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GPS feature you'll love!!!

 
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:22 AM
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GPS feature you'll love!!!

Scenario:

You shot a beautiful Elk at 897 yards. Because of a huge cliff in between, the only way to get to it would be by driving around a couple other mountains for about close to 1HOUR AND 30 MINUTES and come back around them to where you think it is. The challenge is: Will it be there? Will you find it?

About 45 days ago I purchased a new GPS; this one is the Garmin GPSmap CSx. One of the features I really like, I want to share it with you just in case you may be interested. This feature is the one the will find that Elk for us.




From where you shot, you get your GPS on the Compass screen, by holding the page button down for a couple of seconds; you insure the electronic compass is on. See Photo #1 for the compass page. Now, you hit the menu button and the menu page appears, Photo #2. Highlight Sight 'N Go and press Enter. The screen on photo #3 appears. At this point, the GPS is ready for you to aim at your fallen Elk, obtain a bearing and since you already have a distance we're cooking this pretty good.
OK, once you have page of photo #3 displaying lock direction, tilt the GPS in the manner shown by photo #4, use as sights the little white triangles shown by the long yellow arrows. Using those sights as you keep the GPS as much leveled as possible, line up the sights with the dead Elk. Press Enter as you hold your sights in place, after that look at the display and you'll see the display of photo #5. Scroll down to Project Waypoint and hit Enter. The next screen picture #6 will appear with the angle already entered, you have to enter the distance that you already know from your range finder, highlight GoTo and press Enter. The map screen will show up showing your position and the position of the Elk and a line, strait line from you to the elk. As you move, that line will continue to display from you to the elk, always and by changing to other navigating screen you would be able to see how close you're getting to you pray.

I really liked this for being interesting and powerful. This GPS has other ways to project a point but this one I liked the best.

All the steps outlined above, seem to be pretty time consuming; but believe me it can be done very, very fast once you know what you're doing.

Good Shooting to All.

NOTE: Please do not mind the angles entered on photo #3, #5 an #6. I just used the screen shots I could get a hold of.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:55 AM
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That would have been handy last year. While scouting one day, I saw a herd of elk accross the valley at about 2500 to 3000 yards and no way to get within range from my side. I drove nearly six miles around the valley and couldn't be certain that I was close to the correct meadow being as there were so many small meadows around.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:27 AM
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Eaglet,

I'm going elk hunting in a couple weeks. Want to come with me and show me how it works?


When are we going shooting?
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:20 AM
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That would have been handy last year. While scouting one day, I saw a herd of elk accross the valley at about 2500 to 3000 yards and no way to get within range from my side. I drove nearly six miles around the valley and couldn't be certain that I was close to the correct meadow being as there were so many small meadows around.
Excellent example of its usage. Would save you gas and frustrations. Good post. Thanks BB.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:24 AM
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Eaglet,

I'm going elk hunting in a couple weeks. Want to come with me and show me how it works?


When are we going shooting?
I already did!

I'm going at 5:00 this morning... reminds me to start reloading! man! :o
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:24 AM
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Electronic dead reconing....COOL!
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:29 AM
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I do a lot of plots for guys on orthophotography, with GPS coordinates listed for key spots.

It helps when navigating big distances AND ensuring that you remain on the right property if that situation is a concern.
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