Spotting Scope Tripod Suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by drenner43, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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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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  3. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Dupe.
     
  4. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  5. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    find a photographer and buy one of his older slr camera tripods.
     
  6. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    anybody have any experience with the Vortex tripods?
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    try a aluminum surveyors tripod for $85 best one I ever tried.