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    Garrett Ace 250? Or the 300?

    Hello guys!
    This is my first thread to post on this website. I have hunted with my ace 250 for a couple months now. I saw the new ace 300 and fell in love with the numbers on the screen. I also noticed it runes on 8Khz, and the 250 runs on 6.5Khz. Is it worth it to spend the extra 40$ and get the 300? The 300 also has a larger search-coil.
    Thanks!
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    There have been a couple positive reviews on the 300 here. I'd be inclined to say go for it if you can swing it - maybe even the 400.

    You can always keep the 250 for backup or sell it.

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    I have the 400 ( the same detector except coil size. iron feature, operating freq.) and for about the same investment you could have a Land Ranger Pro which has ground balance which would allow detecting in a greater range of soil types. I am not very pleased with the 400 at all. In my estimation the LRP is a far better choice. I will take my LRP out most every time over the Garrett. The tiny bit of increased operating frequency of the Garrett does not seem to be beneficial at all during normal use that I have noticed at all for my type of hunting. Because of having ground balance the LRP will give you greater depth in medium to bad soil. Good luck with your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwinkles View Post
    for about the same investment you could have a Land Ranger Pro which has ground balance which would allow detecting in a greater range of soil types.
    I completely agree with this statement, a much better choice!
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    I second the LRP vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    I second the LRP vote.
    I've never used one, but did have an Ace250 for a very short time.... Ground balancing turns metal detecting into a different hobby from just listening for bell tones. It's annoying hunting when you know you don't have any power over the ground beneath you.
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    The iron audio on the Garrett Ace 400 is a great feature, I'm really impressed with the depth the Ace 400 is getting so far. If you can swing the cost difference, I'm sure you will be pleased.

    Wayne

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    Thank y'all so much for all the replies. Unfortunately I cannot afford the Ace 400, and if I want to get the 300 I will need to sell my 250. Perhaps when I get a job I can look into the 400, or even the AT-Pro, I can dream can't I?
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    I would lean towards the ACE 300. It packs more power (can'r run it full sensitivity) which can mean more depth then the 250. The mid range where gold reads, is very sensitive. It really hits hard on pull tabs, which might be a curse for coin/relic hunters, but a blessing for those searching for gold rings. However, you have the option of notching out those pull-tab/gold numbers. The ACE 300 is real hot on coins and rings. I have already pulled out a couple of rings with mine along with a large amount of coins as of 4 hunts to date. It is really nice to see Garrett making improvements to the ACE platform. You get a lot of "machine" for it's price.
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    Very helpful, thank you sir!
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    From all the above suggestions, I agree with those supporting the LRP. The 300 isn't that much better than what you have IMO. The LRP cost $150.00 more than the 300 but well worth it IMO. Enjoy your ACE250 until more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ comes your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GA_Boy View Post
    From all the above suggestions, I agree with those supporting the LRP. The 300 isn't that much better than what you have IMO. The LRP cost $150.00 more than the 300 but well worth it IMO. Enjoy your ACE250 until more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ comes your way.
    Marvin
    I think the difference is about $50 not $150.
    Last edited by bowwinkles; Jun 03, 2016 at 07:28 PM.
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