GNN XB-52DL Ball Head

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GNN XB-52DL Ball Head

GNN XB-52DL Ball Head

Low-Profile Ball Head with Duo-lever Clamp

*Includes One FREE DP-60R Quick Detach Plate*

The GNN XB-52DL is the perfect balance between weight, load capacity, and low-profile height. With unmatched specs, the GNN XB-52DL is ideal for weight conscious individuals who require a full featured ball head. By machining off the neck of the ball head (creating the proprietary GNN series), this reduces damaging stress/leverage to internal parts, increases stability, and allows for 24° of elevation adjustment, with approximately 50° of total vertical travel. We replaced the Screw-Knob Clamp with DLC-60 Screw/Lever Combo Clamp. The screw knob side provides initial adjustment of the width of the clamp, while the lever allows the user to quickly lock or unlock the clamp. The 52DL is the larger of two ball heads in the XB line of low profile ball heads. It features a low center of gravity, a high load rating, and an improved ball head design for smoother movements when changing positions.

GNN XB-52DL Ball Head Features: 
  • Locking System located on the side of the ballhead, lowering the entire center of gravity by more than 15%.
  • Adopts geared locking structure, higher locking strength.
  • Specially designed  panning base ensuring smooth operation.
  • Elliptical ball for progressive resistance and avoiding suddenly sliding down.
  • All metal knobs for reliability and long term durability.
  • Special structure makes it the lightest of its class.
  • 360° panning movement with calibrated precision.
  • Compatible with Shadow Tech LLC, Arca Swiss, RRS, etc... 
  • Ideal for Shadow Tech LLC Tripods, SLIK, Manfrotto, and RRS tripods.

GNN XB-52DL Ball Head Specs:

  • Height: 3.33 in.
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs.
  • Max. Load Rating: 132 lbs.
  • Ball Diameter: 2.04 in.
  • Pan Base Diameter: 2.67 in.
  • Bottom Thread: 3/8-16
  • Clamp Type: Lever & Knob Clamp // 38mm Arca-Swiss







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  • 5
    GNN series

    Posted by TVL on 4th Dec 2023

    The CNN ball head series are amazing strength, stability, and value are all there. Do yourself a favor and get the best equipment there is without breaking the bank.

  • 5
    GNN XB-52DL Ball Head

    Posted by Tom on 11th Apr 2023

    The GNN XB-52DL Ball Head is simple and precise enought for field use. Rugged and intuitive, make this ball turret a pleasure to use. I'm seeing a recurring theme with gear fromHhogsaddle. Made for people that "use" their gear. I view items from Hogsaddle as life support gear. Never buy a cheap parachute and never compromise on quality for weapon interface items...not when the shot matters!

  • 5
    GNN XB-52DL Ball Head

    Posted by Tom Clark on 4th Jan 2023

    Fantastic engineering. Provides the extra level of precision to help the accuracy of my long range shooting.

  • 5
    Superior Quality Product

    Posted by Rob on 4th Jun 2021

    Mounted this ball head on a Pig Light and use a MARC M-LOK plate to secure my rifle. The entire set up is rock solid and stable. Adjustments are smooth and finitely tunable. Super happy with every product from Hog Saddle. And love the new green finish!

  • 5
    Rock solid

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2020

    This ball head is solid. Super robust and holds a 26 pound gun well!

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Gerald Davis on 24th Jul 2019

    I ordered the XB52 Ball Head, Hog Saddle, Pig Tripod and these things are great! There was a lot of thought and care that went into these items. The fit and finish is top shelf. I have a Manfrotto 502 video head for my spotting scope and I feel that I could not have done better for my rifle and spotting scope support choices.

  • 5
    solid ball head

    Posted by Remy H Blanchaert Jr on 18th Sep 2018

    This thing is built like a tank - LOVE IT!

  • 5
    Soild ball mount

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2018

    52DL Ball mount works well, the panning is very smooth.

  • 5
    Quality Products

    Posted by Greg R. on 29th May 2018

    Another quality product offered by Hog Saddle.

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