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6 months to 2 years
Nov 1, 2009
I have had the Garrett Ace 250 for about a year. It took me about 30 minutes of reading instructions "read the instructions!" and playing with the settings before heading out to the back yard. The pinpoint feature works great, you hold down a button and look for the peak signal, the object is under the center of the coil. It also gives a more accurate depth reading while pinpointing. You can chose to lock out Iron, foil, pull tabs, and just chase coins. In this mode you will find brass, copper, tin, canning jar lids, and coins. I would start out by looking for and digging everything. Yesterday, I was at our pasture along the Platte River searching for everything. In about 10 minutes I had found 16 inch steel file, lid from a doctors sample of Stannoxyl from 1920's, and a tin lid. Then I spent about a hour digging up hunks of barb wire and nails. In the last year my treasures have consisted of: horse shoes, pennies, quarters, dimes, brass clock, sterling silverware, nails, barb wire, buckles, cans, 2 gal pail, bullets, metal toys, medals, and stuff that all you can do is wonder?
Great machine for the Money.
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May 20, 2009
The Garrett 250 ACE is by far the best buy for the money. It offers easy operating capabilities, with great depth. The attachments allow for even more versatility. I normally hunt with a MineLab SE, but I always keep the 250 ACE handy. I have a larger coil on the detector which allows me to get down deep in the ground. When my arm gets tired from swinging the MineLab, I take out the ACE and feel comfortable about the depth, that I won't miss any find. One such time I went over the same spot that a lot of high end detectors with extra large coils went over, I pulled a real nice Mercury Dime and a nice flat button out of the ground at around 8 inches. I buy and sell a lot of detectors, but I will always keep the ACE 250 in my array of detectors. I purchased two of these, one for each of my daughters. They have pulled a lot out of the ground.
Clarence (Bunker) Hill
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