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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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GPS recommendations?

Looking to buy a GPS for marking hunting spots, good sign..... Want something that I can download topo maps or maybe one that has them installed?
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Re: GPS recommendations?

dicks has the garmin etrex topo on sale for $199. i've never used it but its probably a good one. i have a magellen mapquest that is about 7 years old and still works great but i don't know if they make it any more.
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Garmin eTrex20
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What's the difference between the 10 and the 20?
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I have the Vista HC and love it. the batteries last forever, which can be an issue with some GPS units and the bright color display makes reading topos easy. Plus...its very accurate. I can find every one of my treestands in the pitch black to within about 8 feet every time with a good signal, which it always seems to get.

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My recommendation is a Garmin GPSMap 76Cx. I bought one a few years ago and have been more than pleased with it. Most important is its easy to use. It has a color display, you can load topo maps, and its water proof and floats. Many are waterproof but few float which is important around water. It also has tide charts, sunrise/sunset, and best times functions but I suspect most of them do now. I think you can pick them up for around $225 now.
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What's the difference between the 10 and the 20?



eTrex 10 is monochrome, 20 is color. The 20 you can add maps, 10 wont. The 20 has 1.7 GB internal memory, 10 has none. 20 has turn by turn routing.
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Delorme. I still use the older PN-20 and it's great for me and does all you want. Topos, aerial photos, customizable. And the later PN-40 and PN-60 are fast and even better. Can't go wrong with Delorme.

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Iam a firm believer in you only get what you pay for but the $6-700 is not an option. I would like to spend no more than $300
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Delorme. I still use the older PN-20 and it's great for me and does all you want. Topos, aerial photos, customizable. And the later PN-40 and PN-60 are fast and even better. Can't go wrong with Delorme.
What he said! I am rocking a PN-30. Discontinued but is still awesome. I would checkout amazon.com---frequently throughout the day. I have seen the PN-40 go as low as $199 to $300 in the same day.
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