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Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Metal Detector

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  • Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 User Manual
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  • 5 Year, Limited Parts/Labor
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Ready to Hit Pay dirt? Then You Need the Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300!

Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 is the top of the line metal detector in the Bounty Hunter Discovery series.  The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 was designed with the serious metal detector hobbyist in mind.  The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 boasts 11 segment Target ID categories ranging from iron to silver with visual target identification on the LCD screen.   The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 incorporates a four audio tone identification system (bass to high tones), which  aids in target identification when not in view of the LCD screen.  Unlike the Discovery 2200 metal detector, the Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 comes with a unique three digit visual display indicator (VDI) (0-199)  to complement the 11 segment Target ID  and aid in further determining the type of target detected.  With experience, metal targets will easily be identified by their numeric value.  Other useful features include a coin depth indicator (0" to 10" bar graph) and a battery voltage indicator (bar graph). 

What Features does the Discovery 3300 Offer?

Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Numerical Target ValuesThe Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 metal detector has a preset ground balance setting or it can be manually ground balanced for increased sensitivity and reductions in false target identifications in highly mineralized soils.   When encountering electromagnetic interference or severe ground conditions the sensitivity of the detector can be adjusted.  The metal detector operates at 6.5 kHz and is reasonably lightweight when fitted with the standard 8” coil and both the 9V alkaline batteries.

The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 ships with four modes of operation: All Metal, Discrimination, Notch/Zap,  and Pinpoint mode.  All modes are easily entered by a simple one touch push button on the front display.  The default start up mode is the All Metal mode in which all metal targets are detected.  Bounty Hunter Discovery GoldThe Discrimination mode is a mode in which select metal targets are ignored starting with the 3 lower iron targets, as the Discrimination up arrow is pressed the next category is discriminated.  The Notch mode is a programmed mode that is useful if the hobbyist only wants to discriminate one type of metal and not multiple categories as is the case in Discrimination mode.  The Zap feature is a subset of the Notch mode and is used to discriminate against the last type of metal that was detected by the search coil.  Just wave the junk target under the search coil and press the Zap button and a custom Notch is made in that category and all those junk targets will not be detected again! 

The All Metal, Discrimination and Notch/Zap modes require motion for the detector to detect metal targets.  However, the Pinpoint mode does not require motion of the search coil to detect metal targets.  The Pinpoint mode is a very useful feature that aids in finding the exact location of the buried target by varying the sound of a monotone audio signal.  Enter Pinpoint mode by pressing the Pinpoint push button and scan the ground with the search coil.  The loudest audio signal is exactly where the target lies.  The Pinpoint mode detects all metal, however while in the pinpoint mode no identification information is provided.  

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  1. The four audio tone identification system along with the 11 segment Target ID and numeric VDI really allows the hobbyist to know exactly what is in the ground before digging.
  2. The Notch/Zap modes allow the detector to be easily customized to provide the hobbyist with the tools needed to narrow in on the exact targets they are hunting for.
  3. The Discovery 3300 is an easy turn-on and go unit and is affordably priced when compared to competitor's metal detectors with the same capabilities.


  1. There have been reports that the lower rod assembly can become unstable at times, thus a little wobble might be felt down by the search coil.
  2. The four tone audio identification system as well as visual identification does not function in the pinpoint mode.
  3. There are reports that the batteries drains fast if headphones are not used due to the external speaker.


Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Technical Specifications

Length (Adjustable)   44" to 51.5"
Discrimination   Yes (Digital Push Button)
Search Modes   4 (Motion All Metal, Discrimination, Notch/Zap, Pinpoint)
Sensitivity Adjustment   Yes (Digital Push Button)
Electronic Pinpointing   Yes
Display Type   LCD
Volume   Fixed
Number of Audio Tones   4
Ground Balancing (Manual)   Yes
Ground Balancing (Automatic)   No
Ground Balancing (Fixed)   Yes
Low Battery Warning   Yes
Target Identification   Yes
Number of Target ID Segments   11
Depth Indication   Yes
Frequency   6.7 kHz
Standard Searchcoil   8" (Round)
Total Weight   2.6 lbs.
Batteries   Two 9-Volt batteries (not included)
Headphone Jack   1/4"
Warranty   5 Year, Limited Parts/Labor

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