Leupold tripods, anyone have any experience?

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Can’t find much on them. Looking at their mark 5 tripod kit Or their guide kit. Comes with their ballhead. Can’t find anything on if they’re made in the USA etc. with their mil pricing it gets it down pretty low

 

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So no model number anywhere on it. Did find a made in China sticker. Overall; works great for a spotter. The one I have is light weight, three stage legs but isn’t nearly as tall as the one you’re looking at
 
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If I recall correctly, while speaking with a Leupold rep, he said these tripods come out of same factory as the Leofoto. Pretty sure, but I'm not 100% on it.
 
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I have the 170600 CF tripod, I have nothing but good to say about it. Very light, rigid, works quite well for my spotter or big eyes, as well as my LRF. I also biught it on the mil/leo price and it is gret for the $'s imo, YMMV. That said be aware that the "ball head" is not really a ball head for of two plane adjustment (pan & tilt) no where near as smooth as a ball head but smooth enough for what I use it for.
 
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I appreciate the responses! Leaning towards getting one.
I have the 170600 CF tripod, I have nothing but good to say about it. Very light, rigid, works quite well for my spotter or big eyes, as well as my LRF. I also biught it on the mil/leo price and it is gret for the $'s imo, YMMV. That said be aware that the "ball head" is not really a ball head for of two plane adjustment (pan & tilt) no where near as smooth as a ball head but smooth enough for what I use it for.
That’s good to hear about how you like it.
But it does look like the ball head does rotate 360?
 

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Had one 15 years ago. Didn't like it and got rid of it. Did not get low to the ground for prone use; at least the version I had. Maybe better for your purposes.
 

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for that kind of money, you should get a made in the usa rrs tripod, jmo.
 

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I appreciate the responses! Leaning towards getting one.

That’s good to hear about how you like it.
But it does look like the ball head does rotate 360?

It does rotate 360, it is not that ball head, it is not a ball head.
This one is the one I have, if you look at the detail pics you can see the head.

 
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The link I posted currently says $599? When I originally posted it said iirc 399
 

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    That one got discontinued, the current model from the OP is right at $1000.
     
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    If you're looking to save money and still have something that will support a rifle I'd suggest buying a used Manfrotto carbon off of eBay. Like this one.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Manfrotto-...721524?hash=item2f52821c34:g:J9MAAOSwuPhgAGAL
    Or find the sister model with 4-sections...
    Small parts are available and they get the job done well enough. Add a leveling base from RRS and you'll be stinking things up like a PRS dork in no time.
     

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    If I recall correctly, while speaking with a Leupold rep, he said these tripods come out of same factory as the Leofoto. Pretty sure, but I'm not 100% on it.
    My tripods are all leofoto and I can confirm the leupold mk5 are identical in almost every way except colour and markings