Once you start competing in precision rifle shooting and racegun competitions like the Precision Rifle Series or the National Rifle League, you quickly learn the merit, utility and importance of having a strong, light and sturdy tripod, not only for keeping your binoculars or rangefinder steady on whilst spotting or ranging, but also in many stages for mounting or resting your rifle on. What is important about a PRS Tripod?
Well firstly, you have to often be able to deploy your tripod from a closed position on the clock, and it needs to be stable and be able to hold the weight of whatever is resting on it. Being able to deploy it quickly is of utmost importance if you were to use it whilst on the clock on a stage, and this inverted leg design with just two sections is by FAR the fastest deploying tripod ever made.
Leofoto SO-362C SOAR Series Carbon Fiber Tripod
This inverted leg, two-section tripod is genuinely the first of it’s kind and a real evolution of racegun tripods. The 362C is the tallest of them all, so check the measurements and if it is too tall for you, rather go for the SO- 322C model below, I am 5’9″ and have both, prefer that 322C.
For weight and speed of deployment, nothing beats this new model by Leofoto, but as a added note.
LEOFOTO MH-60 Magic Ball Head w Handlebar Control Arca / RRS Compatible Ideal for Target Shooting
The very first tripod ball head specifically designed for rifle shooting in mind. This ball head is super fast to adjust, and can move more than the video half bowl heads. With the big ball tightening lever that can extend further, so you can hold and manipulate it with your support hand whilst your strong hand and shoulder is busy controlling the rifle. This ball head is a game changer in the race gun shooting world just like the inverted tripods above.
LEOFOTO YB-75LK 75mm Leveling Half Ball Adapter & Arca/RRS Compatible Clamp w Bubble Level for Bowl Tripod Long Handle & Sandbag Hook
Without a doubt the most stable to adjust tripod head, this half-ball adapter that fits inside the bowl of the tripod works better than any ball-head or other tripod head design used previously. With it being designed originally for video use, it is stable and quick to adjust even just slightly.
Leofoto SO-322C SOAR Series Carbon Fiber Tripod
If the 362C model at the top is too tall for you, then this 322C model may be better suited. Featuring the same innovative new design, but slightly shorter leg sections and also making it marginally lighter, this may be a better buy for our shorter or medium height shooters.
Inverted Tripod Legs
This is a new innovation by Leofoto, asked for by shooters, designed in cooperation with shooters, and without a doubt the best tripod technological advancement for shooters to date. Why? Well, it deplays MUCH faster than conventional tripod legs, because you are pulling on the same portion that you are turning to loosen, whereas with a normal tripod, you loosen one portion then only move your hand and pull the lower portion.
You also can wrap your camo or grip tape around the bottom portion of the tripod inverted leg, and it will always stay on the bottom to use as a side rest or carry on.
Leofoto vs RRS
People used to think of Leofoto as a chinese copy or imitation of the Really Right Stuff tripods and gear, well not anymore. This inverted leg tripod design by Leofoto is a first in the industry and truly a game changer when it comes to shooting tripods.
Best Shooting Tripod for Hunting
Even when out hunting, being able to deploy your tripod as fast a possible before the buck spots you and runs is the difference between getting you big muley or not. There is not a better tripod than this Leofoto SOAR series inverted leg tripods. But there may be other tripods more suitable to trekking with whilst hunting, so for a hunting specific tripod, have a look at our Hunting Tripod Comparison test to see how they stack up.