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Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector

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is rather poorly functional in terms of depth of detection, has a small scanning area (with a cool pinpoint, though, stable at full sensitivity). But the most important thing is, after I have tried out different metal detectors, I still like my good old Garrett Ace 250. Furthermore, while the others will be spending their time trying to master complex expensive devices, you’ll be already collecting your first nickels, dimes and pennies found.

Lowering the sensitivity helps some but for the most part once I was cautious with the coil and started slowing down some it took care of most of the falsing. Headphones weren’t included in my box, but I found a pair of ¼ inch headphones that fitted the jack port on the control box. When hunting in shallow water, PLEASE remember to tether the machine so it can not accidentally fall in the water if you drop it. I hunted an afternoon without using any headsets, and I could easily hear the audio and distinguish the soft signals from the loud double beeps.

Though you should keep in mind that in this mode the device may miss some small jewelry items if they are located close to some large amounts of ferrous metal or aluminum alloys. To increase the depth of detection for Garrett Ace 250, its regular coil can be changed, say, for a bigger one DD type. With it being a beginners metal detector for the smaller budget it would also be fair to say that other people have mentioned how the machine can become a little temperamental in highly mineralised conditions, giving of an increased amount of false signals.

And, of course, there is no sense in comparing the beginner-level detector with any expert-level machine. It fits the bill for me, being very effective at finding the stuff I want to find and telling me what will be a waste of time.The 250 has three different tones that indicated what metal I’d found without looking at the display. In other tests on dry land, I also found some incredibly tiny and thin pieces of metal with strong signals, so I have to believe that jewelry hunters will do well on the beach. What you don’t see is what this improved metal detector can do with the improved metal detection that Garrett added. I am not sure if it was for my competitive mood, or eagerness and a high wish of Galina to beat other hunters including me in number of finds on her first time of metal detecting, or the Garrett Ace 250's simplicity, or presence of the only 'hot' spot at the hunt site, which my companion and I hit right away, or all the above, but we scored the highest number of finds and left our four 'colleagues' way behind.

So when you dig a coin that indicated 4" but ended up being maybe 2-1/2 or 3", that is still correct.

Put a coin, different types of jewellery and a drinks can on the floor and run your detector over them before heading out. It doesn't work well at all on wet salt beaches so if you hunt there you got to stay on the dry and turn it down to 2 notches or so. You can therefore use the Garrett Ace detector in shallow water, as long as the display does not get wet. Surprisingly shallow targets were in abundance, and every detected target was a valuable 'keeper', so Galina and I did not have to waste time on figuring out what level of Discrimination or Sensitivity to use.

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