Garrett Ace 250
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Not a good machine for finding canadian coins
November 01, 2010
I have benched tested the machine for Canadian coins and it doesn't I.D.
them as the machine is set up for u.s. coins. I should have gotten the
fisher 75 as it gives you a number for what it scans. The 250 you have to
dig everything, so you waist tons of time dinging garbage. So the 250 is no
good for Canada.
Pitt meadows canada
This works for me
October 23, 2010
I found it hard leaving my Descovery 1000 from Radio Shack. Though I did
select the 'coin' mode on my Garrett 250 I found myself moving back to my
old detector. My final soution was to go to 'custom' and only select
nichol, penny, dime and quarter and then bench tested the machine with
everything. The results were BETTER THAN EXPECTED! Detected all four
coins and still got good readings on: sterling silver, 10k and 14k gold and
ear rings. Still reads tops from soda cans and some kids rings. Using the
standard coin setting is just to broad and leads to wasted digging. Next
is better pin pointing.
San Antonio, Texas
BEST FOR THE MONEY
October 20, 2010
If any of your readers are having problems with the Ace 250 here is a
little tip that will help a lot. Always give this machine time to work
properly by swinging it several times in different directions over the
target and do not be afraid to use the discrimination at a higher setting
because you do not lose very much depth.
Also I like to run it in the all metal mode and listen to the tone ID for
greater accuracy. I have found as many nice things with the ACE 250 as I
have with detectors costing 3 times the money! HOPE THIS helps.
W H Winfield from
Not that good
October 06, 2010
I wonder if garrett workers are the ones giving these good reviews. As I am
new to this sport and so far when the 250 says its coins i dig up just
junk. I have found one dime and three pennies with about four hours of
looking, the pointer that I paid 25.00 only works when if touches the
metal. I don't really think the 250 is any better than my old whites 3. I
wish someone would tell the truth about the 250 in these reviews.
Pitt meadows, canada
For the price it can't be beat
October 03, 2010
For the price this machine cannot be beaten. It's very easy to use,
batteries last a long time, and basically you can just turn this machine on
and your detecting.
I admit, I haven't found treasure worth millions yet, but I have made a few
decent finds. I needed a detector that can be easily taken apart because I
put mine in a holdal bag, so it travels in bits, goes detecting, and then
gets put back into the bag broken down. It handles that well, and I'm not
exactly light handed either. It's took a few knocks here and there but
still works perfectly.
All in all a very good detector. Ive read many people complain about the
pinpoint feature, but I have found the pinpoint works perfectly.
September 25, 2010
Just received my ace 250 detector and love it. Had to get used to it for a
couple of days but it is the best detector ever. First it is easy to use I
don't need a bunch of settings to mess with you just turn it on and away
you go. Make sure you watch the video that comes with it its very helpful
info. But Garrett makes the finest detectors made today in this persons
opinion, I am sure others will disagree but this is my opinion. Sure theres
minelab and whites and others but this unit suits me fine. And you can add
other coils to the unit if you want to dig deeper. Me I am satisfied with
what I have now. So if you want a good unit that wont break the bank get
the Garrett Ace 250 its awesome.
Geoffrey a nash from
Not reading the manual = bad results
September 03, 2010
Garrett have spent years and years perfecting detectors so if anyone knows
how to operate one: they do, the manual has to be read and understood
before using this 250, and need I say it takes practice, you have to work
the detector as the manual says, if you don't you will not work it to it's
full advantage, and you will be giving a bad remark for it, give it time
and practice like I have, it pays off in the end, I would opt for the extra
size coil, the 9"x12" is a great investment for field and farm land, it
gives slightly more depth and is better on pin pointing for beginners, the
coil here in the uk sells for average £99.00, you wont be let down with
these, you will if you don't read the manual..
(One Year Update) 10 X 14 Excelerator search coil
September 03, 2010
I have been using the Ace 250 for a year now with good results. I posted a
review (Dr.Bellows Aug 29 2009). PS (My buddy gave the 2 NO's, when I
showed him the review). I still think its a great detector for the money. I
mostly relic hunt and wanted to cover more area at greater depth. I
purchased the 10x14 Excelerator search coil. I did a test garden and was
getting 3 to 4 more inches on all coins. I think it took my entry level
machine to the next level. Thanks,God Bless
August 19, 2010
This Ace 250 is a very good buy and a really good machine as well. I am
enjoying learning it and have found lots of clad coins in addition to all
the usual other stuff.
If it had a backlight for the display and a volume control I would give it
5 stars. I bought some cheap headphones that have a volume control so that
took care of one minor problem. At some point I will try to figure out
how to illuminate the display so I can night hunt.
The Ace 250 is easy to use, lightweight, and as accurate as other units
that cost more--in some cases a LOT MORE. What more could you want?
Sweet Little Machine
August 14, 2010
Hi, hope this review prompts who ever is still on the fence with the ACE
250 to try it!
I am a 100% "Beach Hunter" (White's Dual Field PI Pro)that was
looking for a "dry sand" detector. I did my homework on the ACE
250 and decided to go with the "Spring Pack".
This machine is true value for your money!
1, It's very good on coins
2, Light weight
3, loads of options to fit your hunting level and needs
4, Will find EVERYTHING! LOL
5, EASY TO USE
6, PRICE IS RIGHT
1, Pin Pointing is off (yup the only fault)
Please get the "Spring Package" with the Pro Pointer, with the PP
and the ACE 250 you'll be finding and recovering quickly!With the PP you
have a 5 star set up!
1, Pin point with the ACE 250 and if your target is 2-4 inches guess what?!
just use the PP to find the exact location of the target!
without the PP you will be digging trenches lol!
2, Please bench mark and study the machine with "Junk" and
"good" targets to see how the ACE responds. If you are using the
ACE in another Country test the local coinage.
3, Gold falls in the 1st notch blow "Pull Tab" which is also in
the Gold Range, the key to the ACE is, ONLY DIG A SIGNAL THAT IS SMOOTH
& STEADY! If it jumps between two coins it's probably modern pull tab
or a coin by "junk". Circle the signal if you get a smooth
constant read on it, dig it. If the Signal is all over the place, 100%
For me, I eliminate 50 cent and 1$ cause I live in the Caribbean and the
chances are very slim I'd find them plus a crushes soda can or a piece of
one comes in smooth without distortion in that range!
I have been metal & cable detecting for a living at my local phone
company for 10 years so I know a little something. Metal Detection is not a
perfect science cause a lot on metals have similar "signatures"
but with practice the ACE Will Impress you, like it did me.
P.S.>>> I was only getting the ACE for a Beach Back-up and then
Christmas get a White's Spectra V3i(Cause I am a Gadget Freak LOL). To be
honest, the ACE 250 with Pro Pointer have been working so well for me I
really don't NEED the V3i.(though I still WANT IT LOL)
Bottom line the ACE 250 with PP is ALL you will really Need.
Happy Hunting :-)