Thread: Garrett ACE 150
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Boats/Gunner View post
it was saying a coin (wich was correct) was 4 inches down. but every time the coins were just below the grass roots. I had the detector about 1/2 inch from the ground.
I find the Ace 250 tends to read about an inch shallower than the coins usually are. combine this with the fact that your coil is at least a half inch above the ground (mine varies between 1/2 and 1 inch), and the thickness of the grass and the grass roots (which can be deceptive) and you may find that a coin that is only 1 inch below the soil is actually close to 4 inches from the coil.

Remember the Ace is not measuring the depth of the target below the surface of the ground it is measuring the distance between the coil and a coin sized object.

Garrett Ace 250, Heathkit GD-348, Cen-Tech pointer, Ames 7 in 1 digger.

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