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    Default Tripod for Spotting Scope

    Good Day

    I have recently purchased a Spotting Scope and a Bushnell Mini Tripod. The tripod is very compact but very unstable for the spotting scope.

    I would like advice on what other tripods I can look at that will provide a very sturdy platform. I would use the spotting scope in the prone position or on a table, not standing.

    Not sure on whether or not I need a ball head or not. The current tripod I have has a ball head that won’t lock in securely once I’m on target.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    Have a look a camera tripods. Normally quite sturdy and better priced than shooting stuff.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    https://www.takealot.com/mivision-37...d/PLID42534230 - I use this one, nice and stable and light. Has a weight limit though.

    https://www.shootingstuff.co.za/trip...ronograph.html - Bit more pricey but sturdy AF!

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    I'm considering this one for prone and bench use as well.

    https://www.takealot.com/velbon-ex-m...d/PLID44101580

    R550

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    you do NOT need a ball head. a cheap ball head is just shite, and a decent one quite expensive...

    A good camera tripod with sturdy THICK legs will serve you well.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    Manfrotto if you want the best.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Spotting Scope

    Thanks for the replies. I will look to to the camera tripod route.

    Found this on take a lot at a 50% discount. Any one has experience with it for a spotting scope?

    Check this out on takealot.com, https://www.takealot.com/manfrotto-c...k/PLID50067255

    Also have seen reviews of Vanguard tripods. Will need to go in a store and have a look at them in person.

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