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528 of 561 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2011
I purchased this metal detector for myself and my BF. We've both never metal detected before as a hobby, but were interested in trying it out. We saw this Bounty Hunter "Gold Digger" model on Amazon for a fair price, and figured why not give it a go!

Well, the unit is very user freindly! It's very easy to put together. It should take only about 10 minutes following the directions that come with the item. It simply operates using two 9-volt batteries. If this is a gift, don't forget the batteries...or the whole excitement factor just went out the window,lol. Anyway, we've since taken it out into the wooods a maybe a handful of times so far, and for all intensive purposes..it does an ok job. We found a few coins, some rusty nails and such, and it pretty much does what it was built to do.

As we did more research, however, we've since discovered that if this is going to be a new hobby for someone...A LOT of time and energy can be saved by moving up to the next price point ($200 or so). What I mean is some of the units in that higher price point have a little basic monitor on the front that can tell you what it is you've found...before you spend 15-30 minutes DIGGING and...DIGGING, just to come up with nasty rusted out tin can that is useless! Take my word for it, this "Gold Digger" model is...just ok for a beginner. Maybe great for a kid with lots of endless energy to burn digging a hundred holes a day every weekend. But, if it's for you, or an adult friend who is taking up Detectoring as a new and exciting hobby...pop for the higher end unit and you'll (he,she,mom,dad,pal) will have a much better time knowing that you're at least digging or sifting through loose sand for say a valuable coin...instead of some junk that someone should have put in a trash can 50 years ago!

Happy relic hunting!!
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349 of 370 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2009
This is a good buy for the price,the GOLD DIGGER does what it claims to do.I took it to a local beach in my area i found anything from a penny to aluminum foil,some of the objects was small and about six inches or so deep.You do find a lot of trash but i found it to be very sensitive to objects of all metals when trash eleminator was off,but this way you miss nothing.Also it can detect larger objects at greater depths,it was fun to use and i recommend it to anyone.
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139 of 148 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2014
Ok, so I bought this for my 8 year old daughter, but I use it more. It is very simple sound based detector, once you get used to the high and low tones I have found about 90% plus accuracy for filtering out pull tabs and trash. My friend bought a $699 detector and each time we have gone out, I have found more than he has. His has a greater depth detection, but he ends up spending more time on deep stuff that ends up being trash. I even set up 3 trails of different coins in the grass and my daughter found all of hers well before the other two people. Recently I bought a more expensive detector Swarm Series MX100 for myself and there are too many random sounds and too many things to look at on the screen, I end up going back to use the Bounty hunter when we are out. I found it too difficult to pinpoint the actual item on the new one , where the bounty hunter tone gets highest when you are directly over the item. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially starters. I have found a sterling silver ring and a gold plated ring as well with this. The only thing you have to adjust in the discriminator dial, once you get used to the sounds you can adjust it while passing over an object to help determine whether you should dig it or not.
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407 of 453 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2011
I simply wanted to do a video about this metal detector. But we actually found something while making the video.
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100 of 110 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2013
Just received this as a gift because I lost my wedding band over the weekend somewhere in my back yard while doing yard work. I unpacked it, put it together, and couldn't wait to use it. I followed the instructions on how to use it and within 60 seconds I found my ring in the near dark. WOW it works great. Very easy to use.

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2010
This is an awesome product and the seller was great to deal with! Quick shipping! Highly recommend!!!!
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2013
I would recommend taking the batteries out after use. I use mine about 30 minutes, shut it off and the next day the batteries are dead. could be just my unit but I don't have another one to compare it to.
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72 of 90 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2008
This product is a good detector for some one who is new to it. It is not too expensive and easy to use.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
This machine did exactly what I needed it to do. I lost my wedding ring while working in the yard. It was the second time I had lost my wedding ring. The first one was lost while canoeing with my wife. We capsized in the river. The ring came off as I was flailing for footing. I never went back to look for it. We bought a new one. My wife said if I didn't find this one we were not getting a third one. So, I did a little research and decided that the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector was just the thing for the job. I ordered in from Amazon. It arrived promptly and was very easy to assemble. I took it outside, turned it on and started looking. I hit on a lot of iron and steel in the yard and knew that wasn't what I wanted. Then, after about 20 minutes of looking, I heard a different sound in the headphones. I did a little digging in a pile of mulched up leaves and there it was. I am very pleased with the machines performance. I think that when the weather warms up I will do some metal detecting for old coins and artifacts here in central Virginia. We sure have plenty of places to look. Maybe I'll even go try to find my first ring in the river.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2015
Bought this for my 10 year old.. We took it out the first time and found lots of things. Pretty accurate, not wasting a lot of time digging. We enjoy it, can't wait to find some valuables.
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