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    Tri pod for gun rest and spotting scope

    Hey guys I finaly got my new spotter ( vortex razor hd 16 x48x65) which I mite ad is quite a sweet rig, also thanks to bb for talking me into the angled eye piece, I was pretty skeptical but after a few times of use it is much easier on the neck you were very correct. Now im looking for a good tripod/head for it, im wanting to get a combo tripod that the heads will change out so I can use it for my gun and scope and save some weight on my back pack , iv seen bog pod makes one but not sure bout the quality of the performance of the scope head. any body tried this rig , know someone that has , or have a better idea??

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    I haven't tried the Bog Pod. I did see another brand at Gander Mountain along the same line.

    I made my own a couple years ago for the tripod I already had. I just bought a cheap monopod and unscrewed the yoke, then screwed it onto a quick change plate for my tripod head.

    I have a quick change plate for the spotting scope and one for the rifle. They pop on or off with the press of a lever. I keep the yoke on as the default because usually when I need the spotting scope I have the time to change it whereas with a shot opportunity I want to have things ready to go.

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    that's a pretty good idea im having some of the same thoughts, the quick change plate ur talkin bout is it one size fit all on how they mount onto the scope or are there several different sizes? I just don't want to end up ordering a plate or tri pod and it not fit my vortex.

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    If you purchase the outdoorsman tripod with the pistol grip, it will do both. There is a bevel on the side of the pistol grip. The grip folds over to a ninety degree and you use the bevel as a gun rest.

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    I just got the Jim Shockey trigger stick by Primos, it has a head for shooting and then you can unscrew it and mount a scope or camera, pretty cool. I can use this to shoot/spot all the way from standing (I'm 6'1") to sitting.

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    awesome that's what im lookin for wantin to save space and weight thanks guys

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    We use a Manfrotto tripod for our big binos and spotting scope. The last few years we have used the tripod to shoot over as well. We just pull the spotter, flip the pan head handle up and nest the forearm of the rifle in the "V" between the pan head and the handle. I'd like to improve on that, but so far it has been a solid performer.
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    I use the Bog Pod tripod with the Standard Quick Change system. Works well for me.

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    frog man, does the pan head with the pistol grip for the spotter work good? im a bit skeptical on how it looks!!

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    Here is the link. If you call or email them I bet they would still sell you one even though its not the deal of the day.

    http://www.camofire.com/forum/huntin...ph-21-pan-head

 

 

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