Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
I spent about three years in the late 70's in the metal detecting hobby with a used Goldak detector and only one knob, which was the volume control. I found hundreds of coins, some keys, rusted toys, and other rusted junk. When I got a new job, I found myself away from the hobby I had grown so attached to. After I retired and starting to renew my interest in the metal detecting hobby; I started researching ads and looking on the internet for a new detector. That was about the time Garrett came out with the new Ace 250. After reading about it, I decided to order one.
When I received the Garrett Ace 250, I quickly read the manual and did some test runs in my yard. I couldn’t believe how simple it was to operate, and how accurate the readings were! The ID readings in all four modes were “right on.” The depth readings were real close, as were the pin point feature. After hunting with some of my detecting friends and showing some of them up with higher price detectors, they couldn’t believe how well it was performing. I would go over spots where they already had hunted and actually make finds that they missed, one of which being a silver dollar! Two of those same friends went out later and bought the Ace 250 as a back up detector. They won't admit it but I think they are using them more than their higher priced ones! To sum it all up this is a great little detector for the price and it is so light it won't tire you out to use it all day!