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Brunton 9077 Compass

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79 customer reviews

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About the Product

  • 2 degree graduations; Liquid dampened; Straight edge for use with map
  • Liquid dampened with luminous points and a hinge that works with your thumb to steady your sighting, and holds the lid tightly closed.
  • 2-Degree graduations
  • Overall dimensions: 3"x2.2"x1.2"
  • Lensatic sighting


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DECENT FEATURES of the Brunton 9077 Compass 2° graduations Metal body Lensatic sighting 5° graduations Plastic body Straight edge for use with map Liquid dampened Luminous points Lensatic sighting Painted metal body The SPECS Weight: 3 oz Dimension: 3 x 2.2 x 1.2"


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  • ASIN: B003YL98K0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,760 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 15, 2007
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I bought this to see if it would be adequate for someone (nephews, etc.) to learn how to properly use a military compass. I checked it against my Cammenga lensatic unit and found that the one I received is accurate. Unlike the Cammenga, this light weight Brunton model would not stand up to rough treatment for long, but with proper care it will serve its owner well. It is made of metal and certainly adequate for light day hikes of a few miles or so and would be good way to learn how to use a military compass without spending a small fortune (only about $15). Even so, if you're going deep into the woods for several days, don't hesitate to spend the extra money for the Cammenga. Cammenga supplies the U.S. Military and the durability of their compasses is worth the additional cost.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By jbuys on October 16, 2008
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No, it's not a Cammenga. For <$11 no one should expect the same quality. If you hold it level, you will get an accurate enough reading to head you in the direction you want--but you'd better hold it level....and wait a minute for it to settle.

I've got an old better quality Brunton that I would trust with my life--this one I would not. In no way would I use this with a topo map in big woods. Out of the box, it points about 10 degrees E of mag N compared to the older Brunton and a high priced GPS at speed(which agree).

I use it in the deer woods to get a fairly accurate reading on wind direction and stand placement. It fits in the smallest pocket on my belt pack which is why I bought it. If it breaks, I'll get a new one.

The case is non-ferrous--seems sturdy enough. Better have a working flashlight or a Bic to see the alleged luminous cardinal points>>charge them with a flashlight, and they're dark in about 5 minutes.

Bottom line: if you need a compass that will point you approximately where you want to get...for the money it gets the job done. If you want accuracy, buy better quality.
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By ONLINEBUDDY0 on January 6, 2008
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I bought two and only one worked ok.
I will make this short.
Spend the money and buy a good one that works well.
Amazon would not take it back because of what it is filled with.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Duclos on March 13, 2009
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In general, okay to good. The accuracy is off by 1 to 2 degrees, they stuck the dial on slightly askew. Dampening - way too much, but not bad if you're mountain biking and giving it a beating. Design is good and solid, illumination is lacking a full moon is required.

YOU MUST HOLD IT LEVEL - failure to do so will result in readings off by as much as 10+ degrees.

In general, at less than $15, a buy. BUT, if you're serious and way out in the woods get a Cammenga.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N8N on November 20, 2013
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If you're buying a compass, presumably you expect that you will need to rely on it to find your way at some point, or at least are planning against that possibility. Given that, you should buy a good, reliable one. This is not one. I picked this up as an impulse purchase at a local outdoors store as I realized that I didn't own a single old school magnetic compass and thought that it would be a good thing to have. It looked identical to the "real deal" military compass and the price was surprisingly low which should have made me pass it over (TANSTAAFL) It's going back.

Pros:

- it's sturdy. Really a nice job on the case.

Cons:

- Either the magnetic needle is too weak or else the liquid with which it's filled is too viscous, as it settles in "approximately" the right direction when set on a level surface, but requires tapping to get a true north reading.

- The lens is horrible. I simply can't figure out how to hold this so that I can sight through the notch and read the scales at the same time, all I see through the lens is blur.

- The lume, well, doesn't. At all. As in, there's green lume-colored paint on the markers, but it just plain doesn't glow, even after charging under a lamp for a few minutes.

If the last were the only fault I could excuse that (I do have a soft spot for Vostok watches after all, which have lume that is only slightly more functional, and I'm always carrying a pocket flashlight) but as a total package this is more of a novelty toy than a useful direction finding tool.

Lessons learned; 1) far too many consumer products are crap, don't buy *anything* without reading some reviews first and 2) a used Cammenga is a far better buy than this new Brunton.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Eduard A. Yanyuk on November 12, 2011
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I bought this for my bug out bag, thinking it would work like a compass should because it had decent reviews.
Well the one i got didn't work. sometimes it rotated when i turned, and sometimes it didnt...
Cheap Garbage made in china crap, do not buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin Herron on November 22, 2013
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I purchased this compass to be used for finding the north star so i could easily polar align with my telescope. As far as finding north i was able to come within 2 degrees of north with this compass. Being liquid filled it dampens the shock from walking but is slow when changing your heading. The case is made out of what i assume is stamped steel and the lens holder is thick plastic. The illumination does work but for a short time after being charged with a bright light source. If you plan on using this at night your going to need a small led flashlight. Overall i see no problem with the design and quality for the price range with this product. It would make a great first compass for children and adults. The compass comes with no directions for using it but learning proper use is simple. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty but you will be paying up to $5 to ship it to the manufacture. If you are looking for a basic compass to come within 2 degrees of a heading than it will serve you well. With that being said, if you are looking for something to bet your life on deep in the woods than the "Cammenga Model 3H" is for you. I own a Cammenga 3H and it has never let me down and is less than a degree off of north but that accuracy comes at a cost over 80 bucks. I would suggest this product for anyone over the age of 6.
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