Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
The Garrett Ace 250 is my second detector. My main hunting activities are coin shooting and relic hunting. I live in Northern Virginia, a Civil War Hot Spot. The Ace 250 has been a perfect addition for my hobby. My salesman took over an hour to demonstrate the detector and he put it together for me. All of the controls are simple to operate and are very clear even in low light conditions. There are different tones for different items, and you can notch with very little effort.
The Ace 250 is lightweight and does not cause any strain on my arms during extended hunts. The face or readout is not cluttered and very easy to read. The unit operates on 4 AA batteries and the first set lasted for almost 4 months of every other day of hunting. There are a few different coils available for the Ace 250. I would recommend using headphones, for me it was a little hard to hear the different tones with all of the background noise. The use of headphones eliminated any problems with noise. The "No Motion" pinpoint works like a champ and is so accurate, there is little time wasted finding your target. The depth meter works great too. This detector gives you everything most of the more expensive detectors have to offer but at a lower price. A couple of my friends told me that the local fair grounds have been hunted out, I had to give it a try. I was barely out of my vehicle and the detector started singing with the coin tone, after hunting for less than an hour I had filled my pouch with coins; both silver and clad. In review the Garrett Ace 250 is a wonderful detector as long as you use headphones.