Garrett Ace 250 Review

Garrett Ace 250 Specifications

Five modes available
(All metal, jewelry, coins, custom, relics)

Eight sensitivity options

Discrimination button

Pinpoint push button

Advanced coin depth indicator

Enhanced target ID legend

Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector

Garrett Ace 250 Guide

You might have already read our Garrett Ace 150 review, and if you think that you want something with a little more capacity, and range of options then the Garrett Ace 250 metal detector might be more suitable for you. Although in terms of design it’s very similar to the Ace 150, the 250 has more detection options. The LCD screen of the this metal detector might be a little overwhelming at first, but it’s actually easy to understand, and in no time at all, you’ll be browsing the fields and beaches of your country, finding hidden and interesting treasure.

You will first have to choose the type of discrimination mode you want. This is the type of metal that you are hunting, and includes all metals, coins, jewelry, and relics. You can also set it to a custom setting, but this will only be useful once you’ve use the metal detector a few times, and got used to the device.

There are 2 scales on the top of the LCD panel that indicate the type of metal, and what type of item that has been detected. You can set this to obviously be whatever type of mode you are using, but it will also show anything else that is detected. The only difference is that you won’t hear the audible alarm. This can be a handy feature if your starting, as you can see just how important it is to create the correct metal detector filter settings with your machine, instead of finding false positives everywhere.

On the right hand side of the LCD panel, there is a depth indicator for coins, which shows 2,4,6,8+ inches. This is great when you are searching for old antique, and gold coins, as it will save you time digging out for your new treasury.

Garrett Ace 250 Settings

The setting that you have the Garrett Ace 250 metal detector set to are important to get the best results. You will need to take into account the type of metal you want to search for, and set the mode selection accordingly. It can be worth taking a few items such as can tops, coins and jewelry, and actually visiting the area you plan to search. You can then bury these items at different depths, and test the metal detector with them. This will give you a good understanding of the settings. You do have with the Ace 250 a sensitivity selector with a large range on it, so you can set it low, and see what you find with your test, and increase it to allow you to find better. There is also a discrimination setting that will allow you to avoid false positives. This is when the metal detector detects metals fragments in the ground or pipes. Both these settings are adjustable, so learning how to apply them the best way will take practice. There isn’t a guaranteed setting that will allow you to find only valuable items and avoid things like discarded cans or junk. It’s all about spending time, and getting experience under your belt.

How to use the Garrett Ace 250

You will have to fit the metal detector together, as it comes in various parts. You can follow the details in the link to the manual below, and once you have it setup, you will then need to pick your scanning and searching destination. This can be a wide range  of places, such as public parks, sand pits, hill ranges, and also beaches. Depending which environment you pick, you will need to adjust the metal detector to best work with that type of ground. For example, you will want to have the sensitivity up high when scanning beaches, as there will be very little litter or underground pipework, so you want to be able to investigate anything that is detected. It’s also easier to dig sand than it is to dig ground, so you can investigate detections much quicker.

If you’re scanning a rural area, you might need to turn your sensitivity down, and your discrimination up, to avoid what can be lots of discarded litter and natural iron in the ground, as well as underground pipes.

The way you use the metal detector is simple. First attach the arm bend to your arm, so it’s as comfortable as possible. Then position the coil 1-2 inches off the ground, and in a gentle swinging motion from side to side, walk forward slowly, moving your arm to ensure that the metal detector stays on a  horizontal plane. If it gets angled, it won’t be searching the ground under the location, so you’ll be wasting your time over lots of ground. Make sure that you swing about about the width of your body, and travel a memorable route, as once you’ve covered that ground, you won’t want to go back over it.

Garrett Ace 250 Accessories

Garrett Control Box Cover

If you want to protect your control panel in different weather conditions, then it’s best to purchase a control box cover. This will stop rain, and sand getting inside the important LCD screen and control panel electronics, which is easy if you’re putting your metal detector through regular use. You can purchase on here.

Garrett Digging Pouch

Where do you put your metal detecting treasure when you find it? Well the answer is easy. You just purchase an official Garrett digging pouch, which with its 10” depth, and velcro fastening will allow you to put your finds safely in the shoulder strap bag, and carry on detecting, cleaning and investing your find, when you get back home. The official Garrett digging pouch can be purchased here.

Garrett Edge Digger

When you actually do have a positive match while metal detecting, how do you safely and easily get your treasure out of the ground? You use the Garrett edge digger, to dig into the ground, and reach your find. It comes with a protecting sheath, and will attach to your belt to allow you to reach it, and dig with it. You just dig around the indicated area, and remove the patch of ground by leveraging it. You can then scan the clump of ground with the metal detector to make sure it’s there. You can see the latest price of an official Garrett edge digger here.

Garrett Ace 250 Manuel

You can download the manual here, in PDF format.

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