Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 19, 2008):
- I have been detecting three months and this is my first detector (the Garrett Ace 250). Most of my time is spent searching for coins and jewelry at parks and playgrounds, but I also have spent some time detecting on the NC coast. As I said, this is my first detector and the learning curve could not have been easier. The factory preset hunting modes make it very easy for a beginner to get this machine up and running. Turn it on, select your mode, and start hunting. That's it! I have found many coins, gold and silver earrings, two 14k rings and one silver ring to date. On the beach, the Ace 250 is very quiet in the dry sand but a little more challenging in the wet sand, but with a little practice, I did pretty well in the wet sand also. Depth seems to be good for an entry level detector. I regularly find coins in the six inch range. The Garrett bell tone for coins is my favorite feature. You hear that tone and you can pretty much count on having found a coin. I also highly recommend the optional Sniper coil. My coin count went up due to the fact that it is much easier to work around metal objects. The initial setup on this machine could not have been easier, you can be up and running in under fifteen minutes. I would highly recommend the Ace 250 to anyone just getting into detecting. The number of features you get for the money are a great value. This is considered an entry level detector, but from I have seen, will hold it's own against many mid level machines.