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Tripod suggestion?

d*myalex said: Hello all, just wondering, which tripod are you using for your chronograph? Where did you get it? Any specific models I should stay away from? Thanks!

Skyh*wk said: I use the piece of crap tripod that I long ago replaced with a good one for my D-SLR camera. Unless you want it to still be standing after you accidentally shoot your chrony, any tripod that is high enough for your convenience is fine. Walmart might be a good source.

*canuck said: Anyone? I see ones on Kijiji and used ottawa in the $20-$40. Seems reasonable enough. I was thinking going that route. How do they attach to the tripod?

Skyh*wk said: Anyone? I see ones on Kijiji and used ottawa in the $20-$40. Seems reasonable enough. I was thinking going that route. How do they attach to the tripod? You shouldn't have to spend more than $30 on a brand new tripod at your local camera store - cheaper at Walmart ($20). The chronographs attach to your tripod via the standard screw-threads that the hotplate would use.

F*ssteel said: You shouldn't have to spend more than $30 on a brand new tripod at your local camera store - cheaper at Walmart ($20). The chronographs attach to your tripod via the standard screw-threads that the hotplate would use. Yes this will work, but I prefer to spend more and get more, weight that is. Doesn't take much of a gust to blow over a light weight inexpensive tripod. FS

B*omer said: I ran into a problem attempting to set up my Oehler sky screens on my wife's Manfrotto tripod. The Oehler uses 3 sky screens which normally fit on a length of solid conduit which then is mounted to the tripod. The silly thing acted like a wind vein and spun around with every little breeze. I solved the problem by abandoning the tripod altogether. Now I mount the sky screens in a steel fence post which has holes an inch O/C and the angled channel is a perfect match for the shape of the sky screen bases, then "beam" is set in the jaws of a Workmate. Now the wind can blow all it wants, and my screens stay pointed down range.

c*rtmg said: I just use the tables at my range. They say that they are not target stands, and I figure so long as I don't shoot the chrony (or the table), I'm in compliance with that rule. If I had to use a tripod, I'd just use the cheapest one I could find, the fans don't give wind gusts that badly.

Dm*y said: IMO a cheapo tripod is all thats needed for a chrony. If its light, hang a weight. Save your decent tripod for spotting scope.

f*gducker said: get a camera tripod from a thrift store...about$10.00...sometimes they have the heavy duty ones,they work great for the game cams