Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
- Need a hobby, want the family (including the kids) to develop a new interest, will meet tons of new people who want to know of your new interest, and better yet there are a world of treasures out there just waiting to be found. Want to get exercise without getting bored? Then maybe, just maybe, metal detecting is for you. I found without spending a fortune that this is one adventure worth looking into. Talked with several people in the know and read several advertisements before purchasing my Garrett 250. Not the best but for a starter but it sure does the job. It's American engineered and built and does all one could ask of it. When we go to Florida for the winter, just like the family dog it goes along too. As a beginner I needed a piece of equipment that was simple, rugged and didn't cost a bundle. Garrett has been around for a long time and has the reputation of making good equipment. Sure there are other good units out there but this one more than filled the bill for me. I started by checking around the bleachers and concession stands after the local High School games, then advanced to city parks and local beaches. It is rare that I have gone out and returned without a find or two. At this time my findings include wedding rings, hot wheel cars, all kinds of coins including twenty five buried silver dollars that an interested person pointed out where they had been buried several years ago. It is hard to explain the feeling one gets when the Garrett sets off it's signal and the screen points out the target and its depth. The new detectors of all major brands are simple and a far cry from the machines of just a few years ago and they are a great buy for the money.