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How much do your spotting scope/binos/tripod weigh?

Under 4 pounds
11 (29.7%)
4 to 5 pounds
5 (13.5%)
5 to 6 pounds
4 (10.8%)
6 to 7 pounds
5 (13.5%)
7+ pounds
12 (32.4%)

Total Members Voted: 37

Author Topic: Optics weight in the backcountry  (Read 1844 times)

Offline zwickeyman

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Re: Optics weight in the backcountry
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2021, 04:25:59 AM »
Razor 10x50-              1 lb 12 oz
Razor 16x48-65mm-    3 lb 4 oz
Sirui T-024sk-              2 lb 3 oz
Manfrotto MVH500AH-  1 lb 15 oz

Total just under 9 lbs.  I know I could shave weight/space on the fluid head but I like the feel.

Do you use use horses or mules ?   :)

No kidding. A buddy of mine just with spotter and tripod is at 9# plus he carries  12x50 Razor binos. I think he is around 10.5#. He needs a new tripod, it weighs almost 5 pounds. He's young though :)

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Re: Optics weight in the backcountry
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2021, 05:03:41 AM »
I carry a Leopold compact 15-30 on a slick tripod.  I pair that with a Leica 7x range finder.

I use the range finder for up close work, and the 15-30 for things over 300 yards.  If I can't see it with a 30X I am not so sure I want to know about it!

Range finder:  1/2 pound
spot:  1.33 lbs
tripod (I can use it standing) 2.72

Total weight 4.55 lbs
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Re: Optics weight in the backcountry
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2021, 08:37:26 AM »
Ian, Love the choices you have made. Top-notch MeoStar 12X glass goes a long way in big country. I have been looking at the 12x50's myself and now Meopta has a binorangefinder coming out in 10x42/50 and 12x50. The Optika LR should be a big hit even at 30 oz.  I don't have much more info but I will be happy to pass it along if you guys are interested?
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Re: Optics weight in the backcountry
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2021, 09:19:51 AM »
Looking forward to info on 12x50 rangefinder.

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Re: Optics weight in the backcountry
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2021, 09:54:21 AM »
10x42 EL's 29.6 OZ
ATX 95      75.8 OZ
Outdoorsmans standard Tripod   44 OZ
Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip Head  9.8 OZ
Total of 9.5 LBS
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