I'm in the process of getting a Vortex Razor 16-48x65 spotting scope and want to upgrade my tripod.
I usually hunt 1-5 miles off the road so weight is an issue. Budget is $100 - $250, including the head. I'm leaning toward a pan head, not sure about twist lock vs. levers.
I'm looking at the Velbon Luxi L II or Maxi L. I've seen others on this site mention Vortex High Country, Gitzo and Slik.