Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 25, 2008):
Just like I always do with any sizable purchase, I did a lot of research before buying my first metal detector. Everything that I had read about the Garrett Ace 250 indicated that it was a highly sensitive metal detector, that was easy to use, and an excellent value for the price. Now that I own an Ace 250 myself, I can tell you that these statements are all 100% true. The Ace 250 is a very sensitive machine. I have been surprised many times with the depth that this machine can detect, and with the small size of some of the items it can detect. There have been a few times when the Ace 250 has detected a small item that my pinpointer has had difficulty detecting! It’s quite impressive.
The Ace 250 is feature-rich, but very easy to use. It has several discrimination modes that you can choose from, and it allows you to program a custom one of your own. There is a sensitivity control that allows you to adjust the detectors’ sensitivity for the ground conditions in your area. The Target ID on the display will give you a good idea of what type of target you are detecting, and the depth display will tell you the approximate depth of the target. Pinpointing with the Ace 250 is quite simple and accurate. I hold down the pinpoint button, and do an X over the target area, as described in the manual. The open coil allows you to see the edge of where the tone starts to drop out on sides, front and back of the target. Imagine the center point of these edges and that is where the target will be.
One must-have option for the Ace 250 is the 4.5” Sniper coil. With the Sniper coil, you can detect targets between trash items. You can also get very close to large metal objects, such as playground equipment and fences. This allows you to find targets that others cannot with their larger, less capable coils. An Ace 250 with a Sniper coil is an awesome combination. Overall, I’ve been extremely happy with my Garrett Ace 250. It definitely is a high performance machine.