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19 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
This detector is underrated it competes very well with more expensive detectors, I have owned mine for 7 years with no problems what so ever!! Also with the small nuggett coil it does pickup gold very well, and I have found larger items at over 2 feet deep, a smashed caddilac hub cap at over two feet deep along a river,in all metal mode this detector goes pretty deep, if you want an all around inexpensive detector this is a very good starter detector to learn all the basics and then some...
I did a lot of research and finally decided on purchasing the Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505 and I'm really glad I did ! Since I'm new to metal detecting I was looking for something simple to operate but effective ( not a toy ) . This thing is amazing ! I've been bitten by the treasure hunting bug. I've owned it now for three weeks and have been out nearly every day with it. Every time I go out I find something, mostly coins, but right now I'm just getting my feet wet and that's OK with me. I use the 'Disc' mode ( which is a no brainer ) and have found quarters, dimes and pennies along with an old gold charm. What's amazing to me is how accurate it is ! I mean when it says there's a quarter 6 inches below, you can believe it ! I am in the process of joining a Prospectors Club so I can learn even more and discover locations to go hunting for gold nuggets at. By the way, a side benefit of owning one of these is you'll spend more time outside in God's beautiful countryside and you'll be in great shape with all the walking you'll do. Well I've gotta' go now. I'm packing a lunch and my chocolate lab and me are off on another adventure !!
Just beginning to learn how to use the metal detector, but it seems to function better than I anticipated. Looking forward to getting more familiar with it and hunting for "treasure" with my grandkids.
I live on Oklahoma Land farm, 1893, and it is great fun looking old artifacts. While I am still learning the in and out of the 505 my wife and I have found some great treasures from that era. I think for money the 505 is a great play toy.
I have had this detector for several years and it never ceases to amaze and perform.
Walmart has really good prices on detectors. It was the first detector I bought and has plenty of use. Its one of bounty hunters most automated and gives you plenty of data on the big question should I dig. The stuff it finds is truly amazing. The pioneer 505 is hard to beat for value and features. And its at WALMART made in the USA,Texas. The 505 gives you the most bang for the buck.
the detector picks up metals up to 8: deep. It is accurate. You need the right tools to sift through the area it detects to find the metal. Good price for the product.
This is my first metal detector and I love it. Its really easy to use and the assembly is easy as well. I live in the country and the first time I took it out I found a penny! The screen display is easy to read and it is pretty light. I still need to practice using the other settings, other than just the main one, because I seem to pick up metals on just the setting when you turn it on.
Only had the BH 505 for 3-weeks, worked ruight out of box, appears solid defiently finds stuff, deoth and metal type displays are usefull as a guide and are absolute. Overall good machine for the dough.
Just picked up our new detector on Saturday and used yesterday. It does take a little work to get the right settings, but does a good job finding items. This one replaced an older Radio Shack unit we had. We used the 505 in some of the same spots as the old detector and found items that the old one didn't find. We had it set to all metal because we were searching in a spot where an old farm use to be. We wanted to find any metal artifacts and found some real interesting items. My husband is still reviewing the video to get some more tips.
Although i have yet to put it through its paces. I have no concerns about the performancce. This is an upgrade for me from the last model i had. Bounty Hunter detectors hold their own when the time comes. I can't wait to put it to use. I like the features and quality without spending a whole lot of money. I also purchased seperately, the carrying bag, headphones, finds pouch with digging tool, and tri folding shovel. If metal detecting is your hobby then this is a great way to go with Walmarts competitive pricing.
Like it very much. Already finding in the back yard. Work great with my blue tooth hearing aid.
I have been using this product, its great but I need practice. I would recommend this to anyone that's just starting.
It seems to take forever to get the product to the store. In general when I order a product, I'd like it to take 3 days instead of a week +. Otherwise I'm completely happy.
i probably should havestarted out on something a little more expensive. Found a lot of nails and paint cans
I'm satisified with the product.
Great metal detector
Bought this as a gift for my husband. He will be receiving it in a couple of weeks but appears this will be perfect.
I ordered the metal detector, paid shipping, only to have it show up broken right out of the box. The on/off switch was broken and the rotary switch on the other side turned with very rough movement. The unit might be ok if they used higher quality switches. I returned the unit and got my money back, that is all except the shipping fees.