How to Use Bounty Hunter Metal Detector for Coin Shooting and Jewelry Hunting

If you’re looking for a metal detector that’s easy to use and perfect for coin shooting and jewelry hunting, then the Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 might be the right choice for you. In this post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to set up your metal detector for optimum performance and show you how it works in action.

First, let’s go over the different parts of the Tracker 4. On the left side is the power and sensitivity button, which you should turn on and set to maximum sensitivity. In the middle of the screen is a strength meter, but you can ignore this as it’s not necessary for coin shooting and jewelry hunting. On the right side is the discrimination knob, which works when you’re in disc or tone mode. You can set your discrimination to your liking.

The Tracker 4 has three modes: discrimination, all-metal, and tone. You can toggle between these modes using the switch on the right. The tracker 4 can be used with headphones or its onboard speaker, but using headphones can make the batteries last longer.

The discrimination mode allows you to single out and knock out different metals from detection, but silver jewelry cannot be discriminated out. The all-metal mode detects all types of metal, including gold, silver, platinum, iron, copper, and brass. However, keep in mind that all-metal is the deepest mode, but not necessary for coin shooting and jewelry hunting.

Our preferred mode is the tone mode, which is a dual-tone response with automatic iron rejection. In this mode, you can set the detector to respond with a low grunt for nickels and a high tone for all other coin targets and silver jewelry as well. We suggest setting the discrimination at approximately the 12 o’clock position and adjusting the sensitivity depending on the site you’re at.

Now, let’s see how the Tracker 4 performs in the field. First, we’ll test it on a ferrous target, an iron screw. The tracker 4 rejected this trashy target. Next is a penny, which should give us a nice high tone. Perfect! We recovered a penny. The tracker 4 should give us a low grunt on the nickel, and it did. We also found a US dime and US quarter, which gave us a high tone as expected.

Finally, we tested the Tracker 4’s ability to find gold. We buried a gold 14 karat woman’s ring, which should give us a low tone just like the nickel. And it did! We recovered the ring, and the Tracker 4 found it with no problem.

In conclusion, the Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 is an excellent metal detector for coin shooting and jewelry hunting. With the right settings, it can perform exceptionally well in the field and help you find valuable treasures like gold rings.


How do you use an old bounty hunter metal detector?
The left knob clicks on to power the detector on. After turning on, the left knob is used to control the detector's sensitivity level. In the 100% clockwise position, the detector is at maximum sensitivity. At this level, the detector will detect a coin-sized object, like a quarter, up to 5” away from the coil.
What setting should my metal detector be on?
Many detectors can chatter from EMI when set to the maximum sensitivity or gain levels. Especially if you live in the city around large power lines and multiple WiFi and cellular signals bouncing around the area. Less is more for the first time user. Set it to 7 of 10 or (70 of 100) as a good starting point.