Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
My friend was given a Tracker IV for his birthday when he was about ten. I met him when we were both 12. Now we are each 14 and getting into treasure hunting. We have gone metal detecting numerous times with his metal detector and are having a wonderful time. We primarily coin shoot and are getting into relic hunting old sites. The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the best entry level / intermediate detector. Although it does not have the bells and whistles of a more expensive detector like the Ace 250, it is almost as good, especially for the price. It has extremely good depth for a machine in it's price range; I have found coins at a depth of 8-9 inches, much deeper than most things I dig. It's controls are simple to operate but helped me learn how to work more complex machines.
The 2-tones are great, a low tone for junk and a high tone for coins, jewelry and other valuables. If the low tone sounds, it is always junk. The tones are very reliable, I don't think I have ever heard that junk sound and dug a good piece. This machine has good discrimination and is nice and simple to use, perfect for the beginner, but also great for an expert's backup machine or anyone's intermediate machine. The coil is great, it detects from tip to tip. It is also waterproof. It is lightweight and can be abused without breaking. Only requires 2 9-volt batteries. I could use this detector for the rest of my life and have no complaints about it. This is by far the best beginner / intermediate machine because it is so simple, yet at the same time so sophisticated, with the reliable tones and small discrimination. I am amazed at how good this detector is and recommend it to everyone!