Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505Price: $280
Based on 38 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.67
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
All the features that an enthusiastic beginner could want
The price is right and it has all the features that an enthusiastic beginner could want.
So far I am very satisfied. The 4" coil and the no-motion mode are very useful.
David from Roswell, GA USA
WalMarts Pioneer 505
Tony from Oklahoma
Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
Barry from Naples,florida
Bounty Hunter pioneer 505 aka sharpshooter II
Pirate from ST LOUIS
Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505
It was a great deal. I Have used the Red Baron for many years of enjoyment . Its a great machine the only thing I miss is being able to tune the audio on it to the threshold. I wonder if I am missing some deepies? But so far so good found a lot of coins with this in a few outings 4" coil is great for trash areas. I bought one for my son he usually finds more than me. Oh Well! A lot of bang for the buck. Great Machine. Good for nugget hunting also in all metal mode with 4" coil
Tennesseeminer from Tennessee, USA
Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505.
since, primarily for coin shooting. So far I am very pleased with the price/performance
of this machine. For about $280. (at Walmart), you get a deep seeking, sensitive,
accurate, target ID/Depth, VLF descriminator that has all the features of the
BH Quickdraw II (also a good machine), with the addition of a No-Motion All-Metal
mode and retunable ground balance for mineralized ground and better target pinpointing.
Also you get both 8" and 4" search coils.
This machine compares
very favorably in features/performance with machines
costing hundreds of dollars more. Yes, you can get heavier, more solidly built
machines for the extra cost, but if light weight matters to you when swinging
a coil all day, then you just might learn to live with the plastic case, stem,
armrest of the Pioneer 505. Anyway, if you're careful with your detector, you
should be fine, and think of all the money you'll save.
Budd from USA
The features offered in this model compare to the more expesive high priced detectors with bigger names. At first it took me a little while to get the detector to work well on minerialzed beach sands and hot rocks. In all metal mode it does manage to detect gas lines and water lines as well as electric lines.
In discrimination mode you can tune out iron and most foils. In notch mode you can also tune out most unwanted metals also. In my tests with auto notch mode you can crank the sensitivity to the max and still get reliable data and excellant depth.
Mostly I have found a lot of coins with this machine but I have tested it for gold ring detection and it works well. Frankly I have been amazed at what the 505 can find. Manual is quite brief and could use more in depth explanations but the video tape helps a great deal. I would not mind testing out other detectors but the prices on the big name models is just too high for me to test them all. I do plan to get a vibrapro pin pointer and a 10 inch magnum coil for my bounty hunter 505. The 5 year warranty is also nice. I have also detected under water at a river and found the unit to work fine. As a ID detector the BH505 seems reliable and accurate even on a trashy beach.
This is a VLF ID detector with many features to offer. I would like to try a PI detector but most of them are pretty expensive but I think it would be worth a comparison to see if a PI can discriminate at all like the VLF ID detectors can. I would think any end user with a little practice, should be able to find quite a bit with a Bounty Hunter 505 or similar BH model. I like having just 2 nine volt batteries to deal with and with 2 months of testing the unit has performed very well. Its really hard to find reviews on this model so now you have one to read.
Genius from USA