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  • Frequency : 6.8 kHz
  • Warranty : 5 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 3.5 lbs (1.58 kgs)
  • Sensitivity Control : Adjust Detector to Changing Ground Conditions
  • Discrimination Control  3 Tone Audio Discrimination to Eliminate or Tune Out "Junk" and Unwanted Targets
  • Includes: 8" Search Coil, Detector Stand
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Product Description

Bounty Hunter Lone Star Metal Detector
with 8" Search Coil

The Bounty Hunter Lone Star metal detector is designed for a variety of applications including coin shooting, relic hunting, and general purpose detecting. The unit provides possible target identification in an LCD display. Standard features include a built-in speaker, headphone jack and adjustable aluminum stem with an ergonomic S-Rod handle and armrest. All this is backed by Bounty Hunter’s exclusive five-year limited warranty.

The Bounty Hunter Lone Star will respond loudly to many targets that other detectors would only detect with a weak signal. Because of this, trash-induced signals and other sources of interference may cause signals that seem confusing. The key to managing these false signals is to dig only those targets that emit a strong repeatable signal.

  • Manufacturer Bounty Hunter
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look The Bounty Hunter Lone Star! Gives you the confidence you need to make great finds while hunting. Has an 8" coil + free detector stand.
  • Product Dimensions 28.75x10.25x6.25
  • Manufacturer SKU LONE
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Beginner, Coin, Relic
  • Factory Included Accessories
    • 8" Search Coil
    • Detector Stand
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type All-Purpose
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology VLF Single Frequency
  • Arm Rest Fixed
  • Arm Rest Strap No
  • Adjustable Shaft Yes
  • Assembled Length Max (in) 51.5
  • Assembled Length Min (in) 44
  • Apps None
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication No
  • Control Box Mount Standard
  • Frequencies 6.6 kHz
  • Number of Frequencies 1
  • Programmable Target Id No
  • Target Id Segments 6
  • Target Id Yes
  • Threshold Fixed
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode Yes
  • Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
  • Vibration Mode No
  • Search Modes 4
  • Search Mode Types All Metal, Auto Notch, Discrimination, Pinpoint
  • Search Flashlight No
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display No
  • Volume Control No
  • Headphone Jack 1/4"
  • Bluetooth Compatible No
  • Interchangeable Headphones Yes
  • Battery Type 9-Volt
  • Battery Quantity 2
  • Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
  • Waterproof Non-Waterproof
  • Rechargeable System No
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Bounty Hunter Lone Star Metal Detector

You Get Much More when you Buy your Bounty Hunter Metal Detector
from Kellyco Metal Detector Superstore!

The Lone Star metal detector is designed for a variety of applications including coin shooting, relic hunting, and general purpose detecting. The unit provides possible target identification in an LCD display. Standard features include a built-in speaker, headphone jack and adjustable aluminum stem with an ergonomic S-Rod handle and armrest. All this is backed by Bounty Hunter's exclusive five-year limited warranty.

The Lone Star will respond loudly to many targets that other detectors would only detect with a weak signal. Because of this, trash-induced signals and other sources of interference may cause signals that seem confusing. The key to managing these false signals is to dig only those targets that emit a strong repeatable signal.

Technical Specifications:

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • 8" Search Coil
  • Frequency : 6.8 kHz
  • Weight : 3.5 lbs (1.58 kgs)
  • Batteries : (2) 9V
  • Sensitivity Adjustment
  • 3 Level Iron Adjustment
  • Automatic Ground Balance
  • 3 Tone Audio Discrimination
  • Search Modes : 3 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • All Metal, Auto Notch, Discrimination, Pinpoint


  • Integral Stand
  • Touch Pad Selection
  • Interchangeable Coil
  • Comfort Handle Grip
  • Adjustable Coil Angle
  • Internal Speaker System

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    • ★★★★★ great price

    Review by ed on July 30, 2019

    a gift to son startted with bounty hunter brand ,,a great item
    • ★★★★★ 5 Stars

    Review by Troy V. on July 7, 2017

    I bought this detector from a pawn shop after being outbid on a better unit on Ebay. After getting it home and doing a little bench test , I was ready to go!! My first good find happened around 15 min. after first use. I found a 1908 Barber dime that looked like it was dropped in 1909. Then a 40's mercury dime and a bunch of wheaties. The detector was very easy for a beginner, easy tuning to get you started. All in all I give the unit a 5 for product received for the money spent.
    • ★★★★★ Review by OGADigger

    Review by OGADigger on November 25, 2016

    I really love my Lone Star. My friend has a White's that he paid over $700 for and my little Bounty Hunter has more and better features. I can discriminate nearly all the junk so I don't go chasing garbage all day. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality detector without breaking the bank.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Augustus G.

    Review by Augustus G. on June 13, 2016

    The Bounty Hunter Lone Star is an excellent coin machine. It really sings on coins and it is real easy to use and setup. It has a real nice pinpoint feature I like, it lacks slightly when used in real harsh mineralized ground. I would highly recommend this detector for coins and jewelry in parks and other areas where the ground mineralization is not too bad, or for the beginner, it is priced right for its capabilities. The target ID display works well and it has good discrimination.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jim B.

    Review by Jim B. on May 11, 2016

    The Bounty Hunter Lone Star does what it was designed to do. Have had no problems with it. Easy to use, good directions. I find the small coil works better for pin pointing coins. I am very happy with this metal detector and would recommend it to anyone looking to buy one. My wife and I enjoy metal detecting as it is something we can do together. It is a good family past time and you just never know what you may dig up. My wife is still looking for the diamond ring, I enjoy finding coins.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Christy J.

    Review by Christy J. on March 22, 2016

    As a historical researcher buff my metal detecting hunts take us into the backwoods of Wisconsin. This is rugged rocky terrain in which the digging is deep. I have relied on my Bounty Hunter Lone Star for the past five years to get those deep signals. And I mean deep. We have dug iron safe and iron tools at three feet. Old logging camps, homesteads and overgrown ghost towns are my hunting grounds and the Bounty Hunter always finds the relics that my other detector passes over. It never lets us down. My daughters and I make a heck of a ladies team, but we hate over digging. With The Bounty Hunter we know our target is there and never lets us down. Perfect machine for a beginner or experienced hunter if you don't want to miss those deep targets.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Dave C.

    Review by Dave C on June 26, 2008

    It is very easy to tune. I like the Autonotch and the Discrimination mode. I like to prospect for coins and relics. Coins have been the typical finds. I absolutely recommend this detector!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Peter N.

    Review by Peter N on March 20, 2008

    How My Bounty Hunter Lone Star Shined!

    The first machine I ever purchased to go metal detecting was a Bounty Hunter Lone Star. I had been pondering the hobby of metal detecting for about 20 years. I finally made the leap and spent the low amount for this machine. Of course I needed to have the approval of my wife first. She was of the opinion that I would not stick to this hobby for very long. In fact her family and everyone I knew laughed at me. But unbeknownst to all parties I was to do very well with this machine. I got that machine home, and hobbled right out the door after putting it together, which was a simple matter for even me. The instructions that came with it made it real easy to assemble. I slapped in a couple of batteries and made a few passes and dug my first couple of ate up zinc pennies. This isn't too bad, then I had to rest, after all I just had a joint replacement the week before. Yep, like I said I hobbled out the door to go hunting treasure.

    Over the next couple of weeks I hunted various locations such as grassy strips and parks and even slowed down like I was by the end of the hunting season I had found enough clad to almost pay for the machine. There were even a few silver coins and two Indian heads to boot! The adjustments I made when I turned the unit on were real simple. The sensitivity knob turned the unit on and I would turn it about 1/2 of the way, unless the detector acted erratic, in that case I would back it off a bit until it was stable. The disc / notch knob I would only turn up slightly just in case I ran over a nickel or possibly a gold ring. I only hunted on Disc mode and that was all I ever needed. Could it have done more if I used the other modes such as auto notch or all metal? I guess I'll never know, but I did make some good finds with the Lone Star. I also made some interesting discoveries about detecting and where various items read up.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Beth W.

    Review by Beth W on March 17, 2008

    The Bounty Hunter Lone Star is okay. I just wish it was a little better made and not beeped over every little thing. I get a lot of false tones. I like to search for coins, civil war relics and jewelry. I am a newbie really just starting out. I had just a limited amount of funds to spend, so I went to Wal-Mart and picked up the Bounty Hunter. I am hoping in the future to be able to afford a top brand one with all the bells and whistles I see on some of the brands that you carry at Kellyco.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Skip R.

    Review by Skip R on March 17, 2008

    The reason for the Bounty Hunter Lone Star? A spur of the moment splurge in a sporting store. I was in the market for one and was thinking seriously about getting a metal detector for the fun of it. I saw this one as a left over Christmas promotion.

    THE FEATURES: For a novice like me I was thrilled when I got it home and assembled in less than 15 minutes and with a very quick glance at the book and controls I thought I was ready. I went to the yard and knew there were pennies everywhere from the previous owners. I turned the unit on and set it for all metals. Soon I found some scrap aluminum. Then a penny, then more pennies, I set it to discriminate all the metal but coins.

    In less than 30 minutes hunting I had collected close to 25 coins, Wowwwwww! Then to the park and in no time picked up some scrap, a few pop tops, some coins, then a ring no less. On my second try at using this amazing machine, with no formal instruction. The wife was watching and laughing at me digging like an animal in the dirt on the playground. After picking a few more coins I gave it to her. She never has had a metal detector in her hands till that moment, she put on the headphones and walked about 15 paces and picked up an old toy ring. She is hooked. I had to go and get another metal detector now so both of us could be out in the fresh air and enjoy a new hobby together.

    We went together to an old fair ground from what I could remember when a kid. She took the Bounty Hunter and I took the Ace, in just a few steps she had a 25 cent piece, me nothing, another few feet and she had a couple of pop tops. Then it was my turn a penny spotted with the Ace. All in all it was a good day in the park for both of us, me with some time on the Bounty Hunter and using the Ace and her with no experience using the Bounty Hunter for the second time.

    EASE OF USE: it was just described. For the beginner, turn it on and start detecting with no settings, only a LCD showing what the item is and where. Very easy to Pinpoint using the X method. Very precise.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Tammy E.

    Review by Tammy E on March 17, 2008

    The Bounty Hunter Lone Star is the first detector I have ever owned or used. I have enjoyed going out with the Bounty Hunter but for something so simple, it seems so complicated. I have had trouble with finding the targets once I start digging. The machine seems to find a lot of targets but I can't seem to locate it. Inexperience probably, but I would like to get a new machine with a target pinpointer so I know when I am over the target. The Bounty Hunter is a great machine and it finds deep targets. It has found things that were 8 to 10 inches down. While I haven't found anything of historical or major value yet, I have found lots of things (aside from the usual trash targets) like coins, jewelry and even a piece of a meteor.

    I have also taken my 8 year old daughter out detecting with me and she loves it. She got her own detector for Christmas and can't wait to get out and use it. Since the weather is warming up a bit here in PA, we will be heading out over the weekend to detect and get more practice on our machines. I don't have a particular thing I like to detect for, I just like finding whatever the machine finds, knowing it is something that has been in the ground for years and the thrill of the possibility of finding something of historical value puts added excitement on detecting. Getting out with my daughter and spending the quality time with her, and getting her involved with the history and research and other areas of detecting is a great feeling that one day I hope she carries on with her own children.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Joe C.

    Review by Joe C on March 17, 2008

    I have always loved the search for the unknown... coins and jewelry were the first to pop up and have seemed to be the most fun investigating. Metal detecting has been a wonderful hobby for me and an incredible tool in building my relationship with my father. The Bounty Hunter Lone Star sent us out on many searches that not only drew us closer to each other, but, closer to more and more small finds that kept us investigating together. The Bounty Hunter was always the easiest to use in pinpointing finds and telling what should be additionally searched. It included a carry bag and treasure pouch that came in very useful during trips. I have found the interchangeable coils to be very useful in different searches and the adjustable sensitivity has been a great time-saver. I am always utilizing the 3-tone audio discrimination. The grip handle is very comfortable and the overall weight under 5 pounds makes it easy to carry everywhere. We upgraded to headphones and other coils as we learned more and more about metal detecting through sites such as Kellyco Detectors and Lost Treasures Magazines online site. The use of pin pointers are the next step for my searches to become more productive.

    After my dad passed away, and I moved back closer to home, I went out antique hunting in areas where our ancestors had lived in upstate South Carolina. During one of our searches of an old homestead of ours from the 1700s, I used my Bounty Hunter to locate change under the front doorway area of the house. I figured that people may have accidentally dropped change in that area putting hands in and out of pockets. I was able to locate several pennies from the mid 1700s. I kept one that is one of my most treasured finds. The fact that one of my relatives may have carried it around over 250 years ago is just incredible. A metal detector such as the Bounty Hunter has been and will always be a wonderful part of my life.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Gary C.

    Review by Gary C on March 17, 2008

    I have been detecting for approximately 4 years, and the Bounty Hunter Lone Star was my second detector. Given the time I have to spend detecting and the sites available, I chose a reasonable detector with nice features. I started out on playgrounds and raked in the coins and a few pieces of nice jewelry. At the time of purchase, this detector had features that other brands carried only on higher end units. I greatly appreciated the upgrade from the my previous detector. The controls are easy to manipulate and understand. With a little trial and error using the features and scanning technique, it was easy to learn when to dig and when to move on.

    I like hunting relics and coins, and this detector works great. With a few distinguishing passes, you can determine jewelry from junk, and coins from cans. I have found some interesting settler sites and pieces from horse buggies. It is easy enough to use for a beginner. Yet has the features to make it desirable to an intermediate user. This detector has what it takes to keep your interest, and will not just gather dust. Plus if you choose to upgrade later, you will probably still want to keep this one around - for playing, practice and fun. It is also a durable unit with an adjustable shaft that would make a great gift for a new hunter. I picked up mine with a Kellyco package that included a nice bag. I have found this to be very useful in keeping the unit safe while traveling. It also has pockets and room for a few necessary tools and pouches for the finds.

    I rate this Metal Detector a five for Fun, Features, and Finds!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Chris L.

    Review by Chris L on March 17, 2008

    The Bounty Hunter Lone Star is a great metal detector for treasure hunting! It will find just about any type of metal and has a great screen program that tells you what you've found. The discriminator and depth finder are also great!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Richard S.

    Review by Richard S on March 17, 2008

    I'm still waiting for nice weather, and not get sick to go out and try it. Looking forward to trying it out.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Brent K.

    Review by Brent K on March 17, 2008

    Got it for Christmas, waiting for spring to try it out. It seems like it should be a good detector, many features for a very good price. I hope I can find some interesting treasures with it. I'm hoping to use it at the beach and in parks around town.

    • ★★★★★ Review by David H.

    Review by David H on March 17, 2008

    The first time I ever picked up a metal detector was to find a set of keys I lost in deep grass. I borrowed an old Bounty Hunter Big Bud Pro off a neighbor. I turned it on and started sweeping the coil like I had seen a few people do before. Within 5 minutes I heard a beep and the display told me it was a Quarter. I took out my shovel and started digging, it turned out to be a 1945 silver quarter, it looked new and was astonished that I dug up something that old. I started sweeping again and digging for about 3 hours. I dug a total of 18 silver coins that day. I was hooked and I never found my keys. I decided that day that I wanted my own metal detector and only using a Bounty Hunter once in my life I decided to purchase a Bounty Hunter Lone Star.

    It had everything I was looking for. Target ID and a Depth Meter. 2 weeks later my new metal detector arrived. At first glance I thought I was in over my head, The dials and readout display looked complicated. I read the manual and everything seemed to fall in place. The manual explained everything I wanted to know and often gave tips and pictures on how to operate. Once I finished reading the manual I was very comfortable with turning it on. I put in 2 9 volt batteries and then turned the switch. The detector came to life. I proceeded to run out the front door with the detector in hand. After a quick and easy startup sequence like the manual instructed, I was swinging away. A few coins later I decided to go to the same area I lost my keys in a few weeks ago. While detecting that area I was amazed at the accuracy of the display. The display was very easy to read and it told me what I was digging. 99% of the time it was correct. I spent a total of 4 hours that day detecting and another 8 silver coins and about $10.00 in change. You could say I was hooked to the hobby. A hobby that pays for itself was my kind of hobby. Over the next 2 years I have seen my silver coin collection grow and a lot of extra money in my pocket.
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