Product Comparison: Minelab X-TERRA 305 vs Garrett Ace 250

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General Specifications
Ace 250
About the Product
When value for money really matters, then the X-TERRA 305 is best in class! The X-TERRA 305 is the solid no-nonsense introduction to the new generation Minelab X-TERRA Series.
Pinpointing with the ACE 250 Pinpointing is one of the most important, but simple to learn, techniques you need when treasure hunting. Knowing how to pinpoint correctly can mean the difference between digging a six-inch hole or a 2-inch plug.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
All Terrain
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Search Coil Size
6.5" x 9"
Adjustment Length
48" to 56"
42" to 51"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Minelab X-TERRA 305 Universal Detector
  • This is a beast of a machine. It has a larger coil which is nice for a casual detecting adventure.
  • Love that the coil is a decent size, and it was super easy to put together.
  • Really easy to assemble, nice quality , super lite,and the metal detector super accurate.
  • This is a very good metal detector. Good quality with lots of good settings.
  • The search coil does not stay in one position no matter how tight I have it. It still flops around.
Size & Weight
24 in.
22.1 in.
11.4 in.
11.1 in.
3.2 in.
5.2 in.
2.9 lbs.
2.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Minelab X-TERRA 305 Universal Detector
  • So far it seems to work well, it's light weight, and my son was able to figure it out pretty quickly.
  • This metal detector I have to say is great I love that its light weight so you can use it for a long period of time.
  • The accuracy was on point and worked awesome. It was easy to assemble and light weight to use.
  • I love how light weight this metal detector is and how easy it is to use.
  • Love the metal detector. My son wanted to start metal detecting. Perfect for beginners. Light weight and easy to use.
Operation Frequency
7.5 and 18.75 kHz
6.5 kHz
Detection Modes
Coins, Relics, Jewelry, Beach, Pinpoint
All Metal, Jewelry, Custom, Relics, Coins, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Up to 10”
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
10 adjustments
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
What customers say about "Detection"
Minelab X-TERRA 305 Universal Detector
  • This thing is pretty easy to use. I found it to be quite accurate both location and depth wise.
  • It has a lot of cool features.. a waterproof coil and pin point searching.
  • The pinpoint mode works extremely well to pinpoint exactly where the metal is.
  • The pinpoint function is accurate and very easy to use.
  • Assembly was simple. Very lightweight. Works well in testing. Easy to use the different modes and the display is easy to read.
LCD display without backlit
LCD display without backlit
Audio Identification
3 tone & mutli
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
–4 to 44
12 segments
Accessories Included
Headphones, Skidplates, Environmental Cover, Coils
Water Resistance
Waterproof coil
Waterproof coil
Noice Cancel, 6 accessory coil options offer increased versatility, Threshold adjustment
Electronic pinpointing, Accept/Reject Discrimination, Continuous Coin Depth Indicator, Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils, Expanded Target ID Legend, Pushbutton Controls, Adjustable arm cuff, Quarter-inch (1/4") size headphone jack
What customers say about "Features"
Minelab X-TERRA 305 Universal Detector
  • The waterproof search coil will allow him to search for treasures along the beach shore.
  • I don’t have to worry if he gets the coil wet because it’s waterproof.
  • It is very waterproof, and I was able to use it in the water up to 2 feet up on the coil.
  • I used this detector on dry land and in water (the coil is waterproof) and that was good and without problems.
  • This i a great waterproof metal detector to start your quest for lost treasure!
4 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
249.95 $

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