Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
I love the Ace 250 detector, sensitivity is great, pinpoint feature is awesome, lightweight, sleek design. My first detector was a Bounty Hunter Lone Star. It was pretty good, I had a lot of false readings with it. Discrimination was not too good. So I decided to buy a Garrett Ace 250. From what I saw in posts on various websites, and on a metal detector review website, people were ecstatic about this detector. I bought my detector here at Kellyco, of course it came with a bunch of freebies, a nice added bonus.
I took it outside at the apartment complex where I used to live, and within about a ten minute span, I found 2 quarters, a dime, 3 pennies, and 5 nickels. The nickels were all within a square foot, the Ace 250 was screaming. I took some change out to bury, and didn't even have to use it. A friend of mine had a Discovery 2200, he tried it on the same place I was testing mine, it barely picked up anything. I was definitely impressed right off.
I took it out in my fathers yard in Massachusetts, and I don't know what they were doing before he bought the house, but there was change everywhere. I found $1.56 worth of nickels, dimes, and pennies within about a half hour, most coins were between 4-6 inches. I set it at a low discriminate, and in only picked up one piece of tin, all the rest were coins. I would for sure recommend this model to anyone beginning in the hobby, because of its ease of use. I'm sure I will one day move up to a more advanced model, but this detector is great, and hard to let go.