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    Spotting Scope tri-pods and windows mounts...

    I am looking for recommendations for a solid tripod and maybe even a window mount for my spotting scope (Vortex Viper HD 20x60x85). I am sure with all of the knowledge floating around here there are plenty of folks who wont mind sharing the good the bad and the ugly.

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    UH had a thread with a very solid set up, some years back. Manfrotto window mount and head. Being a known thief of good ideas from smart people, I put together a similar set up. Steadys the same scope you have well. I used a new Manfrotto #243 window clamp and got a used 3130 Bogen Manfrotto head. I believe the 3130 has been replaced, but it or it’s replacement makes an outstanding window mount.

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    Search also for MC Seals optics reviews he has done in the past.

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    Bog Pod does a great job with interchangeable heads for tri pod and window mount.
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    I'm running just about the same set-up as UH and Tim McCoy, The head is a Manfrotto 3130 with a 3292 window clamp. Both components are built like a tank and very solid, weight should not be a factor when shopping window mounts IMO. This set-up easily handles my big spotter and 15X56's and is smooth as butter. My tripod set-up is a Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 carbon with a Manfrotto 128RC head, again very solid and smooth. There's nothing lightweight about my system but makes for very comfortable glassing. Manfrotto/Bogen is quality gear that will not disappoint.

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    I upgraded earlier this year to the outdoorsmans system. It took me a while to get past the cost of investment, but man is it nice. Very happy.

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    If you haven't seen/ or watched the latest KUIU seminars, there's one on glassing and it's worth watching. There's also one with an outfitter from Alaska, his is excellent! Jay Scott puts on the Glassing seminar.
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