Really Right Stuff: Mid-Size Ballhead w/ BH-40 LR Clamp

RRS : BH-40 LR
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A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all precision firearms needs, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your firearms and observation equipment. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As a result, our ballheads are faster to use and inherently more stable than 3-axis pan-tilt tripod heads. Since the ballhead profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack. The BH-40 is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the perfect general-purpose ballhead. Our premise was that aesthetics needn't play second fiddle to functionality, that operation should be intuitive and predictable, and that your investment should be rewarded with years of satisfaction. Extensive field use has proven the utility of our innovative design. The BH-40 delivers solid performance in all weather and temperature ranges. Its low profile, precision control knobs, rugged housing, and state of the art quick-release clamps make our BH-40 the ballhead of choice for both seasoned professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.



  • Patented lever-release clamp for fast & easy mounting
  • Lowest height profile in its class
  • Knobs are captive and uniquely shaped, making operation "by feel" very intuitive
  • 90 degree drop-notched allows maximum flexibility for positioning the camera for portrait-orientation or extreme angle shots
  • Micrometer drag tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable
  • Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5 degree intervals and features our unique drum & brake design for effortless locking
  • Laser-engraved millimeter scale offers precise centering and positioning within the clamp jaw



  • Load capacity: 18 lb / 8.1kg
  • Height: 3.1" / 78mm
  • Base diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
  • Ball diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (only compatible with studs no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 15.7 oz / 445g


In the Box:

  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • B2-40-LR lever-release style quick-release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


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