Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on May 15, 2009):
- I was never into metal detecting but we were going to the Outer Banks on vacation so I thought it might be fun. I bought an inexpensive unit and did fairly well on the beach. I found an equal number of coins and pull tabs. The unit died recently so I needed a replacement. After much thought and research and cost considerations, I chose the Ace 250 and I'm glad I did. The 250 is a coin shooter and my coin total keeps going up. But it also likes trash. Foil and lead fall right in there with nickels and dimes. But for the price, I can live with the discrimination as it is. Most of my hunts are on the beach and I keep the setting at jewelry. It's great on dry sand but unless you keep the sensitivity down to 2-3 bars, wet mineralized soil returns a lot of false reads. Using the 250 is a breeze, turn it on, select your mode, adjust the sensitivity and find stuff. If I could add anything, it would be a volume control. There are better units out there, but in this price range, this is a great unit for beginners and a pretty darn good one for every one else. I've only had my Ace for about two weeks and already I've found enough coinage, about five bucks, to buy new batteries for it. But that may be awhile, battery life on the 250 is great, not like my "other" one. Five stars in my book.