What Tripod?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by kodiakoutdoors, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. kodiakoutdoors

    kodiakoutdoors Member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Bogen 3058 and 3258. Heavy, but sturdy. Also the Manfrotto geared head 3011.
     

  3. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    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.

    Tripods

    There are others there that may interest you if weight is not an issue as it is for me.
     
  4. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

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  5. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    The Sportsmans, sold on this site is a great alum. tripod, Thread is in backpacking heading I believe
     
  7. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. NJS

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    The Velbond Chaser or Sherpa is a good place to start without breaking the bank. Put a Jim White Panhead and your ready for business. NJS