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My compass has developed quite an air bubble , so I am in the market for a new one. There are so many choices , so am asking some advice. A baseplate model preferred with a setting to lock in declination . Thanks fellow hikers !
 

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Silva Ranger but if you draw in your magnetic north lines on your topos you automatically account for declination in which case you can go with a cheaper Silva (less features) but still very reliable
 

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Love my Silva Ranger Have had it for 37 years and still works great
They are hard to beat for the money. I have two well-used ones, and bought leather belt holsters for them from Forestry Suppliers Co. years ago. What I like is the adjustable declination, so there is no math or estimating the meridian no matter if you're using a USGS map or a private map from 1926.
 
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