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Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: jcmptn1
Date: September 22, 2015 11:04AM
Hello, looking to purchase my first detector and what looking to get feedback on Bounty Hunter Timeranger. I understand that they are discontinued so is that a problem if I need replacement parts? I just hate passing up a good deal! I plan to do a variety of hunting with it. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: lytle78
Date: September 22, 2015 09:02PM
First Texas Products will no doubt be happy to service this machine - limited only by the availability of components.



Rick Kempf

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: Hightone
Date: September 23, 2015 12:21AM
It's an older model that was top of the line in it's day. But so much has improved since the TR came out, that I would opt for a newer type myself. You may want to go to detecting.com and read the manual on the Time Ranger. It's not a beginners machine, IMO. It doesn't have a pinpoint feature either, which is important to most people.

Time Ranger

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BH Land Ranger Pro
BH Quick Draw Pro
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Have owned different Garretts,
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in the past 12 years.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2015 12:23AM by Hightone.


Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: littlebigman
Date: September 23, 2015 06:39PM
I purchased one and had to have it repaired twice it comes with a 5 year warranty it is a pretty good detector !!!

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: farmer85j
Date: September 24, 2015 09:37AM
I think it has a no motion all metal mode which will work like a pinpoint mode.

That's true, but........
Posted by: Hightone
Date: September 24, 2015 11:10AM
....you have to remember that Ground Balancing/GroundTrac is only available in the AM mode. The ground balance on the TR doesn't transfer to programs 1-3, the discrimination modes. Other than the sniff and blanker (useless in my opinion) and the fact that meter settings take up 90% of the already small screen, for the same price, the Quick Draw Pro offers a better experience for first timers.



Who needs all those dials on the screen anymore? I want to see target information.





Coin and Jewelry hunter.

BH Land Ranger Pro
BH Quick Draw Pro
Deteknix XPointer

Have owned different Garretts,
Fishers, Tesoros, Whites and MineLab
in the past 12 years.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2015 11:18AM by Hightone.


Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: dirt jockey
Date: September 26, 2015 03:40PM
Time Ranger is a great deep seeking machine. As someone posted above there is in fact a no motion pin point mode in all metal, in fact it's pin point is extremely accurate. The Time Ranger has been replaced by the Titan 9000. Service is not a problem, my Time Ranger was acting odd and the simple repair was done promptly and returned in perfect operating condition. First Texas stands behind their products. I have been very seriously considering selling my Time Ranger. Before I post it on the classifieds If any one is interested just private message me and I will provide details, photos, and answer any questions.



Dirt Jockey
Pioneer 202, Time Ranger v4, Ace 350, Pro-Pointer, AT Pro

I believe the Titan 9000 is Kellyco's brand of the TR
Posted by: Hightone
Date: September 26, 2015 08:41PM
I only remember the Titan line sold at KellyCo. Discovery line at Radio Shack. The Tek Titanium at Cabela's. Just silk screened Bounty Hunters and Teks.



Coin and Jewelry hunter.

BH Land Ranger Pro
BH Quick Draw Pro
Deteknix XPointer

Have owned different Garretts,
Fishers, Tesoros, Whites and MineLab
in the past 12 years.

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: farmer85j
Date: September 26, 2015 10:25PM
For the price on amazon you cant beat the time ranger. The fact that it can be ground balanced and it also comes with a 4" and 8" coil it is unbeatable for the price. The quick draw pro is good but can not be ground balanced, in mineralized soil this is important.

Only AM can be ground balanced.
Posted by: Hightone
Date: September 27, 2015 12:07PM
In disc mode the QDP is faster recovery and deeper than the TR, but this could be due to a 2" larger coil as well.

The advantage of the TR is AM and less expensive coils. But it's AM mode doesn't utilize the TID either, like newer units.

It's worth $180 though. 15 years ago people paid $550 for them. But we also paid $2000 for computers that were slow by todays standards.



Coin and Jewelry hunter.

BH Land Ranger Pro
BH Quick Draw Pro
Deteknix XPointer

Have owned different Garretts,
Fishers, Tesoros, Whites and MineLab
in the past 12 years.

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: farmer85j
Date: September 27, 2015 10:36PM
The recovery speed of the quick draw pro, the platinum and the land ranger pro, is i think as good or better than any machine out there at any price.

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: outlaw2u2@hotmail.com
Date: January 02, 2016 05:32PM
I was looking at the Discovery 3300 and Pioneer 505, but Amazon had Time Ranger for 174.00 so I ordered it. I hope the Time Ranger is still a good detector.

Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: Rick62
Date: January 04, 2016 09:06PM
I was thinking the TimeRanger was maybe behind in the target ID area but it is not the case it actually works better at IDing targets than my Minelab X-Terra 70 and My Garrett GTI 2500 and about 6 of my other detectors called a Sackajawea silver dollar a 50 cent piece but my TR always hit it as a silver dollar that was pretty impressive !!! And I installed a 10.5 inch BH coil on it now it has some real depth much deeper than my Minelab X-Terra 70 , when I purchased it came with a 5 year warranty and First Texas has backed up my unit no problem !!!

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Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: supertraq
Date: January 20, 2016 08:42PM
Actually has a very good pin point,defined to a very small spot.
It's tid#'s are very good.Should have made it to g.b in disc.mode.
It's response to a target is very slow,at normal sweep speeds it does not respond until the coil is 6-7" past the target.
You have to go back very slow to I.D the target.
If trash is around it will not sound off because of the slow response time.
If it's clean ground it will do pretty good.
If the speed could be jacked up it would be a darn good unit.



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Re: Bounty Hunter Timeranger question
Posted by: Hightone
Date: January 22, 2016 09:45AM
An outdated process, for sure. The more it has to do (display, adjustments) the slower the target response. The Tracker IV is faster on response due to it's simplicity. It's why the newer processes (fratbros, F75/T2) are much faster even with displays. GB in disc would have slowed it down even more. Like older computers running Windows 95 compared to new ones running Windows 7.



Coin and Jewelry hunter.

BH Land Ranger Pro
BH Quick Draw Pro
Deteknix XPointer

Have owned different Garretts,
Fishers, Tesoros, Whites and MineLab
in the past 12 years.

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