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Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts

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#101 drksky

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:06 PM

Is the weight different cast vs. machined, or is the size different merely perception?

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

For a 'low end' AP mount, it doesn't leave much to be desired for its rated use and then some. :ubetcha:

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

I believe machined aluminum is stronger and don't require as much metal as cast. I also believe machined aluminum is more expensive to process than cast.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:54 PM

Oh yeah...anyone with a small furnace and some sand can cast metal. Precision milling and lathing can cost a fortune in equipment alone.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:22 PM

Not low end!!! Just not huge, for portability's sake!!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

Tongue-in-cheek Joe .... These photos and comparisons really give a perspective that many of us have not had the opportunity to see in person. Very interesting.






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