Re: pdog hunt in some nice scenery
Bill & lerch,
while not perfect the manfrotto-bogen tripods are the most stable I have found, if you want it heavier and more stable just hang a sand bag or two on it. If you buy one and dont think it is an upgrade from what you are using now I'll buy it from you (I probably need another one anyway).
I have not tried to video much through my spotting scope, but the picture of the eagle was taken through my Leica 77 spotter at 20x and my Canon digital camera at 3x and zoomed in a few more times on my computer.it was out past 600yds
p.s. I agree about the "damn mirage"
It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.