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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2008
    7

    help with an Ace 150

    I have the Ace 150, and I need some tips. I mostly hunt in coin mode but Iím still dig up more trash than coinís. I started in my back yard but it has lots of trash such as tin cans and other types of scrap metal. I have tried to turn down the sensitivity but I still get a lot of trash. What do I do?

  2. #2

    Apr 2006
    Middletown, NY
    AT Pro & Ace 250
    1,061
    19 times

    Re: help with an Ace 150

    Gomer,

    I have the Ace250 which is about the same as yours except with pinpointing and I can tell you that it will show cans as coins. There are two ways I determine if it is junk or not with the 250 which is as follows:

    1. When I find a target that is giving me that nice 'BING BING" noise on coin I swing shorter swings over the target and as I am swinging I slowly pull back towards myself (again while swinging). What I am doing is trying to find the spot on the ground where I lose the signal. While doing this watch the target ID and you will see that right before you lose the signal it will change to a junk target ID. I do this a few times (going back and forth) just to make sure. If the target ID stays in the coin range then it could be a coin, which then I go to my next technique.

    2. After doing step one and verifying that the target ID stays in coin range, I then do the short swinging while pulling away as I did for technique one and find that spot on the ground where you lose the signal. Remember go slow and swing short close swings so you can find the exact spot (center of coil) where the target drops. Then do the same going forward now and find the spot where you lose it going forward. If the distance between where you lost the signal (close to you) and where you lost the signal (furthest from you) is small, then the target is small. If it is a greater distance then it is a larger item and you can choose whether to dig it or not, depending on if you want to have to deal with it again at a future outing at the spot.

    ANy other questions PM me and I will help any way I can.

    HH

    Funkman

  3. #3

    Jul 2012
    3
    Tks for the advice i have to same problem with my ace250 plus im new the metal detecting

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2011
    penn state
    ace 150, flea market digger
    2,383
    350 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    i get better results in jewlry mode,, the 1857 flying eagle i found will not show in coin mode

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2012
    WEST TN
    F2,pinpointer that came with it
    63
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have the F2 and i had the same problem digging up tons of trash lol. But im improving lots after bout 10 hrs with the machine. its just me but i dig trash targets as well so i dnt have to deal with them next time. But some days u dnt wanna dig trash and just dig the good stuff. Practice and patience is best advice i can give u but thats just me and im a newbie as well. GOOD LUCK and heard great things bout the ace 150 btw and if u dnt have a hand held pinpointer get one ASAP will save tons of digging time and help u locate target n secs most the time. Again just my 2 cents worth cause im new as well.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    WP

    May 2012
    4,904
    3398 times
    We run jewelry mode too for coins when we get iffy signals,or those we need to "coax" to get a coin tone its usually something round and flat like a bottle cap. prefer to keep digging though,trusting discrimination hard,don,t want to miss something. Also sometimes junk removed was "masking "something else. That. 150 fun to hear on solid coin hit though! Sure you know but in jewelry mode you will still hear low tone on iron just keep going,just my opinion but i like to see iron icon go off before resuming search pattern. A little more time you can call more targets before you dig. Have fun!. Oh i keep sens.up around second notch from top,higher when few targets. seems to affect depth more than discrimination. Though little lead sinkers ring pretty good!
    Last edited by releventchair; Jul 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM.

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2011
    penn state
    ace 150, flea market digger
    2,383
    350 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    yep lead mak it yell at ya,,,i have dug a few iron/coin tones heavy on irontone turns out to be a zincker lincolin everytime gold ring rings up as coin on any mode but sure does hit nickles hard soe of my coins tone end up a nail , then some days wen wet outside everything tones in as it should iron is iron etc..... so i dig everyting i run over happy huntinn ya'll

  8. #8

    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
    994
    377 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    i run the ace 350 and i tell you it was a learning curve the thing lies to no end lol ...but back scanning targets will tell the tale on my dd coil if i want to be real picky i can dig a coin every time but the thing is the garrett really likes rusty iron and pop cans ...you get what you pay for i guess
    Im not crazy......my mother had me tested

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    May 2012
    Ventura county
    White's Xlt spectrum Garrett Pro pointer
    170
    23 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dustytrails123 View Post
    i run the ace 350 and i tell you it was a learning curve the thing lies to no end lol ...but back scanning targets will tell the tale on my dd coil if i want to be real picky i can dig a coin every time but the thing is the garrett really likes rusty iron and pop cans ...you get what you pay for i guess
    lol reason i sold my 350 and am getting an xterra 705 love the garretts tho they will WORK!

  10. #10

    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
    994
    377 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I personally wouldnt buy another garrett the falsing drives me nutz and forces me to hunt with the sensitivity 1-2 bars under the stock setting ....the iron the pick up drives me nutz too and lets not get started on bottle caps...my friends hunt with minelabs and they seem to be a solid unit and will be my next machine
    Im not crazy......my mother had me tested

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    May 2012
    Ventura county
    White's Xlt spectrum Garrett Pro pointer
    170
    23 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dustytrails123 View Post
    I personally wouldnt buy another garrett the falsing drives me nutz and forces me to hunt with the sensitivity 1-2 bars under the stock setting ....the iron the pick up drives me nutz too and lets not get started on bottle caps...my friends hunt with minelabs and they seem to be a solid unit and will be my next machine
    like i said went from 350 to 705 and would never look back.. but then again there is a price differnce i would suggest tryin maybe the safari or a higher unit what unit would you think of trying?

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2013
    Southside, VA
    Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300, Garret Ace 150
    53
    61 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hey there...the best tip I can give you is to do short swings over the find. I've found out that the closer the rings over the object. Also I've noticed that sometimes I'll find rust that has given me signals...but hey..you'll never know what you'll pull out the ground.

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
    Garrett Ace250,garrett pro-pointer
    2,074
    371 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Like they say "dig it ,it may be a gold ring,you never know".

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2013
    Southside, VA
    Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300, Garret Ace 150
    53
    61 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Can I get an amen haha

 

 

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