Swap your optics easily and quickly while on the hunt with the Vortex® Summit SS Tripod Quick-Release Plate. Made of durable plastic, this quick-release plate also has a rubber padding so your optic's finish stays scratch-free. This Vortex® Tripod Quick-Release Plate gives you more options while out glassing for your game. This plate is only compatible with the Vortex® Summit SS Tripod. Keep the hunt easy with the Vortex® Summit SS Tripod Quick-Release Plate.
Soft rubber padding
Easy to install and remove
3-year limited manufacturer's warranty
Mounts your optical device onto tripod's head
Rapid attachment and detachment of spotting scope and binoculars
In order to keep the tripod lightweight, there is a small QR plate. Put some thread locker on the threads, tighten with the appropriate sized screwdriver and enjoy! I don't care which type of tripod/QR plate you get whether it's from vortex, vanguard, manfrotto, etc. even if they have a "pin" to prevent rotation, they all come loose if you "finger tighten" them... The featherlike weight and versatility of this tripod FAR outweigh the negligible inconvenience of having to get some thread locker and a screwdriver out for a few minutes... Well done Vortex. Whenever I'm using this tripod on the range or on the hunt, people love this tripod set up!! I use this in all weather conditions, with binoculars and a spotting scope that weighs 4.1 pounds with zero issues!! I love it!
Like others have stated, mount fits perfectly in the tripod making for easy swapping, but will not prevent spinning without the alignment pin. Stripped out my scope trying to keep it from spinning on the mount.