Feature packed, along with a good map you're away! Clearly marked in degree's (the other military type has Mils too) the liquid damped needle is accurate and reliable - as long as you keep it away from ferrous, magnetic objects or power lines! The 3 romers make for accurate grid reference taking on 1:25,000(2 1/2" to 1 mile); 1:50,000(1 1/4" to 1 mile) & 1:63,000(the old 1" to 1mile) scales. The magnifier is useful when looking at fine detail and the luminous markings are used in the dark. A recessed shaped hole for a neck string is well positioned and there are cm & inch graduations around the edges. Full info on useage can be found on web sites including Silva's own.
The best of the best! You don't really need a sighting compass and this is more robust.