Precision Rifle Gear Lightweight Tripod for 'Rucking' PRS Event

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After scouring the forums and still being left with some questions, I was hoping the braintrust might help me find an appropriate lightweight, compact-ish tripod legs for rucking PRS events like Mammoth, Vortex Sniper Challenge, etc.

Going to use an RRS TA-3-LB (lightweight-ish leveling base).

Price <$650 for legs (so RRS is out, unless there's a crazy good deal on a used one).

With legs splayed for stable shooting, I'm estimating a 56" minimum tripod height for shooting and 60" for glassing (probably higher to be comfortable). I'm 75" tall, and my leveling base will be 1.4", scope line from leveling base is about 4". Does that minimum height seem correct?

I'm favoring the Leofoto LM-364C or Feisol CT-3342; what would you suggest?

TripodPriceHeight In(Deployed)Capacity (lbs)Height (Folded)Weight lbsLeg SectionsReturn policy
Really Right Stuff TVC-24L$1,030.006640233.7430 day
Two Vets Recon v1 (accepts leveling base)$605.0065.560275.63Iffy
Two Vets QDT$615.0065.580395.22Iffy
FEISOL Tournament Tripod CT-3342 Rapid$450.005655232.6315 day - sucks
Leofoto LM 323C$479.005555243.53Amazon
Field Optics Research BT Precision FBT5436C$329.0054.595213.6330 day
Leofoto LM 364C$329.0058.355213.94Amazon
 

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    After scouring the forums and still being left with some questions, I was hoping the braintrust might help me find an appropriate lightweight, compact-ish tripod legs for rucking PRS events like Mammoth, Vortex Sniper Challenge, etc.

    Going to use an RRS TA-3-LB (lightweight-ish leveling base).

    Price <$650 for legs (so RRS is out, unless there's a crazy good deal on a used one).

    With legs splayed for stable shooting, I'm estimating a 56" minimum tripod height for shooting and 60" for glassing (probably higher to be comfortable). I'm 75" tall, and my leveling base will be 1.4", scope line from leveling base is about 4". Does that minimum height seem correct?

    I'm favoring the Leofoto LM-364C or Feisol CT-3342; what would you suggest?

    TripodPriceHeight In(Deployed)Capacity (lbs)Height (Folded)Weight lbsLeg SectionsReturn policy
    Really Right Stuff TVC-24L$1,030.006640233.7430 day
    Two Vets Recon v1 (accepts leveling base)$605.0065.560275.63Iffy
    Two Vets QDT$615.0065.580395.22Iffy
    FEISOL Tournament Tripod CT-3342 Rapid$450.005655232.6315 day - sucks
    Leofoto LM 323C$479.005555243.53Amazon
    Field Optics Research BT Precision FBT5436C$329.0054.595213.6330 day
    Leofoto LM 364C$329.0058.355213.94Amazon
    Ah, the 2 Vets Recon 2 is the same price and comes in at 4.8 lbs vs 5.6 for the Recon1.,,,ah, maybe leveling head compatibility???

    In any case, I'm quite happy with my 2 vets tripod quality. I have a No Name which does take leveling head (per their write up) but only goes to 58.5" but does collapse back to 21.5"

    Good luck