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Unread 03-01-2010, 01:34 AM
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What Tripod?

Just curious as to what tripods people are using out there for their spotting scopes?

Did a search, but couldn't find a thread on tripods. Looking for something sturdy that I can use at the range and in the field.

Weight is a non issue for my purposes with this tripod. Just need something sturdy and having micro adjustments would definitely be a plus.

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    Unread 03-01-2010, 05:49 AM
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    Re: What Tripod?

    Check out the Bogen 3058 and 3258. Heavy, but sturdy. Also the Manfrotto geared head 3011.
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    Re: What Tripod?

    I have one of the Vanguard Altas that I am trying out. It is stronger that any others I have and it only weighs two more ounces than some other cheaper lightweights that are not so strong. The head is a three dimension movement head and I am used to two two dimensional movement heads so I haven't yet gotten used to that.

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    There are others there that may interest you if weight is not an issue as it is for me.
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    Re: What Tripod?

    attached link for more info...

    Top 10 Complete Tripod Units Voted by Consumer Reviewers - IntelliReview.

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    Re: What Tripod?

    if your looking for micro and precise adjustment you deffinatly want to go with a gear head. Manfrotto 055xprob with the gear head or grip head would be my choice.
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    Re: What Tripod?

    The Sportsmans, sold on this site is a great alum. tripod, Thread is in backpacking heading I believe
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    Re: What Tripod?

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    The Sportsmans, sold on this site is a great alum. tripod, Thread is in backpacking heading I believe
    You meen 'Outdoorsmans'

    For back packing, I love them. If I was not a backpacker, I would prefer the Bogen. Either way, I prefer the outdoorsmans ball head or pan head.
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