Bounty Hunter Lone Star
Based on 22
Avg. Ease of use:
Its cheap and dependable
August 23, 2015
Bought it for my son to detect with me. I use a LandStar. He keeps up with
me and hits some I miss as well. It manages to go 6 to 8 inches on some
coins. Most are 4 inch to surface. Other than lacking a depth finder and is
auto ground balanced.. It performs great on coins in soil and beach sand.
By the way, to the review that complained that it cannot tell the
difference between a pull tab and a dime... High end machines are tricked
by them as well. Practice is the key.
Max Depth: 8 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user?
A excellent budget metal detector!
March 18, 2015
I have been using my Bounty Hunter Lone Star for almost 2 years. With it so
far, I have found a copper 1855 French cent(my best find yet!), a gold
plated silver heart locket, and many other coins and old relics with it.
The metal detector is simple and easy to use. It has the ability to
discriminate and point out the type of metal you are detecting with its on
It's basic, and can find the coins/jewelry your
looking for within its range without detecting much iron or junk, and may
be bland on the look scale but is a reliable device. That being said, its a
useful metal detector and I am quite fond of it. :)
Max Depth: 6 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user?
Love its simplicity
July 29, 2012
The years I have owned this detector I have found hundreds of coins. I
found a gold coin, silver, rings galore. It is very quiet in the trash
compared to a white's classic III. It bounces around in tones sometimes
but I can live with that, I will dig or probe just about anything that
repeats anyway. I don't really use the indicator very often. Absolutely
kills it in the tanbark does remarkably well hunting clad and pennies. In
tests for depth I have found the very slow sweep will find a deep coin, in
the field I think I've found a nickel at 6" or so.
I can tell a dime, nickel, or quarter just from the sound and size of the
target response. I know for a fact that this is not a toy because I use
it. I think the fact that you can push a button and start detecting with
no ground balancing or tricky setup procedures makes this a great starting
machine. I have owned compass, teknetics, and whites and I feel this was
the best out of them all.
Ken D from
Pretty Good Detector
January 10, 2012
Hi, I have received a lone star from my grandparents, and enjoy it a lot.
It has an all metal option, and other options that help you find out what
kind of material the object you have found is. It tells you if it is
copper, (1 cent for example) and it tells you if it is gold, or silver, or
any kind of coin.
VERY GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER!
November 24, 2011
I purchased this lone star to find a gold bracelet that I was wearing when
I was ripping out all the plant material in the front of my house (dumb to
be wearing it) Well it fell off in the dirt and not to be found after
rooting around for it for most of the day.
I purchased the Lonestar from a local seller and read the manual. I tested
it with different metals until I felt comfortable with it. Outside I went.
I scanned the area I thought I would find the bracelet. No go. So I spread
out in a pattern. Found lots of items, sterling silver spoon. ( 90 year
old house) then bingo! About 3ft from were I thought it would be I found
gold. Dug down about 5in by hand and there was my $400 bracelet. I was
That one find paid for detector. Have been using it around the home and
have found lots of old coins and some small antique Toy cars.. I would
recommend this to anyone. Easy to use and boat fun to have.
Rick Vincent from
Top notch coin shooter!
November 10, 2011
I bought the Lone Star used from ebay about 5 months ago, and so far have
found over 450 coins! It's a great detector for tot lots and parks, and
nails the coins with both sensitivity and discrimination around 75 percent
. I would definitely recommend this detector from beginners to intermediate
treasure hunters looking for a back up unit. Also, extra coils can be
purchased through online metal detector dealers for those seeking the
smaller coils for less trash and more treasure.
Good Luck and Have Fun.
Kory S. from
1942 Mercury Dime...
July 23, 2011
I just bought my Lone Star metal detector about 3 days ago. I just took it
out hunting today in my backyard. Within 20 minutes of use, I dug up a 1942
mercury dime, after about an hour, I had found the dime, a spent 300
Weatherby cartridge and an item I have no clue what it is LOL.
I read the manual before using, finding it most helpful. This is my first
metal detector and not sure how it stands against other metal detectors.
But for a novice, this is the perfect detector! Incredibly light weight
which is great since I have a bad back. I would recommend the Lone Star to
anyone who is just starting out like I am. I'm sure there is a lot more out
there for me to dig up!
Bill B. from
Cecil, Pa USA
January 05, 2011
I have been using this detector for a year or better and have not had a
problem with it.Y ou have to know what you want and expect out of a
detector, how much time you put in and how much you are going to research
what you have from others. Its a basic beginner +++ detector. If you are
having trouble with it there's something wrong, send it back. If I buy
another machine someday it will be to swing over wet sand.
Stephan Miklajcyk from
CAN'T BEAT THE LONE STAR FOR THE PRICE
August 10, 2010
I buy and sell metal detectors have tried hundreds of detectors the lone
star beats most hands down for ease of use and accuracy, depth is as good
or better than white prizm V and minelab xterra 70 beat all Garrett up the
2500, I have gone behind whites and Garrett and found many item that they
miss, still use the lone star as primary detector other than gold in
Arizona I use Minelab 2100, if you are doing parks and schools coin
shooting you do not need all the bells and whistles, you can pick one up on
ebay for under $100.00 can't go wrong with lone star.
Salt lake city, utah
Fort Lauderdale Beaches
December 23, 2009
I just purchased this MD today and made a really fun score. The first 20
minutes I found a liberty head dime, indian head nickle and a penny. I can
see I'm going to love this thing. It beats watching my ole man watch
Great buy. Bought it at Bass Outdoor world for 200.00 bucks...Happy
Fort Lauderdale Florida