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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Silva Classic Compasses

Silva Compasses are truly dependable from the most basic models up to the Silva Ranger. Silva Classic Compasses offer the ability to navigate in the worst conditions when a gps may not work and there is no chip to track your every movement. I use the most basic Silva 1-2-3 for my bushwacks some planned and some not and my silva compass has never failed me:


Silva Explorer 203Silva Explorer 203 -- with extended base plates have inch and 1/10 mile direct reading scales that meet U.S.G.S standards. 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 direct reading scales ensure accurate mapping and plotting when using a 7.5 minute series map. Their 2° dial graduations and built-in magnifier help you read map details. Their declination scale lets you make quick adjustments of map bearings to field headings. A North 360° mark along with a red orienting arrow gives you a quick, precise needle match. Luminous points help you find your way at night. Size: 2-1/8” x 4-3/16” Weight: 1 oz.


Silva Fisheye 328Silva Fisheye 328 -- looking for a compass that’ll head you in the right direction and keep your hands free for other things? Then check out our Fisheye Model 328 compass. Its positive locking brass safety pin securely attaches to your clothing. Plus, its liquid dampening means the North arrow quickly settles to head you the right direction. And the luminous north arrow and cardinal points make it easy for you to find your way at night. Size: 1-1/4” Weight: 0.5 oz.


Silva Forecaster 610Silva Forecaster 610 --accurate easy-to-read compass/thermometer combo. It works as a key chain or zipper pull. Fixed with 5° compass graduations with Wind Chill table conveniently located on the back of compass. Customizable. Size: 2-9/16” x 1-19/32” Weight: 0.5 oz.



Silva Guide 426Silva Guide 426 --polypropylene body of this compass floats, giving you added security while trekking, canoeing or rafting while it’s rounded corners let it slip easily into your pocket. A full-size sighting mirror with vee notch lets you take quick and accurate readings on distant landmarks. A dial with 2° graduations; inch and millimeter scales make for simple mapping and plotting. Its declination scale adjusts quickly to map bearings to field headings. North at the 360° mark has an orienting arrow, giving you a quick, precise needle match. Finger tabs make for easy opening and closing. And has a lanyard so you can secure the compass. Available in two colors, graphite, with easy-to-read yellow text or Silva blue with contrasting white text. Size: 2-1/4” x 2-3/4” (closed) Weight: 0.9 oz.



Silva Huntsman 423Silva Huntsman 423 -- make hunting and fishing easier and safer with this contoured, ruggedly designed compass. Heavy-duty locking pin can attach the Huntsman to clothing for hands-free use. May be used as a sighting compass with the large sighting mirror, or it can be clipped to clothing to view the capsule at a glance by rotating the cover 270 degrees. A dial with 5° graduations; inch and millimeter scales make for simple mapping and plotting. Capsule contains a lifetime magnetized Swedish steel needle, friction-free sapphire bearing, permanently clear anti-static liquid, and luminous points for use before sunrise or after sunset. 1/20-inch scale plus millimeter scale. Olive drab color. Size: (closed) 2-5/8” x 1-13/16” x 5/8” Weight: 0.9 oz. Note no locking pin on this model.



Silva Lensatic 360Silva Lensatic 360 -- Compass Classic design traditionally used by military forces for its precisely accurate bearings in land navigation and directing artillery coordinates. Heavy duty, powder coated aluminum housing. Liquid filled compass with 2° increments, sighting-slit unit/top cover, quality lens in sighting arm to magnify dial reading. Luminous points on rotating bezel aid readings under low light conditions. Length: 3-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 1" Weight: 3.0 oz





Silva Padded Compass CaseSilva Padded Compass Case -- Here’s a way to protect your valuable compass from abrasion and breakage.The Universal compass case will fit any Silva compass. Its padded nylon case has a hook and loop closure, plus a belt and pack shoulder strap loops, securing your compass even more. Universal Size” 5-1/4” x 3-9/16” x 1/2” Weight: 1.3 oz.






Silva Polaris 177Silva Polaris 177 -- Its 2° graduation lines and large numerals are at every 20° mark. And its clear base plate makes it easy to read a map and set bearings. To get a precise needle match, just match the red needle to the red in the capsule. This makes it easy to read a map and plan a trip. Our declination correction scale allows you to make quick adjustments of map bearings to field headings. And the compasses’ sure-grip dial and ergonomically-contoured base plate rests comfortably in your hand. Other features include, inch and millimeter scales for mapping and plotting, and our rotating capsule helps you lock in bearings. A lanyard hole makes it easy to insert a cord for convenient carrying. Size: 2 1/16" x 3 1/8" Weight: 0.8 oz.
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Silva Ranger Model 515 CL & 515 CLQSilva Ranger Model 515 CL & 515 CLQ --When precision counts and ease of use matters, you can’t afford to pass up the incredible Ranger Model 515 CL and 515 CLQ compasses. 1:24,000, 1:25,000, and 1:50,000 scales make plotting quick and easy no matter which type of topographic map you’re using. Also, there are 1/20-inch and millimeter rules for mapping and silicone feet for map gripping. All scales come in two colors, so they’re easy to read. They also have a large sighting mirror with a vee notch, so you can take readings on distant landmarks. A geared declination allows adjustment for the difference in degrees between magnetic north and true north, giving you a faster read and reducing chance of error. The clinometer lets you measure angles of inclination. Just hold the compass and measure the angle of the incline. The CLQ utilizes quadrant graduations N(0°); E(90°); S(0°); W(90°).


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