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#1 Mud Pigeon

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:21 PM

Just bought my first "big" binos, Monarch 5 16x56. I'm not sure how much I'll use them and definitely couldn't justify Swaros or anything in that range.

 

My plan is to buy a Vortex Summit SS-P, one of the Vanguards or something else in that price range with the pan head already included. What am I giving up? I see a lot of people buy a separate PH and spend a lot on them. I looked at some recommended models in an old thread but they were either heavier than I would want to pack on a day hunt or more money that I would spend right now.



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

I have a Slik Sprint pro and their three-way head was plenty smooth for me.  It isn't the lightest, but I can stand up for the occasional truck hunt, and have taken them to Alaska, AZ, and CA for backpack hunts.  Think I paid $100.  I have seen the high dollar Outdoorsman and the like tripods and they didn't justify the cost for me, but I wasn't using huge glass either.

 

I am not sure about a 16x56 though, but I have backpacked it all over the place without a concern.  But I mount my small spotter or 10x to them.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:48 PM

For 15x binocs I think the bogpod with the switcheroo is the way to go.  doubles as shooting tripod and walking stick.  Tall enough to stand or sit and cheaper than any decent tripod.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:48 AM

Thanks guys. That Slik model is one of the ones I looked at. Didn't about the Switcheroo, I'll have to check that out.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

I have the vortex summit.. I use it for my 10x42's and like it a lot. Light and packable.




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