Pictured above is the best tripod for prone or bench observation.
Please visit the Adapters and Accessories Page of this website for more details.
If you are currently serving in Afghanistan or Iraq in any branch of service and need help and support upgrading your tripod equipment in order to better do your job, we can send you a Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod for you to use for free. There are a number of Americans here back home who feel very, very grateful for the service that all the men and women in our military are performing in defending our great country, and they are willing to pay for this equipment on your behalf, so you don't have to pay for it out of your own pocket. We will handle everything. No strings attached. We have sent a number of these tripods for free to US military personnel in Afghanistan. Please send us an email at Info@tacticaltripod.com.
Scroll down to view the list of US military units that have used this tripod in combat situations.
You will have to spend $1,283 (excluding shipping) and buy the Ashbury TACT3 Sel model with their Tactical Interface Mount (T.I.M.) to match the Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod. See the next page ("Pictures Don't Lie") for side-by-side photos, measurements, and feature comparisons of our tripod versus an Ashbury TACT3 and the Manfrotto.
Provides four independent head mount controls to adjust your scope five different ways: height, horizontal pan, front to back coarse elevation, micro elevation, and lateral side tilt.
(FYI, with some other tripods with a single knob control system, the wrong axis can become loose at the wrong time so your spotting scope gets too loose, too fast.)
When used in prone or on the bench, you with your rifle can be snug right up close to your spotting scope because the legs of this tripod are out of the way, a more comfortable, uncluttered arrangement.
A beast of a tripod, we use high quality machined aluminum parts anodized with a very durable finish. The rods are one-inch diameter, which do better in the wind (than smaller .75 inch diameter rods). The head mount is machined from acetal, a very tough hard thermoplastic material.
Connect any number of rods together to make it as tall as you want to fit any observation situation. We have a variety of adapters and accessories that cross over from tactical to hi-power
The Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod weighs 44-ounces (2.75 pounds) with one rod. It breaks down to a convenient 13 inches length. There are no telescoping legs like with camera tripods.
This tripod requires NO TOOLS to make sight adjustments (unlike scope stands) or to attach your spotting scope to the head mount.
With this head mount plus tripod legs that stay in place and won't flare outward, you'll have a tripod that will support at least 10 POUNDS OF PAYLOAD and easily adjusts to uneven or rocky terrain.
Our slide-through head mount allows you to have multiple low height options other tripods can't match. You just loosen one knob and run the slide-through head mount up or down the center rod.
The Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod is used by U.S. military teams, government agencies, and a number of law enforcement SWAT sniper teams. Accordingly, we wish to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, FBI office in Gainesville, Florida, Texas Army National Guard, Limestone County Sheriff's Office in Alabama, DOE in Richland, Washington, FBI office in Salem, Oregon, U.S. State Department in Dunn Loring, Virginia, Santa Ana (California) Police Department SWAT team, Harrison County (Indiana) SWAT team, Benton County (Arkansas) Sheriff SWAT sniper team, Federal Wildlife Service office in Benton, Kentucky, Sunrise (Florida) PD SWAT, El Cajon (California) PD SWAT, Phoenix (Arizona) PD SWAT, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, FBI office in Bend, Oregon, Rockport (Texas) PD SWAT, Santa Clara (California) Sheriff's Office, Graves County Sheriff's Office in Mayfield, Kentucky, Alexander Arms US Army Radford Arsenal in Virginia, Pennsylvania State Police, Bakersfield (CA) Police Department, Santa Barbara (CA) PD, NIH Police Department in Bethesda, MD, Jefferson County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, Lubbock County (Texas) Sheriff SWAT, Liberty County (Texas) Sheriff Office, Houston (Texas) PD SWAT, Indiana Army National Guard, California National Guard Marksmanship Team, Fort Wayne (Indiana) PD SWAT, 1-75 CAV 101st Airborne, Clayton (North Carolina) PD, Columbia (MO) PD SWAT, Army National Guard Sniper Training School at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2-30 INF 10th Mountain Division, and O Troop 4/3CR.
The head mount can be placed to rest upon the collet. The tension knob on the head mount can then be eased up during operation, which allows the scope to be swung around to the right or left faster to accomplish target acquisitions more quickly. NOTE: The head mount functions absolutely perfectly without this collet.