RRS Anvil Ball Head ?

Jan 2, 2003
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Western US
#57
I just got mine today with its Series 3 platform adapter. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but so far I really like the design. Easy to use seems rock solid. I'm waiting for dovetail plates for my spotting scope, Hog Saddle, and AIAW.

I pulled the 3/8" threaded OEM platform off of my Feisol 3472 tripod and installed the Anvil 30 and it's Series 3 platform. The RRS platform is slightly smaller in diameter than the Feisol platform, but I just tightened up the three setscrews on the tripod a little more. Here are three photos of the installation and you can see that the RRS platform sticks up a little higher above the ring on the tripod. The setscrews lock the platform firmly in the tripod ring and considering it's not an RRS tripod it fits together very well. The hook on the bottom of the platform didn't come with it, I pulled the 3/8" thread bolt from the Feisol platform and installed it on the bottom of the RRS Series 3 platform. IMG_2447.jpg IMG_2448.jpg IMG_2449.jpg
 
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Aug 13, 2009
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#62
Which non-RRS legs is the better set up for the Anvil and Series 3 platform adapter ? I'm considering the 3372 and the Leofoto 364C and just can't afford 1000$ for the RRS ... I don't mind the extra weight if it gives me extra stability.
 
Oct 14, 2017
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#65
Just got mine Tuesday. Looks awesome and feels extremely solid. Super intuitive to use. I'm out to the range tomorrow and will follow up with feedback
 
May 24, 2013
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WY
#67
Will put more images up tomorrow of the actual unit. I have been packing it around the mountains the last few days, scouting various units for game as I need to put in before the end of the month. Shooting at targets, dry firing @ critters (using my 300 Norma Blaser / RRS VYCE for the rifle and my EL 10x32 binocular...waiting on Vectronix RF)

The Anvil 30 is extremely strong but very versatile, smooth and easy to manipulate the from the lightest optic to the rifle. I was only using my Blaser (10 pounds).

The Elk are about 12 miles out, just below the snow level in distant mountant - picture lots of afternoon mirage @ 10000’ with my BTX 95mm/1.8x mag extender = the stability of this unit with my TFCT-34 legs is simply outstanding.

This one tripod and head combo that will work for anything. I really like the fact that it so much more narrow and lighter with the legs attached like this, so easy to pack.

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My crossbow has an arca swiss mount on it and works great with this tripod as well as picatinny railed rifles like my AR’s.

The rock smacks are 2 separate days single cold bore shots 1 at 700 yards # 2 850. I am looking at putting an ARCA plate on my Blaser stock/receiver...in the meanwhile the VYCE works great for rifle/binos or any RF in you don’t mind packing it around.

The little antelope buck was getting a little dry fire practice.

More images of the unit in action itself tomorrow.
 
Feb 7, 2013
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The West
#69
Will put more images up tomorrow of the actual unit. I have been packing it around the mountains the last few days, scouting various units for game as I need to put in before the end of the month. Shooting at targets, dry firing @ critters (using my 300 Norma Blaser / RRS VYCE for the rifle and my EL 10x32 binocular...waiting on Vectronix RF)

The Anvil 30 is extremely strong but very versatile, smooth and easy to manipulate the from the lightest optic to the rifle. I was only using my Blaser (10 pounds).

The Elk are about 12 miles out, just below the snow level in distant mountant - picture lots of afternoon mirage @ 10000’ with my BTX 95mm/1.8x mag extender = the stability of this unit with my TFCT-34 legs is simply outstanding.

This one tripod and head combo that will work for anything. I really like the fact that it so much more narrow and lighter with the legs attached like this, so easy to pack.

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My crossbow has an arca swiss mount on it and works great with this tripod as well as picatinny railed rifles like my AR’s.

The rock smacks are 2 separate days single cold bore shots 1 at 700 yards # 2 850. I am looking at putting an ARCA plate on my Blaser stock/receiver...in the meanwhile the VYCE works great for rifle/binos or any RF in you don’t mind packing it around.

The little antelope buck was getting a little dry fire practice.

More images of the unit in action itself tomorrow.
Nice- everything— even the KUIU pants :)
 
Mar 13, 2002
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DFW Texas
#71
Trying to decide on one of the Anvil 30 packages, the 24L vs. 34.

Anyone who has shot with both tripods, did you feel any lack of stability with the series 2 tripod compared to the series 3?

I like the added height with the 24L should I choose to use it with my spotting scope, but in all honesty it will be used 95% of the time as a gun mount.
 
May 11, 2017
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CA
#74
I have limited practice with it, but I run it like Detroitrearview as well. Naturally, my left hand is placed near the apex. This allows me to push the tension lever forward with my thumb as required to lock it up while aiming. Also, I can flick the locking lever forward(reversed from how it shipped) whenever I want to get my rifle out. It feels incredibly natural to use, very impressive.
 

SLG

Sergeant of the Hide
Sep 2, 2009
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#75
Forgive me if I missed it somewhere, but can you direct thread attach a Vyce to theAnvil 30? Does the clamp come off?

Looking to save some weight and money if I need a rubber clamp...
 
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