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Old 02-22-2011, 11:20 PM
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Default Garrett 250 or 350 in Colorado?

I am new to the hobby and I am looking to buy my first detector. I plan to do some coin hunting and maybe some minor relic hunting. From what I have been told and what I have read on line, I have decided on going with either the Garrett Ace 250 or 350. I live in Colorado, known for it's mineralized soils, and will probably do most of my hunting in the area. I have heard great things about the Ace 250 as a first machine, but from what I am reading on the Garrett site, the 350's Double D coil will give greater accuracy in mineralized soils. I believe it's the coil that's the primary difference between the two models. So do I drop the extra $50 or so to get the 350 or will the 250 fit my needs?

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:46 PM
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Default 250 or 350

go with the 350 i have one and love it the dd coil will work great for what your looking for.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:45 AM
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The DD coil and a few other teaks will get a little more depth on the 350, but to really handle heavy mineralization, a manual ground balance unit would work better.
A few dealers here might have an Xterra 305 used for about $300...Used Vaqueros come up in the classifieds from time to time.

However, decatur digger has mineralized soil too, and he says the 350 works for him.

"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

Currently hunting with an F70, a Mojave and a borrowed Red Racer.
Plus a Nox 800.

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