Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
After first starting into the metal detecting hobby on Christmas 1982, I was still skeptical of the equipment and any finds I might possibly come up with. After more than twenty five years, I can truly say that I enjoy the hobby and look forward to more. I have used at least six different manufacturers and at least ten different models. So in respect to that, my favorite detector without a doubt is the Garrett Ace 250.
First, there is the light weight. Only four AA batteries and a light weight set-up make this an ideal detector, especially if one is older and with back problems second is the ease of use. Just turn on, select a setting and go and keep on going. Living in New Jersey, with its long and rich history, has made detecting a rewarding hobby. I first was interested in American history growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was also here that my interest in coin collecting took hold. So metal detecting and coin collecting and American history seemed like a good fit at Christmas 1982.
But why the Garrett Ace 250? Although over the years I have had some excellent finds the Ace 250 has really surprised me. The setting that I use most of the time is the jewelry setting. This setting allows the detector to be accurate on both jewelry and coins. Should I get a target that seems to be questionable, the touch pad goes to all metal or coins with an easy touch. This is the easiest detector I have owned and used. Now, why again the Ace 250? While detecting an old church yard I heard a very faint tone, but a good tone. So I got on my knees and started digging. After about 14 inches up, the best condition coin I had ever detected surfaced. It was a XF 1910 Barber dime. I was totally surprised. I also found a 1912 Barber Quarter and Indian cents.