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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:28 pm 
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hello here,
does anybody know why when i use my oregon 450 and im carrying my .308 rifle or my treestand north is drawn to rilfe or treestand...i called garmin and they dont have clue....anybody else have this problem?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I haven't checked my Garmin near a rifle, but I know that a traditional compass is often affected by a nearby piece of steel.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:49 pm 
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i wish i knew how to delete post!!!! this one makes no sence....lol



k what i meant was my rifle affects my gps....just got off the phone with garmin second person to tell me that they have no clue what im talking about....not really sure how else you explain this but here i go.....when im walking in woods with oregon 450 w/o my rifle it works with spot on acqurance....i use my oregon to find my hunting stand while carrying my .308 it takes me off course leading me further and further away when i know i have to walk in a certain direction to get to stand...its almost as the pointer is slighly off just enough for u to get lost and not trust your gps.....when i put my gps next to my rifle north points at my gun at alll times...when i have my rifle slinged on my shoulder and try and place the gps as far away as i can it kinda works.....but norht is slight goin to wards rifle....anybody else experiance this???? ideas????anything???


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Have you tried turning off the electronic compass to see what effect that has?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm 
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no, i have not tried to turn off the compass....but does this mean i have to be moving in order for my gps to be accurate?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:07 pm 
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With the compass off you have to be moving for the unit to give you an accurate direction of movement. The location will be accurate either way. This is just a check to see if you are getting an accurate location from the gps.


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