This cove is paradise with the ACE 250
Published: January 18, 2010
Took my wife’s new Garrett ACE 250 out to the beach today to make sure that it works OK. I also wanted to see if this inexpensive metal detector really works like everyone claims. It does.
I started out with my Minelab X-Terra 705 and worked the wet sand a bit and a little of the dry and only got a couple of pennies.
Security told me to move my truck as I had parked in the wrong lot. The guy was nice and we chatted about detecting a bit and then I moved my truck. It was a good time to swap out detectors. Time for the ACE 250.
I started on the dry sand working my way to one end of the cove so I could work the entire beach. On the way found a kiddie ear ring. Started to find some coins and the 250 rang true. If it said it was a quarter, it was a quarter. If it said it was a pull tab, it was – except for the kiddie ring I found.
The 250 didn’t know what the strings of pearls was and the Target ID was bouncing all over. I didn’t have to scoop deep to pull up the “pearls”.
I am quite impressed with the ACE 250. It worked equally well on dry and wet sand, it is light and easy to swing (though there is a little wobble on the bottom shaft which I will fix with some duct tape), it pinpoints well for the most part, and it is easy to figure out.
I was running it at All Metal mode with “foil” notched out, sensitivity at 3 or 4 (played a little), and walked up and down most of the beach. And, glad that I have volume controlled headphones as the 250 beeps loud. No complaints as it found goodies all the way down to 6-8 inches and worked well in wet and dry sand. I didn’t take it in the water as I am not sure if the stock coil is waterproof.
Here are some pictures…
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