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Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass

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    Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass

    Built in classic military style, the heavy-duty Brunton 9077 lensatic compass is ideal for sighting and following bearings in the field. See details

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    Item # 792829

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    Built in classic military style, the heavy-duty Brunton 9077 lensatic compass is ideal for sighting and following bearings in the field.

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    Built in classic military style, the heavy-duty Brunton 9077 lensatic compass is ideal for sighting and following bearings in the field.

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    Built in classic military style, the heavy-duty Brunton 9077 lensatic compass is ideal for sighting and following bearings in the field.

    • Durable metal housing protects a liquid-dampened compass dial; long straight-side design makes it easy to use with a map
    • Flip-up cover with sighting wire and flip-up lens allow you to take bearings accurate to within 5°
    • Luminous points on compass dial aids taking readings at night
    • Flip-down thumb loop helps stabilize compass for fast, accurate readings

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    Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Analog
    2 degrees
    No
    No
    No
    No
    Yes
    No
    Points
    No
    No
    No
    No
    3 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches
    No
    3.3 ounces
    Analog or Digital
    Increments
    Scale 1:24,000
    Declination adjustment
    Sighting mirror
    Global needle
    Liquid-filled
    Floats
    Luminous points/bezel
    Clinometer
    Ruler
    Magnifying lens
    Lanyard
    Dimensions
    Declination scale
    Weight

    Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass

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    Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass is rated 1.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Look/feel of military, but isn't. I picked this up yesterday and will be returning it. I was thinking I ought to have at least one decent old school compass; I've had no need for one for years with both of my vehicles having an electronic compass and also GPS being built into my smart phone... but what happens if I'm not near a vehicle or it is disabled and my phone's battery goes dead? I think about these things. I was pleasantly surprised to see what appeared to be a sturdily built military style lensatic compass for a surprisingly affordable price, so home with me it went. Unfortunately, other than the appearance and build quality (it is sturdy) it is not the same as a military compass. I've set it on several perfectly horizontal surfaces and got varying readings each time. It seems that the "needle" is simply not magnetized enough or else the fluid with which it is filled is too viscous, as it does seem to try to point in the correct direction, it just stops moving before it settles. Tapping it after the needle has stopped does make it move more towards the correct direction. Even worse, I simply cannot read the scales on the compass through the lens while sighting through the notch, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a lensatic compass. Also, the lume is completely non-luminescent, even after "charging" directly under a lamp for a few minutes. Lesson learned; if this type of compass is what you want, get a genuine Cammenga (supplier to US military) unit; if you just need a good compass search reviews before buying, but sadly this particular unit is more of a novelty than a useful tool. For my uses (emergency backup) I probably don't need an exact bearing to within a degree or two, but the excessive fiddling around just to get a reliable north indication is unacceptable.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price! For the price this is a pretty good compass. But, it is important to use it correctly. It is absolutely vital to hold this compass level. If it is not level it will not rotate freely. If you want more features. Then you will, of course, have to be willing to pay more
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to bring it back Product was poorly manufactured. Arrow Sticker on compass was not aligned with the compass arrow showing North. Precision matters on a compass. Brought it back to the store and bought a different model.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Made in China Poor quality item. Within 2 minutes of use, the lens popped out. Not good. There's no way I would rely on this thing in a pinch.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality control dropped the ball on this one. I bought this compass because it seemed to compare to the more expensive version I use at work, however once I got this in the mail I soon realized that the needle wasn't even aligned to the zero degree mark. A second look made me realize the the dial was almost 180 degrees off! align the dial, it's the most important step in the compass assembly process! the compass also has a very sensitive dial, if the compass has any tilt at all it wont turn. Overall a learning experience. you get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2014-04-07

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