Garrett Ace 250
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Best for the price
May 21, 2011
I have seen people bad mouthing the 250 because they compare it to high end
machines that that may cost 6 times as much. I have an etrac and other
machines also but for the money the 250 is an awesome package of good depth
and some target ID. If anyone is just getting into the hobby I point them
to the Ace 250 or the Cibola. Both are fantastic for the money.
Trent Nunley from
Seymour Johnson AFB NC
Ace 250 isnt what its cracked out to be.
May 21, 2011
I have ear damage from the dings dings and million more dings, I have a
pioneer that was 89 bucks that finds what the ace passes. THE 25.00 dollar
pointer isn't worth much.
Novice hunter from
Just Bought it on 02/05/2011
May 03, 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
Great customer service!
April 13, 2011
Just got this two weeks ago, and I was getting bench test readings that
appeared inconsistent. I contacted Garrett and within a day they got back
to me with answers that clarified everything--essentially, I wasn't reading
the results correctly. (And I figured out for myself that more accurate
reading for silver coins requires lower sensitivity). These are good
people who provide excellent customer service.
Michael Engel from
First Day Find
March 23, 2011
The first time I tried the Ace 250 was at the beach in N.J. Twenty minutes
after starting I found a man's 18k gold wedding ring. It had no ID on it. I
asked people on the beach if anyone lost the ring. After a week no one
claimed it. I sold it later that month and paid for the Ace 250 with the
proceeds. I also found several coins the week at the beach.
B Hollen from
King of Prussia, Pa
Garret ace 250
February 21, 2011
I got this detector about a year ago. I found a lot of iron. Finally I put
it in coin mode and I found tons of coins. In relic mode I found a civil
war belt buckle and bullets. Great for the price.
February 03, 2011
This detector is great and I found enough change in about 5 months to pay
for the cost of this detector...(NO SILVER YET) but found lots of other
interesting stuff.. Buy this detector if you are looking for a good entry
Found gold at last
January 31, 2011
I found a small gold ring with stones on it 10k, I also found a silver
chain, I'v found that I set it on nickel, quarter and pull tab, as on penny
and dime it rings crazy for the pennys, witch bother me as they are worth
like 0. I still don't have the pinpointing down yet but ill keep at it.
Pitt meadows canada
ACE 250 The Second Life
January 16, 2011
I've had the 250 for a year now and put about 100 hours on it. At first it
was great fun going around to parks and digging clad. After about 50 hours
I started refining my technique and looking at the non-coin signals. I
found a few pieces of silver jewelry this way but no gold rings and no old
stuff. After another 25 hours I realized that almost all my finds were from
4 inches or less.
As a coin shooter the 250 was working fine but I wanted to get at deeper
and older stuff. I started in a clean field that was known to have relics
dating from the 1800's I looked for deep weak signals and dug. Most were
iron but I dug anyway and found out that some that gave a foil or nickel
response were actually high conductivity targets. The first was a 1914
dime. I'm digging about 8" on average now and bringing up some interesting
Garrett 250 listen or look
January 14, 2011
This is my second machine, I tend to search in custom mode eliminating most
of the beginning signals. I search by ear as the detector has more sounds
than you realise, this will help you pick the better things out.
I have found hundreds of coins since I got this machine, its not so good in
wooded areas as the signal bounces about, this is mineralisation as their
is sand 12 inches down, I can find 9 mm bullet heads around 8-12 inches
The detector is weighted well but would need the aditional pinpointer to
make ease in woods. In all metal mode I wouldn't detect parks, I would only
detect farmers fields, other than that I discriminate on very few readings.
Hope this helps.
Andrew Coad from