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Thread: How To Use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Discrimination Settings??

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  1. #1
    Jun 2009
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Garret Ace 250
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    How To Use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Discrimination Settings??

    I've had a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV for about 5 month's now, and I love it. I do the 'All Metal' setting, but I want to start discriminating junk. Does anyone know how to do that? Will it work for Japanese coins? And finally, if you discriminate, wouldn't you have the possibility of missing something valuable?


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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    2954 times
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    Re: How To Use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Discrimination Settings??

    ah I can help you -- once you go into the "discrimate" mode --everything lower than the level you set it at will be missed --think of it as a metal ignore level knob* first metal ignored is iron * then comes aluminum* closely followed by gold ( aluminum and gold have very close conductivity ratings) which is how a detector sort one type of metal from another * to find as much gold as possible with as little tabs / trash digging as possible --- get a gold item and a pull tab * put them on metal free dirt about 3 feet apart (check in all metal mode that the ground is metal free first)---now switch over to disc mode via the toggle switch*--- lower the disc knob level to 0 --full left) -- run over both items --beep beep --now slowly up the disc level to the right while waving the coil over the tab until it no longer rings up -- now check and see that it the gold item still rings up --if not very very slowly drop the disc level until it does "beep" on the gold item ---the gold should make sound crisp and clear "beep" and the tab should either not ring up or come in rather "broken up" sounding --the sound differance should be quite noticible

    try it and let me know how this works for you at this setting level you will lose iron items and aluminum items ---but the rest of the metals like nickle , gold, copper and silver should still remain "in" and findible
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  3. #3
    Charter Member
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Bounty Hunter's, Whites TM 808, Whites GMT, Suction Dredges, Hand Dredges, Trommels, Gold Vacs, High Bankers, Fluid bed Gold Traps, Gold Pans, Sluices, Dry Washers, Miller Tables, Rp4 Shaker table etc
    4023 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: How To Use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Discrimination Settings??

    Yep .....what Ivan said.

    Put different japanese coins under the coil to see how they sound, sometimes you have to adjust the sensitivity knob as well as the discriminate knob to tune it in just right. (typically you can raise the sensitivity while in disc or tone mode) You will lose some depth capability when not in all metal mode however.


  4. #4

    Apr 2013
    Texas U.S.A.
    Garrett Ace 350
    296 times
    Metal Detecting
    That sounds like a great idea Ivan. I didn't think to try that to set the unit. I appreciate the advice!

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  5. #5

    Oct 2014
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hey y'all, so I have a question; maybe a problem. I was playing with my discriminate today and testing it on my wife's white gold wedding ring. It would not detect even with the toggle on disc and knob all the way to the left. Any ideas? Bad coil? Bad quality ring?(which would be irritating as for the ring's cost) I have found silver coins at the highest setting, but gold I've heard is less conductive. Just makes me wonder how many gold pieces I've passed over in max disc that I missed because of this.
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  6. #6
    Jun 2012
    Clearlake, N. California
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Garrett Pro Pointer,Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    good question...I also have a BH Tracker IV and have wondered the same thing...anyone have the answer?...HELP!...

  7. #7
    Charter Member

    May 2014
    Minelab E-Trac, Deteknix X-Pointer, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1512 times
    Metal Detecting
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    The sad fact is, if you use discrimination for anything more than iron then there is a good chance you could be missing gold. Gold can read anywhere from foil, pulltab, nickel, to zinc. People who find gold usually have to dig a lot of trash.

  8. #8
    Need a Break

    Jun 2014
    Green Cove Springs, FL
    Fingers, waiting for my BH Tracker IV to come in....
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    This was a great read, my first detector will be here on the 23rd and ofcoarse I am going with the BH tracker IV...



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