Lightest Digiscope Setup?

tdot

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Planning an upcoming solo mountain hunt. I'm generally cutting weight by leaving things at home. But the one thing I've decided to add is a Digiscope setup. I like the style of the Outdoorsman/Phone Skope, as opposed to a double gripper. I'm ok with losing some versatility as I tend to keep my gear for along time.

I would need to fit binos and a spotter, Samsung phone.

Any tips or suggestions?
 

jjolg

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Did you get the specific attachment for each optic or the universal? Im trying to decide if the separate pieces are better or not... I tried the phoneskope universal and found it not to hold very well
 

AK Troutbum

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My only experience is with the Phoneskopes, but I've had several for the various size iphones that I've had the last 4-5 years, and they've all worked well and are pretty light wt. The one recommendation I would make is, only buy the eyepiece adapter to fit your scope (not the universal adapter). I initially bought the universal adapter thinking that I would use it with both my spotter and binos, but it ended up being much more hastel than what it was worth and I never used it with my binos anyway as it was just too much of a PITA. My current Phoneskope, with everything weighs 2.2 oz.
 

bowhuntrben

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Did you get the specific attachment for each optic or the universal? Im trying to decide if the separate pieces are better or not... I tried the phoneskope universal and found it not to hold very well

I got the universal adapter because I know I’ll be upgrading my spotter in the near future. It works great on my spotter and binos. If not going with a universal adapter, I’m sure the other brands out there work great as well.

I did try the double gripper but returned it. It was a PITA for me. I know a lot of people like them. I just didn’t have success with it
 

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Bumping this old thread. Phoneskope & the actual eyepiece adapter for the current spotter is still the best solution? Need a new one for my 553 so wanna get the right one from day 1.
 

AK Troutbum

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Bumping this old thread. Phoneskope & the actual eyepiece adapter for the current spotter is still the best solution? Need a new one for my 553 so wanna get the right one from day 1.

That’s the exact set up I use for goat hunts, and it’s the lightest digiscoping set up I have.
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Zane Shepherd

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Outdoorsman setup works great for me. Very light. Simple. Samsong and swaro stx.

If they have one that fits your eyepiece I highly suggest it.
 
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