I started out with a B. Hunter Land Star, that was my first detector I owned. Used a Bounty Hunter that my brother-in-law had for a backup machine, but don't remember what brand it was. Just remember it was one of the cheapest one that B.H. sold. I mostly hunt the woods, and the Bounty Hunter would give off false signals when hitting ferns, bushes, or brush, so I went and started using Minelab detectors for a long time, I currently swing a Garrett AT Pro. Hope you find great things, you will be hooked, an awesome hobby, GOOD LUCK and welcome to TQ !
Hi Rondo and we wish ya a very warm welcome to our forum. Many members started with a B.H. Land Star and as they progressed moved up a few makes and models.
But everyone is different.
Keep at it and just go along at your own speed slowly, too fast and you'll miss targets.
Don't use steel toe cap shoes.(ha ha). Enjoy.
My brother-in-law couldn't figure out all the fake signals he was getting, till he realized his wedding ring was the culprit, LOL, I am still finding what works the best in my budget range, and fine tune my detecting skills, so don't worry if you miss targets at first, " we all do ".
Welcome to TQ. the best metal detecting site. As long as you have a detector within your budget that will find something, you have a great detector. Everyone jumps on the latest and greatest bandwagon only to find out that its not. In the right hands a cheap detector can find many many targets the others miss. This is because they miss many signals by target hunting. Learn your detector by getting out as much as is possible. Dig every target. Will you find gold and silver???? only if it was dropped where you're hunting. You cannot find what wasn't dropped. Go out and have fun. Read the many articles on TQ. Watch the many videos teaching your machine. What many hunters don't show or tell about is the mountians of trash they dig up. We all dig trash way more than we dig good targets.
I've never used a Bounty Hunte Land star but back in the 1980's I used a Bounty Hunter "Big Bud" which was a very good detector. Welcome to the forum and hopefully we'll be soon reading posts of some of your finds.