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    Mar 2011
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    Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Hi There, i just joined

    I am looking to buy my first metal detector and probably the only one for a while. I am looking to get the best bang for my buck. I was wondering about real world experience with both. Which one would you buy? Why?

    I live in North Texas and this will be used at old Parks, Churches, Ranches, etcetera.

    I am super nervous about making the wrong choice and any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!

    Oh yeah, i am leaving to go to Iowa for a week next Friday and will be taking it with me... Hopefully I will get to post pictures of my first find!!


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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Both are good machine .The ace 350 comes with a bigger coil.i dont think you would be disappointed with either one
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    Mar 2011
    Rowlett, Texas
    Garrett Ace 350
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ok2raise
    Both are good machine .The ace 350 comes with a bigger coil.i dont think you would be disappointed with either one
    Thanks for the advice, I have that feeling but was wondering about real world experience.

    I have read multiple reviews and most are coming back with the 350 is not worth the extra.
    I have done some searching but not found out much info on the specs and what they mean. What are that advantages/Disadvantages of the higher frequency?

    The specs say the coils can be submersed, does this affect it at all? Does that mean I can walk shorelines about a foot deep with it?

    Thanks again for the reply!

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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tx Hunter
    Quote Originally Posted by ok2raise
    Both are good machine .The ace 350 comes with a bigger coil.i dont think you would be disappointed with either one
    Thanks for the advice, I have that feeling but was wondering about real world experience.

    I have read multiple reviews and most are coming back with the 350 is not worth the extra.
    I have done some searching but not found out much info on the specs and what they mean. What are that advantages/Disadvantages of the higher frequency?

    The specs say the coils can be submersed, does this affect it at all? Does that mean I can walk shorelines about a foot deep with it?

    Thanks again for the reply!
    Are you talking fresh or salt water shoreines.......Saltwater has minerals and both Ace's have a problem with saltwater minerals. It can be run there, but you have to turn down the sensitivity which will reduce your depth, detector will still chatter and give false signals but can work there somewhat, just not like a water detector......




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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tx Hunter
    Quote Originally Posted by ok2raise
    Both are good machine .The ace 350 comes with a bigger coil.i dont think you would be disappointed with either one
    Thanks for the advice, I have that feeling but was wondering about real world experience.

    I have read multiple reviews and most are coming back with the 350 is not worth the extra.
    I have done some searching but not found out much info on the specs and what they mean. What are that advantages/Disadvantages of the higher frequency?

    The specs say the coils can be submersed, does this affect it at all? Does that mean I can walk shorelines about a foot deep with it?

    Thanks again for the reply!
    Are you talking fresh or salt water shoreines.......Saltwater has minerals and both Ace's have a problem with saltwater minerals. It can be run there, but you have to turn down the sensitivity which will reduce your depth, detector will still chatter and give false signals but can work there somewhat, just not like a water detector......
    Fresh water ...

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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    350 is a much better machine for the $. Have any questions feel free to ask!



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  7. #7
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    Mar 2011
    Rowlett, Texas
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by stoopstroop
    350 is a much better machine for the $. Have any questions feel free to ask!
    Sigh, i guess i am going to just have to buy it and see. . . A friend just purchased the 250 so i guess i will get the 350.. Should be able to find out real quick which is superior or if there is a real difference.

    I was just thinking that if the 350 is not that much better i would save the money.. thanks for the info..

    Do you happen to have one of them?


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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Hey Big Tx Hunter....Welcome from Mesquite, Texas............In my opinion the advantage of the 350 is the coil and the higher frequency for jewelry....

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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    The advantage of the 350 over the 250 is not that much and a smaller coil is a big help when you encounter lots of trash. You will not be disappointed with either. If your friend has the 250 you can learn faster from each other.

    Years ago when detectors first came out dew on the grass would affect how they operated and any water that got in from the cable really messed things up so now they advertise them as "waterproof." You can generally get the coil under couple feet without pressure letting in water. Just don't drop the land detector in water if you fall down. I believe in if something can go wrong, it will. So stay away from water.
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    Mar 2011
    Rowlett, Texas
    Garrett Ace 350
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RWJR13
    Hey Big Tx Hunter....Welcome from Mesquite, Texas............In my opinion the advantage of the 350 is the coil and the higher frequency for jewelry....
    Thank you for the welcome, I am in Rowlett.

    I am thinking i will go with the 350 and buy a sniper coil for trashy areas..

    Thanks for all the input!


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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Get the 250, the smaller coil will make it easier for you if your new at this.

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    Apr 2007
    MESQUITE, TEXAS
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tx Hunter
    Quote Originally Posted by RWJR13
    Hey Big Tx Hunter....Welcome from Mesquite, Texas............In my opinion the advantage of the 350 is the coil and the higher frequency for jewelry....
    Thank you for the welcome, I am in Rowlett.

    I am thinking i will go with the 350 and buy a sniper coil for trashy areas..

    Thanks for all the input!

    ......Go to any clubs yet? We have one in Mesquite........Pm me and I'll give you the info.....

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    May 2006
    Michigan
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    The Ace 350 comes with the DD coil as standard, the only difference I can see without actually buying one.

    I love my 250, the coil that comes stock with that is pretty small to begin with.

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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    make a couple phone calls to small dealers and shop around for the best price, if ya look around you can find the ace 350 for 255 bucks w/free shipping.
    here is the difference between the two
    http://www.kellycodetectors.com/compare/?a=124
    down and dirty

  15. #15
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    Feb 2011
    Riverside, CA
    Garrett AT Pro & Garrett ACE 250
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    Re: Should i get the Garret Ace 250 or 350 ?

    350 because of the bigger coil, frequency and better iron discrimination.

 

 
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