Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
I have thought for many years that I would like to metal detect. I started looking and asking various dealers about what is a good detector for a NEWBIE and received consistent results "for the money you cannot beat the features, sensitivity and durability of the Ace 250".
The Ace 250 has never disappointed me yet. I did a show and tell for my local club where we have various targets glued to paint sticks. After giving a brief review of the Ace 250 I asked for a volunteer from the group that had never used the Ace before. I gave him my detector and let him ID the targets which were not visible to the operator. He positively identified EVERY target 100%. We had coins of every denomination, a few iron targets and some lead targets. I must tell you that the seasoned detectorists were very impressed by the ability of the Ace 250. Many of the higher priced detectors can not POSITIVELY ID a coin by the denomination. I have recommended it to many new comers and they too have been completely satisfied with their new Ace 250's.
As far as sensitivity goes I have dug targets as small as a .22 bullet at nearly 12" just to see what it was finding. Just as the people that I contacted before buying, I too am suggesting the Ace 250 to any Newbie. It is a modest investment in a well know brand (Garrett) and yet if the hobby isn't for you, this detector can be readily sold due to its popularity. The only thing an Ace 250 can't do is tell you the date on the coin.