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Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector Review

In this ACE 250 metal detector review, we’ll cover the features of this device and what it’s best for.

About the Garrett ACE 250 metal detector

The Garrett ACE 250 metal detector is a reasonably priced, excellent all-around metal detector.

We highly recommend the ACE 250 for both beginners and seasoned fossickers. You can use the ACE 250 to hunt for coins (old and new), jewelry, relics, artefacts, and other buried valuables. We have friends with one of these units and it has lasted well for years. They recommend it best for coin hunting. The Garrett brand is one we don’t hesitate to recommend because we’ve owned one ourselves and several friends own them, too.

You’ll find this metal detector is both easy to tune and easy to use.

A combination of its price and features has seen the ACE 250 become one of the world’s most popular metal detectors. Like its little brother, the ACE 150, it’s easy to assemble straight out of the box. It’s not too heavy and the arm cuff is adjustable and comfortable, so your arm won’t tire quickly. You’ll even find that the kids can manage it. Do your bench test and you’ll be ready to start hunting.

You can buy the metal detector on its own, or for a few dollars more, get a whole package with the metal detector coil plus headphones, or with digging equipment.

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What the ACE 250 is best for

We highly recommend the ACE 250 metal detector for:

  • Coin hunting
  • Competition events
  • Dry beach hunting
  • Fresh water hunting.

We also recommended this metal detector for jewelry hunting, and ghost town hunting.

All levels of users

Watch Garrett’s video highlighting the features of the ACE 250 and how the search modes and depth indicator work.

Key features of the Garrett ACE 250 metal detector

The Garrett ACE 250 packed full of the great features we’ve come to expect from Garrett, including:

  • Electronic Pinpointing: to precisely locate target and speed recovery
  • Accept/Reject Discrimination: to modify discrimination patterns
  • Five Search Modes: select pre-set discrimination pattern or create your own
  • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator: to determine target depth
  • Battery Condition Indicator: shows battery life continually
  • Interchangeable ACE series search coils: are available
  • Expanded Target ID Legend: easy-to-read above large LCD screen
  • Pushbutton Controls: with One-Touch operation
  • Other features:
    • disassembles to 24″ and three pieces for travel/storage
    • adjustable arm cuff
    • quarter-inch sized headphone jack.

Garrett ACE 250 specifications

For those of you who want the tech stuff

Target ID Cursor Segments 12
Iron Discrimination Segments   2
Accept/Reject Discrimination YES
Search Modes   5 (plus Pinpoint)
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments 8
Electronic Pinpointing   YES
Frequency 6.5 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels   3
Standard Searchcoil 6.5″ x 9″ PROformance™
Length (Adjustable)   42″ to 51″ (1.06m – 1.29m)
Total Weight 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kgs.)
Batteries   4 AA (included)
Warranty 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor

 ACE 250 shipping information

Here are the things you need to know about its size and weight if you want to get one shipped:

  • Product dimensions: 22.1 x 11.1 x 5.1 inches
  • Item weight:  4.5 pounds
  • Shipping weight:  4.6 pounds

The Garrett ACE 250 warranty

Garrett equipment is protected by a limited parts and labor warranty for 2 years from the date of purchase. You can read more about the warranty on the Garrett website.

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Last modified: March 2, 2020

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