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Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector Review

Our Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector review takes you through the features of this metal detector, a great choice for the young detectorist in your life.

About the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID metal detector (aka the ‘TID’ metal detector) is a compact, lightweight package that comes packed full of the sort of metal detecting features you’d expect from a more expensive model.

This metal detector for kids can detect coin-sized objects to a depth of 5 inches and it will detect larger objects much deeper. The depth indicator tells you how deep the buried treasure is.

The target ID categories will tell the young detectorist what’s in the ground before they go to the trouble of digging it up.

The Junior TID can distinguish between three categories of metal targets and shows three different emoji faces to represent each on the LCD screen:

  • Ferrous – iron targets such as nails, screws, bolts, iron objects like horseshoes
  • Non-ferrous low conductor – US nickels, rings and jewelry, gold but also trash items such as tin foil, pull tabs and bottle caps
  • Non-ferrous high conductor – copper and silver coins.

You can also program it to ignore unwanted metals and trash.

We think this is a fun and easy-to-use entry-level junior metal detector and has some super sweet features for its super low price.

We asked around our fossicking network of metal detecting enthusiasts about the Target ID metal detector and three of our colleagues have kids or grandkids with this detector. They love that it’s robust enough to withstand the banging and clanging that comes with kids operating a metal detector. It’s not a toy – it’s a fully functional metal detector. They all love the large LCD screen is easy-to-read and has the three emojis faces to represent three different types of metal targets. The sad face on the left is probably trash. The middle emoji with a question mark could be something good or it could be trash. The third emoji on the right with a smiley face is the good stuff – coins and high-value metals like silver.

It’s a solid product from Bounty Hunter, backed by a one-year warranty. All three Target ID owners have found treasures ranging from coins, war relics and some jewelry and are excited about their new treasure hunting hobby.

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Features of the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector

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Type of detector VLF operating a frequency of 6.6 kHz
Suitable for salt water No
Suitable for fresh water No, the search coil is only water resistant, not waterproof, but it’s OK for beach hunting
Suitable for SCUBA diving No
Depth   Up to 5 inches for coins (depending on the terrain and soil mineralization) displayed on the LCD and deeper for larger objects
Weight 1.1 lbs
Search coil 6″ water resistant search coil
Battery life 2 x AA alkaline batteries. Battery life indicator notifies you when batteries need to be changed
Headphones included No, but it has a built-in speaker and a standard  1/4″ headphone jack
Warranty 1-year limited warranty
Ground balance Preset ground balance
Discrimination Yes
Adjustable length Yes, the length is adjustable.
Target ID Yes, three Target ID categories help identify buried metal objects
Made USA
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Who the Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector is best for

We think this model will suit beginners to those with a little treasure hunting experience. For kids, we think from any ages it should be fine. The shaft is adjustable and with some instruction, they can quickly learn how to use the detector.

 Fossickr- Beginner

Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector Manual

Download a copy of the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector Manual for instructions on how to set up and use this device.

How to use the Junior TID detector

Watch this video from Bounty Hunter on how easy it is to use the Junior TID Metal Detector:

The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector warranty

Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector is protected by a 1-year warranty. Even though this model is discontinued, it is still protected under the one-year warranty when purchased new.

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Last modified: October 2, 2019

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