Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 19, 2008):
I was not what you would call an avid metal detector user but because of the Garrett Ace 250 detector that was purchased from Kellyco I probably will be. I have been detecting, mostly coin-shooting, for around ten years and have always used a fairly inexpensive detector. My daughters wanted to buy me a new detector for my birthday so in order to save them a little money I chose the Ace 250. That was probably the smartest decision I have ever made. The Ace 250 has to be the simplest and easiest to operate detector made. If you look up EASY or SIMPLE in the dictionary they will probably show a picture of the Ace 250. The controls are almost self explanatory and tuning is a snap. All controls and the large LCD display are easy to understand and view.
On my first outing with my Ace 250 I decided to hunt an area where I lost my high school class ring in 1966 (Yes 1966, I'm old). I have searched this area before with the hope of finding the ring but never got even the faintest signal. After about five minutes of searching I got a strong signal at 6 inches deep. After using the pinpoint mode I dug the area and at about five inches my long lost class ring came into view. This ring has been in the ground for 41 years and it still has the same luster it had when I lost it. I have read articles where rings and items have been returned to their owners but now I am proud to say this ring has finally been returned to the owner (ME). Since finding the ring I have been using my detector much more and finding much more than I ever did before. My only problem is that now I have to go search all the areas that I thought were hunted out while using my old detector. I would highly recommend the Ace 250 for both the experienced and novice operator for the three "S" reasons. SIMPLE to operate, SUPERIOR performance, and SURPRISINGLY affordable. I guess it just proves that good equipment equals good results. Definite 5 stars.