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Options Fisher F44 Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $400 $350
Manufactured in 2015 1999
Battery Type 2 AA Two 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 2.3 3
Operating frequency 7.8kHz. 6.5 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes No
Target ID 9-Segment viisual and numerical 9 Segment
Tone ID Adjustable Iron Audio 3 Tones
Search Modes
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
  • Artifact
  • Custom
  • All Metal
  • All Metal N/M
  • All Metal Motion
  • Discriminate
  • Notch
  • Auto Notch
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB Auto
Waterproof Weatherproof, waterproofcoil Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 3.50 4.04
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88 3.91
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 4.09
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Most helpful review for Fisher F44

Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.

Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.

This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.

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Most helpful review for Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II

Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II is hard to beat.
I am very happy with my Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II. It takes time to learn the machine. I have found a gold ring, numerous silver rings, silver coins, clad, clad and more clad change.

This detector is a dime and quarter magnet. I have dug a child's silver ring at a fresh water beach over 12 inches deep. It regularly finds coins eight inches and deeper. I set the sensitivity at around 12:00 o'clock and the discrimination at 10:00 o'clock for moderately trashy areas, more sensitivity and less discrimination for clean areas.
After getting a high pitch repeatable tone, I switch to all metal mode. I know the size of the object before I dig it by passing the coil over the target and listening for the tone in the all metal mode. The shorter the tone the smaller the object. Longer tone means a soda pop can 90% of the time. Short tones or precise tone means a small coin sized object.
Once I figured this out, my trash to treasure ratio increased dramatically.

I thought you had to spend a lot of money on a detector, but this detector has proved me wrong. I watch a lot of You Tube videos and I am finding as much and sometimes more than the guys using the $1,400 detectors. I saw a new Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II at Academy Sporting Goods the other day for $149.00! I bought it so I can take along someone and introduce them to the world of metal detecting.
My wife thinks I need intervention.
Fred Gober from North Central Texas

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