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#3289130 - 12/28/21 02:16 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: Erie660]
superDUECE22 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/20
Posts: 29
Loc: USA
INNOREL RT90C on amazon is exactly the same tripod as the Night goggles night stalker pro as far as i can tell comparing them side by side. I topped mine with a Desmond DLOW-55mm ball head 7 couldn't be happier with the results.

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#3289171 - 12/28/21 08:07 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: superDUECE22]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1928
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: superDUECE22
INNOREL RT90C on amazon is exactly the same tripod as the Night goggles night stalker pro as far as i can tell comparing them side by side. I topped mine with a Desmond DLOW-55mm ball head 7 couldn't be happier with the results.

I had the same setup for the last 3-4 years.

Great combo as long as you don't have to pack it far.

I sold mine due to the weight.


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#3289214 - 12/29/21 11:02 AM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: alf]
Erie660 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/21
Posts: 78
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: alf
Originally Posted By: superDUECE22
INNOREL RT90C on amazon is exactly the same tripod as the Night goggles night stalker pro as far as i can tell comparing them side by side. I topped mine with a Desmond DLOW-55mm ball head 7 couldn't be happier with the results.

I had the same setup for the last 3-4 years.

Great combo as long as you don't have to pack it far.

I sold mine due to the weight.


What are you running now and how much does it weigh? I ordered a Two vets Recon and it weighs 5.2 plus the 55 mm head.

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#3289466 - 12/31/21 04:37 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: Erie660]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1928
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Erie660

I had the same setup for the last 3-4 years.

Great combo as long as you don't have to pack it far.

I sold mine due to the weight.


Originally Posted By: Erie660
What are you running now and how much does it weigh? I ordered a Two vets Recon and it weighs 5.2 plus the 55 mm head.



Wasn't that long ago I didn't own a shooting tripod, then the flood gates opened......





The front one is a Leofoto LS-284C+LH30 combo.

https://www.leofoto.com/products_detail.php?id=227

This has been my #1 calling tripod for the last 4-5 years. Perfect size & weight for a calling tripod. I ran a Hog Saddle on it when using a bolt gun w/o an ARCA plate.


Next I decided I wanted a heavy duty shooting tripod setup, and the Innorel RT-90C with the DlOW 55 was perfect for that, as I was never going to be but a few steps from the truck. That's the back one.

https://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Tripod-Professional-Birdwatching-Adapter/dp/B07H8V8WWM


Once I decided to buy a thermal, those two setups weren't going to work, the big one was too heavy, the little one only went to 50" in height. Not enough for standing.


So I bought the Innorel RT-80, 2nd from the back. A ball head wasn't needed, as I was using the bowl adapter with the center handle for adjustments & less weight. Had to add the ARCA plate adapter is all, so I could run the Hog Saddle or an ARCA plate, depending on the gun.


https://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Tripod-Professional-Birdwatching-Camera/dp/B07HH4BYNK

What I didn't like about the RT-80 was the leg angles while sitting. 1st notch was to steep, 2nd notch was too shallow.


After comparing the angles on the Lefoto, I found the next size bigger model had the same angles as the little one that worked so well for me. So I decided to order that one. It was only a pound more than the little one, and it went to 55", so it actually covered sitting or standing for me.


https://www.leofoto.com/products_detail.php?id=225


So I trimmed the fat by selling the big one and the little one. The Leofoto now covers all my hunting, the RT-80 is now my everything else tripod, for the spotting scope, and all my shooting practice.


Long way around the block to tell you want I use, but it explains the road I took to get where I'm at.

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#3289589 - 01/01/22 03:44 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: Erie660]
seasley Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: oklahoma, Tulsa county
Excuse me for my ignorance on this subject, but I ordered the LS-324C+LH-40 leofoto tripod, now what mount or saddle do you recommend for AR 15 RIFLE?

First purchase for anything related to tripod

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#3289598 - 01/01/22 05:01 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: seasley]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1928
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: seasley
Excuse me for my ignorance on this subject, but I ordered the LS-324C+LH-40 leofoto tripod, now what mount or saddle do you recommend for AR 15 RIFLE?

First purchase for anything related to tripod

Hopefully you have a handguard that accepts M-Lok accesories. All you need then is an Arca plate that attaches to the bottom. Then it slides in the ARCA adapter on the ball head.

Full length ARCA rail on the bolt gun in the middle, ARCA Plates on the 2 AR's.




If you have a round handguard, you'll need a saddle clamp of some sort, like a Hog Saddle:


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#3293651 - 02/07/22 01:28 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: alf]
pmack Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 1812
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: alf

So I trimmed the fat by selling the big one and the little one. The Leofoto now covers all my hunting, the RT-80 is now my everything else tripod, for the spotting scope, and all my shooting practice.


Long way around the block to tell you want I use, but it explains the road I took to get where I'm at.


Just wanted to thank you for reviews and insight helped me get it right the second time. I upgraded to a Leofoto LS-364C with LB-65 leveling head. Less than a pound heavier than my Nightstalker setup and half the weight of the RT-90C I was planning to buy.
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#3293681 - 02/07/22 09:23 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: pmack]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1928
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: pmack
Originally Posted By: alf

So I trimmed the fat by selling the big one and the little one. The Leofoto now covers all my hunting, the RT-80 is now my everything else tripod, for the spotting scope, and all my shooting practice.


Long way around the block to tell you want I use, but it explains the road I took to get where I'm at.


Just wanted to thank you for reviews and insight helped me get it right the second time. I upgraded to a Leofoto LS-364C with LB-65 leveling head. Less than a pound heavier than my Nightstalker setup and half the weight of the RT-90C I was planning to buy.

Glad I could help.

That should be a killer setup w/o breaking the bank or your back. thumbup1

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#3294457 - 02/18/22 02:00 AM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: Erie660]
seasley Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: oklahoma, Tulsa county
What brand and where is a good place to buy arca plate?

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#3294639 - 02/20/22 09:03 PM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: seasley]
alf Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 1928
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: seasley
What brand and where is a good place to buy arca plate?

Amazon or Ebay, I'm not paying up for a "name" brand.

Not sure if you're looking for the tripod Arca adapter, or the gun mounted Arca plate?

I put these on my AR handguards:
https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Tactical-To...MZC95&psc=1

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#3294656 - 02/21/22 09:32 AM Re: Tripod recommendations [Re: Erie660]
seasley Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: oklahoma, Tulsa county
Looking for one to put on my handgaurd

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