Built with accuracy in mind, a sighting compass allows you to make direct eye contact with your target while taking a compass reading. Usually this is done with a folding mirror that allows you to see the compass capsule while viewing your target.
A few of the sighting compasses below even allow you to use this sighting feature to make accurate clinometer (angle of inclination) readings. The Vista and the KB-14 compasses, however, us a slightly different sighting method. A
special magnifying optic
allows you to read the bearing off the edge of a compass disk (as opposed to a needle) while viewing your target. Regardless of your choice, you can't go wrong with any of these professional compasses.