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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2006
    NE Tennessee
    Land Ranger Pro, Quick Draw Pro. Fisher F2 w/NEL Sharpshooter. Lesche 85, Raptor and Samson. Deteknix XPointer.
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    Tell me about the Land Star

    I bought the Land Star (Radio Shack version) that I have listed on the Trade Forum. I bought it for my son (an adult) to try to get him into the hobby, but he is being sent to Germany and doesn't want to take it with him.

    I have a Tesoro Deleon and a Compadre which suffices for my hunting. I put the Land Star together and took it out back just to make sure it works. I followed the manual and used the GroundTrac and ground balance to set it up. I placed a quarter on the ground and lifted the coil to about 5" before the unit went silent. Now I know an oxidized coin produces an aura that detectors find better. I wanted to try and get an older Tesoro for it because I have 5 coils that would allow me to interchange with, especially if I had to send back my Deleon.

    So if it were you.........................is the Land Star a good detector to keep? It seems the other coils are less expensive than the Tesoro coils. I guess I'm just trying to find out if I should keep it or not. I don't think it's as good as my Deleon, but I haven't taken the time to learn it's language.

    Thanks,

    Dan

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2006
    NE Tennessee
    Land Ranger Pro, Quick Draw Pro. Fisher F2 w/NEL Sharpshooter. Lesche 85, Raptor and Samson. Deteknix XPointer.
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    Thanks

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2008
    KNOXVILLE,TN
    BH LANDSTAR,,ACE 250,Whites Coinmaster Pro,whites MXT,Tesoro cutlass2
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    keep it is a great machine

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    I am spoiled with the major brands but have used the Bounty Hunters and sold them. The Land Star is the top of the line for Bounty Hunters and has a lot of features for the money. You just have to learn the detector and it will serve well with lots of fun. The are under rated and I have to fight with myself to not bad mouth them because I like the Tesoro's so much better.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  5. #5
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    I had a Land Star, but not long enough to really put it through any real world tests. It air tested great (quarter at 12") and the ID was pretty accurate as long as the target wasn't too deep. It seems as light as a Tesoro, but my biggest problem with it is with only a two piece pole, I just can't get it comfortably adjusted for me.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2007
    Simi Valley California
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    Ive had mine for a few years now and really like it. Picks up everything but is a little fickle with the ground track at times. On the All Metal setting I get very deep targets.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    Here is a field test with lots more information on the Land Star by Bounty Hunter.

    http://www.losttreasure.com/content/...ters-land-star

    You just have to learn which ever detector you buy and keep trying to learn the new models incase you feel the need to upgrade.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  8. #8

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    I have one and have found thousands of coins with it. It is not bad in finding jewelry either. while there are deeper machines on the market, this machine doesn't have bad depth at all in my soil. It ground balances only in all-metal mode and is preset in discrimation and notch mode. The 4 inch coil will go very deep for its size and is a demon in high trashy areas. good luck!

  9. #9
    us
    May 2008
    deming n.m.
    Any thing Available within 50ft
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    Re: Tell me about the Land Star

    I have a LS Camo.

    It will find the back of a ear ring 7" down in the sand of a TOT lot.

    There sorta put together on the cheap side but performers for sure.


  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2012
    Tesoro Bandito II, Garrett Ace 250, BH LandStar, Time Rander, Discovery 3000, Tracker IV, Discovery 1000, QuickDrawII, Fisher F2.
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    I wrote a review on the Land Star many years ago long before Mickey Cochran left Bounty Hunter for Tesoro. Mickey and I hooked up years ago and I wrote reviews of the Land Star, the Discovery 3000, the Discovery 1000, the Tracker IV, and the Time Ranger (when it had the little antenna on top).

    The Land Star is a deep-seeker and found lots of great relics for me. I love the disc-notch capability since a lot of the areas I detect have tons of iron. If I want old coins, getting rid of the iron was a big plus. The LS handled it well. Ground-balance is excellent in red clay. I had much better results there then with my Tesoro Bandito.

    When the Land Star gets fickle, it is time to change the batteries. It is a stable machine and will serve you well until the batteries are very low. That takes a while. I always had good battery life.

    The three-tone target ID system is great and really works the way BH says it does. The depth meter also is accurate. All around, it is a great performer and the best of their line. For the money, you would have a hard time beating it.
    If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

  11. #11
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    djrocker

    Aug 2012
    Spring, Texaas
    Garrett ACE 150 / BH Camo LS
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    Quote Originally Posted by homefires View Post
    I have a LS Camo.

    It will find the back of a ear ring 7" down in the sand of a TOT lot.

    There sorta put together on the cheap side but performers for sure.
    I just got an LS Camo today, still messing with it in the yard. Thanks for that post, makes me a little more confident in the trade I made for it today!

 

 

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