In our Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro review, we’ll step you through the key features of this metal detector that’s aimed at the novice middle-level treasure hunter.
About the Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro Metal Detector
The Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro has been around for a few years and offers you some cool features for a low-priced metal detector. This model was the first of the Pro Series by Bounty Hunter.
If you poke around metal detecting forums and read other reviews of Bounty Hunter metal detectors, you’ll find there are some vocal naysayers out there. While we haven’t used the Lone Star Pro, Denise and I have both had a turn of the Bounty Hunter Time Ranger, which is a neat detector for the price. Sure it doesn’t have the depth and discrimination of more expensive models, but this is not a cheap ‘toy’. It works. Plus it has some great features without the bells and whistles.
I asked my friend Gerard what he thought of it and here’s his Lone Star review:
In terms of sensitivity, I didn’t go above 60% and I found targets at around six inches in a trashy site. The sensitivity adjustment needs a light hand or you’ll end up with too much chatter. I easily found some dimes in two to three inches and the signalling was clean. It needs a deft hand to swing the detector quite quickly and then trying a mix of slow and fast sweeps to pinpoint. But pinpointing isn’t the best with this model. It really needs a true All-metal mode.
The preset ground balance is another neat feature. It makes this unit ready to go quite easily.
I like that I didn’t have to thumb through all the targets on the display – there was just a range of target types. It saved my thumb from a good workout. The Multiple Notch Windows are great for rejecting unwanted categories like soda can pull tabs.
If you’re taking it out at the beach, run it in low discrimination with the sensitivity adjusted as high as you can without the detector chattering wildly.
The Lone Star Pro is best for:
- coin shooting
- relic hunting
- general prospecting and treasure hunting.
Key features of the Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro Metal Detector
|Price||$ Click to check today’s super low price|
|Type of detector||VLF operating a frequency of 6.8 kHz|
|Suitable for salt water||Yes|
|Suitable for fresh water||Yes|
|Suitable for SCUBA diving||No|
|Depth||Up to 8 inches (depending on the terrain and soil mineralization) displayed on the LCD|
|Search coil||8″ waterproof search coil|
|Battery life||Expect between 20 to 15 hours of use with 1 x 9V alkaline battery|
|Headphones included||No, but it has a built in speaker and a standard 1/4″ headphone jack|
|Warranty||5-year limited warranty|
|Ground balance||Preset ground balance|
|Operating modes||Discriminate – three tones|
|Sensitivity adjustment||Yes, plus 3 level iron adjustment|
|Adjustable length||Yes, the length is adjustable.|
|Target ID||Yes, nine distinct target ID categories. It Mulitple Notch Windows allow you to ignore entire categories of unwanted targets|
Who the Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro is best for
We think beginners and even those of you with some treasure hunting experience will enjoy this metal detector.
Not convinced this is the right metal detector for you? Then check out our Bounty Hunter Tracker IV review. You might like this cheaper metal detector.
Lone Star Pro video
Lone star metal detector manual
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Bounty Hunter Lone Star Pro shipping information
Here are the things you need to know about its size and weight if you want to get one shipped:
- Product dimensions: 45 x 8 x 14 inches
- Item weight: 3.5 pounds
- Shipping weight: 3.95 pounds
The Bounty Hunter metal detector warranty
Bounty Hunter metal detectors have a warranty against defects in workmanship or materials under normal use for five years from the date of purchase to the original user. Liability in all events is limited to the purchase price paid. Find out more and register on the Bounty Hunter website.Click to check today’s price
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Last modified: September 25, 2018