Bounty Hunter Lone Star
Based on 22
Avg. Ease of use:
December 05, 2009
Light weight, and easy on the bateries. I use this detector alot, it has
good depth, good seperation and pretty decient depth. You can pick them up
at pawn shops for less than 50 bucks. This is a very easy machine to use as
well. 4 years of pretty heavey use and not a single problem
Beat out 3 Whites & 3 Tesoro's on recent beach hunt
February 09, 2009
I just returned from a 2 1/2 day detecting hunt in the salt water and sand
of south Alabama.
The first day myself & two others were all using whites. Our grand total
for the day ended up being only a few copper nails.
On day 2 I swapped to my back-up "Lone Star" since the bay was full of
iron fragments I set the Auto Notch. Upon working the same area that 3
Whites "Spectrum, Classic SL, Prism III and another group of three using
Tesoro detectors had looked the day before I retrieved 27-unspent WCF 32-20
cal. cartridges, 4- unspent early rimfire cartridges, 1-Scovill Union Army
button and an Enfield Mini-ball. The others just found a couple more copper
nails. My Lone Star is now my primary beach detector.
Mike Roper from
Trussville, Al. USA
Bounty Hunter Lonestar
December 28, 2008
I've been using this unit for five years now, to my entire satisfaction. I
use it mostly with the 10" magnum coil, and, with the sens and disc knobs
at their preset points, I get our (larger than US ) euro coins at an
average of 7" deep.
This, being a beach hunter, is more than needed in the summer, when hunting
for coins only.
Cranking the sens up and the disc down will provide 2 to 4 " bonus depth,
with the disavantage of incorrect ID for the deeper coins.
All in all, I keep thinking that buried treasure doesn't know how much you
paid for your metal detector. Simple units will do well in most of the
A tip for euro shooters
May 28, 2007
Hi from belgium. I use both a lone star and a quick draw II. Here's a tip
for people looking for euro coins : with the standard coil, it is not
possible to separate round tabs from 2-Euros coins, nor in disc or auto
notch. Well, things are different, I don't know why, with the 10" coil. You
can then eliminate round tabs while still finding the coins.
Both my units repaid themselves several times, so after about 15000 hours
of coinshooting, I join those who think that simple metal detectors can do
it, sometimes better than top of the range models.
Dominique Huysman from
Lonestar finds 1927 Silver Standing Liberty Quarter!!!
April 02, 2007
This is my first metal detector and I've had lots of fun with it. I've been
using it for about 6mo. and have found lots of goodies. Like wheat pennys,
rings, and a 1927 silver standing liberty quarter. My heart sank when I saw
the silver shinning through the dirt. I think this is a great md for anyone
curious about the hobby. It has been fun and easy to use.
Excellent value for the money
December 20, 2006
This is the 3rd detector I've owned in 30 years, and for the price has been
the best. Minus the bells and whistles, this model does what most other
models do for hundreds less. As with any electromagnetic (EM) detection
method, resolution decreases with depth and is as much as a function of the
diameter of the coil as with high-end components. Some models do have more
advanced electronics and are slightly better at dicrimintaing with depth,
but again, for the money, this model is one of the best i've used and
tested. for the vast majority of treasure enthusiasts, this is a great
August 07, 2005
Got my Lonestar for my birthday and have been having a great time. This is
my first detector so I am not a pro, but have had a lot of success. Found
the best thing to do is practice in my yard with coins taped to pieces of
cardboard. I can now pinpoint coins within a 3 inch circle and rarely have
to dig a hole (can just poke the ground with a hunting knife). I have
thought about buying a more expensive detector but see no reason to right
now. I almost always find the coins it says are there, and find a lot of
nickels too which it gives off a seperate tone for. I use the auto disc.
mode for coin shooting and do just fine. When it sayd penny it's always a
penny, when it says silver ie. dime, quarter, .50 cent ect. it's there.
When I get a high tone that is for silver and it seems to be on too big an
area it is usually an aluminum can. After the first month i've been able to
distinguish the difference no problem. Found $26.00 in change in the first
month and several old coins and jewelry too. I love it. Way to go Bounty
Wonderful first time toy
December 25, 2004
This is a great find for the price. As
you become more advanced with your methods and detecting you'll want to
upgrade to something with
alittle more features.
Bounty Hunter Lone Star
December 07, 2004
I bought this as my first detector
and I am ready for an upgrade. It seems to give a lot of confuseing tones
as you search, it does not
seem to lock on to a tone. As I said I am only a beginner so I need a lot
more practice. I have found a few
coins with it.
Lone Star Bounty Hunter
April 22, 2004
For the value this detector is a
good first. True it does not have quite the descremination of a 4 or 500
dollar detector but it in an intro
model and easy to use. found many coins and relics with mine as deep as
6-10 inches with the
standered 8 in coil.
for the price and performance a great detector for beginners I
would say this detector is a good on . if you decide you do not like the
hobby your not out alot of money if
you do like it you can upgrade