Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:11 AM
Thanks, Dave and Joe. I've never see the Homeyer cradle, but I do have a pair of Parallax rings on my guide scope, and I know they are very stout and well made. However, it looks like the cradle with its stabilizing bars on the side might add a little more stability. Also, it looks like the cradle would make it easier to mount a saddle plate on top of the scope for a piggyback setup. My question about the Homeyer cradle is how it actually attaches to the mount. Can the cradle be mounted onto the AP SBD16 for example? From the pictures on Andy's web page, it's hard to tell if the cradle "rings" and stabilizing bar can be attached to the user's choice of dovetail bar or if it comes as one piece with holes specially placed on the mounting plate to fit the user's specifications. If anyone has a Homeyer cradle, I would really appreciate some input.
Another question I have for anyone using Parallax rings, is it difficult to mount a saddle plate on top of them? I have an ADM Max Guider that I want to use. Also, it would seem that a saddle plate mounted to the top of the rings would add more rigidity.