Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
About a year ago, I purchased a Garrett Ace 250. This is an outstanding detector for the money. I started finding coins and rings right out of the box. This is the second Garrett detector I have owned. The first was a Garrett Treasure Hunter 200. This also was an outstanding detector. Fact of the matter is I purchased my Ace 250 with the money and other valuables I found with this detector.
I have made some very nice finds. The oldest coin so far is an 1842 penny also a 1942 walking liberty half dollar. Both coins are in excellent condition. The penny I found along a farm fence row. And the half dollar was in a parking area near a baseball diamond. Not sure how it got there seeing that the ball diamond has only been there about ten years. However, it was at one time part of a farm which might explain how it may have been lost.
With the Ace 250, I have probably found at least seven rings. None of which have been of any great value. I was working a play ground at one of the local schools and found a child’s hearing aid down in some long grass. The next day I took it to the school office and they knew who it belonged to right away. The mother of the child contacted me by phone and thanked me and wanted to give me a reward. I declined the reward. However about a week later a little girl knocked at my door and asked if I was the person who had found her hearing aid. I said yes and she ran back to the car and got a box that she brought to me. In it were two dozen chocolate chip cookies. Just seeing the smile on her face was worth a million dollars.
I would encourage anyone starting out to select either of these two detectors I don't believe you could possibly go wrong.