We all know your spotting scope is worthless without a good tripod

VANDAL

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Definitely not quality but very light...$30 Vanguard camera tripod. If you have a light wt spotter they work well. I usually go through one a year. I spend my money on other equipment
 

RosinBag

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Same as Aron.....it has been flawless for about six years now. It was very pricey, but the longer I use it, the better the investment.
 

luke moffat

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Been running velbon tripods for the last 4 years. Like them for the weight, pack small, able to extend to standing height in a pinch and they don't break the bank.
 

littlebuf

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i just picked this one up off ebay where i got a pretty good deal.its certainly not high end but for the price i figured id give it a shot.first impressions are good.pretty lite,right at 4 pounds and very good construction. the pistol grip head is very smooth with a solid feel when glassing. folds up pretty compact too.ive yet to take it in the field as it just showed up but like i said for the price i was willing to give it a shot.well see how it goes once my T1 shows up in about a week.then ill get it up in the hills

http://www.amazon.com/SUNPAK-620-523-CFT-PX2-523PX-Carbon-Tripod/sim/B003PF544O/2
 

IAHNTR

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Yes, I had it and it was junk. upgraded to the Ridgeline and liked it, but it's a little heavy. Went to the Velbon that Luke mentioned.
What Velbon model did you go with? I am looking for one to film turkey hunts with a small camera and to use with a larger spotter.
 

Juan_ID

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Many probably won't consider it "quality" but it has served me very well over the last 2 seasons. It's carbon fiber Rocketfish 47" and weighs in at just over 2 lbs with the Promaster pan head and also has twist leg locks which is a other + IMO. + it only set me back about 70 bucks including the head. Only thing that could be better is the head, probably going to be upgrading it before season...
 

ohhiitznik

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Ballhead or Panhead? I'm thinking ball head because on uneven terrain or having your spotter not set up perfectly level it can be an advantage?
 

sneek-ee

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Slik Sprint Pro with ball head. 2 lbs. Also, it's nice IF you ever are standing, over 60 inches.
 

muleyman

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Curtis C , I think it's the panning head it has separate locking levers for panning and tilting. It only weighs 11 oz. and I've had it for three years with no problems.
 
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bearguide

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i did a comparison on tripods, it is under / which tripod ??? / and heads under / tripod heads compare /
 
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