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It looks like the F19 - what I evaluate very positively ... Is there any closer information? Link to the leak.

Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro Metal Detector
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro metal detector - new for 2020

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Yup, another Gold Bug Pro rehash, exact same screen layout.  Maybe they've just changed the frequency or, even easier left it the same 🙂

Another of the many rehashes.  Maybe it's their answer to Simplex/Vanquish with the new paint job.  :laugh::wacko:

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...working at 19Khz so it will be good in separation..

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Like Simon I am guessing more the Gold Bug Pro DP than Fisher F19 put into the Bounty Hunter box though not sure yet. Easy answer is if it has a backlight than F19, if not Gold Bug Pro. 

First Texas started with Bounty Hunter, then acquired Fisher and Teknetics to attract upper end detectorists who have tended to shy away from the Bounty Hunter name. Teknetics has been fading and is turning into the First Texas  "direct to the customer" outlet. Fisher still carries the water for the higher end professional product, which eventually shifts to Bounty Hunter when it's end of life is approaching at Fisher. Looks like that is what is happening now with the Gold Bug Pro. 

I'll be surprised if this is anything more than a label change. Nice looking detector though. I really liked the Gold Bug Pro and have toyed around still with getting a G2+ or F19 as the prices keep coming down. The machine really works well, as EL NINO77 notes great ferrous handling/separation, and as impervious to EMI as any detector I have ever run. Nice loud speaker, simple controls. Great low conductor performance  and ok on high conductors.

If this is a F19 I will keep an eye on it. No rush as the whole First Texas 19 kHz lineup has to shift lower to become their new entry level product in face of what other companies are doing. Time is in our favor now for waiting for further price decreases.

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Fisher Gold Bug DP metal detector

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Fisher F19 metal detector

 

 

 

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It's got menu written above GG which my GBP doesn't have.  F19 does.

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Well I hope they do discontinue the Gold Bug Pro, not because it's a bad detector, I do like it a lot, more because of the number of people being fooled by the fakes for sale.  You can't expect someone who knows very little about detecting to be able to pick a fake or even know they exist.  It's just happening all too often people are being tricked into buying fake Gold Bug Pro's 😞

They have enough of their own clones of the GBP to make it not necessary to have in their lineup...

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The current Time Ranger Pro is based on the old Bounty Hunter "muffler" design. I suspect it is more expensive to make than the newer pod designs and so FT will discontinue all the old mufflers and replace with Fisher models at lower prices.

Sometimes a move like this means actual new models coming though with FT that's always a bad bet. Still, maybe new VLF machines coming at Fisher? One can always hope. It has seemed to me they can't just be hanging their hat on the new PI... they need something to go up against Equinox.

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Gotta say it's one of the First Bounty Hunter detectors I would not mind owning. Nice looking machine.

Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro Metal Detector Controls & Display

Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro metal detector controls & LCD display

Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro Metal Detector Like Fisher F19
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro metal detector

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It has all functions like F19 ... picture is edited in czech language ..Time-Ranger-1.jpg

 

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