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    Gps

    I was wondering what GPS units you guys us and if you have any horror stories such as a GPS malfunctioning when attempting to find way back to camp or any other issues. Also wondering if you guys carry a back up for GPS. I am looking for a good GPS that is dependable, can use hunting map and is very easy to use. Thanks guys.

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    Garmin Oregon 450T. I love it and have had zero issues with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Garmin Oregon 450T. I love it and have had zero issues with it.
    What he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    What he said!
    Same here. Always carry extra batteries just in case but a very good unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Garmin Oregon 450T. I love it and have had zero issues with it.
    Same here....make sure you get the state land chips too. I have one for Wyoming & Colorado.

    OOPS....just checked and mine is an Oregon 600, sorry. But it is great too.
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    Oregon 450. You only need the "T" version if you don't use a land status chip inside. You pay more for the "T" model, but it has "terrain" data preloaded. If you buy a Hunting GPS Map chip for your Oregon 450 it will have the terrain data as well as private and public land status on the chip. If I recall correctly it is higher resolution than the terrain data preloaded on the "T" model.
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    I only have the T model because it was on sale and much cheaper then without it. It is nice in some places like here in WA where everything I hunt is wilderness or NF and I really have no need for the chip. But Im sure I wouldnt miss it if I didnt have it either.

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    I have the Oregon 550T but like UH said if your buying a chip for state maps you do not need the T model. I am surprised on how many have the Oregon as I do myself, but would rather not have the touch screen. Cabela's has the 62SC for 50% off right now. I know this model is longer than the Oregon but isn't touch screen.

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    I think all Garmins are easy to use and right now I don't believe you can get an Oregon 400 or 500 series, they have been replaced by the 600 series. The Oregon's are way nice; however, as mentioned, if you would like a button unit the 62 series is good but they have just come out with the 64 series and it has all the latest stuff. The GLONOSS connection, one year subscription to Birdseye, Nickle rechargeable batteries if desired, you can control the Garmin camera with it, and you can sync to you phone so you can get your e-mail and text on the Garmin without having to pull the phone out while in cell phone coverage.
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    I normally use the 450T. If wearing bulky gloves the eTrex 30. Did have the Vista HCx, but that one didnt hold up to baggage handlers.

 

 

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