Garrett Ace 250
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Not Worth the Money
July 29, 2011
I bought this for 230 dollars, it is a piece of junk. I have gone hunting
about 6 times and I have not found a lot of treasures and that is not the
detectors fault, on the coin mode it can't tell the difference between
coins, dirt, clay, rocks, or pavement. This was a total waste of time and
money. To consumers, I would not recommend this cheap product.
4 years on duty in Germany
July 06, 2011
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
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.
Results from the swimming pool search
June 01, 2011
This is a follow-up to the post I made on Dec. 11, 2010. Please look it
up. It got very positive reviews. In the artical I encouraged people to
search the local swimming pool (with permission ofcourse). In exchange for
helping out the caretaker gave me a key. The results are as
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.
San Antonio, Texas
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