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Great Compass, use it all the time outdoors, and have used it in class for projects. The bottom sighting hole is mostly for the Slope Meter function, which is nice if you feel like you need a more accurate on that you can get on a normal compass that doesn't have this hole, but don't feel like lugging the extra weight of a clinometer. Accurate compass that is easy to read, anytime, including at night thanks to the glow in the dark ring around the base. This has a magnifying glass to zoom in on your map for closer inspection, and sticky feet so it doesn't slide around on off-kilter surfaces. The only thing missing from this compass is the UTM grid for 1:50000 and 1:25000 maps on similar Suunto, Brunton and Silva compasses. If that was added, and the price went down, this would be the best compass around.

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Suunto makes a metric version just like the standard MC-2G, but instead of standard 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 map scales screenprinted onto the baseplate, the map scales are 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 for international metric maps.