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« on: August 21, 2009, 04:51:32 am »
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Hello, i am new to the hobby and am thinking of buying a Garrett Ace 250, i wondered if anyone had any views on it, whether it is a good beginners machine or if there is something better for a similar price.I would be using it primarily in parkland and beaches here in England. I currently have an old c-scope 660 which is fine if coins are no more than 2" down, and the discrimination is poor. Will the 250 be better than this?. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 05:51:30 am »
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It is a great machine for beginners. I am also starting new with the ACE 250 and I found that it works best with coins. When the sensitivity is set to the maximum (it has an eight level sensitivity) it can reach down to more than 8" as I dug an old coin recently. I was amazed by its performance. You have to tune down the sensitivity to suit the condition while you are at the beach, trashy area or mineralised soil. Its tone can get erratic here.

Its ground balancing is automated. I dunno about other comments, but I find that its pinpointing is pretty accurate. You have to get used to it.

Overall its a great, light, hassle free machine.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 08:48:06 am »
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where would be the best place for me to buy one and do i need to use headphones Fight Fight

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 08:57:04 am »
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I also started with the Ace...It was what got me hooked on THunting! I recommend using headphones, you can hear the tones better, it doesn't attract attention to you and the batteries will last longer.
The pinpointing works grat and the settings all work well with whatever situation your hunting. I've found loads of clad coins and several rings with mine. It's lightweight and you can change out the coils if you want.
It works well in wet sand, but I don't do much beach hunting.
I bought my Ace on Ebay for about $170.00 used, in great condition.
Good luck and be prepared to get hooked! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 09:04:54 am »
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That's a toughie... Ok. Which part of England are you? Probably the address below can help:

Detector Distribution Ltd
Unit 5, Orchard Business Park
North End Road, Yapton.
West Sussex, BN18 0EH
Tel: 01243 558899

Give them a holler. Hope that helps  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 09:25:26 am »
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Thanks for the advice , ive heard very few bad reports about the 250 so ill probably go for that one. I live in the South West of England , in Plymouth, so i will get one off e-bay, but thanks for the address it may come in handy

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 09:26:55 am »
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It's a good starter machine for sure. Or you could also try eBay for a 2nd hand unit.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 04:39:08 pm »
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I have had mine for a few months, and have not used it more then 50 hours. But in those 50 hours i got pretty good at it, and find everything that my dads PRIZM 4 which was double the price finds.

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 04:44:46 pm »
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Quote:Posted by saltfisher
I have had mine for a few months, and have not used it more then 50 hours. But in those 50 hours i got pretty good at it, and find everything that my dads PRIZM 4 which was double the price finds.


Ooh, do I sense a few friendly arguments at the dinner table? LoL

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 04:55:39 pm »
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haha, no not really. he has a friend that is in the buisness, and sold him the PRIZM 4 for cost, so he paid like $249 or something like that for it. I think it sells for like $399, so he got a good deal. I just went to the hobby shop and paid $199 for mine. I wanted it ASAP and didnt want to wait for shipping off the web. Smiley

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