Tripod head for spotter

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by MOA, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. MOA

    MOA Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bogen 3205G tripod and now I need a head for it. I noticed that premiere reticles sells the bogen 3265 head. This is a joystick head, and I cannot imagine it panning very well. Can someone suggest a bogen (or other quality brand) tripod for use with my Leupold spotter. What are you guys using as a triod-head combo? I was considering the 3130G video head instead for its smooth panning.
     
  2. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    You need ANY one of the Bogans that swivel 4 ways. Up, down, left and right by use of the handle.

    I use the Sampson brand tripods which are much more heavy duty then the Bogan but, also have Bogans too.

    Later
    DC
     
  3. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I use the Gitzo 1410 and a Kirk BH-1 ball head http://www.kirkphoto.com/ the Kirk ball heads are the best I have seen. I have used the bogen 3265 and think it will not support a spotting scope stable enough on the higher power. Some of the other bogen heads are stronger and will stabilize your spoting scope better.

    Crow Mag
     
  4. verrocchio100

    verrocchio100 Well-Known Member

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    MOA,

    You may want to try outdoorsmans.com for a variety of tripod heads. I use one of their own pods and mounts for my Swarovski scope and Doctor Optik binocular.

    Good Luck

    Verrocchio
     
  5. Guest

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    Bogen offers a head #3066 It is large enough for heavy glasses 20lb. works a lot like movie camera tripods. www.BHphotovideo.com out of NYC. One catch is price.
     
  6. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Tim

    Check your Email.

    That fellows phone number you wanted has been sent to you.

    See you at the next match and keep banging those hogs with the 338/378 and the 300 gr bullets out past 1350 yards.

    Later
    DC [​IMG] [​IMG]