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Sighting Compass C400

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Sighting Compass C400 is designed for for serious athletes for orientation and sightings in the field

Carry out accurate sightings in the field using this compass. It can be used in all expeditions in the great outdoors.


Magnifying glass ensures extra sighting precision!

Measurement settings

Measure in degrees or thousandths and use the measuring scale.

Easy to use

Reliable compass: robust construction and protective case.

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Solid, tough compass. I was looking for something tougher than orienteering compasses which have broken in my pack before, yet something slightly lighter than the the military camenga compass. This fits the description perfectly.

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Inaccurate, slow

Completely inaccurate readings which seem to change from day to day (according to this compass my house faced northeast yesterday, today it faces west, and yes I’m using it properly). The needle moves too slowly too and takes a while to settle.

quechua c400 compass

well after buying a second one of these compasses after thinking about the replacement is better the needle is more stable ok its still in 5 degree graduations but as the mils are in 64.000 you can use the each mil line as a degree (17.77)mils to a degree and on a compass the mils have been rounded up 20mil increments I think .anyway I'm really pleased

C.Quechua 400 sight compass

Solid framework, easy to navigate, pretty accurate. If you want to have compass and not to fear caring it everywhere, it is a compass to have. I like the locking device, it doesn't get loose. The dial not too loose, and not too stiff. Just right to rotate and find angles and azimuths.

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The first thing I did after getting lost for two hours on top of a rock (Skandagiri, aka Kalavara Durga) was to get myself a compass. Modern compasses are usually of three types Lensatic, mirror and orienteering. The Quechua C 400 Compass is a good solid lensatic' typical military field compass. Also known as a marching compass, as its name suggests, it is used to get from point A to B. This is a rugged workhorse of a compass that will hold up under the most demanding conditions. It comes with a detailed instruction manual (with easy to understand illustrations); I suggest you go through this a couple of times before using the compass. It's a great compass, takes some basic training to use it fully. This model is a scale of 1: 25,000 which means one unit of length on the map is equal to 25,000 units on the ground, e.g.: 1 meter on the map is 25,000 meters on the ground. The compass is equipped with a small yet powerful magnifying lens which lets you see the degrees in the compass in great detail. For those who like to actually be involved in hiking and where they are going, this is a must. If you wish to rely on some electronic gadget to tell you where you need to go, just wait until your batteries fails. The compass folds into a compact form which fits into your pocket, the only downside I see is that this model doesn't come with a carry pouch, which would have been really handy. It's tough as nails and easy to maintain. Important: To ensure that the compass gives an accurate reading, keep it flat and away from magnetic interference such as cell phones or radio speakers. Bottom line: Overall it's a good solid military compass to get the job done! Great price!

En brujula de visor de orientacion C4100 muy buena

Muy buena , me atendieron muy correctamente y me orientaron muy bien sobre el producto



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Magnifica precisión y estabilidad

Cuando la recibí lo primero que hice fue comprobar la precisión en los cuatro puntos cardinales, saque los rumbos, lo comprobé en el mapa haciendo triangulaciones sobre el terreno conocido, y el resultado fue excelente. El margen de error fue unos 80-130 m. tomando como referencia puntos que distaban a 16 Km. También hay que decir que use un transportador náutico en el mapa no la propia brujula.

Ideal para outdoor

Buena elección para llevar si falla el gps o para practicar con los mapas. Funcionando bien a -12 grados.


Justo lo que esperas y muy resistente.

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Sin duda un artículo de mucha calidad

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Muy muy versátil


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Buena brujula y resistente

No es una brújula para tomar medidas en un mapa (mejor una de plástico transparente para eso) pero si buscas una brújula resistente esta está bien. Yo se la compré a un crío, está encantado con ella y aguanta el trote que le da. Parece precisa (si se equivoca, lo hace siempre igual y con el mismo resultado que otras brújulas que tengo), se puede leer a oscuras y la lente está bien graduada para tomar azimuts sin problemas. Yo la he mejorado poniéndole un nivel pequeñito (porque tenía unos cuantos) y puestos a pedir algo, una argolla para ponerle un cordón en vez de usar uno de los ejes de las bisagras, pero vamos, que la brújula está muy bien.

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Útil y precisa

Una brújula ideal para su uso con mapas escala 1:25.000, con una lectura muy precisa del rumbo (utiliza dos escalas). Su fabricación es robusta y ligera (la caja es toda de aluminio). Cuando se haga uso de ella, como cualquier brújula, hay que tener cuidado de que no haya campos magnéticos cerca, como imanes, altavoces (por pequeños que sean) o cualquier electrodoméstico que pueda contenerlos, así como tomas de corriente o enchufes que también pueden crearlas. En campo abierto es super precisa con un buen mapa 1:25.000 para marcar rumbos, triangulaciones, etc.

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Main fabric

  • 80% Brass
  • 20% Polycarbonate - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Inner fabric

  • 90% Polycarbonate - Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
  • 10% Stainless steel

What is a sighting compass?

Identical to a baseplate compass, this type of compass has a sighting glass for reading the compass and viewing the target to be reached. This model has a protective casing to protect the compass during intensive activities.

Make sure the compass is flat when using it:

Your compass must be flat to detect magnetic north correctly. For example, place your compass in the palm of your hand. When using a map, place the compass on the map on a flat surface.

What if your compass loses its bearings?

Use your compass away from magnetic sources or it could lose its bearings: high-voltage power lines, mobile phones, keys, metal objects, etc. Even another compass might affect the direction!

Oil bath - yes or no?

Rest assured: all Geonaute compasses are filled with viscous oil to ensure optimal performance.



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