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Old 11-09-2009, 05:46 PM
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GPS-which models?

Hey hunters, I'm now over 60 and no longer want to just get out to "big woods"access roads where I parked via compass. So to get close to the truck and hunt without worry of where am I guess I need A GPS. I hunt out west and in Maine. I want something easy to operate, easy to see ,memory,scrollable I"m told. Not knowing prices I don"t want features not needed. What would recomend around 400.00 or less? thanks, Dskiper
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:37 AM
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Re: GPS-which models?

Not sure what "scrollable" means, but the Garmin 60-series (60CSx being the high-end, MSRP $400) will get it done for you -- and in my opinion is still the best unit on the market. If color doesn't matter to you, get the non-color version (60Sx I believe) and save some coin.

There are some newer fancy touch screen ones, but they don't have the same battery life (and some, at least last I was researching, have "glitchy" gps chips that will inexplicably wander off by several hundred yards).
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:41 AM
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Re: GPS-which models?

I just got a Garmin Oregon 300. Has SD memory card ability so you can add maps. Touch screen is great. So....much easier to go from screen to screen, also.

I got it so I can use the new Public Hunting Land maps for the western states that show you where you are standing in relation to private land boundaries. I will be using it and these maps on my current 3 state, 8 day, 3,000 mile deer hunting dash.

I just left home 10 hours ago.

Gotta go!
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:28 AM
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HELLO, I thank u for the info! By my wording "scollable", my Alberta moose guide sald it was better get a model with a:joy stick" so as to move map screen left or right. His Garmin model (100.00 +/_) just got him from pt.A to pt.B and back to pt.A. I think. This is a new toy for me! Dskiper
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:50 AM
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Re: GPS-which models?

I think Delorme was the only one that had 7.5 min maps but also heard that Garmin was coming out with this. Does anyone know if Garmin now offers this? Len, does your Oregon have it?
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:07 PM
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Re: GPS-which models?

Hey Dskiper -

I have the Garmin 60CSx and it was my 1st GPS ever. I gotta say it's amazing!!! I bought it about a year ago and it's among the best purchases i've ever made (especially for outdoors stuff). I've used it in the States and here in Bosnia and Eastern Europe quite regularly.

I've taught compass/land nav for years (off/on) so i appreciate the need to have a solid direction-finder and these nifty units really do the job.

I get great battery life (i don't leave it on all the time in mtns), it rarely looses signal, and the screens are soooo easy to use.

I bought the accessory cigarette-lighter adapter to use when i'm driving so i can enter the coordinates to tell me i'm getting close to where i want to go. There are better untis for using in cars, but this one is the best for off-trail.

HTH,

frank
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:36 AM
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Re: GPS-which models?

Another vote for the Garmin 60CSx. I'm on my second one, the first was a 60CS (no memory card). The CSx is an amazing unit.
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