What Tripod?

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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!
 

Gene

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

Buffalobob

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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.
 

ZSteinle

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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.
 

sp6x6

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

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
 

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