Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
The Ace 250 is a remarkable detector, especially for the beginner. Small, light, well balanced and easy to use. Not only well suited for the beginner, but the extreme accuracy and depth capabilities will well suit even the "Pro" who needs a "Back-up" or spare detector and doesn't wish to spend a LOT of money on a quality machine. I have owned this detector for over 3 years, and from what I've seen, they only get better with the newer models. The full function computer scale / meter is easy to understand and straight forward. A good detector for a variety of uses in a variety of soil conditions. I have found numerous coins and other "Like" objects in fairly difficult circumstances - including one nice GOLD ring and shell casings and projectiles. One interesting feature that REALLY paid off for me is the ability to "Notch" discriminate.
My wife lost a highly prized and valuable gold and 1 ct diamond earring in a gravel driveway. The next morning, I took the OTHER earring and "Set" the notch discrimination feature to "Accept" ONLY this earring. It took me almost an hour to recover this keepsake, but when I returned it to my wife un-damaged the look on her face was worth the price of the detector alone. Garrett has been in the business for many years and has built many good detectors over the years. I would not hesitate to buy another if the need should present itself!