what sighting compass ???

Share navigation tips, discuss map-reading, compass use etc.

Moderator: Moderators

Message
Author
User avatar
The Devon Steamer
Drifter
Drifter
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: lee mill devon
Contact:

what sighting compass ???

#1 Postby The Devon Steamer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:47 pm

ok ive got a garmin geko201 and it does the job and yes some say its cheating but i want to get a sighting compass apart from the silva 54 is there any cheaper compasses out there??.
ive got a silva type15t(the ranger) but havent got a clue on how to use it.
Any help please.
the devon steamer(should of used that as my user name really)

Colin
Hiker
Hiker
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 9:34 am
Contact:

#2 Postby Colin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:43 pm

Hi

I would recommend the Silva 54, I also had a very simular compass to the Silva 15 but the 54 is much better for sighting.


If you need a manual for your 15T you can find it here -

http://www.silva.se/en/Support1/Manuals/

Also just did a quick seach and currently you can buy a silva 54 for £49.98 on amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000OEV7EA/r ... V7EA708905

which is not a bad price!!

Colin

User avatar
The Devon Steamer
Drifter
Drifter
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Location: lee mill devon
Contact:

thanks

#3 Postby The Devon Steamer » Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:41 pm

thanks for that i,ll have a look
the devon steamer(should of used that as my user name really)

User avatar
Fulchet
Adventurer
Adventurer
Posts: 884
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:11 am
Location: Cornwall

#4 Postby Fulchet » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:39 pm

I've got the Silva 54 as well and have got much better at finding and placing stamps with it. A great compass.
next target 2000 - hopefully some time in 2010 (ha, ha, make that 2013)
Tina

marksjon35
Drifter
Drifter
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:24 am

#5 Postby marksjon35 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:14 am

nt to get a sighting compass apart from the silva 54 is there any cheaper compasses out there??.
asdsd

User avatar
whoisthechallenger
Trekker
Trekker
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:02 pm
Location: St Day, Cornwall
Contact:

#6 Postby whoisthechallenger » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:11 pm

I'm not aware of any product comparable to the Silva Expedition 54. In terms of accuracy and convenience it seems purpose-built for letterboxing.

As an alternative, you perhaps could consider a mirrored compass instead. The Suunto MCA-D is an option. Suunto are a reputable brand, the MCA-D is their top-of-the-range compass, and its priced around £28-£34.

Silva manufacture an equivalent model. Called the Ranger S, its priced £27-£35 online.

Do your research though. Cheap small sighting compasses are fine for orienteering, treks or emergencies. They tend to be small and fiddly though and not to be suitable for precision bearings on the Moor. Also, with no roamer scales or transparent base plate - not great for plotting routes either.
A Dartmoor Letterboxing blog:
www.who-is-the-challenger.blogspot.com


Return to “Navigation”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests