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Bunnymummy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Sighting compass Reply with quote

Hi All

I am thinking of getting a new sighting compass, the one I have could not sight a mountain!!! Surprised

I was thinking of getting the Silva 54 as I tried one out on the English walk with a fellow boxer and it was quite good? what do you guys use and what has been the best for you??

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jo, we use the silva 54 and love it as we can use it as a standard compass as well. If you require it purely as a sighting compass there are a few more substantial and shock proof compasses on the market.
Here is a link for the 54 at a good price, if you want one.

http://www.completeoutdoors.co.uk/Silva-Expedition-54-Compass
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jones family on tor wrote:
Hi Jo, we use the silva 54 and love it as we can use it as a standard compass as well. If you require it purely as a sighting compass there are a few more substantial and shock proof compasses on the market.
Here is a link for the 54 at a good price, if you want one.

http://www.completeoutdoors.co.uk/Silva-Expedition-54-Compass

Sorry Steve have got a site where they are cheaper than that, although they do say out of stock at the moment, so maybe when they get them back in, the price will go up but will put it on here anyway.
www.freetime1.co.uk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m & s wrote:
Jones family on tor wrote:
Hi Jo, we use the silva 54 and love it as we can use it as a standard compass as well. If you require it purely as a sighting compass there are a few more substantial and shock proof compasses on the market.
Here is a link for the 54 at a good price, if you want one.

http://www.completeoutdoors.co.uk/Silva-Expedition-54-Compass

Sorry Steve have got a site where they are cheaper than that, although they do say out of stock at the moment, so maybe when they get them back in, the price will go up but will put it on here anyway.
www.freetime1.co.uk


Sorry Su, but not when you add the delivery mine is free delivery.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have that one as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would recommend this one - we have used them for many years.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the others - I carry a type 54 as my main compass, and a standard lightweight type 4 as a backup. I used to use a mirror sighting compass (similar to the Silva field type 26), but it wasn't as good as the type 54.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jones family on tor wrote:
m & s wrote:
Jones family on tor wrote:
Hi Jo, we use the silva 54 and love it as we can use it as a standard compass as well. If you require it purely as a sighting compass there are a few more substantial and shock proof compasses on the market.
Here is a link for the 54 at a good price, if you want one.

http://www.completeoutdoors.co.uk/Silva-Expedition-54-Compass

Sorry Steve have got a site where they are cheaper than that, although they do say out of stock at the moment, so maybe when they get them back in, the price will go up but will put it on here anyway.
www.freetime1.co.uk


Sorry Su, but not when you add the delivery mine is free delivery.

Fair enough Steve, I thought they had free delivery also, but obviously not, so yours is the better deal
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting - I have had a look at the Silva 54 and it looks like a flat compass and I can't see how you could sight accurately - could one of you guys let me know how you use for sighting?

We use the Eclipse 99 which seems to be quite accurate but is very bulky so a change to the 54 might be good
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not perfectly flat - it is quite chunky and you can look through and it magnifies the forward and back bearings.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking at thye 54 from pictures only, then you will notice looking down on it there is a setion inside the compass that looks like a bloc (if that makes sense). You hold the compass upto your eye and what is actually inside is a mirrored prism, which is what you used for sighting with. If you pop into any shop that stocks this compass just to see what we mean will help. I would then buy it online as it will probably be cheaper.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kk wrote:
If you are looking at thye 54 from pictures only, then you will notice looking down on it there is a setion inside the compass that looks like a bloc (if that makes sense). You hold the compass upto your eye and what is actually inside is a mirrored prism, which is what you used for sighting with. If you pop into any shop that stocks this compass just to see what we mean will help. I would then buy it online as it will probably be cheaper.


A much better explanation than mine - thank you
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best price I can find is 53.99 delivered. Can anyone beat that as I'm getting one for my birthday, but I have to order it myself! lol
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about a Silva -Ranger 15TDCL - sighting compas 45 but i get 10% off it..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at www.aboveandbeyond.co.uk about 52 for silva expedition 54.
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