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#1 bpnclark

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:10 PM

I know this should probably go in the Optics section......but for backpacking hunts, what tripod do you guys use? Looking for a cheap one (-$100) under 3lbs.




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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Great question. Mine is holding on by a thread. Im useing and old camera tripod. real cheap and not steady so i will be watch this thread....

Opps, did I say you could shoot first... "Sorry Upper"

Ill just catch it in this coat and smack it with a hammer....

Can I get 13 beers to go Please...

 

That sucks when my brain automatically decodes ODP but STILL can't figure out what the hell upper is saying.......SCREWLOOSE

 


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:01 PM

SLIK Sprint Pro. About $105 at B&H Photo. Very light and durable. I've had mine for a couple years now.

http://www.bhphotovi..._EZ_Tripod.html

However, I did just buy a Manfrotto Carbon PRO3 last week. Its VERy nice but a little on the spendy side.

Edited by BigWave, 12 May 2011 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:04 PM

I think Bog Pods have interchangeable heads

http://www.boggear.com/switcheroo.html
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 04:59 AM

SLKI sprint pro as well, great tripod. I have the 3 way head and though it isn't smooth as butter, works great for me. I had looked at other heads but they are much heavier and expensive.

I busted a few of the catches after 6 years in Alaska las year but "borrowed" my old man's that he bought for that hunt. The newer ones have padded legs to help make them quieter.

Light and pretty solid. As long as you don't try to fully extend it and use in the wind with a 60x spotter you will appreciate this tripod.

I keep a quick disconnect connected to my binos and my spotter at all times so I can swap tween the two fast.

Edited by bearclaw, 13 May 2011 - 05:08 AM.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:26 AM

If you want even lighter, go with the Slik Sprint Mini.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (DKScott @ May 13 2011, 12:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Bog Pods have interchangeable heads

http://www.boggear.com/switcheroo.html


You are correct, I have one and recommend it. When I bought it I wasn't planning on using it for a spotting scope but now I use it for both spotting & shooting. IMO, it's the best shooting tripod out there - just wish it was a little cheaper. I am sure there are a lot better tripods just for optics for for dual use it can't be beat.

Edited by JeremyR, 13 May 2011 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

I have one but never got the interchangeable head. IIRC, the tripod itself was right around $100. For another $50, its probably worth it. Of course that leads to buying a pair of 15x binos, so I guess the true cost is pretty high.
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Thanks guys. Just ordered the Slik Tripod Sprint Pro II with the 3-way pan head. $95 on Amazon. beer-toast.gif



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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:01 PM

Thanks guys. beer-toast.gif The tripod came in the mail today. It's exactly what I wanted. Superlight, made of metal, well built and strong. Couldn’t be happier. beer-toast.gif



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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

just ordered the slik sprint pro II. hope all the reviews are right.

Opps, did I say you could shoot first... "Sorry Upper"

Ill just catch it in this coat and smack it with a hammer....

Can I get 13 beers to go Please...

 

That sucks when my brain automatically decodes ODP but STILL can't figure out what the hell upper is saying.......SCREWLOOSE

 


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (youngr24 @ Jul 13 2011, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just ordered the slik sprint pro II. hope all the reviews are right.


just set up my new tripod, Rock Solid.

smiley_tofrocks.gif thanks for the tips guys

Opps, did I say you could shoot first... "Sorry Upper"

Ill just catch it in this coat and smack it with a hammer....

Can I get 13 beers to go Please...

 

That sucks when my brain automatically decodes ODP but STILL can't figure out what the hell upper is saying.......SCREWLOOSE

 


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

I see Slik tripods everytime I go to swapmeets. Around here they go for about $5.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:41 PM

I see Slik tripods everytime I go to swapmeets. Around here they go for about $5.


You still running across tripods ?

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