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Unread 01-22-2012, 12:26 PM
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Backpacking Tripod

I am in the market for a tripod to use with my Swaro 65mm spotting scope and binoculars to use while backpack hunting. Two tripods I have been looking at are the Slik Sprint Pro II, and the Velbon Geo E440 Carbon Fiber and was wondering if anyone has experience with either of these in a similar setup. I will have a Jim White Tripod head on whichever tripod I end up getting. I am not completely sold on either one of these and would like to hear of any other tripods that you guys would recommend. I would like to try and keep it <$200 and prefer to keep it <2 Pounds. Thanks for the input.
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    Unread 01-24-2012, 07:10 PM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    I have a SLIK that I use. I use it with both my scope and my binoculars. May be better tripods but it works well for me.
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    Unread 01-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    I use a SLIK as well, it came with the shooting rest from PRS. It is a really good combo of height/weight/stability. There are more stable tripods but they will be a lot more expensive and heavy. This one I can shoot prone to standing.
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    Unread 01-28-2012, 10:14 AM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    Check into the vortex high country. I have one on order so I can't comment first hand but it has the right specs.
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    Unread 01-29-2012, 12:05 AM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    I have a slik, a Benro CF, and a bog pod. The Slik is the lightest and the benro the most stable but more and more I prefer the bog pod and the ability to switch heads to the shooting rest. There is a similar set up but different brand on sale in the store on this site. All of these rest are form 2-3 pounds.
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    Unread 01-29-2012, 12:54 AM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    I have the outdoorsmen med tripod, its unreal, but more than 200. I also have the swaro 65..
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    Unread 02-13-2012, 02:59 AM
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    Re: Backpacking Tripod

    I have also just started using SILK but I am not much happy with it. Its not Up to my expectations.
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