Carbon Fiber Tripod - Recommend me a setup

jgs8163

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I’m a huge fan of the Outdoorsmans and have a bunch of their stuff. I eventually will be getting a second tripod because I often find myself wanting two In the field. The Jim White head pans/tilts smooth, which I think is essential for shooting video. The ball head on the RRS is “great“ for shooting and “good” for glassing. I’m saving my pennies LOL
That Jim White tripod head is a very good design, been around for a long time, and very lightweight for packing. Mr White has passed and Outdoorsmans bough the patent rights to it and have improved upon it to take the ARCA plate. I also have a ProMaster CF tripod with the same head, I carry both so when needing to switch things around to make a shot I can also have my binos on my quarry.
 

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Yes I'm a newbie here. But a long long time lurker. I could not justify spending a lot of cash on a really nice setup on tripod and heads. So I did the cheaper China made on Amazon.



$280 total and I've used it this year varmint hunting, deer hunting and hog hunting. It works great. Very Very stable and very strong. It's not sand bag bench steady but steady enough for me to take kills over 500 yards.

I'll probably get hammered on this but dang spending $1500 to $2000 on a tripod I just couldn't justify no more than I use it.
If a person looks long enough or thinks hard enough one can find a Plethora ( 338 dude...that means a Bunch) of very good substitutes that don't break the bank.... I couldn't find a friggin Monopod for my 50 BMG...for under 170.00...so I built one for 17.00 yesterday....now the prototype is done and works....I can make better ones...it's our money...I for one can't waste too much more of it!
 

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mercerbear

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If a person looks long enough or thinks hard enough one can find a Plethora ( 338 dude...that means a Bunch) of very good substitutes that don't break the bank.... I couldn't find a friggin Monopod for my 50 BMG...for under 170.00...so I built one for 17.00 yesterday....now the prototype is done and works....I can make better ones...it's our money...I for one can't waste too much more of it!
Nice vocabulary dig...I see what you did there.
 

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I have a hog saddle and just ordered the same set up but a series 2L tripod. I’m now debating whether I should change my order to a series 3L for the added stability. It is about 1 lb difference.
 

Troutslayer2

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That Jim White tripod head is a very good design, been around for a long time, and very lightweight for packing. Mr White has passed and Outdoorsmans bough the patent rights to it and have improved upon it to take the ARCA plate. I also have a ProMaster CF tripod with the same head, I carry both so when needing to switch things around to make a shot I can also have my binos on my quarry.
Is that Jim White head as smooth, balanced, lockable as their other options? I am eying that bcause it’s for Arca and I don’t feel Ike making a drastic change to everything. Basically, are there any downsides to it over their other options?
 

jgs8163

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Is that Jim White head as smooth, balanced, lockable as their other options? I am eying that bcause it’s for Arca and I don’t feel Ike making a drastic change to everything. Basically, are there any downsides to it over their other options?
I’ve never used their other options so I can’t comment. I can tell you my Jim White heads are rock solid, smooth and work very well. Lighter than many others also. I have 4-5 other friends that also use them and swear by it.
 

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