Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 3, 2008):
I absolutely love my Ace 250! While I have only been hunting for one season and still consider myself to be "learning the ropes," I have enjoyed dozens of hours looking for coins so far. In my first 2 months with the Ace 250 my coin count has exceeded the 200 found mark. On my first day out after getting my new detector I decided to just spend a few hours in my yard getting the hang of how the machine works, and and was rewarded with a handful of wheat cents for my efforts! Shortly thereafter I started finding silver Roosevelt dimes, and a solid sterling award charm from a 1953 educational competition. All without leaving my yard!
My only criticism so far is that it took me a while to get used to the pinpoint mode, but with only a little difficulty I was able to learn how to accurately locate my targets. The digital display and simple layout of the controls makes choosing the type of hunting you want to do easy, and the custom programmable mode has become indispensable for targeting exactly the types of items I want to find. With just a few flicks of my thumb I can adjust my settings to help me fairly accurately determine what is buried and how deep it is. All things considered, I would enthusiastically recommend the Garrett Ace 250 to anyone looking to get started in the hobby of metal detecting. It is easy to use, light weight, and is priced perfectly for someone looking to begin their adventures in treasure hunting.