Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 9, 2008):
I had a Bounty Hunter, which is a good detector. I wanted to upgrade so I bought a Garrett. It took a while to get used to it but now it’s all I use. I live in a small town in Tennessee with a few other small towns around. All these towns have ball fields, walking parks and places where they put on horse shows. I try to dig around bleachers and side lines at ball fields. I've also had good luck in parking lots that are not paved. I am retired from a Paper Mill and took up detecting to get a little exercise. This soon turned into a great hobby. I go about every day. I usually find 2or 3 dollars in clad each time I go out.
I have not had a lot of luck around old home places. I don't believe people in Tennessee had a lot of money to lose and if they did they looked until they found it. One of my best hunts was a swimming pool parking lot. This was an old pool built in the 50s. The parking lot was unpaved and I happened to drive by it one day. I keep my detector in my truck all the time so I thought I would give it a try. I found over 12 dollars on 2 hunts. I also found 5 wheat pennies but no silver. This is a good hobby that I recommend to anyone. I compare it to fishing, you never know what you've dig up when you get a hit. I recommend the Garrett Ace 250 for most people because it’s easy to use and not too expensive.