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US Patent 7,021,592 and patents pending.
The Ray-Vin Scout Compact Tripod is a sturdy,
lightweight and extremely functional spotting scope tripod for
hunters, military, law enforcment, tactical competitors
and serious shooters of every discipline.

The Scout retains all the features of our earlier tactical
tripods with this important addition: The ball base rod.

Not happy with the inadaquite uneven terrain solutions,
like adjustable legs, our patent pending ball base system
allows you to position the rod vertically while resting
on surfaces up to 30 from the horizontal.

And on more level ground you can "lean" the rod
over and bring the scope closer to your position.

The stainless steel ball is captured
in the base by mating sockets above
and below. A stainless steel spring,
adjustable for tension, holds the rod
where you put it. Just position and go!

Additionally, every screw in the system uses a 3/16 hex wrench.
A 3/16 hex wrench is mounted in the head knob.
A handy hole in the knob allows the use of a cheater bar.

The wrench fits the scope head, the legs, and the tensioner.

With the legs folded up and the scope at
the top of the rod, one can rest the base
for a quick spy while on the move.

The base is also a tripod.

The legs never interfer with each other,
unlike tripods where the legs must be
deployed half way first to avoid collision.

The head is designed to stay on the scope and
can be locked parallel to the scope when
removed from the tripod for silent transportation.
Scope and tripod are easily lashed to the top of your pack.


(Scope not included. Not recommended for scopes larger than 70MM.)
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs without scope
  • Height: 12"
  • Rod dia: 3/4"
  • Base circle: 17" legs deployed
  • Mount: Standard 1/4-20 camera mount
  • Degrees of freedom:
    • X rotate 360°
    • Y rotate 70°
    • Z rotate 180°
  • Single knob control friction locks all motions progressivly.
  • Materials: 6061-T6 Aluminum mottled finish.
  • Materials: Stainless Steel natural finish.
  • Materials: Delrin natural black
Scout Compact Tripod, Scope Head and 2-12" Extensions $299.00
(scope NOT included)
Out of Stock

The Scout is the evolution of our tactical line that was developed with the assistance of the US Army at Ft. Benning, GA.