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Discussion: Bearings

in: Thompass; Thompass > 2023-09-23

Sep 23, 2023 7:34 PM # 
I briefly wondered whether you could blame it on old North lines, but actually I think that would make you drift right, so it actually just adds insult to injury.

Do you sight your bearings?
Sep 23, 2023 8:26 PM # 
I don't actually know what exactly that means. Choosing a distant object to move towards? Swiveling the thing around so the black lines align?
Sep 23, 2023 9:02 PM # 
Yeah, looking up and picking something to run towards, like a particular tree. Then when you reach your tree you check your compass again and choose your next thing. If you stop to take each compass check and let the needle settle you should be able to get them pretty accurate.

Do any elites actually swivel the bezel?
Sep 23, 2023 9:14 PM # 
I'll try it a bit more. I lose track of my tree pretty easily. I think it is the way forward though, I know it works in theory.

Doubt it, maybe Natalie Gemperle.
Sep 25, 2023 10:11 PM # 
How olds your compass? I laid all mine out at the JK to find my oldest one was 15 degrees out and the one I was using was nearly 10. Bought a new one and the bearings have been MUCH more accurate. Mind my compasses we’re like 10+ years old though :/

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