Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 18, 2008):
The Garrett Ace 250 is a modern, state of the art metal detector. It is tough, sleek, light weight and easy to use. The Ace 250 is a turn on and go unit. It packs the punch of high dollar machines that detectorists dream of. This all comes at a fraction of the price.
It is a coin finding magnet. With the Garrett bell tone, you know when a coin is below the ground. The Ace is powered by 4- AA batteries. These batteries will give you 30-40 hours of hunting pleasure. Even without a ground balance feature, the 250 does a great job in most types of soil. I have found targets at 8 inches deep with the 250. The probable target ID is very accurate. As with all detectors, practice and time in the field will make you become able to know what the Ace is telling you. The 250 has 5 separate hunting modes. Four of these are preset modes and one you cam make custom to suit your hunting needs. The Ace will save the mode you are in when you power down the detector and return to that mode at start up. I have recently purchased the sniper coil for the 250. This little coil netted me 2 (14K) gold rings, in the first week. And the best part is that they came from areas in which I have hunted with other detectors.
I was sold on the 250, when I first laid hands on it. It is light weight and well balanced. I am hard of hearing and the Ace 250 is the loudest detector I have used. The one feature that makes the 250 my first choice when I head out is the pinpoint feature. The pinpoint is dead red on. The Ace 250 will tell you what it is and where it is, what else do you need in a metal detector? I have recommended the 250 to several first timers because of the small learning curve and the great results that Garrett built into this great little yellow machine.