I recently treated myself to the Garrett Ace 250 after reading loads of excellent reviews.
But I've been out with it twice and it has driven me nuts both times, to the point where I've been put off using it.
* Why would it give a signal but then when I pass back over the same spot for confirmation I get nothing.
* Why would I get repeat definite signals but then dig a hole and find nothing - then check hole and dirt pile for a signal and get nothing.
* Both times I've used it (different locations) I was getting signals 75% of the time I scanned the ground. I didn't bother digging after a while.
* Even on high discrimination I still dug up old tin cans and rubbish. Shouldn't these be eliminated ?
I've got an ancient £30 detector that is easier, more accurate and more fun to use than the Garrett.
But all the world seems to love it - so what am I doing wrong ?
By Steve Herschbach
Garrett 1986 Metal Detector Catalog, 12.25 MB pdf, 16 pages
Garrett Metal Detector Forum
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