Bounty Hunter Tracker IVPrice: $160
Based on 63 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.58
Avg. Ease of use: 4.83
First time with Tracker 4
i just got a tracker 4 from ebay and have used it for first couple of hours on nearby beach, it ran
smooth with no false signals with sensitivity near full, got one signal and dug easy 2 foot down and still didnt get to it,kept walking along beach,using all metal and tone and found tone ignored rubbish as its suppose too!, there was black sand streaks but didnt bother tracker 4 at all!, and found a 1 inch square hollow gold object with some sort of pattern on it,
to sum up very pleased with ease of operation, and the auto ground balance,and its discrimination
intend to get a 10 inch coil and try a few parks and even out bush for nugget hunting,
Lionel from Sydney, australia
22K gold bracelet found with tracker 4
Robert from East Virginia
Awesome detector for the money
Joshua Dick from Parsons, Kansas
Great metal detector!
Detecting Freak from Sammamish, WA
1st Detector & Love it!
By the way....I bought a Kitty Litter scoop (for sifting) at Walmart for about $2.97. Sure beats the high price of beach scoops and is durable and works great!
I plan an buying a pin-pointer because the 10 inch coil gives too broad a space to dig. The pin-pointer would be very helpful.
Just because the other detectors cost more doesn't mean much to me. I am so satisfied with my Tracker IV and I just found my first gold ring too. Bounty Hunter gives you great bang for the buck.
Steve Blehl from Milford, PA
VERY GREAT METAL DETECTOR
Eric from New England
Anonymous from MN
Turn the sensitivity to 90%, the toggle swtch to tone, the disc. knob full clockways. Now you will hear 3 tone I.D.
High tone will be silver, low tone will be pulltabs,gold,nickels, mixed tone will be clad pennies-trash.
Here is what I do, dig all siver and gold tones, forget the clad penny signals (dig a few to see)
If you go over a target and it will not produce a steady tone FORGET IT you are wasting your time....It will consistantly find good targets, you HAVE to dig the pull tabs if you want gold it gets frustratin sometimes.. goes with the territory.
It is a great hunt machine as it will drive the Whites machines out of your area (he he) to prove that, I have won 1st place in the FMDAC National hunt in 1999 and 1st place in the AMDAC National This year. Got my picture in the E&W treasure magazine both times. The Tracker IV rules. I leave it in the car at 140 degrees with no harm. Use a set of small earphone and you will get 25 hrs on the batteries. Hope this helps
Dick Perrone from Redwood Valley, Calif
but knowing how to use MD's anyway i don't need the manual,, anybody just getting into the hobby would probably wonder how the meter works while he's sitting in the LA-Z-BOY trying to figure out how his new toy works,, but like everything ya just gotta take it for a test drive to see how it works
OKLAHOMA RESEARCH INSTITUTE from Broken arrow, ok
Surprisingly great little detector
I have to say the darn thing does a great job. Performs as well as much more expensive detectors.
Its light and fairly simple to use.
You can find them on ebay for less than $100.
One trick that works well: drop a nickel on the ground and turn the discrimination knob just till you hear the nickel. That'll knock out most of the junk.
It does get tricked by iron occassionally, but most detectors do........if that's an issue: spend 6 - 10X more and get a Minelab.
Digitaltim from Ct, usa