Garrett Ace 250

Price: $250
Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.2
Based on 260 reviews

Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.05
Avg. Ease of use: 4 stars4.50
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Grossly Overhyped

April 07, 2010
Purchased the Ace as backup, when pressed into action it failed miserably. It didn't seem to matter what denomination registered nothing was ever found. In the all metal mode, nothing, not even a bottle cap. The odd thing is this unit passed all of the bench test's. I even resorted to using a shovel instead of my trowel to no avail.

I loaned to a friend, also a professional, telling him I had never used it. He reported back saying "this thing has more false alarms than chicken little". My only salvation lies in the fact I am only out $212.00 as my friend deposited it in a local lake. The only reason I gave it one star is because I could not submit the review with no star's.

Overall Rating 1 star



March 28, 2010
Hi just found my first gold Celtic stater with the ace and had no problems picking it up. Brilliant detector, light, comfortable and such a delight to use as after having a go on most minelabs and xp I find them too heavy and as for performance, well the ace is literally ACE........

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Great starter Detector for beginners...

March 13, 2010
I just bought this nice unit for what I feel is a fantastic price from the Sportsmans Guide (you tell me? $215.97). Came with Garrett Treasure Headphones and sport Tote bag.

I gave this 4 stars and not 5 because I haven't used it outdoors yet, but I'm confident I will soon be giving it the fifth star once I try it out in nature.

To try it out indoors, I placed several metal items, including several US coins, as well as a gold and a silver American Eagle under several books, then under several stacks of news papers and magazines...the Ace 250 did a nice job at pin-pointing each individual coin.

I'm looking forward to visiting historic forts and battlefields and trying this nice detector out. I live in a historic Colonial town which was founded in the 1600's, where Indian tribes were abundant and where the British attacked and burned our town in the late 1700's.

Countless artifacts have been found over the years by towns-people and construction crews, I hope to find the next priceless artifacts with my new Garrett.

Overall Rating 4 stars


Garrett Ace 250

March 13, 2010
I recieved the Garrett Ace 250 for Christmas in 2008. I was very impressed with it. I dug twenty silver coins that year which quadrupled what I found the year before. At the end of the year I decided to upgrade to something that detects deeper. I think that the 250 is very good for the money. If you are a beginner like I was I reccomend the 250 until you understand the basics of detecting. After this you should move up if you want to. If you want to see the things that I have found, Please visit my website at:

Overall Rating 4 stars


I am surprised

February 27, 2010
So I read all the reviews on this site all 145 and eventually decided to buy it. I received it and a bought a pro pointer. I previously owned a bounty hunter 202 and was satisfied. First thing I did was go into my backyard and try to figure it out, its actually really easy to use.

I only found rusty old nails, and for 4 hours all I got was nails. I was frustrated but I didn't give up hope, next thing I did was went over to my aunts where I previously found 2 wheats with my 202 and all I got was confusing beeps and weird signals. I went home empty handed.

Throughout I think 3 weeks I have gotten so used to it that I can tell what is garbage and what is good, but I still dig everything. Today I went over to my aunts house again after some experience and I have never been so excited from metal detecting. I pick up a couple junk items but then I get a very iffy signal and dig it and MAN O MAN I get my very first mercury dime, 1944. I also found 4 very deep wheaties, probably around 7 or 8 inches. With the bounty hunter I got up to 4, and rarely ever the 6 inch mark. So I can tell you that you will not be disappointed, I have found 4 silver items and 1 gold pendant. I am very very happy I got it.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Garret Ace 250 Buy It

January 31, 2010
I have a couple detectors in the past but never really got into Metal Detecting until Sept 09. I bought the Ace 250 and got the bigger coil with it. I pretty much used the large coil all year and found tons of old coins, the oldest 1864 L indian head penny, 3 silver barber dimes ,10 gram gold ring, and a 2 ounce silver chain and many other sweet items.

For the price it a good all around detector. It took a good week to learn the detector to its full potential. I have mostly done old parks, lawns and yards "over 100 coins in one lawn" and a few new england cellor holes. The old cellor holes are tricky because of all the metal in the ground, so i used the smaller coil. It does go pretty deep for the price, found coins around 8"+
I'm thinking about buying another detector and keep the ace as a back up, I just hope whatever I buy out preforms the ace, I don't want to be dissapointed in spening $600 on a detector and have the ace outpreform it.

Overall Rating 5 stars!



January 26, 2010
Why does my garret 250 pick up tin foil when it indicates gold which shows on the indicator 5 cents if I discriminate five cent signal it wont pick up gold on any other, so enjoying after a dig only to find tin foil.

Overall Rating 4 stars



January 23, 2010
Wow its a shame that theirs people out their who degrade a great metal detector for its price and its simplicity. Well you can mention your whites your fisher your mine lab and many other great detectors but, for the $212.00 what I spent I made it back in amount of 35 minutes in a park and only on my first day I found not one but 2 gold rings, one big heavy 10kt dads ring and one 14 kt ladies ring and as for change about $35.00 in quarters so how did it and up too pay FOR THE DETECTOR. Simple math, I took the gold where they buy gold was offered $318.00 thats good enough for me. And that money paid for it in 35 minutes.

So it seems a lot of the bad mouthing this great detector comes from the people who spent 3 or 5 times more are theirs and are miserable they spent too much, and found nothing to pay for their expensive detector. So believe what you want! My detector was free and I made $106.00 off it too! So go ahead spend your money and buy the so called Expensive detectors but keep in mind! Was your'for free? And yes maybe I was lucky but I am still finding more rings charms pedants.

And if you did spend a lot on your detector then you should learn how to use it and made back what you spent. And the pin point on this works, but I don't need it if I can see whats on the segment bar simple is better then complicated. And also I'm not putting down the brands I mention I just said if you spent that much on one of those expensive ones I hope what you spent paid for it have a great day and watch out for power lines? REMEBER MOST OF THE GREAT FINDS ARE IN PARKS RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBOR HOOD.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Garret Ace 250

December 10, 2009
I bought my ace 250 2 weeks ago. I have used it 7 full days since buying it. My experience in metal detecting is very limited. I would advise any one who buys one to read the manual and watch the dvd a number of times. I was very impressed from the start with the 250. It has great, easy to use functions and it is very light and comfortable. I am getting two full days from one set of batterys, I probably would get longer, but I have a big supply of batterys.

I have used it on the beach in woods and on open fields without any problems. I have made some great finds as well. I would start of by using the "all metal" option on the ace untill you get familiar with the other options. I find the "pin point" option to be a god send, it saves you digging big trenches for the sake of a small item. I just cant wait to get back out there. Good look to all and happy diggings.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Free money

December 02, 2009
I bought my ace250 4 weeks ago and have loved every dry day I can use it. I have found 30 dollars in quarters and over 10 dollars in dimes and 1 clad dollar coin, also I found a world war 1 button, a kids sliver ring and a 14k gold wedding band. Felt this metal detector is easy to use and I hope with time I will learn more about it, I have only used in coin mode so far. Well happy hunting.

Overall Rating 4 stars


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