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Mini-Compass

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Item Number: 889AAX
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Mini-Compass
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Accurate (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Waterproof (9)
  • Strong construction (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (10)
    • Day trip (10)
    • Survival (9)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (6)
    • Camping (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Outdoor enthusiast (16), Avid adventurer (9), Gearhead (4), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    very happy

    Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

    Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Turns yellow and stops working

    These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. ...Read complete review

    These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. You can set them next to each other and see the yellow gradient starting. My compass is so yellow you can't read it. It also quit working (shock of walking stick?)

    I opened it up and found that the fluid smells like kerosene. Everybody knows kerosene gets yellow with age. So these compasses are all destined to fail.

    The "magnet" looks like a really small piece of steel that was magnetized. It isn't a durable ceramic magnet.

    These compasses are really nice looking. They look like instruments. But I would not recommend putting yourself in a situation where you must rely on it.

    I have one that came in a bear take down bow. It hasn't started turning yellow yet, but has quit working.

    If the manufacturer changed fluids to something that won't yellow, and improved the magnet, these would be super nice compasses.

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    1.0

    Turns yellow and stops working

    By one eye

    from North Carolina

    About Me Avid Adventurer, Bad With Directions, Outdoor Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mini-Compass:

          These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. You can set them next to each other and see the yellow gradient starting. My compass is so yellow you can't read it. It also quit working (shock of walking stick?)

          I opened it up and found that the fluid smells like kerosene. Everybody knows kerosene gets yellow with age. So these compasses are all destined to fail.

          The "magnet" looks like a really small piece of steel that was magnetized. It isn't a durable ceramic magnet.

          These compasses are really nice looking. They look like instruments. But I would not recommend putting yourself in a situation where you must rely on it.

          I have one that came in a bear take down bow. It hasn't started turning yellow yet, but has quit working.

          If the manufacturer changed fluids to something that won't yellow, and improved the magnet, these would be super nice compasses.

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          5.0

          Nice addition to any bow

          By hunter

          from Kendrick, ID

          About Me Avid Adventurer, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Reliable Performance
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mini-Compass:

              Fred Bear equipped all of his personal bows with small compassess. I've started doing the same, no matter the brand or style, even my best custom wares. This assures my compass is always with me while bowhunting, giving me peace of mind when slogging back to the truck well after dark or in heavy fog common in northern Idaho.
              Not as difficult as you might think to install, but you do need to invest in a proper "Forester" (SP?) drill bit to assure a neat job. Epoxy after to assure a good seal, preventing moisture getting into your riser wood and ruining the wood.

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              5.0

              Great Add-on for your bow

              By Camo Bowman

              from Lambertville, MI

              About Me Avid Adventurer, Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Perfect add-on for my bow
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Hunting in Cedar Swamps
                • Survival

                Comments about Mini-Compass:

                Mounting this compass flush in the face of the riser was a breeze and it becomes very effective when traveling through heavy blowdown areas and swamps, as the bow is hanging in your hand with the front of the riser up and the compass is right there to just glance at whenever you have a need to get your directions.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Product was shipped in a timely manner and arrived in excellent condition..

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                5.0

                18mm compass

                By Wild Bill

                from Tn.

                About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate

                Cons

                • Easy to read

                Best Uses

                • Hunting hiking

                Comments about Mini-Compass:

                For my uses it is just fine.

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                4.0

                Small, but functional.

                By elenh

                from Elkton, FL.

                About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Campgrounds

                  Comments about Mini-Compass:

                  Installing the compass in a walking stick.

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                  1.0

                  Don't inlay it!!!!!!!

                  By Wingbone

                  from Valley Grande, AL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Develops Bubble

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mini-Compass:

                      I inlayed one in my bow riser. After 5 years a bubble so large developed, the compass won't turn. It rattles when I shoot.

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                      5.0

                      Works great in bow risers

                      By Journeyman Archery

                      from hartland, MI

                      About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mini-Compass:

                          I have inserted a few of these in my bow risers, and have had no problems. Use a good quality forstner bit and they fit right in and hold with a little superglue.

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                          4.0

                          very happy

                          By nature boy

                          from mideast tennessee

                          About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backcountry Camping
                            • Day Trips
                            • River Trips
                            • Road Trips
                            • Survival

                            Comments about Mini-Compass:

                            Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

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                            5.0

                            Mini Compass

                            By Dave

                            from Richland, WA

                            About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Recreational Hunter

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Compact
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Waterproof

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Read

                            Best Uses

                            • Backcountry Camping
                            • Day Trips
                            • Hunting

                            Comments about Mini-Compass:

                            I use carpenters Cabinet Mounting Cement to attach a mini compass below the grip on my one piece hunting bows on the same side as the shelf. On overcast days its a simple matter to hold the bow flat for a few seconds to confirm magnetic north and deduce or confirm direction of travel. This does NOT work on takedown bows with metallic components.

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                            5.0

                            Looks good in my super kodiak.

                            By tradtim

                            from Rogers,AR

                            About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backcountry Camping
                              • Campgrounds
                              • Day Trips
                              • River Trips
                              • Road Trips
                              • Survival

                              Comments about Mini-Compass:

                              Sometimes the moss is NOT on the tree at all. Get this compass, you will not be disappointed!

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