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« on: March 29, 2016, 07:32:55 PM »
ive got a field just now with lots of signals, some signals are coke, lots of iron and quite a few goodsignals although nothing great so far apart from my wee religios pendant that pok3rman id for me cheers again. ive tended to ignore the iron signals just not digging them, some of the decent signals turn out to be iron anyway, should i be digging everything on the off chance the iron signal being actually a coin or a good find. still new to this as ive only been detecting around 24 hrs overall so still getting my bearings any advice on ace 250 or detecting in general would be helpfull.

2 hrs today and got a donkey (hee-haw).

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Re: ace 250
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 07:50:29 PM »
Hi mate if you send Danny465 a message I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction. Been plenty of good finds with the 250 so stick with it mate and good luck.
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Re: ace 250
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 08:06:31 PM »
Hi Woodwynd, I used an Ace250 for a long time and I think all you need to do is ignore the iron signals, put it on all metal, notch out only the first bar on the grid, dont notch out the second and so on, cos they might be hammies, by leaving it on the all metal mode you can hear all your signals and like i said just ignore the ones that are iron, if it bounces all over the place, theres either interference nearby, a hot rock, heavy mineralised soil or a good find next to iron, but unfortuantely that decsion is up to you, the more you dig the more you get used to it, good luck

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Re: ace 250
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 08:23:19 PM »
cheers alexio, yes i usually dont notch any out just choose to ignore, i didn't know hammys could reg quite a low tone, so i will try notching out the first iron bar and like you said sometimes jumps all over the place, should i turn down the sensitivity another notch, im usually down one or two already but dont want to lose too much depth. all metal mode all the time so farfor me. ;) :)

im not scunnered, i knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park :laugh: :laugh:.
im pretty pleased with the few finds ive had and i know more will come just looking for tips from experienced 250 users
so i can apply tips to help me by not making too many rookie mistakes. 
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Re: ace 250
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 08:42:21 PM »
Being a 250 user at the moment can't really add anything to the good info you've been given, above, already.
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Re: ace 250
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 09:14:30 PM »
yeah I agree, youre right dont need to turn the sensiivity down, unless its only for a moment going through a trashy area, but remember the Ace250 is a cracking machine and im glad it was my first one, it absolutely loves coins and will find you good stuff, I got my first hammy with it and my first gold half sovereign as well as a gold ring and a bunch of silver etc, a lot of crap in between but hey thats part of the hobby no matter what machine you have, cheers

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Re: ace 250
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 09:42:38 PM »
You probably do this already, but when you get a signal, make sure you slowly narrow your swing so that the swing is getting narrower and you are only swinging centimetres. Turn your body 90degrees and start the process over again on the same spot.
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Re: ace 250
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 10:09:23 PM »
One other thing,Try not to think of things as rookie mistakes(its more a case of things that you are not aware of)that at some point you become aware of.Most of us are new to this hobby,and are constantly learning(and quite often forgetting stuff).Its just a matter of repeated trial and error and it gets better and more enjoyable as you start feeling more confident both with your machine and what you are doing.