It does not matter if your compass is calibrated in degrees, Mils, bananas or anything else.
The military use mils coz it can be easily used to estimate distance. An object 25 mils wide at 1000 metres = 25metres
A line of 5 parked battle tanks 55 metres wide showing 50mils on a sighting compass =1,100 metres distance.
A useful tool in ww1, ww2 and today. Providing you yourself are not a tool.
Reviewed by Josh - 6th Jul, 2018
Best compass Ive ever used fantastic for naving on the mountains and hill!
Reviewed by Will - 16th Feb, 2018
You get what you pay for. This product is more robust and reliable than the cheaper options available.
Reviewed by canny joe - 10th May, 2016
good bit of kit
I like it a lot but it is quite tricky to read the bearing in degrees.