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Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

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Unread 07-29-2013, 01:12 PM
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Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

I'm in need of a tripod for my spotting scope. So i'm looking for suggestions of a good, relatively inexpensive tripod. I'd like to preferably stay under $150, but $200 would be the max. Thanks
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    Several decent options out there. For what application: range, backpack, ...? What size scope? For prone, sitting and standing positions?

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    Dupe.
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    Unread 07-30-2013, 06:14 AM
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    Re: Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

    This will be used for multiple applications, range and hunting. It will be used standing. Where I hunt most of the spotting is done traveling dirt roads on 4 wheelers so weight is really not an issue. It will be backpacked with a little bit but not an immense amount. I'll be using a Pentax PF80ED
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    Re: Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

    find a photographer and buy one of his older slr camera tripods.
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    Unread 07-31-2013, 10:09 AM
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    Re: Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

    anybody have any experience with the Vortex tripods?
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    Re: Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

    You want a tripod that brings the scope to "eye level" in whatever position you normally scope at with little or NO elevator crank up. The platform cranked up high gives you "point squat" stability as compared to the 3 legs themselves. Heavier is much better. I use a Bogen 3031 and also have / use the Bogen 3001; 3011 and 30321
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