Bog-Pod for optics & shooting rest
I was curious if anyone had used the bog-pods much with optics. I have the standing model with the switcheroo head and universal shooting rest. The tripod and both heads weighs in at 2lbs 15.1oz on my postage scale. I've used it with my Leupold 15-45x Sequoia spotting scope and my Leupold Olympic 10x50 binoculars and it seems to work pretty well but they aren't great glass. I see bogpod has a pistol grip head out this year also that should pan smoother for glassing. I don't shoot past 400yds off the tripod but when terrain prevents prone shooting it is nice. I've been practicing shooting sitting with my eberlestock upright as a rear bag and the tripod under the front and doing pretty well.
I have been putting together other gear and haven't upgraded optics yet because it's a big chunk to bite off to do it right. I wanted to see if anyone else had tried this with better optics. I know that it will be a compromise and not as smooth and steady as a better tripod, but wondered if the weight savings over a separate optics tripod and shooting bipod would be worth it. I'm looking at getting minox or vortex kaibab 15x binoculars and using them with the tripod for hunting muleys and elk and not carrying any other scope or binos. I'm hoping I could spend $700-1200 and carry one good optic. That's about all the budget will allow for the forseeable future.
Anyone tried it?