Really Right Stuff: Anvil-30 Ballhead (No Adapter)

RRS : Anvil-30 ( no adaptor )
The first of its kind RRS SOAR Anvil-30 Ballhead is purpose-built for heavy equipment support from the ground up. We added our patent-pending dual clamp system able to clamp both the RRS Dovetail standard and Picatinny rails in the same unit. We also removed extra knobs/adjustment settings under-utilized in the industry. The Anvil-30 is as rigid as a leveling base but articulates like our popular photography ballheads while minimizing the limitations of each system. We designed this as a lightweight setup and realized its heavy duty potential.

The Anvil-30 is available in a tripod package with a TFCT-34. 

  • Patent Pending Dual lever-release clamp for fast & easy mounting on RRS Dovetail and Picatinny sections
  • Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
  • Stronger, Lighter, Faster than anything we have seen on the market
  • Re-positionable lever-release for a variety of situations
  • Highly-visible level embedded in both front and back sides of the main ball body for left and right-handed users.
  • Laser-engraved millimeter scale offers precise centering and positioning within the clamp jaw
  • All components are of the finest Really Right Stuff quality, machined from solid aircraft aluminum or stainless steel for maximum durability and minimum weight


  • Load Capacity: 35 ft-lbs /  kg
  • Height: 2.88"/7.32cm
  • Width: 3.24"/8.22cm
  • Length: 1.75"/4.45cm
  • Ball Diameter: 30mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 14.4 oz/ 391g (subject to change)

In the Box:

  • SOAR Anvil-30 Ballhead
  • optional: TFCT-2x/3x Apex, 2 or 3 Series Tripod Adapter
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 9/64" hex key (required to remove/replace ballhead from tripod) and (4) 8-32 stainless steel socket head cap screws when buying with one of the options; not included with ballhead only
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


Watch this video for proper maintenance and care of your RRS Ballhead. 


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  • 5
    RRS Anvil 30 Ballhead

    I spent the last weekend using the Anvil 30 ballhead on an RRS Series 1 tripod to glass for elk in the backcountry. This combination is possibly the best balance of weight and stability. By opening the tension clamp most of the way you can smoothly glass with a spotting scope. The clamp also locks down solidly and holds my 14 lbs precision rifle without issue. I love the fact that the Anvil 30 works seamlessly on both ARCA/ SWISS and Picatinny style rails.

    My only critique is that I wish the ballhead was lighter. There is plenty of material that could be removed without affecting the functionality of the unit. Granted, this would add machining cost for a very niche user group (backcountry hunter). Then again, if you’re buying RRS products you’re probably more concerned with quality than cost.