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    tripod head advice???

    I am looking for a tripod head that I can use with my Vortex Razor 16-48-65 angled spotting scope, Canon vixia R500 video camera and Panasonic FN28 digital camera. I am going to primarily use it with the spotting scope and I plan on packing it in this year on a Wyoming backcountry mule deer hunt so weight needs to be considered. I am currently looking at the Manfrotto 700rc2 head but am open to suggestions. The tripod I am using is a Schonfeld carbon fiber small tripod. Do you guys have any other suggestions for a quality tripod head that wont break the bank? I have looked at so many that they are beginning to look the same! Thanks in advance for all of your input!

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    i picked up a promaster 6160 from s and s archery. i use it with a swaro 65mm angled. very satisfied. if you look at the s and s archery website it will tell you the the pros and cons between the promaster and the manfrotto

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    Cant go wrong with the 700rc2. Its a proven budget head that I really like!
    http://www.solooutdoor.com/ Contact me for used optic specials!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Cant go wrong with the 700rc2. Its a proven budget head that I really like!
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    I use the Promaster 6160 pan head with my Promaster 525 carbon tripod. I have the Vortex Razor HD 65mm spotter and this setup works well. The head is listed at about 17 ounces. I have no doubt that there are better tripod heads, but this one works well and I think you could find one for somewhere around $50.

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    I run the Manfrotto MK294 ball head works great for me. Then i also have a Slik Pro II for back pack hunts. They were just having a sale on cabelas for the manfrotto.

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    Is the Manfrotto the Cadillac of tripod lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barn View Post
    Is the Manfrotto the Cadillac of tripod lines?
    I think Jim white tripods and accessories would be the Ferrari.
    http://www.solooutdoor.com/ Contact me for used optic specials!

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    I am using the manfrotto 496rc2, which replaced a 327rc2 (rock solid, but too heavy).

    I really like the 496 for the weight and it handles a 80mm spotter very well. I also use it for tripod-mounted binos.

    The tripod is a Promaster T525P, which I absolutely love. My wife uses a Sirui T-025x which is great for binos or smaller scope, but doesn't work well for a very large spotter.

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    Lots of good threads on tripod set-ups. Placed an order today for Promaster XC525C tripod and a Vanguard PH-111v head from S&S Archery. Thanks to all who have posted that made the research easy.

 

 

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