Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 19, 2008):
I've been detecting for a little over a year now. Finally I decided to purchase a good quality metal detector. After doing a lot of research and looking at many reviews I decided on buying a Garrett Ace 250. This detector seemed to fit my needs as a coin shooter as well as a relic hunter. It is also within my budget. Being a father of 3 with 2 being teens I have to stay within my budget. I liked the pre-programed settings that the Ace offers. With one touch of a button you can change the entire setting of the detector. This feature seemed like something I would like in a new detector.
When I purchased the Ace it came with an easy to understand DVD. The DVD explained every aspect of the detector. To my amazement the Ace wasn't difficult to figure out. It is actually quite simple. After putting the detector together the first thing I noticed was how light it is. This detector is light enough you can swing it all day without a problem. My 87 year old grandmother even uses it!
The first time I used the Ace 250 was in a field where a house once stood. I have hunted this field at least a dozen times with my other detectors. The first coin find with my Ace turned out to be 1897 Indian head penny. It was about 4 inches deep. The Ace didn't have any problem picking up the coin. It rang every time I passed the coil over the coin. That day I ended up with a 1897 Indian head penny, 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar, a Civil War Eagle "I" button and a watch. The Garrett Ace 250 is a very powerful metal detector. I'm glad that I purchased the Garrett Ace 250. It fits all my detector needs and is well within even my budget.