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  1. #1

    Jun 2012
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    Bounty Hunter Platinum

    Was searching online and came across this machine being sold for $299. It seems like a good deal, I have heard that it is basically the same as the Teknetics Gamma. Is this a decent machine? It worth getting?

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    Jan 2010
    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
    Whites GMT, Goldmaster Vsat, 5900, Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 and Falcon MD-20.
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    A lot of the mid range and higher Bounty Hunters are great deals for the money (I have a BH 3300 Discovery - the fact it can be manually ground balanced allows it to be useable in the highly mineralized Colorado Mountain areas I visit). BH's are sometimes a bit cheaper made than the equivalent Fisher or Teknetics models, but they often use the same general parts (maybe some slight programming differences between the models).

    If you get around people with other brands, they may look down on your Bounty Hunter, but most of the people who get good finds tend to be able to get them on hardware that they are used use and have had many hours of experiance with. Is it better than an ACE 250 (hard to say, I don't own any Garrett detectors, but I sure see a lot of people using them)?

    I guess it all depends on what you plan to do with it. If its for general Coin and some Relic hunting. it will work fine. If you want to go gold prospecting with it, it's not a good choice (too low an operating frequency for one thing and not good enough at dealing with highly mineralized ground - none of BH's run above 6.8 Khz).

    Find a Metal detecting club near you and go to a few meetings - you may be able to find some one who can teach you how to use a detector and how it reacts - people tend to be biased towards what they own, but getting some hands on experience will make you a smarter consumer. From there, figure out what you want to do with it 90% of the time, then consider buying a detector.

    I own 8 detectors. 4 are White's, the others are different models for different purposes - I like having tools that are good for different types of detecting - all detectors are compromises; I buy purpose built units for some things (example: Gold hunting), and general purpose for others. I hope to buy a PI type in the next year. I find that after a while you discover that the VDI lies to you (and if you trust it too much you will pass on some great targets).

    To answer your original question. I have never tried this model. I would suspect that its an excellent general purpose detector (My BH Discovery 3300 is). Is it what you will actually use? If you have never detected before, its possible it will just end up in a closet some place because it was harder to find good targets than you expected (however, this is true with all new users of detectors). Personally, I would rather try some other detectors in the field and then make a decision.
    Last edited by jmoller99; Jun 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM.
    Whites GMT, Whites GM Vsat, Whites 5900, Gold Mountain King Cobra, Bounty Hunter 3300

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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
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    From what i know is that the ones that have it like it........ It does have ground grab balance on it ..... So it can be manual ground balanced..... I am not sure but i think the platinum model was made for Cabelas to sell .... that is the only place i have seen it for sale new is Cabelas............And it is the twin of the Tek. Gamma....... Some even compare it to the Omega 8000...........So all i can tell you all i have heard about it is good..........And the Platinum is made right here in the USA with a 5 year warranty.......
    Last edited by Keppy; Jun 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM.
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    6,457
    1259 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET
    And i have seen the Platinum for sale at www.metaldetector.com and they give you a carry bag and a pair of depthmaster head phones with it...........
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

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    Aug 2011
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    Aww.....missed you Keppy! How are you?

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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    6,457
    1259 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET
    Quote Originally Posted by iCandy View Post
    Aww.....missed you Keppy! How are you?
    I am doing fine iCandy aka Adrian........... How are you have not seen you post to often on this new format they have here............................. I liked the old format better myself.... I liked looking at the plain black & white .... Not this brown color..... I still keep some here mad but that is more there doing than mine.....They think there is only one way to do things ...... There way........... Or you have to like what they like or if you don't your way off course .... not as smart as them.... But remember iCandy ... better days ahead ...I think?? I hope..
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

  7. #7

    Jun 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Ordered my Platinum today!! Thank you all for the help, I can't to try it out.

 

 

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