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    us
    Apr 2009
    1715 Fleet Treasure Coast
    Sea Hunter and Ace 350
    4

    ACE 350 Review

    Field test on the Ace 350 First I would like to say I was disappointed in the coil It did not look filled in all the way and looks cheap.
    I contacted garrett and they sent me a new one , It was worse than the one so I sent it back. Now on to the machine as you know it is a all metal machine with notch discrimimation with means there are no special program coin relic and jewelry are all the same. Besides notching. As for the rest of the machine it is what we have came to expect from Garrett. A good machine for the money. First day took the Ace to the beach where I was impressed with the depth of the DD coil. About 9 inches on a dime in dry sand at sensitivity 6. Also in highly trashly areas the DD coil was able to target seperate very well. Also found very small gold necklace at about 4 inches. This was in jewelry mode. Now on to the wet sand all the way to the waters edge. I usually use the Sea Hunter Mark 2 here and found that the Ace 350 with foil notched out and sensitivity at 4 would not false. And found small woman wedding band at about 6 inches. And also in a ripple trough found a large man's gold wedding band at about 8 inches. All fell in pull tap range, Now on to the ball field. In relic mode with the extra iron added you will notice that the dime and quarter are on top of each other. By add the extra iron and so called iron masking, the silver notching was squezzed unlike the Ace 250 Dime, Quarter and Bottlecaps fall together. Now if you notice on the AT Pro it is the same but you are able to discriminate out bottle caps by using the iron audio. Found it did very well in Red clay and regular soil pinpointing was a breeze and found $ 4.00 dollars in cad and a nice Man's Silver wedding band. That fell in the .10 cent range all targets were 2 to 8 inches deep. Just like the Sea Hunter loves Iron the Ace 350 loves Bottlecaps. I have to say using the Ace 350 was very pleasant and enjoyable. Very well balanced and light and sweep speed 4 foot a second. Sen at 6 Just my Impressions


    arMy

  2. #2
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
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    Re: ACE 350 Review

    That's the only thing i head bad about the 350........... The coils are or seem to be cheaply or poorly made....
    ".. Let no one know what , when , or where .."

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2007
    Pride, Louisiana
    120
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    Re: ACE 350 Review

    You are right about the coil looking cheap. It is not of the quality I've come to expect from Garrett. I contacted Garrett via e-mail and aksed if they had any kind of recall or factory bulletin on this, but I guess a no response is my answer. The 350 works great. The coil appears very shoddy and of poor workmanship.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
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    Re: ACE 350 Review

    It also looks like the AT PRO uses exactly the same coil as on the 350.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

    Nov 2006
    N.E. Ohio on lake Erie
    ** I use only top name brand detectors *****
    7,386
    1880 times
    ANY TYPE OF TREASURE HUNTING THAT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET

    Re: ACE 350 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge
    It also looks like the AT PRO uses exactly the same coil as on the 350.
    I hope not that means that now should i let my order for a AT Pro stand or cancell my order.. a crap coil not good.
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    ".. Let no one know what , when , or where .."

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
    White's V3i / Minelab E-trac
    2,228
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    Metal Detecting
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    AT Pro and ACE 350 do not use the same coil. Different part numbers.

  7. #7
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    Working STIFF!

    Jun 2014
    Garrett ACE 350; XP Deus (WS4 option with Gray Ghost wireless HP.
    189
    57 times
    Metal Detecting
    Not so good in wet sand. But overall the 350 is not a bad price point machine.

  8. #8

    Sep 2013
    107
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have both machines (350 an ATP) and not sure what you mean by "they look cheap" referring to the coil. Both coils look the same and are built the same way. Mine work great with no issues.. Stop looking at it and see how it works, then judge it.

    Bud

  9. #9
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    EJ

    May 2013
    NW Ohio
    At pro, At gold, pro pointer, ace 350 bounty hunter. Lesche hand and t handle digging tools, Sask kustom digger, Garrett edge digger and Garrett retriever, Garrett classifier made into a float for wat
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    Never had any issues with my 350s coil and I wasn't easy on it at all. No coil cover either. I have the pro also and no problems with it either. In my opinion they are great machines that give me great pleasure when I get a chance to detect around my busy work schedule. Good luck its a great coin machine.

  10. #10

    Mar 2015
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    AT Pro, Ace 350
    35
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You are correct. The 350 loves the bottle caps. But after many hours now trying to figure out a way to avoid digging said bottle caps, I believe I have found a way. When I get that bottle cap signal that hits the quarter/dime notch EVERY time, I simply wave the coil over it numerous times keeping a close eye on the LCD screen. If the the signal wavers off the quarter/dime notch for even a second, it's a bottle cap. If the signal remains steady and locked on the quarter/dime notch, I then reposition myself 90 degrees and wave the coil over the target several times again. Same thing. If the signal does not remain locked onto the quarter/dime notch, move on. If it does remain locked, dig up your new quarter or dime and put it in your keepers pocket. Hope this helps.
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  11. #11

    Mar 2015
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    AT Pro, Ace 350
    35
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    PLEASE IGNORE THE ABOVE POST!!!!! After doing some air testing to confirm my theory about the bottle caps, it seems as though I may have been passing on some good targets using this method. Silver rings and medallions as well as silver coins wavered off the notch and gave me a reading that I would normally pass up without digging. Shame on me. The 350 continues to be a bottle cap finder with no foolproof way of discriminating them out without risking passing on good targets. Good luck all.

  12. #12
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    Georgia Red

    Mar 2013
    Valdosta, GA
    CZ-21- 8" Bandido µMAX Silver µMAX MX-5 DetectorPro Headhunter UW- 8" Xterra-305
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    It's not the detector it's the DD coil. This is true on any machine. Try a concentric if you are coinshooting in trashy bottlecapp type places
    "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions" Confucius

  13. #13
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    Ron Shaw

    May 2013
    Lawrenceville,Il.
    XP Deus,Fisher F2, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer , Fisher F Point, Garrett Digging Tool, Gator Razor, Digging Tool, Sampson Digger, Get the Track Hoe! It's a deep one! :)
    887
    284 times
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    I slowly pull the coil backwards,while wiggling it. If it's a coin the sound will break off cleanly! If it's a bottle cap,it will have a slight buzz,or fuzzy sound as it breaks off. I hunt with my ears. The last thing I ever look at is the display. Once you get your ears trained to the sounds,you will dig more finds,and less trash.
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