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61 reviews | 4.1 out of 5
This is great for kids starting out doing this. We took it camping and found tent stakes, nails, screws and a really old cool pocket knife. It is better if you have the metal tools not the plastic ones and a good metal shovel. I am now looking at buying accessories to go with it. The carrying bag is a necessity. Great purchase!
Bought 2 for my kids. We've already gone hunting and found change and a Boy Scout slide. They are very excited and can't wait for the warmer weather.
Item is a bit heavy at first but they will build muscle with use. Great for family outings.
My son loves the metal detector. It is a good choice and size for a 9 year old, but a little pricey.
I bought this metal detector specifically to find the five 1-inch iron pipes marking corners for our recently purchased property. One was roughly four inches below the surface, the rest about an inch below the surface, hidden under thick turf. I found all but one, that marker apparently graded out when finish grading was done by the landscaper. Finding the four out of five markers that I did locate would not otherwise have been successful without hiring a land surveyor. I will end up hiring one after all to reset the missing marker. The detector was easy to learn to use and served the purpose I had in mind very well. It was certainly worth the small amount of money I spent.
Pros: I gave this 4 stars because my 8yr old son just got it for Christmas so I cant give it a long lasting review but it seems to be of good quality and a great beginners detector. It is very easy to use the sensitivity seems to be accurate and after about 5mins of use he was able to decipher the difference in pings. He has been able to find old nails,washers and a couple coins buried about 4 to 6 inches under dirt and clay. We are planning a beach vacation this summer and he's already looking forward to the "buried treasures" he plans to find.
Cons: Better stock up on 9volt batteries, they don't last long in this. About 30 to 45mins on store brands, maybe a little longer since he has learned to "turn it off" while digging. I'm gonna try some of the different name brand battery companies to see if they will last longer, maybe a rechargeable type. The only other thing is it doesn't have an ear phone input, only an external speaker. Either way he's enjoyed this so much it's well worth it to me.
We bought the Bounty Hunter Jr for our 5 year old daughter for Easter 2013. We had so much fun with it. We used it all day and can't wait for tomorrow to resume our hunt. We found a 1970's Grape Coke can in our yard! It was also fun doing research to find out how old the stulff was! The kids definatley got excited every time to see what it was. We also bought the Bounty Hunter with case and pinpointer for our 12 year old son We found so many cool things with it in our back yard that day to list them all! This is one of the best purchases that we've made. Considering getting more for my hubby and I. Thanks, Wal-Mart, for the fast shipping and for carriying such a great product.
The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector is a great product! We purchased this for my 12 year old son. It works fantastic, even with lots of snow and ice! Christmas morning my two boys went searching for metal for about 45 minutes and came back with a big assortment. We are very pleased with it's ease of use, that it works so well, and that my son loves it!!
Also, thanks for the super speedy delivery! We didn't expect it to arrive so quickly
and we were so thankful it came just in time for our Christmas.
I will definitely recommend this to friends and family!!
This is great for kids. It has kept him busy for hours. Threw pennies in the yard for him to find.
Item was easy to put together and within 15 minutes found the item on Wal-Mart.com and the product works great.
The small size is nice,when folded it fits in a backpack with a small shovel entirely unseen. Very lightweight, I can swing it all day without tiring my arm. Very easy to use, only 2 knobs. I hunt for larger relics (Civil war era), I do have a larger and heavier metal detector that can detect smaller objects at a greater depth, but when going out and exploring new areas to hunt the Bounty Hunter JR. is what I use. My first day out with it I recovered a cannonball.
Perfect for my 9 year old. Works great! So glad I didn't spend $200, like I had planned.
My husband bought this for our daughter who just turned 13 . For fun, we burried her other gift in the yard and had her find it with this detector. She had a ball ! It worked just great as expected, was easy for her to use , and looks like it'll be durable for a lil while .
A good starter product for a tween . Now she's jazzed for hitting the beaches & parks looking for treasure just like the guys on TV !
We weren't looking for much when we bought this online, but this even failed to meet those expectations. We just wanted a simple, basic, metal detector, but this is really a toy for young kids. Only the center part of the detector will actually detect anything, and then only when you pass over it, not hover. Had trouble finding a quarter tossed on the grass. We took it back.
No matter how hard we tried to use these, they just wouldn't work. I even dropped various coins on the ground and it still couldn't find them. Don't waste your money.
I bought the metal detector 10 days ago. I worked fine for 10 days and then it stopped working. (It does turn on but it doesn't detect metal anymore). Very disappointed with the brand.
This has been bought for gifts and looks to be very easy to use
Bought this for my grandsons 9th birthday. He loves it!
our grandson asked for a metal detector for his birthday, so this unit was affordable and easy to order at a wallmart store...we ordered it in florida and picked it up at port huron mi., before returning to canada...it seemed to work just fine when it was set up to go, [insert batteries]...we were sitting on a deck and it beeped when held above a screw in the deck...we hope he won't dig too many holes in our son's yard as he hunt's for treasure...
Bought this for my grandson. He loves it. It is a great metal detector for a little one
Simple, easy, effective. Uses 2 - 9V batteries. Started with coins I hid in the yard, kids loved it.