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Unread 01-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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Looking for a good gps???????

I have been looking at new handheld gps's and like the sounds of the new Bushnell Onix 400. Do any of you guys have any experiance with this unit?
It's a lot of money and just wanted to get some good opinions before I buy. Also if not the Bushnell, what gps would you recommend and why? I like the fact that the Bushnell lets you layer Topo, ariel photos and weather. I'm from Michigan and am planning to go out west to Colorado for an elk hunt in a couple years.

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James
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    Unread 01-04-2008, 04:17 PM
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    Hey James,

    I've been meaning to call you (and congratulate you!)

    I recently bought the Garmin GPSmap 76CSX its a great unit.

    If you want to play with it, drop me a note or call me and we can meet for some coffee and catch up.

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    Unread 01-04-2008, 04:27 PM
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    I'll second the Garmin. In my opinion, stick with a company that has been in the business for a while and knows their stuff. I have a 60CS among other older Garmin units. While not as feature packed as the 76CSX AJ mentioned, it is an outstanding unit. I have found all Garmin units to be user friendly, accurate, and durable.
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    I have a Garmin Etrex legend. it is simple and even I can use it. I do not buy the stuff for it. I use a compass and hard paper map to back it up. I always forget to change the battery in the compass needle but somehow it keeps point north anyway whereas the electronic GPS don't do nuttin with a dead battery.

    I know you didn't ask, but the Silva Ranger is a very good compass.

    In case you really wanted to know, if you have three maps then you will wind up in three different places according to your GPS. Try it sometimes when you are bored. Seems Einstein's theories may not have been made know to the cartographers. Of course we then introduce the Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle which states that an electron and an elk hunter are always lost.
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    I have a Garmin map 60CS and love this unit. As the others have said, it's easy to use and is in a nice size package. The new version (CSX) probably has some more nicer features so that's a big plus.
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    The models mentioned from Garmin are cetainly one of the best for our purposes, however if you want a basic unit, extremely portable and with low battery drainage, the Garmin Foretrex 101 is certainly worth a look.

    Of course, no maps capable, but who cares?
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