September 20th, 2010, 08:32 PM #1
Spotting scope stand for F class shooting
Where can I get a spotting scope stand with the single vertical pole as opposed to a tripod? I need it to be stable enough for an 80mm spotter. I have a good tripod and a cheap "table top" tripod, the latter is not stable enough.
Last edited by nortac; September 20th, 2010 at 08:34 PM.
September 20th, 2010, 09:03 PM #2
I have a Freelander you can have for $100. PM me is interested and I'll send you a picture tomorrow.
September 20th, 2010, 09:26 PM #3
I'd suggest a Ray-vin, but chaser2020 brought it up that they are retiring and no longer making stands. I just checked their website and sure enough.....nothing but parts left.
September 20th, 2010, 09:44 PM #4
September 20th, 2010, 10:05 PM #5
Try champions choice they have them as well.The difficult i can do right away, the impossible may take a little longer.
September 20th, 2010, 11:20 PM #6
I have a creedmoor tripod with a cordura case that I would sell for $150. New it goes for $220. PM me and I will give you more details.SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
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September 21st, 2010, 02:17 PM #7
Thanks for the input. It's difficult to really tell the different attributes of each stand based on the small pictures on the websites. I will probably need to see them in use at a match in the near future to see what appeals to me. I hope to make the Sunday at Palo Alto next month just to observe and hopefully shoot for the first time in Nov.
September 21st, 2010, 06:29 PM #8
I was asked to post a picture of a couple of stands-
The one on the left is a Freelander and the one on the right is a Ray-Vin.
I bought the Freelander first for F-Class, but when I started shooting XTC for a while I wanted the versatility of the one-hand Ray-Vin handle. The Freelander has a universal swivel head and adjustable legs.
The Ray-Vin has the one handle that does everything.
For reference on size, The Ray-Vin has my 20-60x80 Spotting scoipe on it.
So, that's the primary difference in appearance between a Freelander and a Ray-Vin.