Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    ID
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Vortex Nomad Spotter Help

    Picked up a Vortax Nomad (angled) today, got a great deal on it I might add! $199 at Cabelas.

    I need to get a decent tripod for it. I can't really justify a $350+ tripod, does anybody have any suggestions for a quality tripod around the $150 to $200 range. I'd like to keep it fairly light.

    I was looking at the Vortex tripods, anybody have experience with these?

    All help is greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Sheridan, Wyoming
    Posts
    1,068
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 65 Times in 52 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 24 Times in 1 Post
    You can't go wrong with any of the vortex stuff, including their tripods!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Anderson, CA
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The new sumit ss tripod. It includes a ball head and weighs 1.8 lbs. It runs $125 and comes with a 3 year warranty. Check with Paul at Elknut

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    ID
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    That's the exact model I was looking at!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Anderson, CA
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I would probably put a pan head on it but that is just personal preference. Seems like a good tripod for youe pricerange.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 20 Times in 3 Posts
    MT-boy I looked at one on Sat but could not test it outside. Are you happy with the eye reliefe and sharpness at the higher powers?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,168
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 310 Times in 237 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 2 Times in 1 Post
    Fish, I ran the Vortex Nomad for a couple seasons when they were new. It is a suitable spotter for the money (especially $199 - that is a good deal), but from 40x on up you do lose apparent resolution quickly with that model.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 20 Times in 3 Posts
    Bitterroot,
    Do you think that scope at 40x would be good enough for use on antelope judging at 300-500yd? Do you know how the Nomad would stack up aganist the Celestron ultima 18x55x65mm. I have limited use for a spotter here in WA unless I draw a coverted sheep or goat tag. Will use it mainly for antelope when I draw a WY tag. I found the Nomad for $239 at the sporstmans show here in WA last sat, but will check around for a better deal.
    Thank You

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,168
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 310 Times in 237 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 2 Times in 1 Post
    I haven't seen the Ultima, so couldn't say, but I have seen the Regal ED, and it is a sharp scope.

    40x magnification at 400 yards would make the object (the antelope in this case) look like it was 10 yards away with the naked eye. So yes, 40x would be plenty of magnification for me in that application.

    The Nomad would be a good scope for the occasional use.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 20 Times in 3 Posts
    BB,
    Thank you for your speedy reply and honest answer to my questions on the spotter. Looks like Cabellas has them for $199 and you can return it if you don't like it. Seems like a safe way to buy one.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. vortex razor hd spotter
    By Melisa Bayley in forum Optics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-09-2014, 07:58 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-06-2013, 07:31 AM
  3. Which Vortex Spotter?
    By Doe Nob in forum Optics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-21-2012, 08:32 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 06:21 PM
  5. Vortex Spotter on Camofire
    By T43 in forum Optics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2011, 06:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •