A great kids metal detector and for those new to the hobby
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In this metal detector review we look at another metal detector suitable for children. A metal detector that is basic but does find metal buried in the ground. Some reports have items found at 12 inches down but you have to consider the ground conditions and the size of the metal object. Aimed at children and those new to the hobby, The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector review will give you a great insight and unbiased look at this cheap but effective kids metal detector.
The main unit of the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector
Lets look at the basics as the unit is About 6 x 9 x 20.5 inches and only 3.6 pounds in weight. The weight is important as this metal detector is targeted at children and as an entry level metal detector, as such the metal detector will be carried by children and those new to metal detecting. The last thing you want is for someone new to the hobby or a child to have a problem carrying the metal detector for any length of time.
With The bounty HunterGold Digger metal detector you will need to ensure that you use the detector in a slow and methodical way. If you swing to fast the unit will not register a metal object with a tone. This is similar to much more expensive detectors but with the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger metal detector it will need to be used slowly and close to the ground. Ideal for someone new to the hobby or the children.
Audio alert of the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger
The Gold Digger metal detector will sound a tone when it encounters a metal object, but the detector doesn’t have a volume control for this tone alert. It can be a little loud, so be warned. It does come with set of head phones which is great and a lot of other cheap metal detectors for kids don’t have this function. They are not the best headphones in the world but an added bonus.
Like many of the lower priced kids metal detectors, the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector is powered by two 9 volt batteries, which will keep you going for a while. It’s not until you get to the more advanced and expensive metal detectors that you will see rechargeable battery packs. This is an entry level metal detector aimed at children and if you keep that in mind you won’t go far wrong.
The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger has a simple trash eliminator and with this you will be able to eliminate a fair amount of the trash in the ground. It’s not an automatic function and you will have to play with the setting depending on the site you are detecting on and the ground condition. Sometimes you will have to have it set fairly high but is something you will have to experiment with when out and about using the metal detector. In general it might mean a case of digging most objects. I can tell you know that this is not a bad thing as I am a metal detectorist using a Minelab Explorer XS. A machine with great capabilities, but when metal detecting on the beach I dig all signals as some high value items like rings can be indicated as trash, hence digging all targets.
- Light weight and say to set up
- Headphone socket and supplied with earphones
- Trash elimination
- Audio sound can be a bit loud
- Trash elimination is not automatic and can take some adjusting (ok once you get used to it)
Take a look at what other are saying on Amazon about this is a great little unit.
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, read the full comments here.
I got this last night and as soon as I woke up this morning.I got it and went in my woods.Within going 30ft I got at least 20 hits
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I was given this as a gift by my parents who have a more expensive Fisher metal detector. This detector doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but for finding things like coins and rings this one works great! read the full comments here.
A great metal detector for someone new to the hobby or for the kids
In conclusion, I hope that The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector review illustrates that this great unit is a good choice as a kids metal detector or for someone just wanting to dip their toe into metal detecting. It will find all sorts of stuff at a variety of depths, but in general, depth indication of this item would be about 5 to 6 inches. You can eliminate trash but I would dig all signals, especially if using it on the dry sand of the beach. (something I do with a much more expensive metal detector)
The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector, another great kids metal detector.
If you like this metal detector then you might like to take a look at the Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector, another great Bounty Hunter metal detector aimed at chikldren or user new to the hobby of metal detecting.
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