Good info, thank you!
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Somehow I missed my quote A good map should have the correction on it for the difference in magnetic and true north. For very specific uses it would be important, particularly over distance. For basic use, not as much. Particularly if you "shoot off" target intentionally to hit a know physical boundary and backtrack to your destination. Like shoot to the west of a spot to hit a creek and follow the creek to the spot. FYI, the right and left sides of the map are generally related to North. You can lay the compass along the edge of the map and orient them both. It's a starting point at least.
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