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..