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Aug 08

Garrett Ace 350 Review

In the Garrett Ace 350 Review we reveal a couple of exciting new features compared to the previous Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector . The most obvious is the 11-inch DD Pro-formance coil that comes standard with this new detector. The larger coil increases depth detection and the DD configuration increases lateral detection meaning the coil sweeps a larger area with each pass. The Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector operates at a higher frequency (8.25 kHz as compared to 6.5 kHz of the 250) meaning it is better able to detect smaller low conductive targets like foil, nickels, gold, and pull tabs. Both the Ace 250 and 350 utilize 12 target identification segments, the Garrett Ace 350 incorporates 4 iron discrimination segments instead of the two found on the 250. The new Garrett Ace 350 also has exceptional iron discrimination, new salt water capabilities and the deepest searching coil ever but still retains the same strong and lightweight design that has made them so popular. As a bonus the Garrett Ace 350 comes with a

 

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Garrett Ace 350 Features and Specifications

  • Enhanced Iron Resolution – Allows more control of iron discrimination levels: More treasure less junk
  • Powerful 8.5″ x 11″ PROformance Double-D search coil
  • Battery Level Indicator – shows remaining battery life
  • Higher Frequency – Offers improved ability to detect small conductive targets (Small coins and nuggets)
  • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator – to determine target depth
  • Electronic Pinpointing – to speed target recovery
  • Accept/Reject Discrimination – to modify discrimination patterns
  • Five Search Modes – select pre-set discrimination pattern
  • Interchangeable Ace series coils available
  • Push Button controls – one touch operation

 

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The most prominent feature of the Garrett Ace 350 is obviously the Double-D search coil which gives you better handling of soil mineralization and also better target separation. In addition it also expands not only the depth but also the coverage of your scanning. The higher frequency of 8.25 kHz compared to the 6.5 kHz of the Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector improves the detectors ability to locate smaller conductive objects like gold, nickels, foil etc…  

 

Garrett Ace Coil

Powerful 8.5? x 11? PROformance Double-D search coil

 

You have preselected modes you can use to target only what you are looking for. The modes are Jewelry, Relics, Coins, Zero (All Metals) and Custom. The Custom setting gives you the ability to set up a custom mode to discriminate items you don’t want to find and only find objects you do want. I highly recommend you go through the manual and videos before you start so you know what to do and how to do it. It will take a while to get used to the different tones and the best way to do this is to bench test the detector with a range of different metals. Further down is a video showing you the process.

Another great feature of the Ace 350 is the Pinpoint button – how this works is once you have found something you push and hold the pinpointing button while swinging from side to side and once you get the strongest tone and also all the top row of segments are lit that’s the spot to start digging. Below is a pic of the Ace 350 display showing all the different controls.

 Garrett Ace 350 Display

 

 Pros

  • Low overall weight and excellent balance
  • Great battery life – batteries will last between 20 to 40 hours
  • Extremely easy to use – literally turn it on , select a mode and off you go
  • Absolutely ideal for beginner and intermediate alike
  • Great discrimination ability – you can even create your own custom mode to find only objects you want to find
  • Pinpoint push button to accurately locate your treasure
  • Higher operating frequency to find smaller highly conductive objects like jewelry and gold
  • A whole range of other features to make the Ace 350 one of a kind

 

Cons

  • Reports of false signals and the Target ID not working as well as it should when used on the beach. Setting the sensitivity lower will definitely help

 

 

Garrett Ace 350 Reviews

The Garrett Ace 350 is definitely a step up on the Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector as it is more powerful, accurate and informative of the finds you make. The DD coil was specifically designed to give the user the maximum detection when it comes to discovering very small coins and relics buried deeper than other detectors would normally be able to find.

The Ace 350 has all the features of the Ace 150 and Ace 250 but the 350 gives you so much more control over what targets you want to find. The very focused detection field of this coil also reduces interference when working in areas of highly mineralized soil and salt water. Also if you are intending to treasure seek for any length of time the Garrett 350 is light weight and ergonomically well designed. Many people have also bought the Garrett Ace 350 as a back up to their more expensive metal detectors but after using the 350 for a couple of hours now use it as their primary detector.

For people who have never done any metal detecting before the Garrett Ace 350 is a solid well built machine and at the price you can’t go wrong.

Garrett Ace 350 Headphones

Garrett Ace 350 Headphones included in the package

 

Reviewer ‘Steve L Santore’ – had this to say about the Garrett Ace 350 – “After 20 years without a metal detector I wanted to get back into detecting so after reading lots of reviews bought this Garrett 350. After 25 hours of detecting I can truly say I am extremely happy with this machine! I’ve hunted exclusively in well hunted public places (mostly town parks) and so far have found 9 silver coins (one Barber, one AU 1919 Mercury dime, six other Mercuries including a key date 1921-D, and a washington quarter), 2 silver rings, 25 wheat pennies and about $20 in clad coins. Things I love about the 350″…
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Another reviewer ‘Taterbug “Tbug” ‘ had this to say – “I used to have a metal detector as a kid. It was fun finding coins and using them to buy candy bars and sodas when my parents didn’t want me to eat before supper. That being said after years (decades actually because I am 51 years old), my interest never really went away so after a month almost of careful research I decided upon the Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector–. The reviews were all good plus there are a lot of videos on Youtube of this metal detector. The large search coil caught my interest over the Ace 250 but I’m sure it too would also be a good choice if your budget was smaller.
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Should you buy the Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector

In a word, Yes. The Ace 350 has a range of standard features you would only expect to find on detectors costing into the $1000 range. It is well thought out and very well constructed – also its made in the USA by the Garrett company who have been in business since 1964. You don’t stay in business that long by producing below par detectors.

 

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