Discovery 3300 Metal Hunter Discovery
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Precise metal detector with four modes, deeper trackers, and waterproof

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your cheaper metal detector, the Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 would be a good choice. It searches up to three feet deep for treasures, can be used in the water, and has four operating modes that let you eliminate junk and find more rings, gold, coins, and so on. It’s also easy to use and lightweight, so you can comfortably hunt for hours at a time.

Four operating modes

The operating modes on the Bounty Hunter metal detector determine what the machine is primarily searching for. There are four on this detector: All-Metal, Progressive Discrimination, Notch, and Pinpoint. The All-Metal mode lets you know when any type of metal is found. The Progressive Discrimination eliminates junk metal while the Notch mode lets you manually get rid of certain types of items. When you want to search very precisely, the Pinpoint mode detects objects while completely still.

Preset ground balance

When you’re hunting, you often come across a lot of iron in the ground. This interferes with your search and makes hunting frustrating. The Discovery 3300 automatically discriminates between good iron and bad metal. You get even more control with the Zap button, which eliminates unwanted metals you might come across.

Digital 11-segment probable target ID

You can know exactly what’s under the ground with the digital 11-segment probable target ID. It will identify objects like pop can tops, coins, and so on using a four-tone audio. You are also informed about how deep a target is buried so you don’t have to guess.


Searches deeper

You can search precisely at a very good depth with this detector. The 8-inch coil searches up to 8 inches for coins and other similar-sized objects, and goes down to 3 feet for bigger stuff. You are more likely to find older and rare objects the deeper you go.


Water is a great place to find treasures, especially at the beach where lots of people have lost coins and jewelry. Stuff from all over the world can eventually find its way to the beach and settle underwater in the sediment. The coil and stem on the Discovery 3300 are both waterproof, so you can submerge them while you search.

Lightweight and comfortable

Using a metal detector for hours needs to be comfortable. This weighs only 2.6 pounds and is designed to be easy to hold, so you don’t feel exhausted or sore after a day of hunting.


For serious hobbyists

If you’re just starting out hunting, you probably won’t get too much out of this metal detector. With all the modes and adjustments, it’s kind of complicated. If you don’t really use a metal detector, it isn’t worth dropping the money on this one either. However, if you really love hunting and want something more in the intermediate range, this is an ideal metal detector.

Overall Review

The Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 is precise and accurate. You have the power to make a lot of adjustments so you can find only the best treasures on land or in water. The detector can discriminate between junk and goods, so you don’t have to dig everything up and decide for yourself. If you have a bit of experience with metal detecting, this would be a great choice.