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Bounty Hunter THE COMMANDO Owner's Manual

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Important Facts to Know
about your Metal Detector.
1. This is a MOTION detector.
You must sweep the searchcoil from side-to-side to
detect metal.
A motionless searchcoil over a metal object will not
result in detection.
2. Do not use indoors. Detector is for outdoor use only.
Household appliances emit electromagnetic fields, which can interfere with your
detector. If conducting an indoor demonstration, turn the sensitivity down and
keep the searchcoil away from appliances such as microwaves, computers and
televisions. If your detector beeps erratically, turn off appliances and lights.
Do not test by placing coins on the floor. Most floors contain metal.
Keep the searchcoil away from floors, walls, and tables, which can contain
metal.
3. Use 9-volt ALKALINE batteries only.
Do not use Heavy Duty batteries.
Do not use ordinary Zinc-Carbon batteries.
4. Adjust sensitivity to a low level in the event of false signals
Always begin use at reduced sensitivity.
Increase to full sensitivity after you are familiar with the detector's operation.
OWNER'S MANUAL

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  Summary of Contents for Bounty Hunter THE COMMANDO

  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL Important Facts to Know about your Metal Detector. 1. This is a MOTION detector. You must sweep the searchcoil from side-to-side to detect metal. A motionless searchcoil over a metal object will not result in detection. 2. Do not use indoors. Detector is for outdoor use only. Household appliances emit electromagnetic fields, which can interfere with your detector.
  • Page 2 INTRODUCTION The Commando is a user-friendly instrument, requiring only a mini- mum of operator skill, yet delivering effective performance over a wide range of conditions and applications. Streamlined in appearance, FEATURES with only two operating Padded knobs and a mode selection...
  • Page 3: Easy Assembly

    EASY ASSEMBLY Assembly is easy and requires no tools. Position detector upright. LOCKING COLLAR Rotate LOCKING INTERNAL COLLAR fully in a counter CAM LOCK clockwise direction. SILVER BUTTON Insert your finger inside the MIDDLE STEM tube and make sure the INTERNAL CAM LOCK is S-ROD flush with the inside of the...
  • Page 4 BATTERIES IMPORTANT: Always use ALKALINE batteries for optimal performance. Always remove the batteries for prolonged storage. CHECK THE BATTERIES if your detector exhibits any of the following symptoms: The unit does not turn on. Low speaker volume. Unit beeps continuously at low sensitivity setting. The Low Battery indicator light will come on and stay on if the batteries are discharged.
  • Page 5: Supplies Needed

    Commando DEMONSTRATION Here is a quick way to demonstrate the basic features of your Commando. I. Supplies Needed • A quarter (25¢) • A nickel (5¢) • A Penny (1¢) • A small piece of aluminum foil • A Nail II.
  • Page 6: Three Modes Of Operation

    OPERATION The Commando is a “motion” detector. This means that the search coil must be moving to detect the presence of metal. When practicing with a stationary metal detector, keep the target moving over the coil. Objects held still under the search coil will not be detected.
  • Page 7 “broken” tone. The "broken" tone makes pull-tabs and trash easily recognizable. Sensitivity will be reduced slightly when using the Commando in the Tone Discrimination mode. If you want optimal depth capability, operate in the All Metal mode by turning the Discriminate control completely counterclockwise;...
  • Page 8: Operating Tips

    Use it effectively on the beach or for gold prospecting. In the ALL METAL Mode (Toggle switch in the middle), the Commando will detect gold nuggets through black sand and will find deeply buried relics in all types of soil.
  • Page 9: In The Field

    IN THE FIELD STANCE Stand with your arm extended in front of your body. Don’t bend or stoop; stand in a comfortable position. Hold the unit so that the search coil is about 1/2-inch above the ground. Adjust the search coil so that it is parallel to the ground.
  • Page 10 IN THE FIELD (cont.) PINPOINTING Accurate pinpointing takes practice and is best accomplished by “X-ing” the suspected target area. Once a buried target is identified by a good tone response, continue sweeping the coil over the target in a narrowing side to side pattern.
  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING The following troubleshooting steps may assist you in case you’re having problems with your Commando. YOUR DETECTOR IS EMITTING ERRATIC SIGNALS WHEN YOU’RE IN THE FIELD. Your SENSITIVITY may be set too high. Try reducing the SENSITIVITY slightly until the false signaling disappears. Remember to swing your coil slowly.
  • Page 12: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Your Commando Metal Detector is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your metal detector so that you can enjoy it for years. Handle the metal detector gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage electronic components.
  • Page 13: Coinshooting

    METAL DETECTING APPLICATIONS COINSHOOTING The most popular application for metal detectors CONTROL SETTINGS REQUIRED: Toggle switch to the left (disc. mode). Discriminate knob at 3:00 (3/4 turn). Only silver, copper and brass will be detected. Gold items will be eliminated. Different denominations of coins will induce different sounds.
  • Page 14: Using Headphones

    METAL DETECTING APPLICATIONS (cont.) trash items. Gold rings will induce a low sound. Be aware that some pull-tabs can also induce a low tone. Silver will induce a high tone. Chains and necklaces are difficult to find. If you are looking for gold rings, don’t get discouraged; you will dig up many broken pull-tabs before you find your first gold ring! HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS...
  • Page 15: Treasure Hunter's Code Of Ethics

    All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or parts thereof, in any form, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. Published by First Texas Products, L.L.C. Bounty Hunter® and Pioneer® are registered trademarks of First Texas Products, L.L.C. www.detecting.com First Texas Products, LLC...
  • Page 16 Pouch & Digger Combo Pouch with 2 large pockets & 9” heavy duty digging tool. TP-KIT-W Bounty Hunter Stereo Headphones Use with Bounty Hunter metal detectors. Lightweight and adjustable with true stereo sound, adjustable volume, 1/8 jack with 1/4 adaptor, 4’ cable. HEAD-W Pin Pointer Pinpoints the exact location of buried metal objects.

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