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Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby Loafer » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:57 pm

I bought a new Vortex Spotting scope and need a tripod. I have found there are alot of options and a wide price range. I wondering what everyone else is using. I'm leaning toward a Vanguard, but the Vortex look nice too.
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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby TheGreatwhitehunter » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:37 pm

I personally like the vortex for the money
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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby DeadI » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:22 pm

Can't beat the Vortex line for the money. I love mine.

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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby killerbee » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:03 am

well, i can only put my 2 cents in on 1-- manfrotto- i personally dont like mine, imy first one i think cost me 200 bucks, after 1 month a clamp on the leg broke- LUCKLY sportsmans wharehouse replaced it no problem. my second one-- the same @@@@ clamp is broke, sportsmans is now wholesale sports and wont replace it.

it works absolutl fine- i NEVER use my scope standing up, so i dont need the heighth that it has to offer, but for an expensive tripod, it's not that tuff

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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby Tyewire » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:02 am

Ah great! I just ordered a Manfrotto! I hope I have better luck than you.
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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby killerbee » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:07 am

yea, i dont know what the deal is- other than those leg clamps, it's great / usable scope-

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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby huntindad » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:50 am

I think Killer just had bad luck times 2 on the tripod cuz he uses up all his good luck in the draws for him and his friends/relatives. lol

I have a Manfrotto and so does my dad and we have been pretty tough on them and they hold up great. Sorry Killer! I think if you dealt with the factory they would make it right , I don't know anything about their warranty but with the size and popularity of the company they should be good.

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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby Loafer » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:00 pm

For teh guys who have the Vortex which head do you have? The traditional handle type or the ball type?
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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby DeadI » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:55 pm

Mine is the Ball. Took some getting use to, not having the handle but know I love it. Smooth panning and you don't have the handle getting in the way while packing it.

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Re: Spotting Scope for Tripod

Postby Loafer » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:03 pm

I went with the Vanguard. I've had it in the field a few times and it has been great. It's pretty light and adjusts quickly. Thanks for everyones input.
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