found around 2 bucks in change but no old coins this area is not rich in history. I have used it in all sorts of terrain and been pleased with it. Very happy with the price of the unit as far as performance.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Good for money/beginners

September 13, 2012
I bought this detector thinking it was going to be worth my money, well boy I was wrong. After buying I realized that the settings and everything are too simple, you need more information like what it is just not iron or silver. Anyway I wouldn't recommend this thing to anyone, however I have found some things with it: and old 1800's swiss army knife and an old fence, its also very hard to pinpoint.

If I were you I would just go and spend the 250 bucks and get the Ace 250 instead its a way better detector.


Overall Rating 2 stars


Given to me...

September 06, 2007
i live in the art museum area of philadelphia, pa. my daughter rescued a dog in our neighborhood and now Charlie is mine. looking for something to do while walking Charlie, i thought about metal detectors (md's). one evening a guy was walking to his front door carrying a md. i asked him about it and his reply was "it's been in my closet since the baby was born (apprx 2 yrs ago). it works great. would you like to have it"? i said no (just kidding), brought it home, put 2 9v's in it and i'm soon off and detecting. the reviews for this model(Discovery 1000)via the web are positive along with its simplicity and reported effectiveness is why i'm giving it 3 stars without having used it yet.. i'm now looking forward to the next 100,000+ person event to find what others have left behind because I wish i had this md 2 years ago after the "save africa/aids/food for free"(or something like that)and 1,000,000 people had visited 3 blks from my house. WHAT A SCORE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN!!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Radio Shack Discovery 1000

July 18, 2007
I have had this detector for several years. Easy to use with its automatic balancing. A $10.00 swap meet special. I have used it in all conditions, mountain soil, playgrounds, lake sand and water and even in salt water - Puget Sound, WA. Found gold and silver rings, and silver coins. If I can't hear the sound I watch the analog meter. I don't use earphones as I often hunt in the forest and Bears and Cougars have been sighted.

Overall Rating 5 stars!



March 22, 2007
What can one say but that a detector do and preform as wanted I have gotten from this machine more than expected. Have I found a wealth of treasures yes and no. I love the detector and enjoyed using it ? U better believe that I will suggest that a Discovery 1000 be used as 1 & only or as a 2nd back up detector. It Is a great beginner unit. thx's

Overall Rating 4 stars


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