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    which hand held GPS system ??

    hi guys , i was out on my new permission saturday / sunday , its 7000 acres of conifer and mixed woodland , at one point on sunday i became a bit dissoriantated , scary stuff i can tell you,, i was wondering if anyone uses a handheld gps system ? there are plenty of them around 100 ,i am looking for something that i can log points into i e shot beast and start point and be able to retrace my steps back
    Last edited by Scots_stalker; 25-11-2010 at 10:01.

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    I have a garmin gps 60c. I've used it in many different countries, very straight forward, has everything you need. Never actually used it much to navigate, as a map and compass works fine, but it's a back up if your should be lost. But make sure you put in your start point. I was walking in wales a while ago, a chap approached me lost stating he couldn't use his gps. He had no map and compass*and haven't even put his start point in the gps, as much use as a chocolate tea pot if you can't use it.*

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    If you can stretch to it the Garmin Oregon 550T has an onboard camera which allows you to 'Geotag' pics of shot beasts, runs, points of interest etc. and build up a history of places. Also takes the GB Discovery OS mapping SD cards, so you can view in detail down to quite small scaling.

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    I have one of these <<Click Me>>

    I have another brand new in a box if your interested.

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    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock View Post
    I have one of these <<Click Me>>

    I have another brand new in a box if your interested.

    Thanks guys. TJ text me details ( canny answer phone at work ). 07854 325930.

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    If you have an iPhone (or one of the other top end smart phones) can I suggest Memory Map (free on iPhone, just buy maps by the sqKM) you can download OS 1:25k Explorer maps and the accuracy and detail is incredible. Does everything you need it to do without having to carry multiple devices.


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    I have a gamin 60cs with the os maps in it for the areas where I use it. Handheld gps units seem to be fashion items for the out door "we do dangerous sports" folks so you can often get end of line deals when a new model comes out. Garmin have released a replacement for the 60csx model and they Are being sold as run outs. Worth a look. For me worth the money but as said does not replace a brain.

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    try york gun special price on a good model garmin

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    if you have a mobile phone with gps and an android operating system you can download is free and comes with instructions to make your own maps [dont ask exactly how it works but it does]. i used it recently around Perth and it was great as a free app.


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    Garmin GPSmap 60 Cx for me, has never let me down, even after a few of years bolted to
    various motorcycles, quads and cars, full navigation and routing plus all the off road features you will ever need.
    If you want a built in electronic compass that works even when you are not moving them the
    GPSmap 60CSx is the one to get, even has a built in altimeter, althought the standard one gives
    you rough idea based on satellite positions.

    Last edited by Hornet 6; 27-11-2010 at 21:20. Reason: spelling

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