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Old February 28th, 2017, 09:22 PM   #1
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Nightforce Carbon Fiber Tripod

Waited a while for this one, and I'll say that it was worth the wait.

Some of the general features:
As a standard tripod, adjustable from 23"-64"
When in low profile configuration, gets as low as 9"
2 legs are removable and come with attachable wrist straps, turning them into trekking poles, which can also used in a shooting V configuration. These are adjustable from 16"-50".
Stores at a height of 18"
Twist convertible feet, from rubber to spike and back
Due to carbon fiber and aluminum construction, weighs 3.6lbs
Equipment hook at the bottom of the main shaft. If you need more stability, something weighted can be hung from the hook to steady the tripod. You can also hang a bag or basket with accessories in it.

I really like the twist locks for adjusting the height of the legs. A small twist unlocks them, and a small twist securely locks them. Most of the other twist-lock tripods I've had required a goodly twist to unlock. Nightforce's twist-locks are much quicker and easier to use.

I've only played with it in the kitchen so far. I'll have it on the range in a week or so as I need to zero a couple of M4's at 100yds. The first weekend in April I'm running a 2-day Basic Precision Course, so I'll give it a much better shakeout then.

The Nightforce Carbon Fiber tripod comes neatly packaged in a sturdy, black nylon carrying and storage case. It stores up into approximately half the space that all my previous tripods have taken up.


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Fully adjustable fluid/ball/panning head:


If you order about $10,000 worth of optics and accessories from Nightforce in about a half year, they'll give ya a couple of sharp hats!

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Ohhhhhh......I like the red hat too. Looks like I need to order some stuff now....

What is the max weight it can hold and are you going to run an optic or a pig style saddle for shooting off of?

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are you going to run an optic or a pig style saddle for shooting off of?
+1 to MrShmitty, I have the same question. Looks like a great quality rig.
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Ohhhhhh......I like the red hat too. Looks like I need to order some stuff now....

What is the max weight it can hold and are you going to run an optic or a pig style saddle for shooting off of?
Mostly with a spotting scope, but I will be shooting off of it as well. The ball head has a load rating of 17.6lbs.

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Mostly with a spotting scope, but I will be shooting off of it as well. The ball head has a load rating of 17.6lbs.
I could use my FN bolt rifle but not my black M1A, that thing is 20 Lbs.

What is the best quality tripod would you recommend for shooting off of just for the sitting position that can handle the heavy guns, and also which is the best quality clamp like the hog saddle?
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Model # ?
I'm looking for a good tripod.

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Model # ?
I'm looking for a good tripod.

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There is no model number, they only sell 1 tripod.

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I could use my FN bolt rifle but not my black M1A, that thing is 20 Lbs.

What is the best quality tripod would you recommend for shooting off of just for the sitting position that can handle the heavy guns, and also which is the best quality clamp like the hog saddle?
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Have you actually weighed your M1A?

The HOG Saddle is super nice, but for the price difference the Pig model (same company) works perfectly for most folks.

I recently acquired a TriClawps, but I haven't used it enough to give a good review on it yet. No problems so far, however.

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Nice rig, will you shoot from it, or is it for your spotting scope?

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Have you actually weighed your M1A?
I haven't, I know the girl pretty well at one of those postal type office supply stores where they have the super accurate scales so I might do that soon.
I am just getting my ballpark number of 19+ Lb. from Bangkok Paul, his was very similar but I think I have a bigger scope than he did. Miss September is a big beautiful girl.
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Nice rig, will you shoot from it, or is it for your spotting scope?
Both, but it will get more use under my spotting scope. Nowadays, I spend more time teaching than shooting. )-:

In a few months I'm teaching a Guerrilla Sniper class in Pelham TN, I'll definitely use it as a demo shooting platform for the course.

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Both, but it will get more use under my spotting scope. Nowadays, I spend more time teaching than shooting. )-:

In a few months I'm teaching a Guerrilla Sniper class in Pelham TN, I'll definitely use it as a demo shooting platform for the course.
I'm sure you've got all the cool gear at the class! I intend to take this class myself in the next couple years.
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I haven't, I know the girl pretty well at one of those postal type office supply stores where they have the super accurate scales so I might do that soon.
I am just getting my ballpark number of 19+ Lb. from Bangkok Paul, his was very similar but I think I have a bigger scope than he did. Miss September is a big beautiful girl.
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When I get a chance, I'm going to put some weight on the tripod exceeding the recommended weight and see what happens. It's got a Lifetime Warranty, so........

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Thank you Sir, for your interest to help!
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