This is what it looks like using a Manfrotto Pro-190 Tripod in the prone position.
Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod versus Ashbury TACT3-S with Tactical Interface Mount (T.I.M)
Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod needs no tool for scope installation, and its minimum scope height is eight (8) inches. It also has a micro-fine elevation adjuster head mount version depicted in the above photo.
TACT3-S requires a screwdriver or a coin to install their Tactical Interface Mount (T.I.M.) accessory, and its minimum scope height, as shown above, is eleven (11) inches from the ground. The T.I.M. allows you to invert the spotting scope as well as mount other devices. The above TACT3-S has NO micro-adjustment feature, and you will need to buy the T.I.M. accessory in order to be able to use the TACT3 in prone comfortably. If you want their micro-adjustable tripod, you can buy the Ashbury TACT3 Sel for $1,283.
The Sniper Ops head mount has a minus fifty (-50) degrees to a plus seventy (+70) degrees of side tilt. And, you can set the legs at different angles if needed to overcome uneven terrain situations.
TACT3 provides a +/- twenty (20) degrees of side tilt. You loosen the center column for side tilt. The head mount itself does not tilt.
To go from the prone to a sitting position, you will need to remove the scope and the T.I.M., then re-install the spotting scope upright.
It is labor intensive.
The Sniper Ops stows to a compact thirteen (13) inches and weighs three (3) pounds and fifteen (15) ounces with three rods.
The TACT3 shown above stows to nineteen (19) inches and weighs three (3) pounds and twelve (12) ounces with the T.I.M.
Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod can be as tall as needed by just adding rods.
The TACT3-S maximum height,as shown here, is twenty-six (26) inches high.
A number of customers have purchased a second head mount in order to have two devices at the same time on this tripod. The second head mount has been used for devices such as laser range finders and the Kestrel weather station.
The photo above was submitted by GW of Anderson, Texas, who mounted four devices.
(1) Kestrel weather station installed via our custom rod end cap adapter; (2) spotting scope; (3) Vectronix laser range finder; (4) digital camera to record the bullet's vapor trail.
In concert with the legs, the head mount with its unique rocker arm helps compensate for uneven terrain to level your spotting scope accordingly.
This tripod will invert & flip the eyepieces of Leupold Mark 4 Inverted Horus H32 & H36 Reticle spotting scopes.