Pictured left are two slaved head mounts, both with micro-adjusters. The bar on the left-hand head mount is an adjustable variable focal length adapter, which will situate your rangefinder's eyepiece back to the same focal length as the spotting scope eyepiece (instead of having one eyepiece forward of the other). This setup is efficient and convenient for co-witnessing two devices.
The head mounts are slaved together by a removable dowel pin. This configuration facilitates target acquisition for dual devices by moving both head mounts at the same time with same lateral panning movement. Each head mount can be detached and still be used independently if needed. There is no longer the need to have two separate tripods.
We've enhanced the Manfrotto 323 Quick Change / Release adapter by adding two components: (1) Underneath the adapter, we inserted/pressed an aluminum machined part with a channel groove. (2) We threaded one of the existing holes of the 200 PL plate and inserted a 1/4" x 20 extended nose set screw. Both components take advantage of the indent holes on the mount of your spotting scope as well as our round nose spring plunger, which together precludes your scope from becoming loose after awhile of side panning. Besides the quick on/off change benefits, this enhanced adapter saves wear and tear on the mounting screw hole of your expensive scope. This enhanced Quick / Release adapter accommodates both the Leupold M4 and Zeiss spotter 45/60.
Now available are new detachable leg extensions that can double the footprint of this tripod, which enhances stability by mitigating potential tip-overs at taller heights. These extensions attach to the utility holes at the ends of the tripod legs. They can be folded up, locked, and stored with the tripod, or they can be removed and be re-attached as needed. These extensions will work on our older tripod models as well.
Threaded at both ends and with a universal standard 1/4 inch by 20 mounting screw, this end cap adapter allows you to mount a device such as a Kestrel weather station, a rifle rest adapter, etc., at the female end of the rod. This rod cap adapter can remain installed in the rod when storing the tripod. To connect another rod, just screw in the female end of the rod. The head mount will slide over the end cap adapter unimpeded when making height adjustments.
The Bushnell LMSS has a small (.67" x .95") mounting platform around its 1/4" x 20 screw hole.
We now make and offer a customized adapter bar specifically for the Bushnell LMSS spotting scope. This accessory is a far less expensive option than buying a Bushnell LMSS bottom Picatinny rail. Our adapter installs underneath onto the LMSS scope itself via two 10-24 screws.
Unlike with other tripods, the LMSS is wiggle-free with our bar adapter setup. The scope will not loosen up during operation.
If you have already bought the bottom Picatinny rail for your LMSS scope, we have a new mil-std 1913 Picatinny rail grabber that is also outfitted with two anchor points on it. Either way, with the bar adapter or the grabber adapter, your LMSS will be wiggle-free with this tripod. .
The standard case with a belt loop is padded and has a large inner pocket for the rods. It accommodates the tripod base plus the head mount. All components are conveniently stored together for easier accessibility.
Add a stainless steel base weight (2 lbs, 7 ounces, 2 inches long) to the tripod.
The weight screws on to the base rod underneath the base assembly. Install when needed, remove it when done.
This weight accessory promotes stability when using the tripod at taller heights, particularly with the new leg extensions shown at the top of this page.