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Rank N/A: Whites Beach Hunter 300

Overall Rating

Overall Rating: NA/100

Too unique to rate on the same scale

Whites Beach Hunter 300 Resources

1.) Purchase This Detector 
2.) Target ID Bible Video (Soon)
3.) Target ID PDF (Soon)
4.) Best Settings (Soon)
5.) Merrill's Beach Hunter Playlist

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Merrill's Thoughts

This is my star left handed pulse induction princess relief pitcher! The utility of this metal detector does not fit the scale! It exists where others fail; especially in the modern age of bluetooth. Did you know that our submersible detectors unpair from their headsets when the box is under the water and the headset is above? Not the Beach Hunter 300. Everything is wired! It has the capability to convert in to a full dive detector but is a highly capable beach detector. The beach hunter has the ability to identify targets. I wouldn't go as far as to say it has a target ID, but it has a green, yellow red traffic light thing on the side of the box. Green is labeled as coins, yellow as rings and red as iron. This machine was ahead of its time in many ways and archaic in others. It can be configured for deep sea diving up to 25 ft. and the combination of the depth of pulse induction with a dual frequency at 3.5 kHz and 14 kHz. The control box is heavy and the headphones are extremely loud! There is no volume control on the headphones or on the machine. Go over a big target and you will jump really high! Even though the detector came out more than 10 years ago and Whites Electronics has closed, I still see a use for this detector. I feel that the Equinox has surpassed its capabilities on the wet of the beach, but I like that there are tethered headphones on this machine. Its ideal area of use is where the box is submersed and your head is over the water. Bluetooth headphones are limiting factors when the box is submerged. You need a machine for the deep water where you will not lose signal between the box and the headset when your detector's control box is submerged. Just as an FYI, ergonomically speaking this is the worst detector that I ever owned between being heavy and ridiculously loud! I absolutely love this machine and it is still in use by me whenever I am going deep in the water.

Depth: The depth of the detector is a touch under what SMF detectors get, although I have never fully pushed the sensitivity to the max out of the fear of blowing out my eardrums. There is no volume control on this thing and it is built to be loud enough to hear underwater. There are no external speakers, just headphones. Pulse machines supposedly go deeper but i've never seen that. I think that is an outdated story.

Separation: It is a pulse and that is like always being in pinpoint mode permanently. Having that said you can hear between targets if the spacing is right.

Sound Inference: There is no difference from one sound to the next; it just screams at you  (although my friend Phil The Nox disagrees).

Target ID Inference: There is no target ID. There is a traffic light. Green is coins. Yellow is (supposedly) rings and red is iron. If you get a silver ring it will show green on the traffic light despite being a ring. Bottle caps are almost always yellow. This machine pulls a lot of bottle caps.

Ergonomics: Do you like your hearing? You might want ear plugs and head phones at the same time. The box itself is light and even lighter in water. Oh! Get this! The sister detector to this the 

Build Durability: I have dunked the thing in the water many times over the course of years. It has lasted.

Battery Life: You are at the mercy of the batteries that you put in. 

Swag (Add On's):It is a dated detector with limited swag options in 2022. But I have the nice Anderson shaft for it.

Pinpoint: There is no pinpoint because it is a pulse induction detector. Pulse induction detectors are sort of like always on pinpoint.

Navigation: There were a set of dials. No screens. To be honest, for me that made calibrating it an easier task.

Handles EMI: No problems.

Utility In Water: Absolute beast in the water and second to none in the moving water. There is no issue with submersing the box. There is no issue with losing signal if your headphones are above the water and your detector is below the water. 

Saltwater Beach: It is a very deep and very capable detector on a saltwater beach. I think modern detectors go deeper. If you really listen for a change in sound you can go really deep but more obvious signals are in the 1-8 inch range in the wet.

Trashy Park: Does not apply to this detector. 

Handles Iron: The red light is a very reliable indicator to the presence of iron.

Relative Value: I would argue that everyone should have a detector like this in their inventory. Modern detectors disconnect from bluetooth headsets when the box is submerged. You can occasionally find a used Beach Hunter 300 online. In my opinion you would do well in the 300 to 500 dollar range. It is worth every penny at that price. 



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