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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 07:36:56 PM »
By the way mine is an atx 85. I had a hard time finding the 85mm seems like everyone carries the 65mm & 95mm so ended up ordering from outdoorsmans in az got free shipping an no tax!
You gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie?

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 07:38:55 PM »
JJ is the btx eyepiece that much better i have slc 15x56 that also pack along for general tripod glassing until i find something then i slide in the spotter
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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 08:01:39 PM »
JJ is the btx eyepiece that much better i have slc 15x56 that also pack along for general tripod glassing until i find something then i slide in the spotter

I really hate to talk it up too much; but yeah, itís gonna be like the first time you ever looked through a tripod mounted 15x56, only better.

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »


Size comparison between STX 65 and BTX 95.   




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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 10:03:51 PM »
Jjhunter, which tripod/head combination do you prefer?

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 10:08:15 PM »
Jjhunter, which tripod/head combination do you prefer?

Outdoorsman Tall tripod with their panhead.  I used the medium/pistol grip combo for years, but it wonít handle the 95mm.   I also really saw the benefit of being able to stand and glass in SE Nevada the last couple of years.  Allows a lot more flexibility when glassing in the PJís.

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 10:29:05 PM »
Jjhunter, which tripod/head combination do you prefer?

Outdoorsman Tall tripod with their panhead.  I used the medium/pistol grip combo for years, but it wonít handle the 95mm.   I also really saw the benefit of being able to stand and glass in SE Nevada the last couple of years.  Allows a lot more flexibility when glassing in the PJís.

Thx. Iím running the outdoorsman medium/pistol grip combo but I added the extension to the middle so I could stand. I could see how that wouldnít be the best for the 95ís.

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 10:30:14 PM »
The comment that JJ made on edge to edge clarity is accurate.  And it is the main talking point that folks will discuss on the X vs the S.

I think that is why they seem so much more brilliant.

And the 95 mm objective JJ carriers is significant chunk of quality glass to make that brilliant view pop.

someday, I will draw a tag where he may just want to Sherpa some glass around for me just to be part of the experience.  lol

Absolutely.   Gotta be a darn good tag, though.   :chuckle:


How bout a blue mountains elk tag?  :chuckle:

Well i feel pretty talked into the x series. Now since its been brought up, you really like the outdoorsmans tripods? Ive never actually used one but for the height, weight and price ive just never been compelled to buy one. Why do you choose that setup over the numerous other brands of pods and heads?

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2018, 11:14:44 PM »
I dont chime in much anymore, but feel need to say if you have an Outdoorsman medium with extension and their regular pan head, it will support the 95 fine. The large is ideal if you plan on standing the majority of the time, but the medium and extension is much more universal in my book. I was fortunate to buy several large Brunton carbon tripods for under $50 on an 80% off sale, so I have no need for a full size standing tripod. I run the BTX 95, 65, 15s, Zeiss 85, and others off several tripods from Slik, Gitzo, to the above mentioned. Best overall in my book is the Outdoorsman medium with extension. :twocents: :chuckle:

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 11:44:48 PM »
I dont chime in much anymore, but feel need to say if you have an Outdoorsman medium with extension and their regular pan head, it will support the 95 fine. The large is ideal if you plan on standing the majority of the time, but the medium and extension is much more universal in my book. I was fortunate to buy several large Brunton carbon tripods for under $50 on an 80% off sale, so I have no need for a full size standing tripod. I run the BTX 95, 65, 15s, Zeiss 85, and others off several tripods from Slik, Gitzo, to the above mentioned. Best overall in my book is the Outdoorsman medium with extension. :twocents: :chuckle:

I have the pistol grip on mine. Iíve never used the 95ís but I have used other big glass. Iím considering switching to a pan head. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »
I dont chime in much anymore, but feel need to say if you have an Outdoorsman medium with extension and their regular pan head, it will support the 95 fine. The large is ideal if you plan on standing the majority of the time, but the medium and extension is much more universal in my book. I was fortunate to buy several large Brunton carbon tripods for under $50 on an 80% off sale, so I have no need for a full size standing tripod. I run the BTX 95, 65, 15s, Zeiss 85, and others off several tripods from Slik, Gitzo, to the above mentioned. Best overall in my book is the Outdoorsman medium with extension. :twocents: :chuckle:

I have the pistol grip on mine. Iíve never used the 95ís but I have used other big glass. Iím considering switching to a pan head. What are your thoughts?

I've never heard of anybody that regretted buying the pan head.

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 08:13:38 AM »
I went from the pistol grip to the pan head and am glad I did. Much steadier and easier to make fine adjustments for me

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 12:50:06 PM »
I went from the pistol grip to the pan head and am glad I did. Much steadier and easier to make fine adjustments for me

Perfect. Thx for the input.

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Re: Swaro ATX/STX or ATS/STS
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2018, 05:01:44 PM »
I am running the compact medium with pistol grip and quick release panner.  The 95's I think would be to heavy for the pistol grip to use them effectively anyway.  Outdoorsman is by far the most steady glassing setup I could find for long extended periods of glassing.

 

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