Sunday, 25 July 2010

How Deep Can The Ace 250 Go?

How Deep Can The Ace 250 Go?

Recently I have been reading other peoples reviews about the Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector. The reviews I have read have been quite mixed, but most of the people agree that it's a very good detector for the price. One thing all of the reviews I read don't agree on is how deep can the Ace 250 detect..Some people said their Ace 250 only detects down to about 4 - 6 inches. Other people said theirs goes as deep as 8 - 10 inches..One reviewer of the Ace 250 claimed that they had been chatting about this subject with the guy who worked in the metal detector shop, and they said he laughed when they asked him "can the Ace 250 go deeper then 8 inches". He replied, "Don't read into the hype, It's a good starter detector, but it does not detect down to 8 inches, 6 if your lucky"..

Well, I'm not sure if I have received an extra powerful, freak of nature Ace 250, but the other day, as written in my post, my Garrett Ace 250 detected an old bottle top 12 inches (a foot) down. My whole spade head and some of the neck was under the ground..



I truly believe that how deep the Ace 250 will detect matters on what type of ground you are using the detector on. When I detected this bottle top 12 inches down the soil was nice and soft, easy to dig, maybe that was why it could go so deep?. I did not have the sensitivity turned on full either, It was set with two bars left blank at the top.

I know from my own experience using the Ace 250 that it can detect an object 12 inches down. But also, in different soil conditions maybe it will only detect to 6 inches. Just like it will not detect too well in wet sand or under water, but there are specific metal detectors made for those conditions. All in all the Garrett Ace 250, in my experience, is a great all rounder for the price, and under the right conditions it can detect deep targets. My average depth for finding objects is around the 4 - 6 inch mark, but on some occasions, throughout the days hunting, finds are as deep as 8 - 10 inches down. But like written above, and in my post, I have found an object 12 inches down, this was only once, but it just shows that the Ace 250 is capable of doing it. Well it was on that day anyway! Maybe it's the Duracell battery's I use, who knows..

17 comments:

buk said...

garrett = 8" tops

cedrik said...

ace 250 is up there with the more pricey machines. ive used many machines

09021 said...

Conditions of soil count for more then ppl think. Damp soil can give good depth.

Anonymous said...

more depends on the size of the object

jackboi said...

Very encouraging to hear this. The ace 250 is what im leaning towards buying.

PMF said...

I should add, since I found this item at a foot deep I have never got that deep with the Ace 250 again. So maybe that was a one off, or maybe the item I found wasn't the item giving me the signal. Who knows. I think it's true, the Ace 250 sits around the 6 - 8 inch mark on average. 10 inch deep finds are now very rare for me, and it's more like 4 - 6 inches that most regular. Perhaps my detector is slipping...

fynl said...

Was gonna buy an ace250 but I'm seriously leaning toward the Ace350.

goggle eyes said...

Good starter machine, nothing more. Most in this price range will detect the same depth. 6 to 7 inches. Bigger objects 8 - 9 inches at best.

Tesoro Umax. Same ish price, much better detector.

Anonymous said...

ace250 vs tesoro compardre?

Anonymous said...

6" = DEEP ENOUGH!

bhc said...

Can garrett ace 250 go in the water?

Yes the coil search head can but not the electronic housing. Performance wont be the best but it will work.

jimbo said...

ace250 can rival more expensive detectors if in the right hands

limey said...

Q: how to make my ace 250 go deeper = A: buy a bigger coil - or just upgrade!

white-afro said...

Ace 150 vs 250?

Anonymous said...

good detector

Waterproof Storm Matches said...

Check out these waterproof matches! watch the video of how good they are. Shocking!

Whites Coinmaster Pro said...

The Coinmaster Pro is also a detector worth considering. In the UK. Pretty sure it goes about as deep as an Ace 250.

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