Bounty Hunter Tracker IVPrice: $160
Based on 63 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.58
Avg. Ease of use: 4.83
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.
Anonymous from Unknown location
After I finished the sewer work, I scanned the rest of my small front yard.. I haven't thoroughly worked it yet, but I've found a few clad coins, a boy scout medallion, and a little cheepie silver ring.
Can't go wrong for the price.
Matt from SLC, UT USA
Fantastic little machine.
Don Potschka from Australia
A month with the Bounty Hunter Tracker 4
The first thing I said when I took the tracker 4 in the box was: Wow! Is something inside the box? This is a very lightweight machine,
I decided to do tests at different fields before giving my review.
At the backyard: After doing air tests using various metal objects I went to my backyard and found several iron relics and a 1997 coin :), no gold for now, this detector should locate a coin at 6 inches depth, I'm almost sure things were left behind and I will cover up my backyard again in the future with an upscale metal detector.
At the beach: I went to a private beach to try my new gadget, I have to say it's a great machine in this kind of field, the lightweight and the tone ID makes a very practical way to swing for hours without the need of watching at a screen.
Conclusion: the tracker 4 is a superb beginner's machine for the price-value principle, if the ace250 and the tracker 4 were at the same price probably I would rather went with the ace250, but for the price difference I took the tracker 4 and save the money for my next upgrade that will be a deeper machine, I'm almost sure will be a Tesoro. For now I'm satisfied with my tracker 4.
If you are beginner wondering around trying to get a good metal detector for a low price and to give metal detecting a try, this model is for you, save the rest of the money for the next best machine in case you get the metal detecting bug.
Pros: lightweight, two tones identification and a broken tone for pulltabs, battery duration, easy to use
Cons: bulky module (could be a little narrower to carry it better in a bag), bad for trashy areas, no pinpoint.
Mandatory: Use a coil cover to avoid damages;
Use a pair of headphones, believe it or not it makes a HUGE difference, it would be also easier to pinpoint.
See you next time!
José from Portugal
Bounty Hunter MD
BH is real sensitive to silver objects. I also found some lead civil war rounds 1 ft down. Of course, fro shallow stuff this BH model is excellent.
Dave B. from San Jose, Calif.
Best detector in the $100 range
A-ortiz from Carrollton Texas
The first 10 minutes
Phillip from Missouri
My birthday gift
ANITA from ASHLAND V.A.
Today was a great day
The last two days my husband and I have been working outside in the yard, raking, weeding and planting. Last night he realized his $700.00 wedding ring was missing.
After combing the yard with our tracker for 3 hours, we found it.
So happy are we. We will never give up our tracker and now really look foward to using it much much more.
Our advice, be patient and play with those settings, test them over and over on objects you know.
Joann & Bob Barrett from Albany, New York USA
The only draw back to this detector is that you don't exactly know how deep to dig, but using the bounty hunter pippointer has solved that mystery.
Charlie Reese from Ca