Sorry - I think I missed this? If I not sorry again for the double reply!Diver,
Thank you for your work on explaining the differences on the tripods and heads, I have a set of Series 3 RRS legs headed my way and I need to decide on the head and mounting system. I'm prepared to pull the trigger on the TA-3 leveling head but I was interested to know what mounting plate you used on your AICS stock in the first picture of this thread?
I don’t mean to hijack this thread, but I’m curious about how the Anvil 30 RRS Setup shown at Shot will compare to the TVC33 and Fiesol 3372. I’d love to hear some more info from those who have seen it.
The new Anvil-30 head is really nice. It seems much more flexible than the leveling base with more angle, but as strong of clamping power, and with a low center of gravity like a leveling base. I think the goal was to get the best of both worlds from a leveling base/head. I haven't been able to shoot one yet, just play with it at SHOT, but from what I have seen, its a really smart design improvement specifically for shooters.I don’t mean to hijack this thread, but I’m curious about how the Anvil 30 RRS Setup shown at Shot will compare to the TVC33 and Fiesol 3372. I’d love to hear some more info from those who have seen it.
I was convinced that the 3372 w/ RRS leveling base was going to be the ticket for me. If this thing is a game changer then I’m more receptive to saving up for the RRS.
If I was Running, but not at all hiking. You can also run a strap over it..Does the tripod bang around when worn like that?
Yes.... I’ll post that up this afternoon. Yeah, it would prolly be $$ but I was thinking I could run 2 collars if they fit
Thank you! Looks like it's dangerously close to the Series 3 size of 36.7mm. Hmmm....Here is a link to a product on our website. Click specifications and all our diameters are on there.
Please do. Interested to see if the bowl is the same.Just ordered my Cretac 3372 today with leveling head and arca rail quick release today, I'll post pics when they get in, had to save up for it, but pumped....
We’ll not so simple.Diver160651 this thread has been a great help to me and I'm sure to many others who are trying to navigate the tripod arena. After reading all of your posts, am I correct in thinking your favorite combination is the RRS TVC-33 coupled with the RRS TA-3? This is assuming money and movement beyond 15 degrees are not part of the equation. And also assuming stability, compatability, and overall function are the priorities. I will be using my purchase for shooting off of but also for spotting and for a range finder. Do you think the TVC-33 is tall enough for the second two purposes for a 5' 10'' old fart who doesn't like to bend over or should one consider the added height of the RRS TVC-34L? Thanks again.
I'm currently experimenting doing this exact thing, and it appears to be working fine. I was originally thinking about throwing some thread locker onto the 3/8 stud, but it seems to work fine so farAny idea if there is an Anvil 30 that would work with the smaller Feisol 3342?
Nice - I do not have my 3342 anymore any chance you can measure the apex plate when you get a chance. Your post is answering a lot of PMs I've had - so I am sure somebody will be grateful.Here ya go @Diver160651
Anvil just screwed directly into the feisol base
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There are some other threaded holes around the 3/8 (these are how they attached to the RRS adapters is my understanding after talking to Michael over at RRS), but they are too close to get something into from the bottom in my case I believe
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Unit folds up onto itself and still fits in my bag as wellView attachment 7013509
Somewhere along here is about where I'm running it for tension when using it
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So when I want to mount it into the tripod or take it off I just clamp it completely down like below, and use the rifle to gain leverage to tighten and loosen.
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I have not accidently taken it loose yet, not even close. I might tomorrow though... But disclaimer, I'm not all high speed low drag fighting from rooftops or PRS on a clock... I just like to shoot stuff and hunt a little bit
I think I know what you are after and the question is what led me to speak with Michael at RRS, he was incredibly helpful in comparing measurements to the RRS bowl options compared to the Feisol.Nice - I do not have my 3342 anymore any chance you can measure the apex plate when you get a chance. Your post is answering a lot of PMs I've had - so I am sure somebody will be grateful.
Thats one light setup!