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Compact Tripod?

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Unread 05-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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There are ball heads and there are ball heads
Yeah I got two of them one cheap one and one really good expensive one which is a hoot, but they are such a pain to level up,

I still have'nt worked out where and when to use them yet, no doubt they will come into their own one day but so far I just have found a situation to use them, Maybe they are best suited to being fitted on a camera tripod then I'll get some use out of it,

John
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    Yeah I got two of them one cheap one and one really good expensive one which is a hoot, but they are such a pain to level up,

    I still have'nt worked out where and when to use them yet, no doubt they will come into their own one day but so far I just have found a situation to use them, Maybe they are best suited to being fitted on a camera tripod then I'll get some use out of it,

    John
    Yes, HD camera tripod and HD ball head. It does take some getting used to.
    A good fluid head might be the ticket for some.
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    Yes, HD camera tripod and HD ball head. It does take some getting used to.
    A good fluid head might be the ticket for some.
    Yes you are absolutely spot on there, Fluid heads are just fantastic, I truely believe that they are the ultimate fixture for any tripod, Once you've used one you wont go back to the normal types out there, I find that I would rather not have a camera type tripod if I cant get the right fluid head I want, they make it so easy to adjust and at the range or up in the hills they just glide without that rough jerking from position to position,

    Thank for bringing them up, I'd forgotten to mention them, Good Job

    John
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    Mildot1960(John),

    Do you have a link to the tripod you're talking about in your first post on this thread?

    You called it a "micro tilt Tripod"?

    Thanks
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    Re: Compact Tripod?

    Since you are on the Long Range Chatroom maybe you might be interested in a double duty tripod. You can use it for long range shooting and attach another head for your camera, rangefinder etc.

    Caldwell® DeadShot® FieldPod™ : Cabela's

    Also click on related items and scroll down.

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    Mildot1960(John),

    Do you have a link to the tripod you're talking about in your first post on this thread?

    You called it a "micro tilt Tripod"?

    Thanks
    Yes Mate sure, and if you want I will order it and send it, please note this the same tripod as mine,

    Now there is a biggish thumb wheel (screw) that as you turn it, IT tilts the Scope up or down and its very smooth and it tilts fast or slow deppending how fast you turn it, theres also a centre shaft clamp if you dont tighten it up too much you can Pan left and right and you can adjust the scope height and if you dont do the locking ring up theres also a slidding washer that the moment you let it go it will hold the scope at that height, also there is a head that is on it the you can undo and till it much more quickly then lock it off and use the Micro tilt adjustment,

    Ive had this for nearly two weeks now and I keep messing with the thing, Its just Perfect, a mate had one back in Oz in 1993 but I have never managed to find one till now, and to tell you the truth out of all my shooting accessories its become my Favorite piece of Kit,

    Blessin's John

    It works out at around $38.73c

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    Oh and I forgot to tell you that theres no Blurry wobbling when you have to adjust your scope, and it is light but very very Ridgid and its all Cast Alloy and has been tested to take 4/5 Kgs about 10lbs in weight

    john
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