Garrett Ace 250Price: $250
Based on 260 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.05
Avg. Ease of use: 4.50
I found a bunch of junk pull tabs and bottle caps. This spring I watched every instructional video or just posted videos of digs with the 250 and payed close attention. I went back out with it this week for a couple hours and started finding coins literally seconds into the hunt at the local ball field ( all clad).
I can't wait to get to some old house sites and look. I will post more later. If you buy one of these watch the instructional videos on youtube. Thus far it's worth the bucks and easy to use. I am definitely gonna buy a pinpointer Garrett of course.
Terry Willis from Union Wv
But I still check just to make sure it is iron, no gold yet maybe one day lol. I give it a 5 now for the money I payed for it in all it cost me 75 for the ace 250 and 50 for the coil on ebay good buy.
Roy from Wales powys
Well...here it is...
Aaron from Ohio
Dennis Tackett from Indianapolis
I had it for 2 weeks now and been out with it about 5 times now about 4 hours each time.
I found that if its under 6in it was great but I'm going get a better coil for it. but I have found a few 17th cent coins and musket balls it is very easy to use and I don't have to dig all the time but if its over 6in and the signal jumps around dig it up. I like the ace 250 its better then a c scope I had 3 other makes and for the price it is the best. I give it a rating of 4 because you need a coil as well if you want to go deeper or keep your money and go for a minelab lol
Roy from Wales
Very good value
Saltwater beaches: I was in the UK last year and took it to a few beaches. In wet sand it was hopeless. It would sound off all the time, even with reduced sensitivity settings. On dry sand it was fine but I found the sensitivity to all but larger junk items to be weak. On a coral beach it worked great, except one again in the saltwater. Maximum depth for coins: The maximum realistic depth in regular soil on coins is 6". That's pretty good, but that said its missing a lot of targets I feel.
The solution is to use a larger coil as the one that comes with it is 6"x9". Not really big enough for the type of holes I'm willing to dig. The problem is the larger coils are far too expensive for such a budget detector. Thus you realistically have to upgrade to a more expensive machine.
Silver dimes show as pennies: The lesson here is to dig anything that is not hard into the ferrous end of the scale. No gold: This machine has found me no gold at all. Now it could be a competence thing as it detects my wedding band as a solid pulltab signal. I gather that's not unique to this machine. Won't pinpoint on zinc: This probably not a bad thing unless dry cell batteries are something you want to dig. Happy swinging!
Denzil Ravenscroft from Seaway Valley
Metal detecting for beginners
Michael from Indiana
No regrets with this detector
Chris from North Florida
This detector does require you to put in some work. you MUST do your home work and work with this machine to learn its every sound and indication. It will not be long before you have figured out what is worth digging and what is trash. Set it to all metals and initially dig everything to learn what indication and sound is given for each item. You will ultimately still dig trash that may be shown as a coin this is no hardship and doesn't happen very often. It is a sensitive beast and I love it
Robin from Uk
I think you should learn how to use it before you trashing the Garrett 250.
I can pinpoint something within 1 inch with my eyes closed.
It works perfectly.
The only bad thing about it is, there is no volume control.
But I use a head set with volume controls, problem solved.
I am a novice and if I can make this work anyone can so all you haters out there know what your talking about before writing a review.
Steve from Sussex, Nb Canada