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Old 06-19-2016, 8:51 PM
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Default HELP PLZ- BEST LAND NAVAGATION COMPASS for the money

Hi im on the market for the MOST ACCURATE compass
For under $50. The next features of importance would be reliable and durable. Im not sure what makes and modles to trust or where to start. I'v seen SOME REALLY expensive ones but find it hard to believe you have to pay SO MUCH for a quality product.

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Old 06-20-2016, 11:55 AM
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I would suggest that you take a look at the Silva 15CL. There are similar compasses made by other companies as well.

Most compasses are not all that accurate, 1-2% off, but since you are not dealing with things that are perfect, it can be worse than that and you need to deal with it. You will never be able to take a perfect bearing on a peak or anything else, well except some man-made objects, but then the object is not always on the map.

What are you looking to do?
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Old 06-25-2016, 9:11 PM
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Default thank you!

Just saw you left me a reply. Im still trying to figure out how to navigate the site i appreciate you help!
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I highly recommend the Silva Ranger http://store.silvacompass.com/milita...onal-compasses

When I was in the Marine Corps, I wanted to avoid the process of signing out and checking in a compass, so I bought my own, which was the Silva Ranger. Many of us in our Marine Recon unit, bought Silva Rangers and they always did the job. I used mine on several LRRPs that exceeded 100 miles in distance.
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Silva ranger is the standard for which all compasses will be judged. Had a buddy pay good money to transplant tritium tubes into his but he's an orienteering adventure race but still have my two


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Just make sure that you don't get the version which is in quadrants (0-89x4) or 0-499.
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