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#7197024 - 12/17/12 07:37 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: gossipgodd]
Kurt52 Offline

Registered: 02/05/11
Posts: 225
Loc: British Columbia
The Oregon 450 was my choice when the old yellow Etrex screen was finally giving it up this fall (10 years old?). I really like the 450 and have the BC and Washington state chips that work great. I like the touch screen on the Oregon. Lithium AA batteries have lasted the past 8 weeks for my weekend hunting, and still show full charge.

The 62 and Montana are too large and heavy as I am a backpack hunter.

#7197045 - 12/17/12 07:41 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: Kurt52]
Spotshooter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11667

The best garmin handhelds are the 62series, especially for older guys.

They have buttons that LRX them navigate easier.

Spot shooter

#7197106 - 12/17/12 07:55 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: Spotshooter]
Rev579 Offline

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 104
Loc: East Texas
62 by far. Also, the pre-loaded topo maps don't quite have the same detail as the add-on. Also, if you add it on, you manage what and where, allocating memory usage yourself.
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#7197117 - 12/17/12 07:58 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: Rev579]
Tanner Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 10285
Loc: High Country Colorado
Cool beans, thanks for all the help gentlemen.

#7197218 - 12/17/12 08:29 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: MuskegMan]
FishN4Eyes Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 867
Loc: Clancy, Montana
Originally Posted By: MuskegMan


The preloaded state map chips w/ topo, land ownership and unit boundaries rock!!!

There are units out there which you can download satellite imagery to the unit also.


#7197526 - 12/17/12 10:40 PM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: Tanner]
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#7197592 - 12/18/12 12:20 AM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: panmin]
ackley33806 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/11
Posts: 791
Loc: SE Iowa

#7198184 - 12/18/12 07:12 AM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: Tanner]
Ranch13 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/03
Posts: 3904
Loc: wyoming
I'm a big fan of the Rino series.
Rino 610

Edited by Ranch13 (12/18/12 07:14 AM)
the most expensive bullet there is isn't worth a plug nickel if it don't go where its supposed to.

#7198366 - 12/18/12 08:07 AM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: gossipgodd]
bobmn Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 299
Tanner: Because of your location and use for lion hunting, I assume your father will use his gps in canyons. Because of this I would strongly recommend whichever unit he buys has a high sensitivity receiver and is capable of receiving GLOSNASS (Russian) satellites. While in a canyon your device looks at a very small portion of the sky so you need to have access to as many satelites as possible. After using gps all over the world, it has been my experience that the military has concentrated the satelite orbits towards the equator. I got much better reception in Africa than I get in the Northern Plain States. I would avoid a touch screen because they are cumbersome to use while wearing gloves. Ever try to find a stylus after dropping it in 12" of fresh snow?
I use a Garmin eTrex 20. Cheap, light, good battery life, acguires position rapidly even under a tree canopy. SD chip compatable. The only drawback is small screen size.

#7198377 - 12/18/12 08:10 AM Re: Which Garmin? [Re: bobmn]
Vic_in_Va Online   content
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Registered: 05/30/02
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I recently bought a 20 and agree with your assessment. I've not made my mind up on Birdseye Imagery, it gets blurry under 800 ft, but the unit itself works great and is easy to use.

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