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    I really like the twist lock over lever. I think it depends though, on a cheaper tripod the lever is probably more reliable. On the Slik's the twist lock is really smooth and it makes adjusting the legs a lot quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylight View Post
    Tripod with the pistol grip and trimmed center post is about 1.7 lbs pack weight...
    Greylight, Just curious as to how you are getting this setup that light? What pistol grip are you using? On the outdoorsman.com website it is saying that the tripod weighs 1.8lbs and the bogen 222 pistol grip head is 1.72lbs making their set up weigh in at 3.52lbs. I know that you trimmed the center post and that will cut down the total a little. Thanks for any info you provide.

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    I'm using the Outdoorsmans pistol grip (way better than the Bogen IMO)... The Outdoorsmans is 9.8 ounces, Mine is a prototype they were messing with and the insides are lighter and trigger is cut, so mine is a touch lighter...
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    Greylight, I to am glad your on here, your info is top notch. I to am looking into spotters and tripods so this is all helpful

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    SD, I am glad that you can take something away from what I might assist with... I know it is only my opinion and ultimately I only want the best of experiences for all of my fellow hunters... To me it's all about sharing the knowledge we acquire in the field, some things tougher lessons learned than others. I always pick up good tips from forums like these...
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    Greylight,

    Thank you much for your explanation. It all makes a little more since now. After looking at the other pistol grip I like the looks of it a lot. Have you had any issues with it?

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    12 ring... Not one issue at all... The most bullet proof, smooth grip I've used...
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    Greylight,

    Thank you much for your explanation. It all makes a little more since now. After looking at the other pistol grip I like the looks of it a lot. Have you had any issues with it?
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    The twist style legs are awesome. Grab all of them and with one quick twist all leg segments are free to slide!! I just got a Slik 624 CF and love it. Too short to stand up and glass, but that rarely happens in the field. The compact size and weight saved were worth it.

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    I also put a Slik panhead on it. It is very smooth and looks an aweful lot like the Jim White only over $200 cheaper!!

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    I am also looking for advice on a lightweight backpacking tripod. I can really only spend around 100$ maybe a bit more. It has to be able to hold up to a 60mm spotting scope steady, and be at least tall enough to sit up behind.

    I have heard some decent things abot the vortex high country. However, I am not sure about the ball head on it. I am used to the typical pan head. How do you guys that have one like the ball head?


    Any other decent lightweight tripods in the 100$ range I should look at?


    Thanks!

 

 

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