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#1 jeffn

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:46 PM

Wondering what the current options are for an adapter or modifying my older Vixen Polaris mount to accept a Vixen sized dovetail. I see a lot of posts for a Vixen GP and SP mounts, but the pictures of the native mount connection appears different for the Polaris. Any experience or pics with the actual combination would be a great help.

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#2 Taylor

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 01:12 PM

Scopestuff makes a dovetail adapter, check out their site.

#3 slyke

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:51 PM

Here are couple more ideas:

Review of a Polaris Adapter

Or for $27 and a trip to the hardware store you could make your own with this OPT Vixen Style Dovetail Mount Adapter

-Stephen

#4 jeffn

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

thanks for the leads. Not sure about the 3-4 washers on the scope stuff EQ3 mount to make the clearance. Anthony at ADM got back to my query and specs and might work something out for me. Otherwise I am going to try to get my hands on the backordered saddle Stephen mentioned and make my own adapter. If I come up with something functional and elegant I will post a pciture. I am not sure how many old style Polaris mounts are out there to justify the effort, but they seem smooth and the right size for a small scope, thanks again.

#5 Eddgie

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:11 PM

The adapter in that review is for the SUPER Polaris, not the Polaris.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:17 PM

I have modifed a Polaris and a CG4 to take dovetails before. I currently have a Polaris that I modified.

Takes a Hacksaw, a 1/4 x 20 tap, and about 20 minutes.

This picture is from before I smooted the cuts with a metal file and painted the cuts.

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#7 Eddgie

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:19 PM

And to hold the dovetail.. I used a nylon 1/4 x 20 screw, but metal would be better.

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