The 8 Best Hunting Tripods
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you want to bag an animal without scaring it off, then you can't make a lot of noise trying to get your rifle steadied against a rock or other natural support. With one of the hunting tripods on our list, you can quietly get an incredible amount of stabilization at almost any height, allowing you to shoot from prone, standing, or kneeling positions with tremendous accuracy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 06, 2020:
One of the biggest shifts in this sector since our last visit came from Bog, whose Bog Adrenaline Camo represents what is essentially a consolidation of several models from their older lineup, with the best parts of each kept in and the weak points worked out. The V on this model has a great texture to it that really grips the stock of your weapon, so there's less energy lost when you make lateral adjustments, ensuring that the aiming process is as smooth and lag-free as possible.
For low-to-the-ground shooters, we went and added the Predator Tactics Deadeye, which has an exceptionally low minimum height compared to much of the competition. It's built well, to boot, but it doesn't come with all the necessary components you'll want (specifically rails) to get your hands on before heading out to the woods, and it's a bit pricey, as well. We also kept the popular Vanguard Quest T62U, which is a smart choice for anyone new to this kind of stabilization, as it's convertible and can act as a tripod, bipod, or monopod with simple adjustments.
Night Goggles Stalker If you require stability more than flexibility, this is the model for you. It firmly grips the rifle in its mount, so much so that you can let go of the weapon and trust that neither it, nor the tripod itself will fall. That can make it somewhat cumbersome to quickly break down or reposition, however, making this a better choice for shooters set up in blinds than those on the move. nightgoggles.com
Spot N Shot With a couple of the company's mounts, you can use their universal adapter head to instantly swap out your spotting scope for your rifle, camcorder, or anything else with either a 1/4-20 female thread or the ability to rest in a traditional gun grip. It's a modular system, and you can purchase one piece at time or buy the whole package at once. spotnshot.com