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  1. #1

    Jun 2012

    Dont know what to get

    Garret ace 250 or fisher f2. I will be hunting big flat fields

  2. #2
    Apr 2009
    Hardyville, KY
    garrett A.T. gold Other detectors: fisher F2/ Garrett ace 250
    428 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I would personally say a fisher f2. My cousin had a 250 for a while and I had a fisher. I always found better stuff. My opinion... both are decent detectors though starting out.

  3. #3

    Jun 2012
    Thank you mam you were a big help

  4. #4
    Oct 2011
    17 times
    Metal Detecting
    My first was an ace 350 - it was a great detector for the price and perfect to get into the hobby. I've never used the Fisher.
    Either way, good luck and happy hunting.

  5. #5

    Jun 2012
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I like my 350. Pinpoint mode is accurate.

  6. #6
    Over 200,000 coins found in 45 years detecting

    Dec 2011
    Whites TRX Pinpointer, Whites MX5, Bounty Hunter 3300 Discovery, Whites Coinmaster Pro, Whites Quantum 2, Whites 6000, Whites 6DB, Whites Beachcomber.
    500 times
    Metal Detecting
    If this is your first detector.......any of the top Name Brands, "turn on & Go" in the $200 to $300 price machines are good........I have found over 200,000 coins in the last 41 years, and have never paid over $500 for any New detector, and have used several different brands.......I like the Whites, and am currently using the CoinMaster Pro, the last 4 weeks. The last 12 months I have found 10,741 coins.......I LOVE this hobby!!.......
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  7. #7
    Feb 2012
    Teknetics Delta 4000
    290 times
    Metal Detecting
    Take a look at the Teknetics Delta 4000. I just got one about 3 weeks ago and it's a very good machine for the price. So far I have found over $10.00 in clad, 4 wheat pennies, and 3 very old 16 gauge shotgun shells. They are Western Xpert Paper Shells, Circa 1944 to 1954. So far I haven't found anything that great but I am killing the clad.
    Shut up brain or I'll stab you with a Q-tip.

  8. #8
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    40 times
    In my opinion if you want to coin shoot go with the fisher or Tekneticks. (made by the same people) Garrett's are geared for more of the relic type of hunting.

  9. #9
    Feb 2012
    God's Country
    Garret Ace 250, AT Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
    340 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    I just bought a ACE 250 for my first detector this year. It does a great job of finding coins, and I can get a little over 8" so far with the stock coil.

    As with any detector, once you really learn how to use it you will start finding the good stuff. Every time I take my 250 out, I learn something new, and keep find more and better stuff. I've found some jewelry, cool relics, a silver ring, and many, many pull tabs / bottle caps.

    Here is the pile of clad coins and pennies that I have found so far this year with my ACE 250. Next year I will probably upgrade to something better, but will definitely hang on to my 250, a great machine.

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  10. #10
    Dec 2011
    centereach, long island
    garretts ace 250
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    hey i got an ace 250 for christmas its my first metal detector i ever had and i think it works great the pinpoint gives sum problems but once u figure it out its great. i love the machine ive found $10.00 in clad and a silver ladies chain. i personally love the garrett ace 250. so i think its a great detectorist since im a beginner as well lol. but mind you i have never used any other machine so just given my 2 cents lol.

  11. #11

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  12. #12
    Jun 2011
    Rochester Minnesota
    Ace 250 Fisher F2 (DD coil) Whites Classic ID
    22 times
    Metal Detecting
    i like the 250, but the dam "belltone" drives me nuts! it works very well though. i have found some great stuff and like others said, i learn new stuff every time i take it out
    C'mon, coin. C'mon coin! dang, popta... wait. Is that, YESSSSSS SILVER!!!

  13. #13
    Dec 2011
    Barnegat, NJ
    Teknetics T2 SE and G2, Garrett AT-Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche digger and Relic Hunter Shovel.
    19 times
    Relic Hunting
    Read the reviews online and also read the brand specific forums and see what people who are using them are saying about them. You will hear the good and the bad on these forums. Personally I don't think you can go wrong with either of them and I've used both. Hope it helps.



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