Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on June 4, 2009):
- I've been detecting for about 15 years and rarely write reviews, but I felt this one is deserving. The Ace 250 has a lot of hype on the internet and most is right on. I bought the machine for my son hoping he would go hunting with me but after one trip he decided it wasn't for him, (it's not for everyone) so with that said I thought I'd use it a while and see what all the hypes about. Well, it's certainly an entry level machine but a very good entry level machine. I found coins at 4 to 6 inches deep in dry ground. The nickel signal for me has been mostly pull tabs but I'm sure I'll learn the machine better the more I use it. My overall opinion is this machine is a coin shooter and it LOVES aluminum, even the smallest piece of foil so set the sensitivity at 4 or 5 bars and leave it there. The dime and quarter signals have been right on every time but the 50 cent and dollars signals for me have been everything from a can lid to an electrical crimp fitting. Okay, I don't want to be negative so the good does outweigh the bad with the Ace 250. Oh yeah, if you get a signal in one direction only it's worth a dig, it's mostly been a coin on it's edge for me. Good luck and happy hunting.