This Eland rifle sports tripod kit is the smallest in the lineup of three kits and consists of:
The Leofoto SO-362C Rapid Deploy 2-section Inverted Tripod is a perfect choice for full-size firearm combos, heavy cameras and lenses, large spotting scopes, and large format surveillance equipment. The inverted 2-section design makes for quick deployment in competitive PRS sport situations.
It features a 75mm modular apex that accepts 75mm leveling base like the YB-75LC and the tripod includes a 75mm bowl adapter.
This tripod includes spiked feet and a padded carry bag.
- 2-Section design for rapid deployment in timed shooting competitions(only one joint per leg to lock and unlock).
- 2-section legs feature only one joint, which results in greatly increased rigidity.
- Inverted design puts joints at the apex, allowing much faster and easier access to joints.
- Inverted design keeps joints away from the ground, which prolongs lifespan of tripod.
- Toray 10-layer carbon fiber leg tubes feature cross-rhombus structure for greater strength, stability, and vibration absorption.
- Includes 75mm platform and 75mm half bowl adapter
- Load Capacity: 40kg (for centrally mounted setups. Capacity reduces drastically as load shifts away from center of tripod)
- Maximum Height: 180cm
- Minimum Height: 106cm
- Weight: 2.27kg
- Padded Carry Bag
- Instruction Manual
- Maintenance Tools
- Ice Spike Feet
- 75mm Bowl Adapter
Leofoto’s new MH ball heads are the first heads designed specifically for use with rifles. The key feature is a locking control in the form of an oversized, ergonomic grip. The intention of this design is that you can easily lock and unlock the head while keeping your eye on the scope. This makes it easy to adjust your aim and then lock the head in place, without having to take your eye off the scope to find the right control on the head.
The MH heads are available in three sizes, ranging from a massive 60mm ball, down to a 50mm and 40mm ball. As with a normal ball head, the MH heads feature a tension adjustment. These heads have an individually controlled panning feature at the base of the head. A standard Arca-swiss style (dovetail) clamp allows mounting of any Arca rail and plate or an Arca-Picatinny adapter. A 70mm Arca-swiss style plate is included with the head.
With any use of a rifle, it is important to look at the load rating with an understanding of how manufacturers determine the load rating they give to a product. Photographic systems are always balanced on the tripod so that the centre of gravity is directly above the head. This keeps the force exerted on the head to a minimum and the head can thus handle very heavy loads.
With rifles, it is nearly impossible to balance the load on the head. The heaviest components (chamber, scope, bulk of the gun chassis) all sit to the back of the rifle and the only practical place to install the mounting rail is in front of the trigger. This means that rifles will never be balanced, much more force is exerted on the head and the head has to work much harder to hold the rifle in place when it is not supported by the shooter’s shoulder.
A safe approach is to look at the standard (balanced) load rating of a head and use 40% of that as a guideline for how much unbalanced weight the head can hold. How far off-centre the load sits also plays a role, but that just adds another variable that creates a very complex conversation. We have asked Leofoto to come up with a new system to determine load ratings more accurately for shooting setups. Hopefully, we will be able to give more informative load ratings for balanced and unbalanced setups in the future.
Load rating guide
- MH-60 Balanced Load Rating – 30kg
- MH-60 Unbalanced Load Rating – 12kg
- MH-50 Balanced Load Rating – 25kg
- MH-50 Unbalanced Load Rating – 10kg
- MH-40 Balanced Load Rating – 20kg
- MH-40 Unbalanced Load Rating – 8kg
- Clamp type: Screw clamp
- Ball diameter: 60mm
- Base diameter: 60mm
- Height : 122mm
- Mounting hole: UNC3/8"-16
- Max load: 30kg
- Unbalanced Load Rating: 12kg
- Weight: 950g