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How to build the best glassing set up for your binoculars

How to Build the Best Glassing Set Up for your Binoculars

Binoculars are a mandatory part of any western hunter's repertoire but if you are using binoculars to glass big country for long periods of time and you aren’t mounting them to a tripod, you are missing out. It is a fact that stabilizing a pair of binoculars on a tripod will make you a better glasser. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Luckily there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to do so. 

Here are some examples of a tripod, tripod head and mounting solution at a few different price points to show how easy it is to get started. 

Mounting Binoculars

Low Price Point

SLIK Pro CF-634 Tripod - $209.95

Slik SBH-400AS Ball Head - $49.95

Outdoorsmans Binocular Adapter and Stud - $89.98

Total - $349.98

The SLIK tripods and heads are a great starting point for anyone looking to get into glassing with a tripod. They are not top of the line by any means but they are well built and functional. We like to say “any tripod is better than no tripod”. This combo will get the job done and won’t break the bank.

Mid Price Point

Slik PRO CF-833 Tripod - $239.95

Outdoorsmans Micro Pan Head - $329.99

Outdoorsmans Binocular Adapter and Stud - $89.98

Total - $659.92

Upgrading to the Larger SLIK 833 will allow for more range of adjustment in height and offer more stability for your glass. The Outdoorsmans Micro Pan Head is a straight to the point tripod head with very easy to use controls and a solid lockout.

High Price Point

Outdoorsmans Tall Tripod - $499.99

Outdoorsmans Pan Head - $399.99

Outdoorsmans Binocular Adapter and Stud - $89.98

Total - $989.97

You can see that we are pretty big fans of the Outdoorsmans Binocular Adapter and Stud. That is for good reason. Our system is hands down the best binocular tripod mount on the market. 

The entire adapter and stud are made from billet machined aluminum to ensure they are just as tough as the rest of your glassing equipment. The quick release mechanism is extremely easy to use plus it offers complete mechanical retention of the binoculars. There is no safer, easier, or more simple way to connect a pair of binoculars to a tripod. 

You will also notice that all of the items at this high end price point are made by us, Outdoorsmans, and that is for good reason. Our tripods are built to be the best glassing products on the market. We don’t cut a single corner just to cut costs. 

The outcome is a tripod and head that will hold up to absolutely anything you throw at them, or anything you throw them off of. Watching your tripod tumble off of a cliff is a very real possibility. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that when you climb down to grab it you can set it back up and start glassing like nothing even happened?

The Outdoorsmans Binocular Adapter and Stud are can cover a massive amount of binoculars with a center hinge but not all. To see if we make a stud that fits your binoculars you can check our compatibility list. If your binoculars are not listed you can call us to double check (1-800-291-8065). 

Mounting Binoculars

If you have binoculars that are not compatible with the stud and adapter system we still have you covered. The Bino Hand is a universal binocular mount that can be used with any binoculars with a 56mm objective lens or smaller. The stud and adapter is our first choice for anyone looking to mount a pair of binoculars but the Bino Hand is built with the exact same quality and ease of use in mind. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a stress free glassing experience.

If you are looking to add to your glassing loadout or you are looking at just getting started we can help you with everything you will need. We carry all of the accessories you will need to make every glassing session count. From window mounts to bino harnesses and beyond. 

You can read more about everything binocular related in our article Binoculars 101 or call us with any questions.

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