Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro

The Bounty Hunter brand has renewed its range of leisure metal detectors with more attractive modern designs, all equipped with display screens and with performances that have not went unnoticed. The Land Ranger Pro Metal Detector is the result of nine years of research and development by the US manufacturer, Bounty Hunter who is a division of the “The First Texas Product Company” (they are also behind the metal detector companies Fisher Research Labs as well as Teknetics)

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We can say that the wait has been long but that the result look to have been worth the wait!


The Review: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro:

As I started looking at Bounty Hunter's Land Ranger Pro for this review the first thing that jumped out was the quality to price ratio of this of this detector (hint, it is really very good) there are quit a few awesome features Bounty Hunter included with this detector which caught my attention, and we will break each one of the down as we go on. However a couple stood out right from the start:

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land ranger pro waterprof coil

First: It was the coil that stopped me! A waterproof Double D coil on a budget less than $250 is not common, as most manufacturers are still releasing all their devices with entry-level metal detectors with concentric cols. Don’t get me wrong a concentric coils have been around since the first days of metal detecting history and can still be a winner in polluted terrain, its selectivity is indisputable, but I think the double D is more versatile and its power appreciable.

Second:  Computerized Ground Balancing ! Even many of the mid range detectors are not equipped so. (and it is a pity ...). We should all know that all the detectors have a system of compensation of the effects of soil, but they are not adjustable and to ensure the stability of the Metal detectors on most terrains, manufacturers set them a bit high so users are not surprised by unstable devices.

It is normal to find a ground set too high, depending on the terrain, and can reduce the performance of your device by 20%,  Bounty Hunter understood this, so thus offered users of the LAND RANGER PRO “Ground Grab”.


The Land Ranger Pro's Features and Fuctions



Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro features reviews

V-Break: Variable Tone Break Point:

There is also the "  V-BREAK " function which allows the user to change the audio response of certain targets. This function makes it possible to determine to what conductivity threshold the target will sound in bass for an optimal recognition of the ferrous.

For example, if the V-BREAK is set to 50, all targets with a conductivity rating of less than 50 will have a low tone, targets above 50 will keep their normal tone.

This function does not change the detector's performance but allows the user to customize its metal detector .

Multi Tone:

The Land Ranger Pro is a multi-tone instrument, that is to say it produces different sounds depending on the metal detected, its low for the ferrous ones, its medium for the aluminum and its acute for the copper and the silver. This function, added to the conductivity index, provides valuable clues to obtain an objective idea of ​​the detected object.

Depending on the detection program selected the detector will emit 2 to 4 different tones that vary depending on the conductivity of the target. The more conductive the target is, the louder the sound. The less conductive the target is, the more the sound will go towards the bass.

Once the sound emitted by the detector, the screen indicates the target's conductivity. The conductivity index ranges from 0 to 99. The higher the index, the more conductive the target and vice versa.
(See chart below for description of tones induced by different metals in different
modes:)

LR ProTone Audio Target-ID

Ground Grab - Ground Balance:

The metal detectors are all set so as not to react to the natural mineralization of many terrains, this setting is generally very high and not modifiable to have stable detectors on almost all the grounds.

The perverse effect of this is that a rejection of soil effects too high can cause a detector to lose up to 20% power.

The Land Range Pro has adjustable ground effects so that the adjustment is the most suitable for the terrain being explored and thus benefit from the best performance of the detector.

The Conductivity Index:

It is a number between 0 and 99 which appears roughly in the center of the screen and which gives an idea of ​​the metal detected, the higher the number and the more metal detected is conductive, a ferrous Will be reported around 0, aluminum around 30, gold around 40 and the most conquerors (copper, bronze, silver) will approach the 80.

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Menu Screen

Land Ranger Pro Best Price & Warranty Info.

The Land Ranger Pro is characterized by its small price. Indeed for less than $250, with in this low starting point Bounty Hunter has managed to offer a very complete  metal detector equipped with some of the latest advances in detection  and a 5 year manufacturer warranty! The functions on a machine of this price leave little to be desired, all around you will find a complete device.

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro

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Bounty Hunter's List Price $449.00

Bounty Hunter Warranty

5 year bounty hunter metal detector warranty

The warranty is now extended to 5 years, which helps proves the robustness as well as the confidence that Bounty Hunter has in the LAND RANGER PRO.

The Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro comes with a 5 year limited warranty, (limited parts & labor). The full details of the warranty can be found in the Owner’s Manual.

5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

This metal detector is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship

under normal use for five years from the date of purchase to the original owner.

Damage due to neglect, accidental damage or misuse of this product is not

covered under this warranty. Decisions regarding abuse or misuse of the detector

are made solely at the discretion of the manufacturer.

Proof of Purchase is required to make a claim under this warranty.

Liability under this Warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, at our option, the

metal detector returned, shipping cost prepaid, to First Texas Products. Shipping

cost to First Texas Products is the responsibility of the consumer.

To return your detector for service, please first contact First Texas Products for a

Return Authorization (RA) Number. Reference the RA number on your package

and return the detector within 15 days of calling to:

First Texas Products L.L.C.

1465 Henry Brennan Dr.

El Paso, TX 79936

Phone: 915-633-8354

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

This warranty may vary in other countries; check with your distributor for details.

Warranty does not cover shipping costs to and from the U.S.A.

Land Ranger Pro Techs and Specs

As you will see from the list below, theLand Ranger Pro is feature-loaded. This is what makes the detector appealing to many buyers. You definitely get good value for your money.

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Highlighted Features:

Land Ranger Pro FEATURES :

  • Large LCD screen

  • Ground Grab / Ground Effect settings

  • Multi-tone (4-Tone)

  • Conductivity reader (0-99)

  • 11 inch elliptical inch DD waterproof search coil.

  • 7 different detection modes.

  • Discrimination, motion, no motion, pinpoint mode

  • Variable Notching.

  • V-break system

  • 5 Year Warranty

  • A system of adjustments of the effects of soil

  • Discrimination spread over 43 segments.

  • Indication of the depth of the target.

  • Powered by one 9V battery (20 to 25 hours of detecting).

  • Weight 2.4 pounds.

  • Operating frequency 7.69 kHz.

Whats In The Box

Bounty Hunter Land ranger pro whats included

1. S-ROD with Control Housing, Arm Rest and Locking Collar
2. Lower Stem
3. Searchcoil
4. Bolt & Knurled Knob
5. This Owner's Manual

Design and Look of the Land Ranger Pro:

 The connectors are slightly reinforced. The Land Ranger Pro has a two-piece, adjustable S-shaped rod to match the size of the detector and a clamping wheel to ensure robustness.

The Land Ranger Pro keeps metal detecting very comfortable while in the field. The detector is well balanced and has a weight of only 2.4lb.

Design and Look of the Land Ranger Pro

Controls, Screen, Usage, Construction and Confort:

With a large display screen and control panel that makes it easy to use , the Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro has the same comfort and useability functions as a lot of high-end metal detectors sold at much higher prices  Very intuitive, navigation between programs and menus is done simply and with one finger.

Land ranger pro control screenoperating features

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro: The Pro's and Con's 

Pro's - What We Liked

  • Price point

  • Adjustable ground balance

  • The waterproof double D coil

  • Lightness (yet still rugged) - only 2.4lb

  • Ease of use

Con's - What We Didn't

  • Unstable on salt water beaches or other highly meneralized soil

  • The shaft can be only disassembled in two parts and not three

  • The absence of a clamping nut on the connectors


Review Wrap Up: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, A Good Starter Detector?

To summarize, the Land Ranger Pro is without a doubt the best metal detector proposed by Bounty Hunter, with a 5 years warranty, sold at a very affordable price and with the essential settings for an effective fun detecting experience. The unit is very versatile, its detection frequency of 7.7 kHz, allows you to work on all surfaces except very mineralized zones. Its 11 inch elliptical DD coil offers the right compromise between power and precision. The Land Ranger Pro works in multi-tones and has a conductivity reader. It is the combination of these two elements that help to identify the probable nature of the target.

Review Of The New Bounty Hunter Pro

There are a lot of low price entry level detectors on the market but few with so much functionality, one top of that add to it the 5 year guarantee and you find even less of its competitors that will cost so little! This makes the Land Ranger Pro a very competitive detector in its class, its comparable in function and quality to many of the more popular entry level or mid range detectors such as Garrett’s Ace 250 (who's features are a little below that of the Land Ranger Pro but with a little better price point and wider acceptance and usages in the metal detecting community) as well as the Fisher F2, a detector that also has a strong presence in the enter level market, and who I guess could be considered the cousin of the Land Ranger as they or manufactured and sold by the same parent company. However if you are looking to move up in to a little more advanced (as well as more expensive metal detector, the Garrett Ace 400 that was released in 2016 is the top detector in Garrett's Ace series, and one of the best detectors Garrett makes in the less then $500 range)



Actual Owner Reviews Of Detector

Amazon Customer Reviews

  • “Great machine, pulling more coins from my yard then with my other bounty hunter “

  • “With a little practice and a good spot this machine will deliver with machines costing 4 times as much.”

  • “I like pretty much everything about this detector! The sensitivity, the Depth, the simple control box! I tried it out in the back forest of our building & immediately found a 1946 dime”

  • “good detector at a beginners price. It would be hard to find a detector with all these features for the price most are two or three times more!”

  • “Husband seems to be happier with this one, we did return a lower priced model as it didn't seem to pick anything up. This was a gift and he's now planning trips where he can use this!”

  • “This is the first time i've used a mid range metal detector. I checked the ratings for a while and searched for something that would give me the most for my money. This is quite the machine.”

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Video: Closer look at the detector

In short, its ease of use coupled with its versatility, all at an unbeatable price, make Land Ranger Pro the ideal detector to start without breaking the bank! 

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          Pros

          • Price point
          • Adjustable ground balance
          • The waterproof double D coil
          • Waight
          • Ease of use

          Cons

          • Unstable on salt water beaches or other highly meneralized soil
          • The shaft can be only disassembled in two parts and not three
          • The absence of a clamping nut on the connectors

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