Military Prismatic Sighting Compass

The Military Prismatic Sighting Compass is a very high quality compass based on the standard military issue sighting compass. With a prismatic compass you can calculate your bearing from one point to another and routinely check to see if you are still on course.

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CC4580
  $11.95
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Features:

  1. Military Prismatic Sighting Compass
  2. Compass Diameter: 2 1/8"
  3. Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  4. Aluminum Diecast Body for Strength Over Normal Plastic Compasses
  5. Thermo-Elastic Liquid Filled Capsule with Floating Dial
  6. Rotating Bezel Ring
  7. Sighting Lens with Adjustable Diopter
  8. Tripod Screw Hole on Base
  9. Conversion Chart for Angle, Gradient, and Distance on Back Plate
  10. UPC: 706569058376
Military Prismatic Sighting Compass - Features and Details
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Overall Rating
My father bought one and now I have one! He loved his, I am going to like mine!
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I like to explore the trails around the 100 acre property I reside on. I am not afraid to explore, BUT if I happen to get turned around and off track, I want a dependable way to be able to relocate myself. This will serve me well, I can't wait to get back into the trails and woods with it!
Overall Rating
As good as an authentic military compass. For about a third of the cost.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great product for about a third of the cost of the similar but inferior "government" models. Not quite as rugged as the ones they give out to soldiers. But, very good and durable. You won't be sorry. Only 1 issue. The plastic dial ring is a little slick, so it may need some lube to be easier to rotate and depress. Other than that. Perfect. And shipping was fast. Good customer service. Good quality products at great prices! If you need an actual navigation compass this should be your first choice!
Overall Rating
Decent backup or "emergency" compass
Review by Keepshooting Customer
For less than $10 this is a very inexpensive and lightweight compass. It does have decent sight-lines and good luminous markings. However, due to its lack of any lanyard or other retention, this would be a compass to take with you in a pack. I cannot imagine this would be very useful for orienteering with such an inexpensive and lightweight unit, but as a backup or as an "emergency" compass (eg you're stuck and have to orientate by some feature), it's worth the small cost.
Overall Rating
Solid for basic compass functions
Review by Keepshooting Customer
If you don't have a compass on you all the time this should work fine. It has an adequate bezel and faces North-South-East-West, which should be plenty for hiking and backpacking. If you are planning on trying to do some complicated triangulation stuff with this compass or are an experienced user you may want to try something else. This was only $10 though, so if you break it the cost of the compass will be nothing. I'm just putting this in my bug out bag.
Overall Rating
Very good purchase
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This is very high quality and very accurate and fast as well. Good value for the money
Overall Rating
As described... not USGI though
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This item is not USGI. But it is accurate in all the ways that count for navigation in the great outdoors, and even as an articulation device for someone who is missing a few inches from their left leg... no one said navigation was gonna be easy, but I think this compass does the trick! Pros- cheap and light weight. Doesn't add any appreciable weight or space to my rucking gear Cons- slightly harder to manipulate the 'rotate' function when a little bracing hand is available in the operating arm
Overall Rating
Nice but.....
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This compass is made well and I like the quality of the pins. However, the whole is overly heavy. If I wanted a solid compass that was heavy I would have bought a big heavy weight. Also I don't think that having a solid top to the compass makes any thing more durable. I've seen solid compasses crack and twist in the wind because they were solid, so it seems a solid top doesn't do much for me in the design department. I would think they could design a better model. The only reason I give it four stars is because I think they can make a better one for the same price or less. Just not sure I would trust it to keep me on the right path. Just to keep my direction heading to my destination.
Overall Rating
Buy with your mind closed. It is for $9 so it isn't gimmicky.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Just a compass for the price but very solid built compass with lens system which is the major advantage for people unaccustomed to use this kind of equipment.
Overall Rating
Great product
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This is a great product and I love it. It's very accurate and easy to use. The only thing is that you need to be careful when using it because it can slip out of your hands easily if not held tightly enough. Other than that, this is a must have for any hiker or camper.
Overall Rating
Nice
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I have used this type of compass before and like it. The only thing I did not like was the way the needle swings on its axis when you turn it. It is not as smooth as some others I have used.
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