Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 13, 2008):
I decided that I might want to pick up a new hobby. I started doing some research on all different metal detectors. After making phone calls, reading reviews, more phone calls, and watching my budget I opted for the Garrett Ace 250. At the same time, my oldest (17 years old) decided he wanted one. He started researching and also came up with the best for us would be the Garrett Ace 250. Well, we ordered 2 of them. We read the manual, watched the video, read the book again, and decided it was time to go and have some fun. We went into the backyard, practiced, and decided it was time to go to the local beach (pretty cold last weekend of January). We set our detectors to the all metal mode and went hunting. The detector starting going off within the first 5 minutes. Found some pop tops, soda cans, more pop tops then I started to understand the different sounds for different metals. When I had a totally different sound I stopped went to pin point mode and started to dig.
It took a while to find but I dug up my FIRST REAL FIND (a quarter). I started to play with the mode button and left it on coin mode and started to find some pennies, dimes, and more quarters. We would go out to different beaches and find coins and earrings on one stop. Since it is still winter in the (northeast) there are not many places to dig into where there is not frozen ground. I am waiting for the warmer weather to come so we can go out and spend more time detecting. The Garrett Ace 250 is a very easy unit to use. The instruction manual and the video are a great help for a new person getting into this hobby I would highly recommend this detector. It takes time to learn all the features but like all other new things you have to read and read again. I can't wait for the warmer weather to go out and really have fun. It is definitely a great detector for the newcomer to this hobby.