Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
The Sharp Shooter II is a professional metal detector. The concepts
and terminology can be quite unfamiliar if you are new to the
hobby. To understand it quickly and to get the most enjoyment
possible from your detector, we strongly recommend that you:
1) Turn the Sensitivity knob to a low setting if you get false
signals. A little practice is required to understand when and how
you can use the sensitivity at or near 100%.
2) Do not use indoors. This detector is for outdoor use only. Many
household appliances emit electromagnetic energy, which can
interfere with the detector.
If conducting an indoor
demonstration, turn the sensitivity down and keep the search
coil away from all floors, walls and metal objects.
3) Do not test by placing coins on the floor. Most floors contain
metal.
4) Read this manual.
Most importantly, review the Summary of Operating Modes .
5) Sweep the search coil from side-to-side. Coil motion is required
in the motion modes to detect metal.
6) Use 9volt ALKALINE batteries only.
Do not use Heavy Duty batteries.
Do not use normal Zinc-Carbon batteries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TERMINOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
QUICK-START DEMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
BASIC OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 & 8
SUMMARY OF OPERATING MODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
LCD TARGET DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 & 11
MODE & BATTERY INDICATORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
AUDIO TARGET IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
IN THE FIELD TECHNIQUES
Motion Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 & 15
No-Motion Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
METAL DETECTING APPLICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
CARE & MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
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TERMINOLOGY
ELIMINATION
Reference to a metal being "eliminated" means that the detector will not emit a tone,
nor light up an LCD indicator, when a specified object passes through the coil’s
detection field.
DISCRIMINATION
When the detector emits different tones for different types of metals, and when the
detector "eliminates" certain metals, we refer to this as the detector "discriminating"
among different types of metals. Discrimination is a fixed-start-point elimination system.
NOTCH
Notching is the elimination of an item, or range of items, within the metallic spectrum.
We "notch-out" an object selectively. Objects to the left and right on the metallic
spectrum are retained. Notching creates a variable rejection window.
RELIC
A relic is an object of interest by reason of its age or its association with the past.
Many relics are made of iron, but can also be made of bronze or precious metals.
IRON
Iron is a common, low-grade metal that is often an undesirable target in certain metal
detecting applications. Examples of undesirable iron objects are old cans, pipes,
bolts, and nails.
Sometimes, the desired target is made of iron. Property markers, for
instance, can contain iron. Valuable relics can also be composed of iron; cannon
balls, old armaments, and parts of old structures and vehicles can also be
composed of iron.
FERROUS
Metals which are made of, or contain, iron.
PINPOINTING
Pinpointing is the process of finding the exact location of a buried object. Long-buried
metals can appear exactly like the surrounding earth, and can therefore be very hard
to isolate.
PULL-TABS
Discarded pull-tabs from beverage containers are the most bothersome trash items
for treasure hunters. They come in many different shapes and sizes. We have
incorporated special features into the detector to let you automatically eliminate the
most common types, using the AutoNotch Mode. Since there are many different
types, some must be "Notched-Out" manually.
GROUND BALANCE
Ground Balancing is the ability of the detector to ignore, or "see through," the earth’s
naturally occurring minerals, and only sound a tone when a metal object is detected.
WATERPROOF
The search coil can be submerged in water. The control housing and cable-to-housing
connection must, however, stay dry.
COINSHOOTING
Finding buried coins is the most popular metal detecting application. The most valuable
are very old; take care in unearthing them to avoid damage.
CACHE HUNTING
Pronounced “cash”. A cache is a buried or hidden valuable stored inside a case, strong
box, or bag.
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ASSEMBLY
Assembling your Sharp Shooter II
Metal Detector is easy and requires no
tools. Just follow these steps:
Knurled
Knob
Bolt
1 Using the supplied bolt and knurled
●
knob, attach the search coil to the
lower stem.
2 Press the button on the upper end
●
of the lower stem and slide the
lower stem into the upper stem.
Search Coil
Adjust the stem to a length that
lets you maintain a comfortable
upright posture, with your arm
relaxed at your side.
Bottom view
3 Wind the search coil cable around
●
the stem. Leave enough slack in the
cable to let you adjust the coil when
you are hunting on uneven ground.
Then tighten the knob at the end of
the search coil.
Lower
Stem
Upper
Stem
Lower
Stem
Note: To adjust the coil,
simply loosen the knob.
4 Insert
●
the coil’s plug into the
matching connector on the control
housing. Be sure the holes and
pins line up correctly.
Search
Coil
Cable
Plug
Control
Housing
Upper
Stem
Caution:
• Do not force the plug in.
Excess force will cause damage.
• To disconnect the cable, pull on the
plug. Do not pull on the cable.
Connector
on back of
control housing
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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:
1
●
2
●
3
●
The unit does not turn on.
Low speaker volume.
Unable to tune detector with the discriminate knob.
The Low Battery indicator will come on and stay on whenever the
batteries need replacing. It should flash momentarily when the Power
Switch is turned on.
IMPORTANT: Your Sharp Shooter II metal detector requires two 9-Volt
ALKALINE batteries.
Follow these steps to install the batteries.
1 Carefully remove the battery compartment door by pressing the release
●
clip on the right side of the door.
2 Snap one battery onto each of the terminals and place the batteries
●
inside the compartment.
3 Replace the compartment door by carefully inserting opposite side of clip first.
●
Then press down on
clip side until battery
door snaps into place.
Release
Clip
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QUICK-START DEMO
I. SUPPLIES NEEDED
•
•
•
•
A Nail
A small piece of aluminum foil
A large screwdriver or other large iron object
A zinc penny (dated after 1982)
• Nickel
• Dime
• Quarter
II. POSITION THE DETECTOR
a. Place the detector on a table, with the
search coil hanging over the edge.
(or better, have a friend hold the
detector, with the coil off the
ground)
b. Keep the search coil away from
walls, floors, and metal objects.
c. Remove watches, rings and other jewelry
or metal objects from hands and wrists.
d. Turn off appliances or lights that cause electromagnetic interference.
e. Pivot search coil to a position parallel to the ground.
III. POWER UP
a. Turn the detector on and turn the
sensitivity knob to the 3:00
position.
b. Move the Disc/Notch knob
100% counter clockwise.
IV. WAVE OBJECTS OVER SEARCH COIL
a. Wave coins with flat surface parallel to coil. This is how you’ll find them
buried in the ground.
b. Notice the different tones.
c. Watch the LCD indicator for target identification.
V. DISCRIMINATE
a. Wave the nail and slowly turn the Disc/Notch Knob clockwise until the
nail is eliminated.
b. Continue eliminating objects one-by-one, by turning the Disc/Notch Knob
clockwise as you wave each object. Stop turning after the zinc penny is
eliminated.
c. The objects will be eliminated in this order:
1) Nail 2) Nickel
3) Penny
VI. NOTCH
a. Press the Notch button.
b. Position the Disc/Notch Knob so that the penny is eliminated.
c. Notice that the nickel is now detected. The penny has been "notched-out."
VII. ENTER NO-MOTION ALL METAL MODE
a. Press ALL METAL touch pad.
b. Move an object into the coil’s field. In A/M mode, the object will emit a
monotone sound whenever a metal object is within the search coil’s field.
c. If volume (hum) increases, press GROUND TRAC button to stabilize.
d. Slowly move object closer to the coil, and then farther away. Speaker
volume increses as objects move closer to coil.
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BASIC OPERATION
TURN THE DETECTOR ON
Click the left knob to the on position.
The detector automatically enters the DISCRIMINATION Mode.
MOTION ALL-METAL Mode
To operate in this mode:
• Turn the right knob, Disc/Notch, 100% counterclockwise, to the off
position.
• Press the DISC button.
• Reduce the Sensitivity Control to the 2:00 or 3:00 position.
• Sweep the coil over the surface of the ground.
The detector will emit one of three tones, depending on the type of metal
detected.
The top display will indicate the type of metal targeted.
A worthwhile target is evidenced by a consistent tone, and a repeatable
target indication as you sweep back and forth over the same spot on the
ground. Non-repeatable tones usually indicate the presence of trash objects
or highly oxidized metals.
You can increase the level of sensitivity, depending on the ground
conditions. If the detector emits false signals, simply reduce the Sensitivity
until the false signals cease. The detector will work well with the Sensitivity
in the 2:00 or 3:00 position, but higher Sensitivity settings will increase depth
detection.
DISCRIMINATION Mode
To operate in this mode:
• Press the DISC button.
• Reduce the Sensitivity Control
to the 2:00 or 3:00 position.
• Sweep the coil over the
surface of the ground.
• Turn the right knob,
Disc/Notch, to eliminate
unwanted items from
detection as illustrated to the
right:
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BASIC OPERATION continued
NOTCH Mode
To operate in this mode:
• Press the NOTCH button.
• Use the Disc/Notch Knob to eliminate medium tone trash items from
detection, but still retain low and high tone valuables.
AUTONOTCH Mode
To operate in this mode:
• Press the AUTONOTCH button.
• Most pull-tabs and medium tone trash items are automatically
eliminated.
• The Disc/Notch Knob operates as in the NOTCH mode.
NO-MOTION ALL-METAL MODE
To operate in this mode:
• Hold the search coil over the ground surface, about 1/2 inch.
• Press the All-Metal Button.
The detector will emit only one monotone sound, regardless of the type
of metal detected.
If the detector emits a constant tone, press GROUND-TRAC with the
search coil just above the ground surface. Make sure that the ground area
chosen for tuning the detector does not contain metal; if unsure, switch into
DISC mode, turn off DISCRIMINATION and verify that the detector does not
emit tones as you sweep the coil over the chosen spot.
Ground conditions can change over short distances. Until you become
familiar with the detector’s volume level, retune the detector periodically by
pressing the GroundTrac button.
Temperature changes also require retuning, by pressing the Ground Trac
button. If the detector emits a constant tone, or loses sensitivity, retune. If
you have stored the detector indoors and move outdoors immediately to a
different temperature environment and begin detecting, retune the detector
periodically until the coil temperature stabilizes. This retuning is only
necessary in the ALL-METAL Mode.
To change into any mode at any time, simply press the desired button.
The GroundTrac button only functions when in the All-Metal Mode.
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SUMMARY OF OPERATING MODES
I. NO-MOTION ALL-METAL MODE
• Use to pinpont location of objects previously detected in motion modes.
• No motion is required
• All metals will be detected
• One tone only
• Manual Ground Balance: User must tune and retune with the GroundTrac button.
To Operate:
1) Press All-Metal button.
2) Press GroundTrac button, and re-tune with GroundTrac as necessary.
Applications:
Pinpointing Objects located in motion modes
Relic Hunting
Cache Hunting
Household applications: finding lost items, locating property markers
II. MOTION ALL-METAL MODE
• Motion Required
• All metals will be detected
• Three-tone Audio Target Identification
To Operate:
1) Press DISC button.
2) Keep Disc/Notch Knob 100% counterclockwise.
3) Reduce Sensitivity Knob in event of false signaling.
Applications:
Relic Hunting
Cache Hunting
Household applications: finding lost items, locating property markers
III. DISCRIMINATION MODE
• Motion Required
• Three-tone audio target identification
• Disc/Notch Knob allows user to eliminate unwanted items.
• Discrimination is a cumulative target elimination system.
• As you turn the Disc/Notch knob farther clockwise, more objects are eliminated, including the first
items eliminated.
• Reduce Sensitivity if the detector emits false or non-repeatable signals.
• Automatic Ground Balance: detector automatically adjusts to ground mineralization as you
sweep the coil.
To Operate:
1) Press DISC button
2) Move Disc/Notch Knob to desired setting.
3) Reduce Sensitivity Knob in event of false signaling.
Applications:
Coin-Shooting
Jewelry Hunting
IV. NOTCH MODE
• Automatically eliminates all ferrous objects.
• Disc/Notch Knob allows user to eliminate medium-tone trash items, but retain low and
high-tone valuables.
To Operate:
1) Press NOTCH button.
2) Move DISC/NOTCH knob to desired setting
Other Operations and Applications: same as Discrimination Mode.
V. AUTONOTCH MODE
• Automatically eliminates all ferrous objects.
• Automatically eliminates most pull-tabs.
• Disc/Notch Knob allows user to eliminate medium-tone trash items, but retain low and
high-tone valuables.
To Operate:
1) Press AUTONOTCH button.
2) Move DISC/NOTCH knob to desired setting
Other Operations and Applications: same as Discrimination Mode.
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LCD TARGET DISPLAY -Motion modes only
READING THE DISPLAY
The LCD Target Display is accurate
in the Motion Modes only.
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
shows the PROBABLE identification
of the targeted metal.
Pass the search coil repeatedly over a
target, and observe the target
readout. The detector will register a
repeating,
unchanging
target
identification when a buried target
has been located and identified. If,
upon repeated passes over the same
spot, the target identification reads
inconsistently, the target is probably a
trash item, or oxidized metal. With
practice, you will learn to unearth
only the repeatable signals.
The segment identifications are
highly accurate, when detecting the
objects described on the label. For
example, if you pass the coil
repeatedly over a nickel, your
detector will repeatedly register a
nickel. However, if you repeatedly
register a nickel, for an unknown
buried object, you could be detecting
some other metallic object with the
same magnetic signature as a nickel.
GOLD TARGETS Gold objects will
register on the left side of the LCD
scale.
Gold flakes will register under
Iron/Foil
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Small gold items will register under
Pull Tab.
Medium-sized gold items will
register under S-caps.
Large gold items will register as
Zinc 1¢.
SILVER TARGETS: Silver objects
will register to the right of the scale,
under 25¢, 50¢, or $1, depending
on the size of the object. The larger
the object, the farther to the right it
will register.
IRON/FOIL: All but very large iron
and aluminum objects will register
on the far-left side of the scale. This
could indicate a worthless item
such as a nail, or a more valuable
historic iron relic.
PULL TAB: Most older pull tabs
from beverage cans will register
here. Many gold rings will also
register here.
5¢: Nickels and many newer pull
tabs register here.
S-CAPS: Older screw caps from
glass bottles will register here. Large
gold rings, like a class ring, could
also register here. Some non-U.S.
coins of recent vintage will also
register here.
1¢ ZINC: Newer pennies (post-
LCD TARGET DISPLAY -Motion modes only
1982) will register here. Many nonU.S. coins of recent vintage will
also register here.
10¢: Dimes and pre-1982 pennies
will register here. Older, pre-1982,
pennies are composed of copper,
which has a metallic signature
similar to a dime.
Caution: The target indications are
visual references. Many other
types of metal can fall under any
one of these categories. You will
experience a trash-to-treasure
ratio when treasure hunting. The
more you practice, the lower you
will push your trash-to-treasure
ratio. While the Sharp Shooter II will
eliminate or indicate the presence of
most common trash items, it is
impossible to accurately classify
ALL buried objects. The LCD
provides a visual reference to
minimize the detection of trash
objects. By using the target ID in
conjunction with discrimination
control and the three-tone audio
identification system (discussed
later), you can further reduce the
trash-to-treasure ratio.
USING HEADPHONES
Using headphones (not supplied) with your metal detector makes it
easier to identify subtle changes in the threshold levels for better
detection results, and also reduces drain on the batteries. Connecting
headphones temporarily disconnects the detector’s internal speaker.
Your detector accepts a 1/4-inch headphone plug which connects to the
headphone jack located on the front panel.
Do not wear headphones while operating your detector near high-traffic areas.
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INDICATORS & SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT
BATTERY INDICATOR:
The LOW BATT indicator will flash as
the unit is powered on. If the
indicator comes on and stays on,
replace the batteries.
MODE INDICATOR:
Choose from one of the four operating
modes by pressing the touch pad. An
arrow will indicate the current
operating mode. Change to any mode
at any time by pressing the
corresponding touchpad
Note: The GroundTrac touchpad
is used only to ground balance the
detector when operating in the
ALL-METAL mode.
SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT:
The principle use for the SENSITIVITY
knob
is
to
eliminate
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
(EMI). EMI is both naturally-occurring
and man-made. Common sources of
EMI are power lines, both suspended
and buried, and broadcasting
antennas. Machinery, when in
operation, can also produce EMI.
EMI comes from most household
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appliances, so YOUR DETECTOR
CAN BEHAVE VERY ERRATICALLY
INDOORS. If you want to test it
indoors, turn off the TV and
microwave. If you have lights with
dimmer switches, also turn these off;
dimmer switches can produce lots of
EMI.
If your detector chatters with the
SENSITIVITY knob in the 100%
clockwise position, reduce the
sensitivity until the chatter stops
(usually to the 1:00 or 3:00 position).
If you suspect the presence of deeper
targets underneath a shallower target,
reduce the SENSITIVITY to eliminate
the detection of the deeper target to
properly locate and identify the
shallower target.:
AUDIO TARGET ID -Motion modes only
In the DISC, NOTCH or AUTONOTCH
modes, the detector emits three
distinct tones, which classify metal
objects into categories
IRON & STEEL:
In the DISCRIMINATION mode most
iron and steel objects will induce a low
tone. Highly oxidized iron can induce a
high tone. Very large iron objects (like
manhole covers) induce high tones.
GOLD:
Gold objects will induce a low or
medium tone, depending on their
sizes. Very small gold objects will
indicate on the left-most segment.
Large gold objects will read under the
Zinc segment. If you are gold
prospecting, you will usually be
looking for natural gold in an area
which it does not contain much trash,
and can therefore ignore the specific
segment descriptions.
PULL TABS:
Pull tabs are the most bothersome
trash items for detectorist. Most will
induce a medium tone. Older pull tabs
will be eliminated automatically in the
AUTO NOTCH mode, or alternatively
be manually “notched out” in NOTCH
mode with the Disc/Notch control. The
older pull tabs (those not attached to
the can after opening) are sometimes
broken in half; these broken tabs can
induce low tones.
It can be very difficult to differentiate
pull tabs from gold rings. When they
both induce medium tones, you might
notice a “double beep” from a gold
ring but a “single beep” from pull tabs.
To achieve this distinction, sweep the
search coil very slowly, and at different
angles. Two tones might signal as the
detector passes over each side of the
round ring.
COPPER, SILVER & BRASS:
Most valuable coins are composed of
these metals and will usually induce a
high tone. Valuable objects other than
coinage can also be composed of
copper, silver and brass.
LOW TONE
MEDIUM TONE
HIGH TONE
Nails & Bottle Caps,
Gold & Nickel
Old & New Pull Tabs, Zinc,
Pennies (Post 1982), Larger
Gold Objects
Copper, Silver & Brass
Copper Pennies (Pre 1982)
Audio Target Identification (ATI) classifies metals into three categories.
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IN THE FIELD TECHNIQUES - Motion modes
PINPOINTING
COIL MOVEMENT
Accurate pinpointing takes practice
and is best accomplished by
“X-ing” the target area.
When swinging the coil,
careful to keep it level with
ground about 1/2 inch from
surface. Never swing the coil
a pendulum.
1. Once a buried target is indicated
by a good tone response,
continue sweeping the coil over
the target in a narrowing
side-to-side pattern.
2. Take visual note of the place on
the ground where the “beep”
sounds.
3. Stop the coil directly over this
spot on the ground.
4. Now move the coil straight
forward and straight back
towards you a couple of times.
5. Again make visual note of the
spot on the ground at which
the “beep” sounds.
6. If needed, “X” the target at
different angles to “zero in” on
the exact spot on the ground at
which the “beep” sounds.
When pinpointing a target, try drawing an “X”,
as illustrated, over where the tone is induced.
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WRONG
CORRECT
The
coil
should
be swung
in a
halfcircle
movement
as
illustrated
here.
Repeat this
motion
every step
you take to
guarantee that
the area is
covered thoroughly.
be
the
the
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IN THE FIELD TECHNIQUES - Motion modes
After selecting your operating mode,
swing the search coil gently side-toside, slightly overlapping each sweep
as you move forward. Make sure you
keep your search coil approximately
1/2 inch above the ground as you
search. Raising it in the sweep, or at
the ends of your sweep, will cause
false readings. Move slowly; hurrying
will cause you to miss targets.
Most good objects will respond
with a good repeatable signal.
If a signal does
not
repeat
after swinging
the coil directly over the
suspected
target a
few
times,
it
is
more than likely trash metal.
False signals can be caused by
trashy ground, electrical
interference, or by large irregular trash
objects. These signals are easily
recognized by their often broken or
non-repeatable nature.
The Sharp Shooter II is a very sensitive and deep-seeking detector. It
will respond loudly to many targets
that other detectors would only
detect with a weak signal. Because
of this, trash-induced signals and
other sources of interference may
cause signals that seem confusing.
The key to managing these false
signals is to dig only those targets
that emit a strong repeatable signal.
As you sweep the search coil
back and forth over the ground,
learn to recognize the difference
between the signals that occur at
random and signals that are
stable and repeatable.
When searching very trashy
ground, it is best to scan small
areas with slow, short overlapping
sweeps. To prevent erratic signals
and difficult pinpointing in trashy
areas, consider purchasing
the Bounty Hunter
4-Inch Gold Nugget Coil.
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IN THE FIELD TECHNIQUES - No-motion mode
In the No-Motion All-Metal Mode, coil sweep technique is not important. Rather,
user retuning is critical.
The detector does not automatically adjust to changing ground and environmental
conditions; the operator is required to make the adjustment. If the detector
sounds a constant tone over all areas of the ground, retune the detector by
pressing the GroundTrac button. This action will “Ground Balance” the detector.
RETUNING
Keep the coil still, just above the ground surface, and press the GroundTrac button.
Make sure that the spot on the ground you chose for tuning did not contain
metal; pass over the area with the coil again to insure that the detector does
not emit a tone.
TEMPERATURE CHANGE
If the detector moves from one temperature environment to another, or if the
temperature changes, you must retune the detector until the temperature
stabilizes. If you move from a cooler to a warmer environment, the detector may
emit a constant tone; if so, retune. If you move from a warmer to cooler
environment, the detector may lose sensitivity; if so, retune.
PINPOINTING
How To Pinpoint Targets Using The ALL-METAL Mode
When you’ve discovered a target you wish to dig, do the following:
1. Hold the searchcoil about half an inch above the ground, off to the side of
where you think the target probably is.
2. Tap the ALL METAL touchpad button. This will put you into the All Metal
Pinpoint mode. NOTE: unlike the other modes, this mode does not require
the searchcoil to be in motion to detect a target.
3. Lift the searchcoil slightly, and pass it over the target. The sound will be
loudest over the center of the target.
To Narrow It Down Further:
4. Now that you know about where the target is, again lower the searchcoil to
about half an inch above the ground, near the center of the target but not
right over the top. Tap the button again. The sound will instantly go away.
5. Lift the searchcoil slightly and move it horizontally over the target. The audible response zone will be much narrower. Repeat step #4 to narrow the target zone even further.
NOTE: if at any time it seems like the signal may be drifting, just tap the
Ground-Trac button. This restores the signal to its zero level.
Detection Field
The No-Motion Mode’s detection field depends on the size of the target.
Large Objects
After detecting a target, lift the coil off the ground to a distance
where you hear the faintest tone. Move the coil over
the ground at this height. If the tone does not
fade, you have detected a large or irregularly
shaped object. Outline the object with slow coil
movements.
If you can outline an area larger than the size of the
inside coil, you then have a large target, or several
targets.
Large objects can be detected when they enter the range of the outside coil.
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METAL DETECTING APPLICATIONS
COINSHOOTING:
The most popular metal detecting application. When coinshooting, you
want to discriminate out pull tabs, screw caps, and iron objects. Be aware
that large iron objects may still be detected in Discrimination Mode.
Control settings required.
1) Press DISC/ALL METAL touch pad.
2) Turn the Disc/Notch Knob to the 3:00 position.
RELIC HUNTING:
A relic is a historical object, sometimes of great value. Relics can be found
in abandoned homes, plowed fields or even your own backyard. Research
the local library to learn of historical events or places in the area. You can
then target your search to a specific area and gain valuable insight into your
local history.
Control settings required.
1) Press DISC/ALL METAL touchpad.
2) Turn the DISC/NOTCH knob 100% counterclockwise.
Many relics are iron, so you do not want to discriminate.
CACHE HUNTING:
A cache, pronounced “cash” is a buried or hidden valuable stored inside a
case, strong box, or bag. A cache can be hidden in the floor or walls of a
house, or buried nearby. Operate in the ALL METAL mode.
Control settings required.
1) Press DISC/ALL METAL touchpad.
2) Turn the DISC/NOTCH knob 100% counterclockwise.
JEWELRY HUNTING:
Jewelry can be found wherever people congregate. Beaches, parks, school
yards and fair grounds are all littered with lost jewelry. Your greatest
challenge is the interference from pull tabs and cans. You must use a
discrimination mode: AUTO NOTCH is best.
Control settings required.
1) Press the AUTO NOTCH touchpad.
2) Set Disc/Notch knob at 2:00. Dig only the repeatable low and high
tones, avoid the broken or non-repeatable tones.
OTHER APPLICATIONS:
Use your Sharp Shooter II to find property markers, machine parts, and
lost keys. Keep your detector in motion ALL-METAL mode for these tasks.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Detector chatters
• Using detector
• Use detector
or beeps erratically
indoors
outdoors only
• Using detector near • Move away
power lines
from power lines
• Using 2 detectors in • Keep 2 detectors
close proximity
at least 30’ apart
• Environmental
electromagnetic
interference
• Reduce sensitivity
until erratic
signals cease
Constant low tone • Discharged batteries • Replace batteries
or constant repeating
tones
• Wrong type of
• Use only 9V
batteries
alkaline batteries
LCD does not lock • Multiple targets
on to one target ID
present
or emits multiple
• Highly oxidized
tones
target
• Sensitivity set
too high
No power, no
sounds
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• Move coil slowly
at different angles
• Reduce sensitivity
• Dead batteries
• Replace batteries
• Batteries connected
improperly
• Cord not connected • Check connections
securely
• Not moving coil in • Sweep searchcoil
motion modes.
from side-to-side
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Sharp Shooter II Metal Detector is an example of superior design
and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your
metal detector so you can enjoy it for years to come.
Keep the detector’s chassis dry and do not let water enter it. If the chassis
gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can
corrode the electronic circuits.
The searchcoil supplied with the detector is
waterproof however, and may be submerged in either
fresh or salt water. After using the searchcoil in salt
water, rinse it with fresh water.
Use and store the detector only in normal temperature
environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the
life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort
or melt plastic parts.
Handle the detector gently and carefully. Dropping it
can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause
the detector to work improperly.
Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type.
Batteries can leak chemicals that damage your
detector’s electronic parts.
Wipe the detector with a damp cloth occasionally to
keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals,
cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the
detector.
Modify or tampering with the detector’s internal components can cause a
malfunction and might invalidate your detector’s warranty.
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TREASURE HUNTER’S CODE OF ETHICS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Respect the rights and property of others.
Observe all laws, whether national, state or local.
Never destroy historical or archaeological treasures.
Leave the land and vegetation as it was. Fill in your holes.
All treasure hunters may be judged by the example you set.
Always obtain permission before searching any site. Be
extremely careful while probing, picking up, or discarding trash
items. And ALWAYS COVER YOUR HOLES!
FIRST TEXAS PRODUCTS, LP
5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted against defects in workmanship or materials under normal use for five years
from date of purchase to the original user. Liability in
all events is limited to the purchase price paid.
Liability under this Warranty is limited to replacing or
repairing, at our option, any Bounty Hunter Detector
returned, shipping cost prepaid, to First Texas
Products, LP. Damage due to neglect, accidental
damage or misuse of this product is not covered by
this warranty.
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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.P.
Bounty Hunter® and Sharpshooter® are registered trademarks of First Texas Products, L.P.
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1100 Pendale Road
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(915) 633-8354
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