Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
Garrett's Ace 250 is a really good addition to their line and especially in the price range that it is in. I can do just about anything with it that most other more expensive detectors can do and maybe more. It's light weight, attractive, and I just love it. Good going Charlie Garrett! The detector has a notch system to cut out what you don't want to dig like pull tabs, bottle caps, small screws and nails, and this saves one much time and effort.
Of course, it is nice when people want to rid the ground of trash so the next detectorist doesn't have to contend with it. Of course the Ace 250 has multiple sounds for different targets which is great but not so many different sounds that you can't remember which sound is signaling what. Some of the detector manufacturers are getting carried away with too many different signal sounds.
My Ace is just a great companion that I can carry with me all the time so that when I get an unexpected chance to detect an old homestead or something, I have it right there with me. It only takes 4 double A batteries and they last plenty long enough for me to go on several outings. I like the face of the Ace showing you all the information you might want to know including what is most likely beneath your coil. The pinpoint button is very handy in pinpointing your target especially if you are using the small sniper coil. All in all, I think this is one of the best detectors on the market.