Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 18, 2008):
I purchased the Garrett Ace 250 metal detector to search my family's original homestead near Glen Burnie, MD. Over the years the property has moved out of family ownership and is now being developed. There is an acre of land surrounding the graveyard that is fenced in. This is where I plan to hunt. The graveyard is located close to where the Family Farmhouse was located and the large barn. Before choosing this detector I read a couple forums and looked at a few manufacturers websites. It was actually a little bit more than I wanted to pay being a newbie. But, after reading post by users both new and experienced it appeared this would be a good choice. I am convinced I made a good choice.
This detector was easy to setup and learn the controls. My daughter and I had it out and testing/playing with it fifteen minutes after it arrived on our porch. We found some old foil gum wrappers and nails in the backyard. I found my first coin on my third hunt. It was a new coin just under a couple leaves, but was exciting. I have also used the detector to help find two property markers for my brother-in-law. One of the markers was in the middle of an asphalt road. I played with sensitivity and discrimination settings to successfully locate the iron marker. Although this is the only coin I have found to date, just getting a tone and finding the target is fun. I am sure that in no time I will be digging up Blackbeard's Treasure!