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  1. #1
    Feb 2008
    South Dakota, B&R in Montana
    Tesoro Silver Umax
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    A GTA 550? or save the money and get an ACE 250?

    Anyone with experience using both the 550 and the 250? I've read the obvious differences, but would like some info about some personal experiences between the two. Any opinions and other info is always appreciated! Thanks,


  2. #2

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    33 times

    Re: A GTA 550? or save the money and get an ACE 250?

    i dont own a 550 but know people that do, and if it were my money i would just get the 250. the ace is comparable in performance and it is cheaper.
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  3. #3

    Dec 2007
    Whites DFX, Tesoro Cibola, Garrett GTA1000, GTAX550, ACE250, Fisher 1212, Minelab X-terra, Whites DFX
    1 times

    Re: A GTA 550? or save the money and get an ACE 250?

    I own both and must admit that the ACE is a great machine. The GTA550 is also a great machine, and it does have more settings. What I do like about the GTA is the sound that is given off - it is a more smooth sound. Also, the GTA has more notches which can help below the penny range. Civil War bullets usually fall just below the zinc penny range - the added notches help here. The ACE is a lightweight machine - and if I have only a little time - I will pick up the ACE for some quick detecting. Garrett really designed a great machine with the ACE series. If you have the extra bucks on hand - then I would recommend the GTA.

    All Work and no detecting makes Bavarian a dull boy!

  4. #4

    Mar 2005
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
    2078 times

    Re: A GTA 550? or save the money and get an ACE 250?

    I would go with the ACE 250. Newer technology and additional coils at a great price. And....the ACE has proven itself time and time again.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.


  5. #5
    Oct 2006
    2217 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: A GTA 550? or save the money and get an ACE 250?

    I have the GTAx 550 and its a tank go with the 250 alot lighter.



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