Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
I have been using my Garrett Ace 250 for about 5 years and enjoy it very much. Mostly I search for relics and coins. I have found some interesting things like old cartridges from Civil War era. Most of the coins I found were new, but a few were old. The detector was easy to use and the features it has are sufficient (ID, Digital Display and Discrimination).
I would recommend the 250 as a good starter detector. I get good life out of the batteries and the unit is easy to carry and use. I take it when I go on vacation in my RV. I search playgrounds, campgrounds, fishing holes, swimming holes, baseball fields in and around the bleachers (when not in use) and campfire areas. It is surprising what people lose at these places. I have been researching New Mexico's part in the Civil War. I have visited many of the battle sites and have found a few relics such as mini balls and cartridges. Also I visited many of the Ghost Towns and mines throughout New Mexico.
My Ace 250 has not failed me. My brother-in-law also has an Ace 250 and he is very happy with the operation of the unit. When I am ready to take it up a notch I hope to buy a gold detector as I would like to do some searching for gold. I am retired now and have more time to expand on my hobbies, and I feel it is relaxing to metal detect and be out with nature.