Binoculars tripod plate mount

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Can you tell me your experience on tripod plate mounts. I’ve been using the tripod stud mount for my binos and I’ve always thought it was my tripod making the binos shake. After this weekend and talking to a few people in our group, it looks like my stud mount was the shaking issue with the high winds.

Can you show me either factory options you would recommend or homemade alternatives for the tripod plate mount for binos

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The RRS setup looks promising. When I've been dealing with a shaky platform (due to wind or vibration) I've had the best results from throwing my GameChanger on top of my tripod head and putting the binos on the GC.
 

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The RRS setup looks promising. When I've been dealing with a shaky platform (due to wind or vibration) I've had the best results from throwing my GameChanger on top of my tripod head and putting the binos on the GC.
I see some dudes do that but what I dislike about that is, I would have to pack up my binos every time we move stages. I would like a tripod mount option so just one less thing to mess around with.
 

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I see some dudes do that but what I dislike about that is, I would have to pack up my binos every time we move stages. I would like a tripod mount option so just one less thing to mess around with.
Yeah, for matches where you're moving around a lot, a fixed mount is the way to go. I use the GC when I am pulling RO duties since I am parked in one place all day.
 

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I’ve used them all and the most vibration free is
an abel table with a solid ball head.

this is my setup and used at the top of the hill during the NF ELR where we had 60mph windsA458E33D-472C-4B4B-BE60-A5C9843AB0B1.jpeg
the wind speed right before I shot
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the RRS cinch is great for quick on off in a hunting scenario but for allday spotting I like the binos being centered on the ballhead
 
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I’ve used them all and the most vibration free is
an abel table with a solid ball head.

this is my setup and used at the top of the hill during the NF ELR where we had 60mph windsView attachment 7362512
the wind speed right before I shot
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the RRS cinch is great for quick on off in a hunting scenario but for allday spotting I like the binos being centered on the ballhead
this is what I'm using, tripod with ballhead. I see the table youre using, but how are you mounting those binos' to that table?
 
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perfect. that's ideas I'm looking for. thank you. what Leupold binos is that?
Leupold bx-5 15x56
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Very nice!! WTG on the setup. What's the RRS Arca on the left for?

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few things, sometimes I’ll mount my spotter 45 if I need more magnification and a reticle for calling corrections. The other thing I’m making right now is a 3d printed mount to hold my shot timer so I can see it out of the corner of my eye while ROing
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few things, sometimes I’ll mount my spotter 45 if I need more magnification and a reticle for calling corrections. The other thing I’m making right now is a 3d printed mount to hold my shot timer so I can see it out of the corner of my eye while ROing
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Great setup! Back in the day there were no manufactured binoc tables, so I had to make my own. I was using some really heavy binoculars and nothing you could buy would hold them steady. I used a 1/2 plank of teak (I had that on hand) with slots on the sides for buckled straps. I connected to my carbon fiber large tripod by using two screw in 1/4"- 20 female taps on the wood to install this:

https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/mpr-1

I have tons of RRS stuff. Best quality in the world when it comes to that kind of stuff and yes, you get what you pay for.

I made the table for the binocs below. Fujinon 16x70 5-6 pound binocs nothing else would work. And by the way spectacular optics, can see galaxies with those! Not for our sport though. just too heavy. Here's the pic next to my goto Nikon Monarch 10x36 binocs. Long story on those but they are mainly used for astronomical stuff on the fly.

 
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Great setup! Back in the day there were no manufactured binoc tables, so I had to make my own. I was using some really heavy binoculars and nothing you could buy would hold them steady. I used a 1/2 plank of teak (I had that on hand) with slots on the sides for buckled straps. I connected to my carbon fiber large tripod by using two screw in 1/4"- 20 female taps on the wood to install this:

https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/mpr-1

I have tons of RRS stuff. Best quality in the world when it comes to that kind of stuff and yes, you get what you pay for.

I made the table for the binocs below. Fujinon 16x70 5-6 pound binocs nothing else would work. And by the way spectacular optics, can see galaxies with those! Not for our sport though. just too heavy. Here's the pic next to my goto Nikon Monarch 10x36 binocs. Long story on those but they are mainly used for astronomical stuff on the fly.

wow, those binos look like a woman with Double D's standing next to a woman with B cups!
 

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Leupold bx-5 15x56
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few things, sometimes I’ll mount my spotter 45 if I need more magnification and a reticle for calling corrections. The other thing I’m making right now is a 3d printed mount to hold my shot timer so I can see it out of the corner of my eye while ROing
View attachment 7362661
thank you for chiming in and giving me some ideas @hic28 . that's gives me a start of what I'm looking for