Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
Without a doubt in my mind I bought my first detector, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV as a pure novice in this great hobby. It was real easy to setup and use right out of the box. I realized that more expensive detectors might be better but in some hunts I found as much as those who had these more costly units. I have hunted old fort sites, campgrounds, rural and rough mountain terrain and found that weight and using it was not a problem. Recently I purchased a 4 inch head basically for closer pinpointing and using it for gold prospecting in the mountains of Georgia with more experienced buddy detectorists.
I believe that anyone who considers entering this hobby of treasure hunting with a detector, that they would be very wise to join a local treasure hunting club and take advantage of members who would guide and teach the basic methods and to convince the beginner to really read, experiment and learn whatever machine they choose to detect with. I was fortunate to be able to hunt and learn the basics from one of the renowned detectorists, Butch Mayes, whom I believe knows about most every detector on the market today except perhaps for the brand new detectors still coming down the pike. In my time hunting with a detector I have accumulated an assortment of coins artifacts, kids toys of years gone by, objects that someday I will identify and a small amount of nails, washers, tools and other not real valuable but valuable in the sense that it was a FIND!