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    Any place in anchorage that I can pickup a light weight tripod for my spotting scope? The one I have weighs 3 pounds

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    Try Barney's Sports Chalet. They have a tripods and cater to the mountain hunter so you would think they have a lightweight option. Sportman's Warehouse has a handful of tripods or Mountain View Sports. You should be able to find something more in the 1.5-2 lb range.

    There's a camera shop in town as well but I'm not sure the name.

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    Barneys sells the Cullman tripods which are light but the heads suck, maybe your tripod already has a head that works better. I am shopping around right now for a new one, I will let you know if I find something you may be interested in.
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    Not the best or most expensive, but I've been happy with my Vortex High Country. SW stocks them.

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    I have already went over budget for this hunt - I only want to spend 50 or 60$ on one - definately not looking for a 700.00 pod to rest my 300 dollar nikon spotting scope on...............definately.

    sporties was all out of the small tripods. I saw one there last week for 60$ but didn't look at it - I have a small one somewhere but cannot find it for the life of me.

    I did pull a search on here - but I am not looking for the best one - just a light one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    I did pull a search on here - but I am not looking for the best one - just a light one.
    Ive had my cullman nanomax from barneys for a couple years now. $68 i believe. Im going to replace the head eventually but have been using it as is for as long as I've owned it and its not terrible.

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    Nobody in the valley had anything. Apparently everybody waited until the start of sheep season to buy tripods.

    For your price the cullmann nanomax 220 will work. You will probably eventually want to replace the head though.

    Does anybody know if Barney's sells different heads for the cullmanns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    Does anybody know if Barney's sells different heads for the cullmanns?
    From what i know definitely not. Taking your tripod into a photo shop would be your best bet.

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    I tried to slap my vortex HC on my cullman today and found that the vortex is a 3/8 and the cullman is 1/4-20.

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    Found a Vanguard Pistol grip ball head at sportsmans that I was able to attach to my Cullmann. Now the tripod is working much better.
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    Try Fred Meyer. I bought one for $20 very light weight and have used it for three years. (electronics dept)

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    If you have to drive through Fairbanks you can use my Slik Compact and return it on your way home or mail it back.

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    Boondock in Eagle River used to carry the Velbon compact. Not the lightest but resonably priced and has worked for me. Give them a call.

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    I just recently bought a compact Nikon tripod at Sportsman's for $50 or $60. Not near the quality of the $100 Vortex compact tripod, but it will work if you're on a tight budget.

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