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Outdoorsmans Tripod or Something Else?

Fire_9

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The one I’m currently looking at is the Colorado tripod company centennial 2 series. It’s a little heavier than the typical hunting tripods you see but it’ll pull double duty for me as a glassing and shooting tripod. Lots of good options out there. I doubt you’ll be disappointed with an outdoorsman
 

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I have kicked this thing around more times than not. Still haven't pulled the trigger but may someday. I got a real hard time spending 800 bucks on a tripod. I have also looked at some others including the promasters, slik, and sirui setups.

I think the best tripod deal on the market right now that I've found is probably the sirui combo available from S and S archery supply. Those guys are awesome!
I think i would have to agree about the Sirui. Was in the same boat looking at all the different options out there. This set up kept coming up. Found a decent deal on a carbon fiber Sirui with the VA5 head. I'm Running a 80 MM Swaro on it,but saw good reviews of guys running the BTX on it as well. It is really smooth while panning. I think for the price you cant beat it!!
 

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I really like outdoorsman heads, I have micro pan head, standard pan head and pistol grip. However while there tripods are high quality products, however I prefer carbon tripods to save weight
 
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The outdoorsmans heads/adapters are awesome. I think the tripods are a little behind. I played that game for a while and landed on a Gitzo GT1545 with the Outdoorsmans Panhead.

The value of the Sirui VA-5 is the only panhead that has made me second guess that.
 

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I have a really good deal I can offer on a Meopta branded Manfrotto Carbon fiber tripod with the fluid head. It is a full size model that will not be for back packing but for the price this thing will be the ticket for roadside spotting. contact me for info
 

nolanjs55

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I have used it with a 65mm swaro, silk 624 and 634

im looking for a tripod for my 65mm ATS do you think this micro pan head with the silk 624 is a good combo? the 1K for the outdoorsmans panhead and tripod is such a tough pill to swallow? Gohunt is recommending the Sirui t0s24sk but I can also grab a Leupold carbon for 50% off which is very enticing
 

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im looking for a tripod for my 65mm ATS do you think this micro pan head with the silk 624 is a good combo? the 1K for the outdoorsmans panhead and tripod is such a tough pill to swallow? Gohunt is recommending the Sirui t0s24sk but I can also grab a Leupold carbon for 50% off which is very enticing

I think its a good compromise of your using the micro panhead with Binos also, I like it
 
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Here’s what little advice I can offer
Legs are important- I have used outdoorsmans tall tripod for ever and not once have I ever had an issue or regretted it. I wouldn’t shoot off it with a chassis or heavy rifle only because I think that actually stretches the limits.
Head - outdoorsmans pan head is incredible. I use a ATS 65 and the head after years of use is still super smooth, I can push the spotter with the bridge of my nose as I tear up hillsides.
I had cheaper setups and none of them worked or were as stable.
 

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The outdoorsmans heads/adapters are awesome. I think the tripods are a little behind. I played that game for a while and landed on a Gitzo GT1545 with the Outdoorsmans Panhead.

The value of the Sirui VA-5 is the only panhead that has made me second guess that.
This is my exact debate right now between the Outdoorsman Panhead and Sirui VA-5. I currently only have binoculars but plan to get a spotter one day. I don’t mind paying extra if the gap in value is worth it, but I’m having a hard time overlooking the Sirui VA-5 value. @Schaaf Do you have any additional thoughts on the two options now that more time has passed since your post?
 

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@Mountain Man I think the VA-5 is the more pleasurable glassing experience. The outdoorsmans panhead is perfect for binoculars but it becomes a little glitchy when using a big spotter.

All things considered, I prefer my Outdoorsmans Panhead. The modularity with using a window mount, the compactness for riding on a pack, lightweight, and being bombproof have made me prefer it over everything else.
 

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