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Glassing from a tree saddle

Unread postby nal5080 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:35 pm

Hi everyone. I have several areas that would be great for glassing from a distance as long as I could get high enough in a tree, but I struggle to steady my binoculars enough to spot deer beyond a few hundred yards in certain situations. I also just bought a spotting scope that could be good for long distance glassing if I can keep it steady.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for steadying binoculars or a spotting scope in a tree saddle (or stand)? One thought I had was using a camera arm for mounting a spotting scope. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thank you

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Re: Glassing from a tree saddle

Unread postby purebowhunting » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:21 pm

Camera arm works with a spotting scope, would work with binoculars also with a bino adapter, issue is its connected to the tree you are so when you more the tree moves. Binos from a saddle I often use my tether to help steady myself for quick glassing. Long distance glassing is best from the ground on a tripod.

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