Updated January 04, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Tripods For Spotting Scopes

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. When it comes to hunting, surveying, or identifying objects in your surroundings, having one of these sturdy tripods to support the weight of your spotting scope will put you at a definite advantage. Our selection includes stands with sturdy and expandable legs, pan-and-tilt heads for smooth tracking motion, and height-adjustable center columns for accommodating a wide variety of equipment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best tripods for spotting scope on Amazon.

10. Orion Paragon

9. AmazonBasics 60-Inch

8. Bushnell Advanced

7. Gosky Heavy-Duty

6. Barska Professional

5. Vanguard Alta

4. Celestron Regal Premium

3. Ballachy Compact

2. Orion Tritech II

1. Vortex Pro GT

Editor's Notes

January 03, 2019: Added the Vortex Pro GT due to the dependable weight hook at the bottom of its center column, so it's definitely a good option when having to use optics in very windy conditions. Also included the Ballachy Compact for its 3-way pan-and-tilt head mechanism, ensuring smooth maneuverability when surveying or hunting. The legs on the Celestron Regal Premium can be set to one of 3 different angles, while its spiked feet make it easy to place on uneven terrain. Both of these features will come in handy if the tool is used for observing wildlife. Also decided to include the Gosky Heavy-Duty due to its ergonomic handle, tension knob, and nonslip rubber materials. Finally, the legs on the Orion Paragon are equipped with both graduated markings for accurate length adjustments and 3 bracing points that connect to the stand's center column, ensuring superior stability at all times.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on January 04, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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