The points of the compass are an evenly spaced set of horizontal directions (or azimuths) used in navigation and geography. A compass rose is primarily composed of four cardinal directions—north, east, south, and west—each separated by 90 degrees, and secondarily divided by four ordinal (intercardinal) directions—northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest—each located halfway between two cardinal directions. Some disciplines such as meteorology and navigation further divide the compass with additional azimuths. Within European tradition, a fully defined compass has 32 'points' (and any finer subdivisions are described in fractions of points).Compass points are valuable in that they allow a user to refer to a specific azimuth in a colloquial fashion, without having to compute or remember degrees.

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  1. chadrackbro

    New to the Pacific Northwest

    Hello everyone, I’m new to Kitsap County Washington and the PNW. I like to shoot all types of weapons, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Thank you for bringing like minds together! Have a great day! Semper Fi, Chad
  2. bionic knees

    ammo available at Northwest Armory

    I was just at northwest armory, Milwaukie. they have more ammo than I have seen anywhere else in a long time, cases of it stacked up around the shop. prices didn't look bad either. I bought 5 boxes for a very fair price all things considered
  3. J

    New to Northwest Firearms

    Hello! I’m new to the forum. Heard about this place from another member. Happy shootin’!
  4. ATCclears

    Agricultural destruction in BC, and consumer prices on some items in Northwest

    BC got hit hard on the weekend. Highways, rail lines, and now agricultural/food production. It makes me wonder if it will result in more sales to BC from suppliers in the US Northwest, and hence price increases here if BC consumers are effectively willing to pay more just to get the items...
  5. Joe Link

    Announcement  It's Northwest Firearms' 13th Birthday! Big thank you to all of our members

    It's hard to believe that it was this day thirteen years ago which I decided to roll the dice on starting a local community for gun owners. You wouldn't believe how many people told me it'd never work, and I almost let them talk me out of it. For better and worse, my life has been completely...
  6. Ape59

    New to northwest firearms

    I come here to buy and sell gun stuff
  7. The Heretic

    Install Northwest firearms icon??

    Why is there a download icon in my Chrome address bar, when I am here on the forum? When I hover over it, it says "Install Northwest Firearms". Install what? Is this a PWA?
  8. 10der

    New update to Northwest forums

    New up date with 100% posts flooding in. I am wondering the responses on all this new activity. after your response please post if you believe it will continue?
  9. Joe Link

    Update  Major Software Update - Wednesday, March 31st @ 4AM PST

    This is the big update you're all tired of hearing about, receiving conversations about, taking surveys about, etc. for the past year and a half. Ironically, if everything goes as planned you won't notice much of a difference :s0112: I'll close the site and begin the update on Monday, March...
  10. ATCclears

    On drought, the Southwest, and alternate locations if leaving the Northwest

    I like the terrain and idea of moving to an arid climate, but this is a long-term concern. Perhaps 25 years ago (before global warming and climate change became in vogue...) I read an article predicting a slow, long-term aridification of the US Southwest. The article hypothesized that what we...
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