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New Discovery 2200
Posted by: lovepulltabs
Date: April 03, 2008 09:30PM
Hi, I'm new here and have been lurking for awhile, great forum! I want to get back into detecting, been gone for about 10 years. Wow I cant believe the changes in technology. I've owned most every brand of detector made and some high end models like the CZ 7a. I never thought I'd be asking about a Bounty Hunter detector. Anyway it looks like Bounty Hunter has come a long way in their tech. I was looking at a Discovery 2200 "Elite" at Big 5 Sporting Goods, looks a lot like the new Fisher F series models. For $139 I thought I may get one so I can get back into the hobby without spending big bucks right off the bat. Anybody using one of these detectors? Would like some feedback. Thanks.

Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: GRAY GHOST
Date: April 04, 2008 07:38PM
hello lovepulltabs, and welcome back to the hobby! up front, i know almost nothing about the 2200, being a pioneer202 user myself. yeah, bounty hunter has come a long way. i'm impressed with their offerings. it seems not very many of us are familiar with the 2200. i wouldn't let your post go unanswered though. not long ago, another fella asked about it, but recieved few if any answers. which is odd, because there really is some talented and knowledgeable people on here. and we would answer up if we knew. there's a fella named bhlandstar on here, the man is like an encyclopedia. maybe he will know something about the 2200. pm him and find out. he can curse me later! haha, good luck, and welcome. hh,

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: foreverRich
Date: April 04, 2008 09:16PM
lovepulltabs,

Welcome back to the hobby. I am currently using a Discovery 3300. It is identical to the 2200, except the 3300 has a pinpoint button, to shift to all metal pin point. I have been very happy with the machine. I find it very sensitive to small targets such as gold jewelery and small silver charms and rings. The depth with the stock coil is as good as my previous detectors. I have two Garrett detectors, a Freedom Two and a GTA1000. The batteries are very easy to replace and I get about 20 hours on two 9V alkaline batteries. Like most machines, large aluminum pieces, rusty iron and some rusty bottle caps are identified as good targets. The ZAP feature is great in trashy areas to allow for finding older coins while getting rid of those pesky tabs. I don't think you will have any problems pinpointing since you have detected before and X-ing the target is very easy. I did find out that you have to slow down the sweep speed to detect dimes over 6" deep, in my area, but you can definitely believe the tone ID if it repeats with each pass across the target. The VID is very accurate for targets up to 6' deep, it tends to be a little off on the low side if the target is over that depth. They say the Fisher F2 has a faster target response, but having used both, I don't see much difference. I think you will be very happy with the weight and abilities of the 2200. Hope this helps with your decision. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: lovepulltabs
Date: April 05, 2008 07:53PM
Thanks for the replies, well I got the 2200 and I'm very impressed with it. I air tested it and was very suprised at the depth and accuracy of the readouts. The 4 tone id is also a great feature. This thing is featherlite which is another great feature. I ordered a Fisher F2 and it should be here next week, also ordered a 10" magnum coil which I'll be able to use on both machines. I will be letting my son hunt with one of these machines, probably the 2200, but you never know. I'll let you all know how these 2 detectors compare after I receive the F2. I can't believe they can make a quality detector like this for the price (I paid $139+tax). Technology has really improved over the past 10 years!




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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: BH-LandStar
Date: April 05, 2008 09:13PM
Looks a LOT like the Fisher detectors...Somewhere between the F2 and F4 models...I have never owned or operated one, so I also cannot give you much help...I believe they were sold by Radio Shack...Perhaps you can get a manual if you send an email to Radio Shack support...Wish I could be of more help to you...And Ghost...I am always willing to help a fellow hunter, so no problem at all...
After doing a search on the web, I came up with this site...It has the manual in Adobe PDF format...:

http://support.radioshack.com/support_games/69938.htm



Happy Hunting,

BH-LandStar

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: lovepulltabs
Date: April 05, 2008 10:14PM
Thanks BH-LandStar, I actually have the manual. I bought the detector brand new at the local sporting goods store. The pic I posted is the the same basic detector. The 2200 Elite comes with the 8" concentric coil, the unit is all black and the faceplate is gold in color just like the Fisher F2-F4 models. Has the 5 year warranty from Bounty Hunter. Forgot to mention the 9 segment target ID. This detector seems to have a lot of features of the more expensive units, I'm very happy with my first Bounty Hunter purchase! I took an actual pic of the control box but it didn't come out that great.




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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: BH-LandStar
Date: April 05, 2008 10:20PM
Has some features of both the F2 and F4...Same pushbutton style, but different placement on the buttons.
Still looks like a great detector...If it has the numeric readout, it should make it that much easier to determine what is under the coil...


HH,

BH-LandStar

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: lovepulltabs
Date: April 06, 2008 05:43AM
Here is the same exact detector with a different color faceplate.
http://www.kellycodetectors.com/titan/titan2000xdPRO.html

Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: CRIMEDOG
Date: March 26, 2010 12:41AM
I have the Elite 2200 and I must be too much of a bone head to use it. I laid out a zinc penny, an old silver quarter, and a nugget and detected them to get familiar with the tones. The depth indicator read 8" with these targets on top of the grass. I've read the manual 10 times and cannot find out why? I've gone out twice and got good signals but not found anything at the depth indicated. Maybe its time to go back to my Whites 6/db unit.

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: BH_Landstar_
Date: March 26, 2010 01:28AM
The Discovery 2200, also known as the Titan 2000 XD / Elite 2200 / Pioneer 2200 is a good unit, it's very similar to the 3300.

It's classed as a coin hunting unit and should work well, take your time to learn how to use it, slow sweeps, spec in very wet ground.

CRIMEDOG, make sure there are no targets under the coins before you put them on the ground, also soil conditions alter the way the unit will respond.

Make sure you set the sensitivity to 3 or 4 bars and not full power, you might have to set it to 2 bars on the sens.

If it still reads as 8" for surface coins, you might have to send it to FTP to be serviced etc, might have a coil thats got a fault or the main box is out of sync.

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Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: darrenb
Date: March 26, 2010 02:51PM
I have a 2200 that I purchased used for $50, and bought it just because... well, I guess because I got it for $50. I didn't take it out for about a week, was busy using my tesoro or my white's. Finally I picked it up and tried it out... It is my main detector now. I absolutely love it. It does take a little getting used to, and the depth is usually off a little on mine, but for swinging all day, you can't beat the weight, and the target ID is usually pretty accurate. I have learned that if it says .50 or 1.00, it is almost always a smashed aluminum can. I don't dig on either of those, but if it says it is a quarter, you can almost bet the farm that you will dig a quarter. It does seem to get a little confused between zinc pennies and copper pennies, but I usually dig most signals above iron, all the way to the .50 reading. I love the 'zap' button too... I hunt in all metal mode, and right when I hit the field, I find an iron signal and zap to eliminate it, and then I'm searching. I normally run the sensitivity at 3 bars, (it goes to 2 when you power it up) but soil conditions are probably different here in the dirty south, so 3 bars may not work for you. I have dug pennies at 8" with it though, so I feel that the depth is quite good. Also, if you get a signal at .50 or 1.00, lift the coil a couple inches, and (at least with mine) the depth doesn't change when it is a can. Take time to learn the machine and you will be very pleased with it!

Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: mwaynebennett
Date: March 26, 2010 03:59PM
I have a Pioneer 505 and an Elite 2200. Although the Pioneer 505 is a fine machine, it is not as good as the Elite 2200. For the money (I too paid $139 at Big 5 Sporting goods) there is no better metal detector out there.

Mark

Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: -Hawk-
Date: April 29, 2010 12:06AM
Ok, I am a noob at this whole thing and feel a bit stupid now......kinda. I recently was at a local beach and a gentleman and his daughter were using a metal detector, and appeared to be having a grand ol' time. Long story short, I am into geocaching, and love "gizmo's" and family activities outdoors, so thought his would be up my alley! I started looking for and found local Detectors, and found the Elite 2200 at a local Big 5 on weekly sale, for $139, on markdown from $249. Seemed kinda odd to have that kinda price drop, and not knowing one detector from the next, decided to research some before getting it. I ended up getting the BH Tracker IV, because it had a lot of great reviews seemingly every where I looked and it was in my price range. I looked for the BH Elite 2200 during my research and found very little. Now this evening I find that if I would have thrown the "Discovery" in front of Elite, I would have found this thread and they are all one in the same. It seems like that $139 may be a great price after all for the Elite 2200, and I may go ahead and get it too, to learn it along side of my Tracker IV. One for me and one for my wife.
What would your take on it be???

Re: New Discovery 2200
Posted by: Gallentine38
Date: August 10, 2010 07:58PM
I got the 2200 for my son years ago, it works great. I found myself taking it out all the time, I need to get myself a detector now.

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