Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
The Garrett Ace 250 is an excellent easy to learn and use detector for any person from novice to experienced. I have been using Garrett metal detectors since 1981 when I bought a Garrett ADS from Kellyco and the Ace 250 ranks among the best all around detector values I have experienced. The Ace 250 offers above average depth on coins, jewelry items and relics while providing accurate target identification and depth reading information that Garrett has long been noted for in the detector industry. I usually hunt yards of old houses (with permission, of course) and public parks and playgrounds. Most coins and jewelry items are generally in the depth range of 6 inches or less so the depth capabilities of the Ace 250 are more than adequate for my type of hunting.
I also hunt the saltwater beaches of South Carolina and the Ace 250 works fairly well on both the dry and wet sand although it does not have a salt mode or ground balancing control. The Ace 250 works well even in the wet salt sand if you hunt in the jewelry mode and reduce the sensitivity setting to 5 or 6 segments in order to reduce the number of false signals that are often encountered in wet salt sand. You will still get an occasional false signal but you can easily tell the difference between a false signal caused by the wet salt sand and a solid repeatable signal caused by a good target such as a coin or a ring. Also, the Garrett Bell Tone alert makes it even easier to identify good targets as opposed to false signals. Battery life is excellent and the Ace 250 is a good value. The pinpointing takes a little practice time to learn and this is the reason I did not give it 5 stars.