Product Comparison: Garrett Ace 250 vs Garrett Ace 300

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General Specifications
Ace 250
Ace 300
About the Product
Pinpointing with the ACE 250 Pinpointing is one of the most important, but simple to learn, techniques you need when treasure hunting. Knowing how to pinpoint correctly can mean the difference between digging a six-inch hole or a 2-inch plug.
Garrett has placed big features into the ACE 300—Digital Target ID, better detection abilities, a new audio system, and more—for a price that can’t be beat.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Search Coil Size
6.5" x 9"
7" x 10"
Adjustment Length
42" to 51"
40" to 53"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • It's a very simple machine compared to the other more expensive models and that's definitely needed for just starting out.
  • Great detector for the money. Very sensitive unite, and great for beginners. It is fun right outta the box.
  • Very sensitive detector. Stock coil is sweet. Detects easily to 6~8 inches, deeper in optimal soil conditions.
  • Coil went bad after only a few uses. The thing pings metal all over the place (including the air). Reset it twice, but nope it's a bad coil. Checked forums about this and it seems like I'm not the only one who has had this problem.
  • The only issues are the plastic coil cover has an extremely tight fit. I had to pry it off with a flat blade. The weather cover comes up short when trying to velcro it together.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • This detector can be modified with different search coils. Great little machine.
  • These Garrett detectors are well built and its nice that they include the coil cover, headphones and an all weather cover for the display box.
  • It features a larger, water proof search coil, providing greater depth detection up to 12in.
  • I think unless you are an extremely serious detectorist or hunt mostly in water this will meet all needs.
  • This serves my needs quite well as I don't really need the salt water capable features of the Garrett AT Pro.
Size & Weight
22.1 in.
22 in.
11.1 in.
11 in.
5.2 in.
6 in.
2.7 lbs.
2.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • Detector is very light. Almost comically light. Both me and my wife are able to use it for hours without arm strain or fatigue.
  • Light weight perfect fit for a cruise ship vacation
  • it worked as described is very accurate, light weight and ,so far batteries have lasted. I am glad i chose Garrett.
  • The weight is nicely balanced making it easier to handle all day.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • The Garrett Ace 300 is ergonomically designed, light-weight and easy to swing.
  • Came with headphones, cover for electric box, cover for coil, and booklets. So was a great deal!
  • I find the weight of the machine sits a little too forward on my forearm as a result, and I do notice it after swinging for long sessions.
  • I chose the Garrett ACE 300 , it is so accurate and strong and light weight
  • The overall weight is under 3lbs, making it light and easy to carry, even for younger users.
Operation Frequency
6.5 kHz
8 kHz
Detection Modes
All Metal, Jewelry, Custom, Relics, Coins, Pinpoint
ZERO-DISC Mode, Jewelry, Custom, Relics, Coins, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
8 adjustments
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
What customers say about "Detection"
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • This model was much more sensitive than his previous one, it has settings to filter out metal types so you can narrow down your search.
  • It's got multiple detection modes, has the ability to change sensitivity and discrimination, displays depth of the find and has the various sounds for the types of metals detected.
  • First day I received this amazing tool, I took it out into the backyard just to see if it worked. The first thing I found and dug up was a 1980's McDonald's foil lined ketchup packet 6" deep. This thing WORKS.
  • My favorite feature is the pinpointer. It has saved me lots of digging time.
  • The pinpoint feature works well, but the artifact depth indication is usually inaccurate. Overall, this detector does a great job of locating artifacts.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • I would recommend it for anybody who is just starting out because it has just enough options to make metal detecting enjoyable. I highly recommend for anybody who starting out.
  • I purchased this for a metal detecting course, and found very easy to use right from the start.
  • Very nice unit. I took it out for a few trial runs and it was detecting clearly and consistently on test pieces.
  • If you are new to metal detecting, the Kindle store has a book called "A Digger's Life" which is an introduction into metal detecting.
  • The numerical readout is a great improvement over previous models and the frequency upgrade is nice as well.
LCD display without backlit
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
3 Audio Tone ID Levels
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
12 segments
0 to 99 scale
Accessories Included
Batteries, Coil cover, Volume control Garrett ClearSound Easy Stow headphones, ACE Environmental Coverup
Water Resistance
Waterproof coil
Electronic pinpointing, Accept/Reject Discrimination, Continuous Coin Depth Indicator, Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils, Expanded Target ID Legend, Pushbutton Controls, Adjustable arm cuff, Quarter-inch (1/4") size headphone jack
Camlocks for increased stem stability, Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio, Electronic pinpointing, Notch Discrimination, Coin Depth Indicator
What customers say about "Features"
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • The pinpoint feature was most impressive showing me EXACTLY where the plunge my plastic scoop. 9 out of 10 times, I was right on with the first scoop.
  • Using this detector is extremely intuitive. Garrett has definitely invested time in engineering and provided an easy to use button layout and an easy to understand display.
  • My first "real" detector. Takes a bit of practice but very easy to use. Extremely sensitive. Pinpoint feature is very handy. A coin MAGNET! Love it!
  • The discrimination feature is helpful when trying to target items in areas with a lot of buried trash.
  • The Ace 250 came with a DVD that really helps get to started quickly. I have had a lot of fun with this already, and am really pleased with the purchase.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • These Garrett detectors are well built and its nice that they include the coil cover, headphones and an all weather cover for the display box.
  • Really like all the features this 300 gives you for the price, including the basic accessories.
  • Very nice, this is my first detector, took me a while to figure out the pinpoint feature you dont just push the button you have to hold it in while you move over the target pretty accurate.
  • The controls are simple and easy to use and the Ace 300 has a digital target ID, letting you know what's underground, before you dig.
4 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
249.95 $
299.95 $

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