Fortune Hunter metal detector is made with advanced technology for different types of applications including relic hunting, coin shooting, and general metal detecting.
If you are looking for a metal detector to use as your primary metal detecting tool, then the Fortune Hunter could be your ideal choice. It has excellent features that will enable you to have a memorable detecting experience whenever you go hunting.
Fortune Hunter Metal Detector Review
For a better understanding of the Fortune Hunter, we take a complete review of features that the detector has and how they contribute to its overall performance. So, without much ado, let’s get right into it!
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The Fortune Hunter has two types of operating modes that ensure it performs optimally. These operating modes include
- All-Metal detection
- Discriminate, Notch, and Auto Notch modes.
The All-Metal detection mode allows you to detect all types of metal. You can detect nails, property markers, valuable treasure, and any kinds of metal items that can induce a single tone on the detector.
The Discriminate, Notch, and Auto mode, on the other hand, come in handy to eliminate iron and trash objects from detection. You can do this by using the DISC/NOTCH knob. When you activate the AUTO NOTCH mode, you will eliminate most of the pull tabs and trash objects from detection.
The Fortune Hunter has an operating frequency of 6.6 kHz. With this frequency, you can use this metal detector almost anywhere to search all kinds of valuable metal including gold coins and iron relics among other metal items.
LCD Target Display
The Fortune Hunter comes with an LCD target display that registers consistent target identification on every sweep of the search coil when a target is located and identified.
The LCD features a highly accurate segment identification where identified items detected are described and labeled. The nearer the target is from the coil, the more accurate it is while the far the target is from the search coil, the less accurate the target identification. Here is how some of the targets will register in the LCD:
- Gold targets: Register toward the middle or left-of-center on the LCD scale.
- Gold flakes: May register under the iron.
- Small gold items: Will register under foil.
- Large gold objects: Will register toward the center of the scale.
- Iron: Regardless of the size, iron items will register on the far-left side of the scale.
- Foil: Aluminum foil-like gum will register as a foil.
- Zinc: Medium conductivity items and other non-US coins of recent vintage are classified where zinc is registered.
NOTE: Target identifications are just visual references and many other types of metals detected will fall under any of the categories we have mentioned above. Since the detector will indicate or eliminate the detection of most common trash items, it is unlikely for accurate classification of all buried items.
The Fortune Hunter comes with a sensitivity adjustment that allows you to assess the strength of the signal, thereby deciding whether you will dig the item up or not. To adjust the sensitivity of this detector, you use the sensitivity knob provided. For instance, if the metal detector is chattering when at the high mark position, reduce the sensitivity until the chatter stops.
If you suspect there is an item underneath a shallower target, reduce the sensitivity to eliminate the detection of the deeper target for proper location and identification of the shallow target.
Low Battery Indicator
When the detector is on, the low battery indicator will flash. If the low battery indicator comes and stays on, it is time to change the batteries.
Audio Target ID
Regardless of the operating mode, this detector produces three distinct tones which classify various metal items detected into different categories. Let’s see what type of tone the different objects induce on the metal detector.
- Iron and Steel: When in All-Metal mode, iron and steel items will induce a medium tone on the detector. However, the highly oxidized iron can induce a high tone, especially in discrimination mode depending on the DISC/Notch control setting.
- Pull Tabs: These are the most bothersome trash objects for both newbies and experienced detectorists. Most Pull Tabs will induce a medium tone. Equally, most tones will automatically be eliminated when in Auto Notch mode. On the other hand, they can be discriminated manually in DISC mode with the Disc/Notch control. For those older pull tabs are sometimes broken into half and can induce low tones. Highly oxidized pull tabs can also induce high tones.
- Gold: Gold will induce low or medium tone when the detector is in Discrimination mode depending on their sizes. Small gold items will be indicated on the far-left segment while the large objects will read under the Zinc segment.
- Copper, Silver, and Brass: Most valuable coins are composed of these metals and will usually induce a high tone.
The Fortune Hunter comes with headphones that will enable you to get a clearer signal, especially when hunting in a crowd. Using headphones will highly improve your battery life while preventing the sounds from annoying bystanders.
Also, for safety reasons do not use your headphones near traffic or where dangers are present.
The Fortune Hunter metal detector comes with a 7-inch search coil. This search coil is weather resistant. As such, you can comfortably hunt in different weather conditions without any worry. However, the other components of the metal detector are not waterproof therefore pay attention, especially when you are detecting in rivers, streams, creeks, or along the beach.
The search coil can detect the presence of all metals including silver, gold, brass, iron, steel, and aluminum. It can detect coin-size objects that are buried up to 6 inches deep underneath while detecting the large objects up to 2 feet deep in the ground.
Easy to Use Knob Control Interface
This detector from Hunter comes with easy to use knob control interface that allows you to maximize depth of detection with power and sensitivity control. The intuitive knob enables you to control the detector with precision while eliminating unwanted targets with the discrimination control. Moreover, the built-in speaker allows use with or without the headphones.
The Fortune Hunter requires the use of two 9-volt alkaline batteries that you can buy separately. It is advisable not to use heavy-duty batteries or mix the old and new ones for powering the detector. Once the batteries run out, the low battery indicator light will come on and stay. When they are in good condition, the power indicator will keep flashing when the power switched off.
Lightweight and Ergonomic Design
This detector is designed to be lightweight with just 2.2 pounds making it one of the lightest metal detector models you can find in the market today. It also comes with an adjustable length between 34.5 to 45.5 inches. With this, you will be able to adjust the length of the frame to your comfortable hunting length.
This metal detector comes with an ergonomically designed extended armrest, an S-Rod detector stand, and a comfortable hand-grip. The touchpad controls, discriminate, and sensitivity controls are placed strategically for easy control of the detector.
The Fortune Hunter is a perfect metal detector for those who want to good performing detector that doesn’t necessarily come at a high price. With its excellent features like weather resistant search coil, medium operating frequency, intuitive control interface, and ergonomic and lightweight design, you will have a great experience hunting treasure with the Fortune Hunter.