Nightforce TS-82 Spotting Scope and Recommended Tripod

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Hi guys,
Been thinking about getting a spotting scope and tripod and want to get your take on the Nightforce TS-82 and a decent tripod to go with it.Am really not concerned about weight,etc. since it will only be used from a bench,star gazing(possibly a little window peepin' on a hot neighbor:D)etc. and not packed in a hunting situation.I have 2 of their 7-35 ATACR's and really like their quality so thinking their spotting scope should be the same.Would like a decent adjustable tripod to go with it,and would that be a complete unit or would I need other accessories to attach the scope to the tripod?

Thanks fellas!
Jeff

 

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If not concerned about weight, any of the manfrotto tripods would work good. They are definitely quality and can be had fairly cheap in aluminum and slightly more for carbon fiber.
 

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Hi guys,
Been thinking about getting a spotting scope and tripod and want to get your take on the Nightforce TS-82 and a decent tripod to go with it.Am really not concerned about weight,etc. since it will only be used from a bench,star gazing(possibly a little window peepin' on a hot neighbor:D)etc. and not packed in a hunting situation.I have 2 of their 7-35 ATACR's and really like their quality so thinking their spotting scope should be the same.Would like a decent adjustable tripod to go with it,and would that be a complete unit or would I need other accessories to attach the scope to the tripod?

Thanks fellas!
Jeff
If you let me know an address….I could help you out a lot more…….(neighbor). ;)

No experience with the NF spotter, but a Slik 7 series would also be a great option as well.
 

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I have used My Nightforce TS-82 for many years now. Since they came out. After I fot it I sold my Swaro AT so that should say something. My favorite tripod is the OutDoorsmans with their pistol grip head. I use this set up with spotter and bino's. I use the Outdoorsmans mounts for both and it is fast and easy to switch from one to another, I also use this tripod under my LabRadar with one of their mounts as well. I have other tripods and fluid heads, but this one packs easy and is my favorite.

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Thanks Broz,that's all the recommendation I need,if it's good enough for you it's damn sure good enough for me!

Appreciate ya,
Jeff
 

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I agree with Broz on this. I have same setup(straight eye pc though) on a medium Outdoorsmans tripod. I also have a Manfrotto carbon tripod for when I need to stand or used from pickup. I prefer the panner head for the spotter and the pistol grip while using binoculars.
 

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I agree with Broz on this. I have same setup(straight eye pc though) on a medium Outdoorsmans tripod. I also have a Manfrotto carbon tripod for when I need to stand or used from pickup. I prefer the panner head for the spotter and the pistol grip while using binoculars.
I agree with ya here. Heavy optics, like a full size spotter, I feel should be used with a solid pan head. I use the Outdoorsmans, and it is just a badass piece for the hunter. So easy to grid search an area with it, especially when compared to a pistol grip.
 

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I owned both the pistol grip with the panner attachment and the pan head. Up to 12x50 binoculars the pistol grip did fine but if I were to use anything bigger I would hands down go with the pan head. Even the stability from the pan head over the pistol grip with 12s was very noticeable.
 

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The pistol grip works great (fast) when you have spotted a animal and want a better look.

IMO the pan head is far better for “gridding” out an area.


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