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    I have busted two slik's. I have a Cullmann I've used the last couple years
    With my Leica 62 spotter. Perfect no, but so far so good.
    The Slik's keep breaking the plastic parts.

    Loved my Manfrotto but way too heavy.

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    I have both the Silk Pro 634 and a 624. 1.8 pounds on the 624 without the head. That's the one I take backpacking with me. I've got a couple seasons on them with no issues. I'm out taking pictures a lot too almost every weekend. I'm out hiking with it and they see a lot of use, no issues for me at all. I have a Manfrotto pan head, one that is a 324RC2 joystick and also a ball head. I use the joystick for pictures, I really like the quick target access it has. The pan/tilt head is nice for smooth scans, video and if one would like a smooth scan to glass. The joystick I have can be a bit bumpy on panning for glassing.

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    ive been using the Vortex Optics - High country Tripod. Built well and best of all for a backcountry hunter/camper it only weighs 2 lbs. To me i will sacrifice "rough an tough" tripods and other gear for lighter gear.

    But with all that said, i've had other tripods from the "big name" guys that work out tremondously. But in my eyes those expensive tripods are soley a name. my vortex was only 99 and does the same if not better (and a lb or 2 lighter).

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    Outdoorsmans med or compact med, w/center post ext, joystick head. Very light, very packable, very stable. I have had mine fully extended in 30MPH winds and it never fell over (while reaching into the pack and stuff....). Check out their site because they have a bunch of accessories. One is a shooting rest.

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    Sirui T-025x carbon fiber with a c-10 ballhead is super small and light and worked great for me this season in Colorado.
    I used it with 15x56 binos and a pentax 80mm spotter.Itpacks away like nothing and worked out real well for me.About $200
    on amazon.

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    Outdoorsmans Tripods with their pistol Grip -
    "This is A Way of Life"

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    Big fan of the outdoorsman system. The pistol grip is good at lower magnifications, but not so good for higher magnifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger11 View Post
    Sirui T-025x carbon fiber with a c-10 ballhead is super small and light and worked great for me this season in Colorado.
    I used it with 15x56 binos and a pentax 80mm spotter.Itpacks away like nothing and worked out real well for me.About $200
    on amazon.
    Thanks for the tip. I've been looking for a lightweight tripod for use with binos. This looks like it might be the ticket.

    Grizzly

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    If you carry a tripod like a bog pod to shoot off of, you can get an adapter that allows you to use it for a spotter and quick change to a shooting rest. This gives you two tripods for the weight of one. The bog pod is pretty stable and easy to use.

 

 

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