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What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: jensman86
Date: August 01, 2010 04:34PM
I am looking for a highschool ring that my uncle lost in the 50;s. But i dont want to pick up junk so what settings would be best to use i assume the ring is gold or silver?

Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: scooper
Date: August 01, 2010 05:39PM
use jewlery or coin mode but remember the machine just lets you know what it thinks is in the ground you have to dig it to see what it is

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Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: Orion42
Date: August 01, 2010 05:56PM
The big problem is most gold and silver will fall into the middle "junk" range. To find the gold, you're gonna dig pull tabs.

John

Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: khouse
Date: August 01, 2010 06:08PM
Hate to say it but since it could be gold you better use relic mode and dig the rest.

Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: Alan Applegate
Date: August 01, 2010 07:24PM
Dig everything! After you use a 250 for about a year of really serious hunting, you might (big if) be able to tell what's under the coil, most of the time. However, it is the one you didn't dig that's most likely to make you rich.

Alan Applegate

Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: Uncle Willy
Date: August 01, 2010 11:05PM
There are no magic settings that let you only dig gold or silver. If there were such a detector everybody would own one. Gold falls into the same conductive range as a lot of junk so you'll have to dig that if you hope to find the good stuff.

Bill

Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: Old Katz
Date: August 03, 2010 06:09AM
What it boils down to is this: regardless of whether your in Jewelry or Coin mode, DIG EVERYTHING!
I used to think that being able to "discriminate" was the greatest thing since sliced bread (and dentures) but it turns out
that it "aint so." Have you ever watched the TV series NUMBERS where this math genus helps his brother, an
FBI agent ( Frekin Big Idiot?) solve hard FBI cases? It's a lot of movie Hype. Math is good
but not THAT good. It boils down to PROABILITIES and that is what the Holly Wood math genus is doing. Brunching numbers on the
computer, alot of zeros and ones to come up with the very best possible outcome.

That's what your little on board Ace computer does. It takes in the information and gives you its best guess based on input of information
the Ace reads as it passes over the target. It's all probability. Some times its dead on and more times than not its its dead off center...plain wrong.

Dig EVERYTHING. Its boring as hell but the end result is that it pays off in the long run. After a while your arm feels like it wants to fall off.
Katz



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2010 06:10AM by Old Katz.




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Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: Fishrgal
Date: August 03, 2010 07:42AM
In reading some of the archives of this forum I read that:
(1) "Most silver, some gold rings show up at Foil to 1cent".
(2) "14K shows as Pull-tab to Nickel in



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Re: What settings should be used on the ace 250 to find gold or silver rings?
Posted by: fongu
Date: August 03, 2010 09:37AM
Katz, I hope that little kitty can still metal detect with the other arm. lol
I have never found any gold or silver and dig most any target. I used to not dig any target under a 3 until I saw the show about Jesse James treasure and they found a mason jar with a 2.5 on the GTA scale and now I dig just about anything when I am able to get out for a little swinging and digging, that is. HH to you.

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