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#1 RussL

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Anyone know the overall weight of the GP2 mount WITH the tripod that you can get it with? I can't find the tripod and counter weight(s) listed on the Vixen site. It says the GP2 weighs just over 8 lbs. itself.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

The counterweight that comes with it is 8.15 pounds the HAL 130 tripod weight is 12.1 pounds. This is from the Vixen catalog.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the info, pal. I'm considering one. That's not too bad and will help my old shoulders from hurting. Thinking of a new 80-90mm ED scope to go on it for grab n go purposes (maybe a Stellarvue 90 at most). Gotta get the funds lined up first, though.






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