Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
While recovering from a serious neck surgery over 6 years ago, I had lots of time on my hands to watch tv. I saw an ad for metal detectors late one night and thought that would be lots of fun. I started researching detectors the next day. I had a budget that was not very big and found the Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II to be the best for my money at the time. I received my detector before I could actually go and start hunting, I decided to start small around the house as the DVD had suggested. I made a "garden" of items of different materials and depths and started to figure out how to use my Quick Draw II.
The controls were just a little confusing at first but after detecting in my garden it all became clear. I started to hunt at places like school yards and the local park. I live in a Civil War "Hot Spot" in Northern Virginia; my first find was a cast iron skillet, that's right a skillet, and it was almost 18 inches down. My first thought was "WOW" then after getting it out of the ground almost 20 minutes later I was just a little disappointed. I have a friend that works for the National Archives in Washington D.C. and he took one look and got so excited and asked me where I had found it? I told him and he commenced to explain to me that it was from the early 1800's and was almost positive that it was from a Confederate soldier. I have found the only draw back to the Quick Draw II was the lack of a "Pinpoint" mode. I have had to dig more than most of my fellow hunters.
In closing I would give the Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II a 3 out of 5 rating only because the lack of pinpointing. The meter and ID feature work great and are very accurate.