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Good tripods?
« on: July 12, 2020, 01:22:09 PM »
might not be the right area  but looking for suggestions on tripods for hunting and range  for longer distance  trying not to break the bank thanks

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 01:47:48 PM »
The BogPod death grip is hands down the best tripod I have ever used for a fairly reasonable price.  It is not made for packing as it can be heavy but then again if you are looking for a hunting scenario I would recommend shooting off your pack or a good harris bipod.  We bought the carbon fiber one and use it out of a blind for the kids, it is rock solid.  I have no problems shooting to 500 off it from a seated position. 


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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 01:50:35 PM »
I've used a standard BogPod tripod for many years with good success.
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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 01:56:22 PM »
 I bought a very nice and lightweight tripod at Wally World last year. Very happy with it. I can't find a label on it but I think I paid about $30-35 for it. I think this is the one. https://www.walmart.com/ip/ULTIMAX-75-PROFESSIONAL-LIGHTWEIGHT-TRIPOD-FOR-CANON-NIKON-SONY/513102296
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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 02:14:22 PM »
I have a Vortex Summit and it works fine for the money.  I don't think I would use it for the huge scopes, but it's light, steady and good enough for what I do.

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 02:26:48 PM »
The BogPod death grip is hands down the best tripod I have ever used for a fairly reasonable price.  It is not made for packing as it can be heavy but then again if you are looking for a hunting scenario I would recommend shooting off your pack or a good harris bipod.  We bought the carbon fiber one and use it out of a blind for the kids, it is rock solid.  I have no problems shooting to 500 off it from a seated position.

I was just looking at this last night to replace my Original Bog Pod , tired a taking my CF Promaster Tripod for Spotter and a BogPod Tripod then leaving the BigPod in the truck . Thinking about getting just the head and using it with my Promaster , because it also uses a Acra rail. That way I can have Shooting Tripod , Spotter Tripod and Bino off 1 Tripod .
 
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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 11:25:45 PM »
use both  hunting and PRS  looking at sitting/kneeling heights 

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 01:02:17 PM »
Not cheap, but probably as good of a product as there is on the market.

They always sell out very quickly once a new shipment comes in.

https://shop.gohunt.com/products/rugged-ridge-outdoor-gear-extreme-bipod?_pos=6&_sid=4416d7ffc&_ss=r


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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 02:08:48 PM »
I just picked up a tripod (SLIK Pro CF-633 carbon fiber) and pano head (Benro S2) for use with binos and a spotting scope (you'd also want to pick up an extra S2 quick release and Outdoorsmans bino adapters for that), and have done some shooting off of it with good success.  You can buy little adapters for the pano head specifically for use as a rest, but honestly that seems like a little overkill.  When I've used it for this purpose, I just rotate the pano head up and rest the rifle at the vee of the pano head arm (maybe with a hat or something for a little more padding).  Not the best option if you can get away with more weight, but I wanted something that I could use for all three purposes that was reasonably light weight and relatively low cost.  Doing some research on Rokslide and GoHunt, it seemed like the right balance of quality, weight, and cost for my budget

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 02:42:48 PM »
I bought an Outdoorsman's earlier this year. Only a couple scouting trips on it, but so far, so good.

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 04:46:33 PM »
Clearly I need my eyes checked as my earlier post was for a bi-pod.  For a tri-pod you can't be the Outdoorsman tri-pods, they are expensive but they are well made, light and just awesome!

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 05:27:00 PM »
That way I can have Shooting Tripod , Spotter Tripod and Bino off 1 Tripod .
That is what I am hoping to do.  I used a Vanguard Atlas a few years ago, couple hotshoes and I could swap, bino to spotter to shooting V.  That one was not up to the task though and ratchet for a leg died mid-trip.

Lot easier to justify a heavier tripod when it handles all duties.
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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2020, 05:32:45 PM »
I second the Slik 624 tripod from S and S archery. Very light weight and well made! I put the Siriu va5 head on it and initially really like it :tup:

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Re: Good tripods?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2020, 10:01:01 PM »
 The BogPod death grip - sturdy as heck, best use would be for stands or hunting coyotes. Kind of heavy for packing in.
 Have several regular Bog Pods- 2 & 3 legged that work great.

The trigger sticks are more of a one-time use item IMHO. They work great but are too fragile. Broke one in the first hour of use on a moose hunt last year. It snapped like a twig.
Half a roll of electricians tape got it back in the game but it will not be on another moose hunt.
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