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    what makes the suunto mc-2 compass so much more recommended than other compass?
     
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    Manufacturing quality
     
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    So I don’t want a Lensatic compass and I want the MC-2... also it looks like everyone needs less coffee...
     
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    @Jeff Randall
    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? )
    Thanks!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Quality sighting compass.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you sir
     
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    Edit: I think I figured it out..
     
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    @Strigidae

    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

     
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    Go for the Suunto MC2-G global model in degrees (360) in metric, best compass on the market!
     
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    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.


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    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.
     
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