Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on January 7, 2010):
I bought one of these detectors last spring while on vacation in Florida, near Del Ray Beach. I had taken my trusty old White's 5900 with me that I have had for over 20 years and have always had good luck with, yet upon arrival to Florida I found that a switch had broken and I could not find one to replace it with so I decided then and there that it was time to upgrade. I found a local detector shop who had these in stock, drove there and bought one. After a short briefing I was out on the beach again hitting target after target.
We went to quite a few beaches in the area, from Del Ray on south to Ft. Lauderdale and had a great time meeting new people and finding a variety of coins and other interesting things along the way. The detector is quite easy to operate and the best thing is that it is light to hold! As far as a head set is concerned, I would recommend to anyone who is serious about detecting, find a good pair that fits over your ears that will help reduce the outside noise. Yeah, you may look like you just came out of a radio studio but it will truly be worth it in the end! They do not have to be huge, just have a good fit around your ears, and have a quality sound too. I will be buying another one this spring, as my wife and I will be working some areas here in Colorado as soon as the snow melts and the ground thaws here, which according to the weather forecast this evening, could be as soon as this weekend! - Ron