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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2020, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
BCbear
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Thanks for our input woodenshoes. In the picture the compasses were side by side but these two compasses (along with a couple of my school basic compasses) for any north needle inaccuracies. The picture was to illustrate the fact that the Brunton compass bezel is not at zero when declaration is set to zero. I might have been clear on my question as the accuracy of my magnetic needle is not my issue.

I was hoping to get some sort of confirmation, or a knowledgeable explanation why my thought that this Brunton compass is defective was not correct. This is the first time I have ever seen a compass' magnetic needle, and its "shed", not aligned with the direction of travel arrow when the bezel is set to 0 degrees. Any thought on this specific concern?

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