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owner of ace 250 garret md
garrett pro pinpointer,
home made sand scoop
and a lot of hope
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If you walk over it. It beeps. What more could you ask for.
one of the best in draught conditions. Not so good on clay fields full of cow wee. Still gives modern machines a run for their money
simple to use. Discrimination and sensitivity are the only controls.
All metal mode / pinpointing also works well.
I don't know if a ton is a Good price
Of course because of its age its not got the technology that today's detectors can provide you but if it`s working as it should they are a good deep detector to have and although they can be perceptible for a liking for Iron, If you kept it long enough you can get to recognize Iron when you come across it, but it`s like anything else you have to be patient and LEARN how it ticks , otherwise If your not willing to be patient and learen its ways , don`t bother buying it.
They have a duel discrimination system which works as, you set Disc 1 at say 2 or 3, and you then set Disc 2 higher at 4 or 5 . The Idea is you search in Disc 1 and then check the find in Disc 2. The manual download is here.>>> http://www.fisherlab.com/hobby/manuals/1266-X.pdf
£100 is a bit below par for these old campaigners even these days 35 years on ,as they were up to quite recently still being asked £250 on eBay in excellent condition by owners, so at £100 it `might` be in need of some TLC and may have something on it not working quite as it should , so I`d make sure its in full working order if I was considering one.
But overall they are by many considered a legend of a detector .
I still use my 1266 regularly. It is a simple switch on and go machine but the more you use it, the more you understand what it is telling you...it "talks" to you.
If you don't want it, I'll have it as a back-up
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I don't get too worried about levels of technology....yes modern machines are excellent....but when i hear people saying something is too old to do a job must have forgotten how much stuff we oldsters managed to find with that Old Skool kit!
It will find you some nice finds and is able to do so at decent depth. It isn't much of a risk, is it?