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ORSM – Brunton Axis Pocket Transit

I don’t know which influenced me more, my time in Scouting or my time in the military, but I love compasses, so whenever I see a new one, I want to check it out. This is Brunton’s Axis Pocket Transit.

First off, it’s a transit, so this isn’t the orineteering compass you keep in your daypack. Created by a geologist, the Axis, it requires only one measurement configuration for strike & dip, trend & plunge, bearing & vertical angle, increasing efficiency and accuracy of measurements. Additionally, Compass North is parallel to the main hinge axis, making the Axis the only transit able to measure strike and dip concurrently, through contact or sighting methods.

Features:
-Dimensions (Closed): 3.92″ X 2.78″ X 1.18″
-Weight: 12.5 oz
-Compass Bearing Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Inclinometer Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Dip Angle Accuracy: ±1 WITH 2° graduations
-Plunge Angle Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Azimuth Graduated Circle: Model F-5012
-Quadrant Graduated Circle: Model F-5011
-Magnetism: NdFeB rare earth magnet on sapphire jewel suspension; high visibility North and South markings; induction damping for quick stabilization.
-Adjustable needle locking mechanism

www.brunton.com/products/axis-pocket-transit

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8 Responses to “ORSM – Brunton Axis Pocket Transit”

  1. Sure glad to see standard compass products out there still being produced. Getting to be like a lost art with all the GPS gadgets out there until one breaks down in the field and your lost…Does anyone even know how to read a map any longer?

  2. R711 says:

    Now, if I could get them to reply if they make any of their professional series with MILS, instead of degrees

  3. Matt the G says:

    As a lapsed geologist, this pleases me greatly. I’ve always wanted a Brunton Transit for my own collection of compasses. This is one sexy bit of field kit. I wonder if GSA has a discount? That MSRP means I can buy this or a pretty good AK. Hmm. While I think it solves some problems if you are taking a lot of measurements and want to save some time, the older and much cheaper (at 300-400 dollars) Transits are still good at what they do.

  4. Dave H says:

    Coinventor of the Axis here! Our company (Real Science Innovations) will be at GSA in September along with Forestry Suppliers and Brunton and rumor has it that there will be a deal to purchase 10% below the lowest price (normally 619.99) and quite possibly a few raffles as well to win a free Axis. Spread the word – we’re trying to shake up the transit world a bit!

    Dave