Vixen porta mount II with William Optics FLT98??
Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:58 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:29 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:20 PM
I haven't weighed my scope, but I'd be curious to actually put it on a scale. When I took it out of the box today I was a bit surprised at it's heft. It has a real beefy feel. Not that 11.4 lbs. is light, but it still felt heavier than I expected. It could be deceptive because of its size, but I wouldn't be surprised it if tipped the scales a bit higher than what is listed (maybe the rings and mounting rail account for some of this). Maybe it's my imagination too.
I ended up ordering a different mount, and I'm hoping it works out (I'm a little skeptical about the tripod legs I bought being solid enough) . I hope the Porta II works out for you. I have read where people used larger scopes than this on it and seemed happy, so it will probably be ok. Let us know how it works out.
Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:38 PM
The Porta II works better with beefier tripods as opposed the the stock tripod that is usually sold with it. The Vixen HAL130 is a good match and stable companion to the Porta II mount. Some of the heavier duty wooden mounts also combine well with the Porta II.
Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:08 PM
Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:57 PM