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Options Teknetics Omega 8500 Bounty Hunter Platinum
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $330 $400
Manufactured in 2015 2010
Battery Type 9V 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 2.2
Operating frequency 7.69 7.81 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes
Target ID 1-99 Target-ID Numbers Audio+Numeric
Tone ID 3 Tones 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • Disc.
  • All Metal
  • Discriminate
  • All Metal
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto Auto
Waterproof No Coil only
Warranty 5 Year Limited 5 Years
Number of Reviews 0 graph 9
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Avg. User Rating 4.42
Avg. Durability Rating 4.60
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.80
Avg. Depth Rating No data available yet
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Most helpful review for Bounty Hunter Platinum

I've owned the detector for over a week now and I'm very pleased with it. It's a real coin hog. The build quality is excellent. I think the two other reviews are from inexperienced operators. I too had troubles first time out but I went back and read the manual and discovered I wasn't ground balancing the machine properly. It ground balances different than any other detector I've owned, and it's also the easiest to ground balance,takes 5 seconds. Read the manual.
The detector hits hard on coins. I've found clad dimes at 7 inches and thats pretty good in my book. The machine is light as feather and the display is excellent with the large numbers. The menu is simple to navigate and use.
One thing I've noticed is the TID numbers don't bounce around when it locks on to a coin, even the deeper ones. It also likes nickels. Bouncing numbers tend to be irregular shaped objects. Pin pointing can take a little practice. You really need to detune the coil to get dead center. I really don't have any complaints it's just a really fine machine. Bounty Hunter has really stepped it up with this machine.
S Hardy from NW Ohio

Thumbs up! 58
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