Imported carbon fiber tripod (RT90C)

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Been following this thread but I'm confused. What does the head do that Midwest offroad sells? Does it just offer a better mount for the RRS Anvil?
So as mentioned the Anvil with the standard plate will mount only via the 3/8 stud. Which can allow the assembly you loosen upon panning.

The anvil has a tapered mount which so does the mount I offer so you can mount via taper and 3/8 screw I include or the 4 socket head cap screws (included) or a combination of both .
 

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I have done a few aadapters using the mod 3 plate for those thinking they will upgrade to a RRS tripod at some point

Here's a video showing why the taper mount is much more rigid lock up of anvil to plate next to using the original RRS tripod mounts
 

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I have done a few aadapters using the mod 3 plate for those thinking they will upgrade to a RRS tripod at some point

Here's a video showing why the taper mount is much more rigid lock up of anvil to plate next to using the original RRS tripod mounts

Ah I see it now thank you!

I guess now I just need to convince the boss that this is the way.. she thinks I should settle for the Hog saddle and tripod..:rolleyes:
 
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Ah I see it now thank you!

I guess now I just need to convince the boss that this is the way.. she thinks I should settle for the Hog saddle and tripod..:rolleyes:
If your utilizing a area or picatinny rail the Anvil is nice . I have a 55mm ball head that I like equally. Usage can decide if it's a need or a want lol
 

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    Got these Leggings and Rock Bag from www.coletac.com in the mail yesterday. They are awesome! Extremely well made, very high quality. Couldn't be happier. As an FYI, you need to specify RT90C when ordering the leggings....their standard legging straps are a tad too short for the RT90C... nice molle on the leggings so you can attach your Kestrel or anything else. Rock bag uses high quality QD swivels to quickly attach or detach but you dont have to remove it. Folds up and goes right in the bag with the rock bag installed. I went with black camo pattern for both the leggings and rock bag.










     

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    I know some guys were tracking shipping and arrival times. Ordered on amazon Tuesday 9/22, out for delivery on 9/24.

    Also I snagged an anvil plate from @midwestoffroad and the timing lined up where he was able to get that right out as well. Now just need the anvil-30 arrive!! Thanks again man.

    Hogsaddle and sunwayfoto to be in the f/s section soon!
     
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    I just purchased a RT90C on Amazon and had it 2 days later. It is an excellent tripod for the money. I put a Manfroto 322RC2 on top and a PIG saddle. There is a little wobble, but most of that is attributed to the 322RC2 and PIG saddle. I'm looking froward to taking it out this weekend to try it out. tripod.png
     
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    What budget ball head do you guys recommend for the rt 90c? Been using the factory leveling base and it leaves a lot to be desired
     

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    I thought I seen it posted earlier but can’t find it now... can the legs from the RT90C be used with the RRS APEX conversion kit for series 2 and 3 tripods?
     

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    My tripod just showed up along with my Midwest adapter plate I’m very happy with the fit and finish of both products. Midwest was excellent to purchase from and very fast shipping. Plate made it here before the tripod. Anvil 30 should show up tomorrow. Thanks everyone for all the info on this tripod setup
    I think it will work perfectly for my use.


    Hi Mhahn, I see lots of people on here with those anvil 30 adapters but I cant seem a link to purchase one. Can you poiint me in the right direction on where I could get one of those?
     

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    Simple fix for this condition.... Unscrew the handle from the base, you will see a snap ring that holds the round friction portion to the grip. Remove the snap ring (you won't need it). Separate the two pieces and insert a heavy duty O-ring, then reassemble. Now I have sufficient friction I can move the base without it being too difficult. It solved the either "loose or tight" problem with plenty of friction in between.
    Thanks for the tip. Base works much better.
     
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    I made o conversion for the 322 to hold a rrs sc lr clamp centered over the ball. I can tell you that 90% of the wobble is in the rc2 clamp and tge fact its not strait over the ball. the 322 locks up pretty good153F8503-7E65-49FE-9560-A19881A5AACA.jpeg
     
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    Is that you, Brian? Would you mind sharing how you made this? I still like the RC322 better with the grip to adjust function. I just can't get it to hold the rifle without excessive wobble. Our Friend Red SC??
     

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    Simple fix for this condition.... Unscrew the handle from the base, you will see a snap ring that holds the round friction portion to the grip. Remove the snap ring (you won't need it). Separate the two pieces and insert a heavy duty O-ring, then reassemble. Now I have sufficient friction I can move the base without it being too difficult. It solved the either "loose or tight" problem with plenty of friction in between.
    I will have to try this
     
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    Needing a tripod for predator hunting, would the RT80 with the N52 ball head be the best option or would an ARCA clamp on the leveling bowl suffice for an 10-11 pound 22 creed. Would mainly be used from a seated position, standing very rarely.
     

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    Needing a tripod for predator hunting, would the RT80 with the N52 ball head be the best option or would an ARCA clamp on the leveling bowl suffice for an 10-11 pound 22 creed. Would mainly be used from a seated position, standing very rarely.
    I use a 52mm Desmond ball head and it handles a 23 pound rifle with ease the rt85 includes a 44mm ball head that would be a option to.
     
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    Needing a tripod for predator hunting, would the RT80 with the N52 ball head be the best option or would an ARCA clamp on the leveling bowl suffice for an 10-11 pound 22 creed. Would mainly be used from a seated position, standing very rarely.
    I have an RT80C that I use for both hunting and competition. I have a circular 64mm Sunwayfoto clamp attached to the levelling bowl and it holds my comp gun no worries which is around 20 lbs.
    I did drill and tap the base for an extra screw for the clamp to prevent any rotation and it works well
     
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    Needing a tripod for predator hunting, would the RT80 with the N52 ball head be the best option or would an ARCA clamp on the leveling bowl suffice for an 10-11 pound 22 creed. Would mainly be used from a seated position, standing very rarely.
    I’ve never had an issue with the leveling base, but it doesn’t have the largest range of movement
     

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    I’ve never had an issue with the leveling base, but it doesn’t have the largest range of movement

    Personally the lower center of gravity appeals to me having an additional ball head. Just ordered the tripod without a head, if it doesn’t work as I want maybe I’ll try the ballhead. Now I just need to find a clamp.
     
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    Just ordered an Innorel RT90C off Amazon for $297 with free shipping. Hopefully this will work well. Just could not justify spending more on the 40 Mike Mike.
     

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    I ordered the artcise since I found one of the open box models. Not specifically for shooting off I went with a leveling base that had pan for my spotting scope. I usually run just the flat plate adapter for the bowl, but I was trying to get it to point high enough to see Jupiter last night.
     

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    Just ordered an Innorel RT90C off Amazon for $297 with free shipping. Hopefully this will work well. Just could not justify spending more on the 40 Mike Mike.
    The 40 Mike is cool, but I’ve compared the RT90 and it side by side and I couldn’t see why there is such a price difference.
     

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    It's pretty intuitive once you have all the parts in one place, but pictures of how the RT90/Anvil-30/MidWestOffroad outfit works never hurts. I went the four bolt route and use the center hole for the weight hook that comes with the RT90.
     

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    Looks good . I know I don't include instructions. .

    You can use the included set screw and twist it tight . Or use the 4 bolts . Sometimes you get lucky and can use both.

    The center hole can be used to remount the hook or using the set screw separate the 2 halves if needed.

    Thanks for opportunities to help you all out.
     
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    It is much more stable with the bottom pivot vs the non pivot base. There is too much flex in the non-pivot base and the ball head. For the money I believe it is hard to beat. Note:I have never shot of any RRS tripods or ball heads.View attachment 7482618
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    Thanks, man. So is it easy to set in place, yet move to another position, and have it stay there like the Anvil 30?
     

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    Thanks, man. So is it easy to set in place, yet move to another position, and have it stay there like the Anvil 30?

    It's as easy as turning this knob. Then you can pan and tilt till you are set then tighten the know. Again I have never used an Anvil but my tripod and ball head cost the same as just the Anvil.
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    So, can you turn the knob just a little and then move the rifle to a position and it will stay there, or do you have to loosen the knob, reposition the rifle, and then tighten again?
     

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    So, can you turn the knob just a little and then move the rifle to a position and it will stay there, or do you have to loosen the knob, reposition the rifle, and then tighten again?
    You can have the tension to hold the rifle in any position but still able to move the rifle to other positions if nedded.
     

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    The 40 Mike is cool, but I’ve compared the RT90 and it side by side and I couldn’t see why there is such a price difference.

    You're paying for the customized logo and packaging. Basically a rebranding.



    Any difference between the Inorell RT90C and Antcise AS90C? Guess just rebranded.
     
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    I needed a second setup for night hunting, so I ordered this combo. I’ll report back when I get it together. I’m currently using a PVA with a RRS leveling base that works fine, but is not worth what it costs. I’m thinking this will be in the same ballpark for much less.
     

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    I needed a second setup for night hunting, so I ordered this combo. I’ll report back when I get it together. I’m currently using a PVA with a RRS leveling base that works fine, but is not worth what it costs. I’m thinking this will be in the same ballpark for much less.
    Wow—100+ lb weight rating? How much does that tripod weigh?

    Also—do you prefer that head setup over a ball head? I find a good ball head will easily hold a 20lb rifle securely at any angle with minimal torque required on the locking knob, but always open to new ways to do things.
     

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    Wow—100+ lb weight rating? How much does that tripod weigh?

    Also—do you prefer that head setup over a ball head? I find a good ball head will easily hold a 20lb rifle securely at any angle with minimal torque required on the locking knob, but always open to new ways to do things.

    I never looked at the weight. The rifle weighs over 25 pounds with the simrad attached, so that’s of little concern. I had a 52mm Ballhead before the leveling base and I did like the tension knob placement on that unit. However, the leveling base has a lower center of gravity and imo it’s more stable. I’m trying that Leofoto leveling base for the ergonomics. Sometimes getting a hand on the TA-3’s stem between the legs is a pain in the ass when you have cold weather gear on and you’re in a hurry.
     

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    I never looked at the weight. The rifle weighs over 25 pounds with the simrad attached, so that’s of little concern. I had a 52mm Ballhead before the leveling base and I did like the tension knob placement on that unit. However, the leveling base has a lower center of gravity and imo it’s more stable. I’m trying that Leofoto leveling base for the ergonomics. Sometimes getting a hand on the TA-3’s stem between the legs is a pain in the ass when you have cold weather gear on and you’re in a hurry.
    Cool. Looking forward to hearing how the setup works out. Please keep us updated on the ergonomics.