tripods set ups

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I would be interested to know what type of set ups everyone is running including pan head, weight, and what they are supporting(65mm spotter,, ect) if possible.
 

Craig4791

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Swarovski CT Travel tripod with Swaro DH 101 head both come in at 4lbs. I'm running a 80mm swaro HD scope.

A little more weight than some of the compact setups but I like to be able to stand and glass if I choose and this is a great setup.
 

jherald

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Slik 624 CF tripod and Sirui G-10 ball head. The Sirui has a ultra smooth pan but the adjustment up or down can be finicky when you first use it. The rig is under 3 lbs with the tripod and head. It's been working well so far for the last 4 months and I've been playing this set-up in the winter weather here, -20*F to around 35*F.

It's supporting a Swaro 65, tines up ring and Canon A1300.

The slik 624 won't go high enough for you to stand upright but that is the trade-off for lighter weight, smaller tripod.
 

Slim Jim

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I've got the vanguard alta233AO. It weighs 3.5lbs but its very sturdy with a smooth head and I can glass standing if I want. It will be topped with a vortex razor hd 65mm as soon as Paul at Elknut gets them in.
 

dirtytough

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Gitzo carbon fiber tripod. Can't remember the model.
Outdoorsmans pan head.
20-60x80 swaro
 

TRIPLE

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NIce!

When did you get the ATX? I plan to have one for testing soon.

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I've had it for a couple months, I've been super busy so haven't used it alot but its awesome. Like you, I've put my eyes though about every optic out there and I can say this is at the top of the list. I'm getting the big objective this summer and I feel I'll have the ultimate set up.
 

seand

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slik sprint mini II w/minox MD50 scope. I took out the center post and added a stoney point "V" rest on a extra quick release plate for a shooting tripod. I think it weighs about 1.5# with the center post removed, has a ball head. I also have the slik pro ez (2.8#), which has a pretty decent pan head and would be better with a heavier spotter, but I never seem to want to pack the extra 1#.

I have no idea why using a tripod as a field shooting rest isnt more popular.
 

mtnwrunner

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Velbon ultra maxi m tripod---2 pounds, outdoorsmans squeeze head, older bausch and lomb elite spotter---22 ounces.

Randy
 

luke moffat

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I forget the brand model of ballhead I put on my Velbon Maxi M tripod but the whole setup is less than 29 oz and still clamps down and locks my 85mm Zeiss easily so thats what I am running this year.
 
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Stinky Coyote

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Swarovski ATX with 65 mm objective
Slik 634 tripod
Manfrotto 700cr2 head

Nice set up, I have same tripod and head, I modded my 634 taking off bottom leg extensions and neck extension to make as sitting height only like the 624 so runs a bit longer than the 24 packed up but likely lighter without the extra set of collars. I have two of those heads and several extra feet so I can plug and play optics between tripod and window mount.
 
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