Garrett Ace 250Price: $250
Based on 260 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.05
Avg. Ease of use: 4.50
Not Worth the Money
Anonymous from Chicago, IL
4 years on duty in Germany
I had the ACE250 for about 4 years and used it in Germany on playgrounds and on the beach (as legislation is very restrictive here when it comes to metal detecting).
Before the ACE I had a cheap MD3006, to which I compare the performance of the ACE. I had a package with the bigger ProFormance coil.
To keep this short:
- the ACE is easy to use
- the quality of the used materials is good for this price class
- the batteries last long
- bad Pinpointing (maybe because coil ain't round)
- NOT better in performance as the cheap (only third of ACE price) MD3006
- metal indication does not always show the right type of metal
- when it's cold outside the ACE sometimes "goes mad"
I think the ACE is OK for beginners who hunt for coins. But they could also start with even cheaper analog models. I would not buy it again as the overall performance is not worth the price in comparison with the MD3006 (MD3006 80,- EUR, ACE250 250,- EUR).
I now ordered a Fisher F2 and will try that one here on German grounds. I assume that the two digit ID will be better to use on European coins.
However I found about 30 EUR (about 43 USD) and some Deutsche Mark with it. Some forgotten mobile phones on playgrounds while hunting.
No real jewelry, silver or gold.
Jan from Hamburg, Germany
Results from the swimming pool search
Count Percent Value Item
1,873 57.68% $18.73 Cent
354 10.90% $17.70 Nichel
648 19.96% $64.80 Dime
341 10.50% $85.25 Quarter
1 0.03% $0.50 Half Dollar
1 0.03% $1.00 Full Dollar
29 0.89% $282.43 Jewelry
The Half Dollar is 1962.
So what's in your local pool? Dream a little and go find out.
PM from San Antonio, Texas
Best for the price
Trent Nunley from Seymour Johnson AFB NC
Ace 250 isnt what its cracked out to be.
Novice hunter from KY
Just Bought it on 02/05/2011
I just bought the ace 250 on 02/05/11. went out the same day and found three coins two were silver. that was only for 2 hours. cant wait to get out this weekend
Shauny from Fife
Great customer service!
Michael Engel from Southampton, MA
First Day Find
B Hollen from King of Prussia, Pa
Garret ace 250
Donny from Bentonvile AR
Jonny from Ca