Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 19, 2008):
For months I had been hearing terrific things about the Garrett Ace 250. As an experienced metal detecting enthusiast, I was a little skeptical about a detector that could do so many things for under $250. After seeing photo after photo of unbelievable coins and relics found with the Ace 250 I decided to sell one of my expensive detectors and buy an Ace so I could see for myself what it was capable of.
After assembling the unit I thought I would give it a test at an old swimming hole where I had found many silver coins in the past. I had all but given up on the location; my last few trips to the lake had not given up any coins. I turned on the unit for the first time, and was impressed at how light and well balanced the machine was. I began to sweep the coil along the bank of the lake. Within a few minutes of detecting this "hunted out" site, I got a good dime signal at about 5 inches. I dug a plug and out popped a 1913 Barber dime! A few minutes later I got a solid half dollar signal and dug a 1902 Barber Half! I was floored at just how well the Ace performed for such a low price!
A few weeks later, I got a solid dime hit at eight plus inches. I also dug a 1783 Vermont Copper; my first colonial! It was more than ten inches deep! I have since found numerous old coins and artifacts with the Ace 250, some going back hundreds of years. The Ace 250 has so many features typically found on more expensive machines. It's easy "turn and go" programs make it simple to use. Just press the power button, select a program, adjust the sensitivity, and you are ready to detect! Whether you are an experienced metal detecting enthusiast, or a newcomer to the hobby, the Garrett Ace 250 metal detector is truly a great machine!