Is the 200i any good?

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Is the 200i any good?

Post by 633 squadron » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 pm

Just wondering what peoples experiences with the 200i are?

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Re: Is the 200i any good?

Post by pengles » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:35 am

Hi. I've looked at the comparison charts for the 200i and Ace 250 and although the 200i looks very good in taking over from the 150 it doesn't have a pinpoint function, adjustable notch discrimination and has less depth adjustments. I have an Ace 250 and am very pleased with it and it's about £20 more than the 200i. I'm no expert but for £20 more I think it's probably worth it. Just a thought.
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Re: Is the 200i any good?

Post by mrix » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:56 am

633 squadron wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Just wondering what peoples experiences with the 200i are?
As pengles explained its such a useful feature having a pinpoint function, far more used to opt for the ace250 over the 150 because of the lack of pin-point feature on the 150.

If your can push your budget further the 300i would be the better option ::g

To give you an idea, we have sold 10 200i at the MDF Shop and 26 300i direct link here - ... ras/104212

Best of luck in whatever you decide ::g


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Re: Is the 200i any good?

Post by Rossco » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:40 am

to compare the 200i to a 250 isn't a fair comparison.

the 200i is the upgrade of the 150
the 300i is the upgrade of the 250.
the 400i is the upgrade of the EuroAce

I have a 300i and my son has the 200i.
The 300i has a slightly bigger coil and the added features, the 200i is cheaper and has less feature.
Like everything you buy the best, you can afford and depend on your intended use. if you plan on going once a month and your a newbie try a 200i if you're dead keen, have surplus cash and plan on going a lot get the 400i. if you want a good all-round compromise to get the 300i lol
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Re: Is the 200i any good?

Post by Mickie_76 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:20 am

I'm completely new to the hobby I bought an ace 250 on Wednesday and had my first day detecting yesterday
I can not imagine using a detector without the pinpoint feature it must be an absolute nightmare locating stuff
I bought the locator package from regtons the pin pointer makes it very easy
5 hours detecting under my belt 1 musket ball a new penny an 1875 silver three pence piece around a kilo of scrap and an aching body :))

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Re: Is the 200i any good?

Post by Muddyknee » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:50 am

Invest the extra £20,ability to pinpoint a no brainer.
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