F Class spotter stands - what are most using these days

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  1. Spotshooter

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    When I stopped shooting high power I sold my Spotter stand... And kept my bench stand...
    Now I want to start shooting F Class so - now I need a new one.

    1) What do you see most guys using in the competition

    2) I now Ray had a F class stand but from what I see he’s retired.. so I’m a couple years too late.
     
  2. Jay Christopherson

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    Talk to Rod Brakhage (rodb at wheeldock dot com)
     
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  3. rardoin

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    Gearbuggy has a very good stand on par with the no longer produced Ray-Vin. Giraud also makes a good stand.
     
  4. Bob L.

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    I have a Ray-Vin F class stand. It’s compact, but limited in its usefulness. Get a Gearbuggy.
     
  5. CADDIE5

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    Creedmoor Sports Polecat 1" V2 spotting scope stand. Use it with my Kowa spotting scope for scoring and mirage check. Steady in windy conditions.
     
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    What Jay said..... Rod made mine with a pole extension to make it easier to use from seated position when scoring
     
  7. Spotshooter

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    A picture of Rod’s would be cool
     
  8. Scott Harris

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    Have used a lot of different stands and think the Giraud is definitely the best I've come across. Combine it with an Eliseo scope head and you have perfection IMHO. Expensive, but the best.
     
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  9. rardoin

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    I like my Giraud but It did not really shine for me until I added a RayVin outrigger.
     
  10. Scott Harris

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    The Eliseo is long...accomplishes the same thing with just the scope head.
     
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  11. Hotrod6.5

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    My Mirage Rx stand comes with a Manfrotto MHXPRO 3-Way head that features friction clutches as well as locking handles. I remove the handles and don’t use any of the locks once I set the clutches to hold azimuth and elevation with the scope in
    place. This allows me to grab the eyepiece with one hand and pull, push or rotate the scope till my cheek is still in my stock and I can check mirage without moving out of position. The stands I have used in the past have been hard to adjust one handed while in position or the legs are in the way. I don’t like using half my prep time to set up my mirage scope so I wanted a faster way to set a scope up. My setup hangs the scope down from the horizontal beam so you have room to load underneath the scope without interference. It works fine for right hand shooters using left hand loading ports. There is an adjustable memory collar for lowering the head unit back for mirage use after raising it for spotting or scoring.
     

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  12. Spotshooter

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    Thanks Rod, that’s a nice setup..

    I may be a while before I pick one up given there aren’t any F class shoots going on around here until summer.
    Is there a link to where you sell those ?
     
  13. Hotrod6.5

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    Just contact me at rodb@wheeldock.com or send a text to 405-742-8080 when your ready. I try to keep a few in stock. Thanks
     
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    I would also recommend Rods stand, easiest stand I have used while shooting .
     
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    Love my gear buggy stand!
     
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