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« on: September 07, 2009, 08:27:15 pm »
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I'm thinking of upgrading from my very basic detector to a bounty huntr 505.  Can anyone give me their opinion of this one? 

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 01:28:09 am »
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What detector are you upgrading from? 

I was in a similar predicament.  Choosing between a 505 or a Fisher F2.  I just went with the F2 based on reviews of people in my area with it.  From everything I read the 505 is a nice detector with auto ground balance.  Hopefully someone more knowledgeable about the 505 can comment.  Good Luck!

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 03:28:21 pm »
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Hi  New on the forum.

I recently got a BH Pioneer 505 nd am so far quite pleased with it.  I planted a coin test garden and after a few weeks
of 'hunting the garden', it has been working fine.  Locating silver coins at 8" anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 04:12:42 pm »
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Quote:Posted by Brittany-Guy
Hi  New on the forum.

I recently got a BH Pioneer 505 nd am so far quite pleased with it.  I planted a coin test garden and after a few weeks
of 'hunting the garden', it has been working fine.  Locating silver coins at 8" anyway.

Brittany-Guy


Does your ground have high mineralization?  I went with the F2 and only get about 4" on a dime here in Oregon, US.  We have heavily mineralized ground.  I was wondering if the BH 505 would work better.  My father also bought a Fisher F2, but he lives in Virginia, US so the F2 finds stuff deeper for him.  The ground is very mild there.

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009, 04:49:40 pm »
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Does your ground have high mineralization?  I went with the F2 and only get about 4" on a dime here in Oregon, US.  We have heavily mineralized ground.  I was wondering if the BH 505 would work better.  My father also bought a Fisher F2, but he lives in Virginia, US so the F2 finds stuff deeper for him.  The ground is very mild there.

Yes it does.  I'm at the top of a mountain and it is said to contain a lot of minerals.  Here are my garden depths that I set.


1.Clad Quarter (1987), 8? deep
2.Silver Quarter (1980), 6? deep
3.Clad Quarter (1997), 6? deep
4.Copper Clad PCB, 1 1/2?x1 1/4?,  ?
5.Nickel, (1986), 3? deep
6.Nickel (2004), 6? deep
7. SS Dog Tag, 6? deep
8.Aluminum pull-tab, 4? deep
9.Penny (1967), 3? deep
10.Beer Bottle cap, 4? deep

That is the current depth that I set them at.  I still have more to 'Plant', and I will go deeper on the next 10.  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 05:26:28 pm »
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A friend of mine uses a BH, he does very well with it, its a good machine....DW

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 06:07:13 pm »
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Not a bad little machine for the money.  Like any others familiarity breeds success ( or contempt ).

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 11:22:16 am »
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I love my 505.  For the money it finds the target.  You can get scratch and dent from Kellyco at a good savings.  That is what I did.  I also use a garett pin pointer once I dig. It saves digging (I hate to dig).

Good luck.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 05:52:05 pm »
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I don't know if you've upgraded yet, but, from a relatively new MDer who has a Pioneer 505, let me say I think it's a fine machine.  I'm sure one day I'll upgrade, but I've been very happy with mine.  I really didn't want to spend too much money until I knew whether I would keep up with the hobby, and I think this is a fine machine. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 07:27:32 pm »
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check out teknetics omega if your a coin hunter people are saying nice things about it since the bounty hunter 505 runs at 7 kHz you might try something around 12-13 kHz happy hunting grounds!!!

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