Bounty Hunter Tracker IVPrice: $160
Based on 62 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.73
Avg. Ease of use: 4.82
Found a two ounce gold nugget
IM RIch BEEiittcch from California
Satisfed for were I live!!!
I love this machine and is worth the price! I highly suggest this to any newcomers to the hobby
Landon from Eagle Mountain, UT USA
Lost my wedding ring - found it in 20 minutes
I went out and bought a Tracker IV - came home - put it together - ran through the tests in the book with coins and went out to look for it. I have never used a metal detector before in my life. At first I had a few hits - but not where I thought I could have lost it. Then I tried the discriminator settings. I tested it with a couple other rings to see that they made the lower tone beep (more of a brrrp sound). Went back out - found one spot with that tone. My wife bent down, dug around for about 20 seconds and said "Here it is!". I could not be more happier.
I have no idea how this product stacks up against other metal detectors - but I can say this: If you lost something important (and it is metal) go out and get yourself one of these. I found my ring and now I have a new hobby!
Dan Burroughs from Orlando, FL
Great beginner detector
I was a little leery of its pinpointing ability after reading some reviews on other sites, but if you slow down your swings and use the "cross" method after getting a beep, the Tracker iv really does quite well putting you right on top of the target. I bought mine from Meijer.com for $97 and find it to be well worth the investment.
Treasure Tom from Michigan
The sensitivity and discrimination work very well, be sure to try it on something similar to what you hope to find so you know what beeps it will make. I have found hundreds of pounds of copper on mine rock piles with mine. Just ignore that little needle that jumps back and forth.
John from MI
I really like this metal detector.
Wesley from Oklahoma
Wesley from Oklahoma
Yesterday me and my buddy Earl were using it near LA, and we found a ring that said Judas Priest from the 80's.
Axl from Venice Beach
Excellent Tool! A Real Gem!
Nate from Virginia
Wedding Band Lost
While taking a shower that night I noticed my $800 white/yellow custom made wedding band was gone. Searched with a flashlight for hours, came up empty handed.
The next morning I went down to Cabela's and bought a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, headphones, and batteries. Out in the parking lot I put it together, read the manual, and fine tuned the settings using my gold watch on the ground.
Went to the Christmas tree lot and after an hour had 12 extra cents in my pocket for my trouble. When I got home, I began searching the lawn, which was covered in 4 inches of fresh snow.
I found the ring about an hour later while searching the last spot I had been the day before. The ring had worked it's way through the snow and deep into the grass. Without this detector I NEVER would have found this ring.....even after the snow had melted.
In summary, this detector works fine for the price. Some advice, you have to adjust the settings using a known object before you start searching in order to find similar objects. In other words, test it out on a gold ring to maximize the detectors sensitivity and get a feel for the sounds it will make before you go looking around for more gold rings. This is the first detector I have ever used, so nothing to compare it too.
In my case, the detector cost about $165 including headphones and batteries (two nine volts), and it recovered my $800 wedding band, a priceless object to me and my Wife. Best part is, I had a great excuse to buy a detector, something I have always wanted!! Another Christmas miracle.
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