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    Re: Accuracy of backpacking compass
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2012 Nov 5, 19:08 -0500
    Thanks for the advice, everyone.  Now I know what I want for Xmas!   My current hand-held is a Silva with a mirror and line on it.   I think I can do about 5 degrees with it, but I could surely use one that gets down to 2 degrees.   The students have an even rattier hand-held - amazing we can do anything with it!

    I do have a military quality marine binoculars and spend a fair amount of time with them, but in backpacking situations it's too heavy for use.   The curious, and not surprising issue is that I get knocked off a few degrees when I use them with my glasses.   These binoculars do have the nice feature of a reticle in mils, which is helpful for determining ranges a bit more precisely than using finger widths.



     
       
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