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Re: Need help mount a C6 to a cheap mount

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  • kurt_friedrich
    Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. Kurt
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 4 8:07 AM
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      Exactly what I was looking for!

      Thank you.

      Kurt

      --- In sct-user@yahoogroups.com, "outpostbob" <Outpostbob@...> wrote:
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      > I converted a Meade LXD-500 GEM and a NextStar 5 mount for dovetail use with dovetail shoes from Scopestuff:
      >
      > http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_ds13.htm
      >
      > In both cases I had to drill holes, either in the shoe or the mount, in order to attach the shoe to the mount. I could have done it by simply fabbing an adapter plate, but I didn't want the additional overhang. In any even, I am very pleased with this product.
      >
      > I also recently bought a couple of these for mounting accessories on a rail on TOP of my scope:
      > http://www.astronomics.com/main/product.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/lr9u6b1pvmks8mq86b8uebqw85/product_id/ATVA
      >
      > They are almost half the price... but they appear to be cast (so I assume they are made of lower strength material than the scopestuff product, which appears to be machined from billet aluminum) and they are physically smaller and have thinner sections (and that would mean less strength as well.) They would PROBABLY be OK for your application.... but I would go for the Scopestuff product in your case.
      >
      > Hope that helps.
      > Bob
      >
      > --- In sct-user@yahoogroups.com, "kurt_friedrich" <kurt_friedrich@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I bought a new C6 and I want to use it for visual on my cheap mount. The mount has the same two holes for adding saddle plates as many scopes do, such as the Vixens. What I need is the "mount" side that mates with the rail on the C6, which is dovetail rail compatible with CG-5 Advanced Series mount. Anyone know where I can get just that part?
      > >
      > > thanks
      > > Kurt
      > >
      >
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