Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by charlie, Apr 30, 2017.
what makes the suunto mc-2 compass so much more recommended than other compass?
So I don’t want a Lensatic compass and I want the MC-2... also it looks like everyone needs less coffee...
Can you please explain a little about the different Suunto MC-2 models?
I see that your training website sells 4 different models.
If I don’t plan to use it outside the US is the Global that much better to have?
Which scale is easier to use? Inch or metric ( I think that means USGS vs CM? )
I have the simple Suunto A10 and while I am not proficient with a compass, from the recent usage it got - it is an accurate piece of kit!
It is a great backup/checker for a handheld GPS.
If you are only using it in the US then a Northern Hemisphere needle is really all you need. That said, a global needle does allow you to be a little less level with your compass in the NH and it still work fine. I like the metric scale the best (since everything we do in land nav is metric) but either is fine to me since I don't use the scales on the actual compass, instead I use a grid reader.
Quality sighting compass.
@Jeff Randall what are your thoughts of this one? I just want something for bearings I don’t do much hard core orienteering
I’ve got one and like it pretty good. Especially using it in conjunction with GPS or smart phone app like Avenza.
Thank you sir
Edit: I think I figured it out..
Maybe this helps?
Im just confused...
If I compare the slide show to the Suunto website it looks like the model used is the
SS004242001 SUUNTO MC-2/360/D/CM/IN/NH Compass
If the ESEE folks normally just use the SS004242001 the NH vs a Global compass that is enough for me to just order the NH version. I’m just trying to find the most recommended version in case I can make it to a Land Nav course with the ESEE folks
Go for the Suunto MC2-G global model in degrees (360) in metric, best compass on the market!
Do you know what model it is?
This is what I think you mean.
SS004252010 SUUNTO MC-2 G Mirror Compass
The top one is the one I think you means. The bottom one is one that seems to have a closer label but only for the NH.
this is the one we use and recommend
Suunto MC2 Global in Metric
Ya that’s the metic one in 360 degrees that you want. There are two other MC2G models, the USGS/360deg model (SS014891000) , and the military/6400 MILS version (SS016326000).
Thank you @shaneadams90 . I sent you a PM question about it. I apologize for being a pain.. I am one of those people who wants to know all I can about something before I buy it. Im a Research Research type of person.