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Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter?

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#1 archer1960

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I have a small scope with a vixen (V-series in many mfr's terminology) dovetail on it, and I'm looking for some kind of adapter that will let me mount it on my gimbal-head tripod for terrestrial use with a 1/4-20 (standard tripod) attachment. Has anybody seen such a beast?

I'm sure I could make one, or drill and thread the dovetail (it has a solid center section), but if I could buy one for reasonable money, I would do that.

#2 esldude

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

http://admaccessorie...ail_Adapter.htm

Is this something like you have in mind?

You might need to mount this adapter on a small block of wood that would then fit the tripod screw or you might just use it with one of the two screw holes with a harmless offset.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

I bought a generic dovetail already drilled for 1/4-20 socket head cap screws.

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm

#4 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

I bought a generic dovetail already drilled for 1/4-20 socket head cap screws.

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm


Many dovetails are drilled with 1/4-20 holes and if not, holes can be drilled and tapped.

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#5 archer1960

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

I don't really want to replace the dovetail on the OTA, though.


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