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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15353488 10/27/20
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Then maybe "bowls or half balls" have more tilt followed by ball heads?


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15353673 10/27/20
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Ball heads certainly have a wider range of motion, but levelling bases with 16+ degrees of tilt in any direction are more that enough. The tripod legs can be adjusted for a shot in the rare case that more tilt is needed.

The biggest advantage of levelling heads over ball heads is that they are much more stable.

Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15354425 10/28/20
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This is decent for the price but I am not sure if leg cam locks are better.

https://www.nightgoggles.com/shop/shooting-tripods/tripods/night-stalker-shooting-tripod/


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15354683 10/28/20
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Been looking at this and mounting Arca rails on s couple of rifles.... But, back to thinking of a US made clamp. 66lb cap and 2" ball (that's what she said)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087RP5V5...ZYSMW&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15354799 10/28/20
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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: aalf] #15355043 10/28/20
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Originally Posted by aalf
US made?



No they are not. Innorel, Arctice, Benro, all Chinky the best I have been able to tell. Had not seen the Innorel = Arctice...


SLIK might be Japan. Gitzo and most Manfroto Euro.


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15355166 10/28/20
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Hey, this looks like a really decent deal, whatcha think? Chinacom no doubt

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086X6RX5...b05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=#customerReviews


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15355247 10/28/20
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The Artcise and Innoral looks to be the same, just labeled different, and both MIC.

I have both the Innoral RT-90C and the RT-80C, and switch a Delow 55 ballhead between them.

I bought the 90C 1st, just for shooting off of, I wasn't worried about the weight. Then decided I might want to use one for hunting, and bought the 80C, which goes tall enough to shoot standing, but quite a bit lighter than the 90C. It weighs 6-5 with the 55 ballhead and Hog Saddle. The 90C weighs 5-13 by itself.

Anything with a center post is going to add a lot of defection to the rig, best to avoid if possible.

I have less money in three setups, than a guy would spend with one labeled RRS........

Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15355282 10/28/20
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Thanks. Yeah, the center post is removable and no need to use it.


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15355914 10/28/20
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Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Thanks. Yeah, the center post is removable and no need to use it.

Is it configured to mount something to it otherwise?


GREAT info here. Aalf, you have me sold on avoiding a center column, THANKS.


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15355926 10/28/20
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Liking this. I will go long and far for flip lock legs. I have a few leg sets to consider before buying more. Slik is worth looking at for legs, per Jordan and prior photo experience, Japan, although not flip lock its a wingnut.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089ZZTD7...ZYSMW&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: MtnBoomer] #15356241 10/28/20
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Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Thanks. Yeah, the center post is removable and no need to use it.

Is it configured to mount something to it otherwise?


GREAT info here. Aalf, you have me sold on avoiding a center column, THANKS.



The center post can be used as a mono pod. I do prefer the flip lock legs .
So the bowl configuration allows cant and a pig saddle can be put on the bowl? Leaning to that one MtnB


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15356519 10/28/20
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If fully collapsed and tightened, I haven't found the center post to cause any additional instability, but it can come in handy in certain scenarios. A saddle can be put on any standard levelling head or bowl.

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Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Thanks. Yeah, the center post is removable and no need to use it.

Is it configured to mount something to it otherwise?


GREAT info here. Aalf, you have me sold on avoiding a center column, THANKS.



The center post can be used as a mono pod. I do prefer the flip lock legs .
So the bowl configuration allows cant and a pig saddle can be put on the bowl? Leaning to that one MtnB

What I am getting at, is anything that mounts on that tripod, mounts to the center post... There may be exceptions.


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15356742 10/28/20
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I have a pretty burly tripod by the name Ravelli. I, initially plan to use the legs and cut the center post off to about 6" or so, whatever gives my ability to go prone, once I determine what'll be on top. Getting more ideas and appreciate the inputs.


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: aalf] #15357952 10/29/20
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Originally Posted by aalf
The Artcise and Innoral looks to be the same, just labeled different, and both MIC.

I have both the Innoral RT-90C and the RT-80C, and switch a Delow 55 ballhead between them.

I bought the 90C 1st, just for shooting off of, I wasn't worried about the weight. Then decided I might want to use one for hunting, and bought the 80C, which goes tall enough to shoot standing, but quite a bit lighter than the 90C. It weighs 6-5 with the 55 ballhead and Hog Saddle. The 90C weighs 5-13 by itself.

Anything with a center post is going to add a lot of defection to the rig, best to avoid if possible.

I have less money in three setups, than a guy would spend with one labeled RRS........





Aalf,

What leveling bases would you recommend to interface between the 80c and 90c and a hog saddle?

Thanks,

John


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Hondo64d] #15360252 10/29/20
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Originally Posted by Hondo64d
Originally Posted by aalf
The Artcise and Innoral looks to be the same, just labeled different, and both MIC.

I have both the Innoral RT-90C and the RT-80C, and switch a Delow 55 ballhead between them.

I bought the 90C 1st, just for shooting off of, I wasn't worried about the weight. Then decided I might want to use one for hunting, and bought the 80C, which goes tall enough to shoot standing, but quite a bit lighter than the 90C. It weighs 6-5 with the 55 ballhead and Hog Saddle. The 90C weighs 5-13 by itself.

Anything with a center post is going to add a lot of defection to the rig, best to avoid if possible.

I have less money in three setups, than a guy would spend with one labeled RRS........





Aalf,

What leveling bases would you recommend to interface between the 80c and 90c and a hog saddle?

Thanks,

John

Tough for me to make a recommendation, as I don't use one, and have only fiddled around with my buddy's, which I don't recall what brand it is.

Either of the two tripods you mention come with the bowl adapters, which you can directly bolt the Hog Saddle to, with the full adjustment range of tilt & pan used in almost any possible shooting/hunting scenario.

The 90C's only problem using the adapter can be with the extra bowl diameter over the 80, that the large knob on the side of the Hog Saddle can get in the way when you try to pan/tilt all the way on that side. I can't imagine trying to shoot that far out of shape where it would be an issue.

I've procrastinated for a long time on buying the saddle Jordan linked, want to buy that to save some weight over the Hog Saddle for packing when coyote hunting, then leave the ball head on the 90C, and use the included bowl adapter on the 80C.

90C with the Desmond DLOW 55:

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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15360704 10/30/20
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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15361016 10/30/20
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Thoughts on weight ratings needed for an 8-9 pound rifle? Overkill +P+?


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Re: Bog Pod death grip tripod [Re: Sakoluvr] #15361485 10/30/20
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The 22 lbs models are plenty. They handle my 18 lbs match rifles without issue.

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