Suunto M-2D Locator

rated 5.0 of 5 stars (1)

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photo: Suunto M-2D Locator handheld compass

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Price Historic Range: $17.98-$29.95
Reviewers Paid: $16.00

Reviews

The M-2 is one of the smallest baseplate (protractor)…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $16

The M-2 is one of the smallest baseplate (protractor) compasses that has fully adjustable declination. That alone makes it a valuable tool. No longer do you have to remember adding or subtracting declination each time you take a map bearing and convert it to a field bearing. Unlike the larger compasses, it still fits easily in a shirt pocket. Other nice features include a 1:24K map scale for USGS topos and luminous points for use at night or darkened forest. Reasonably priced as well.