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Tag : compass

Typically this will happen if the Kestrel is placed near a magnet or magnetic source. One of the things we have seen is with the MagnetoSpeed Riflekuhl unit. But any other magnet can affect the compass calibration. Also storing the Kestrel in a metallic enclosure such as a gun safe can have an affect on the compass calibration.

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Var is going to be the magnetic declination of your current location, further information can be found here: Magnetic Declination
Var is not used when selecting Magnetic North. If you choose True North, then it is advisable to add the Var number.
To find your magnetic declination, here is a good place to start Find my Var

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