Quote:Hi Moe,I picked up a Bushnell Sky Chief III 78-5700 Made in Japan a few years ago mostly for the finder and tripod legs. The tube is plastic, however the focus knobs are metal. Optically not a keeper. keith
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Quote:Quote:Hi Moe,I picked up a Bushnell Sky Chief III 78-5700 Made in Japan a few years ago mostly for the finder and tripod legs. The tube is plastic, however the focus knobs are metal. Optically not a keeper. keith I found one of these(sky chief III)in the garbage today. EQ mount,wood tripod,60mm. It was missing the diagonal. I guess I should put it back in the trash? I certainly don't want to spend 30.00 on a .965 X 1.25 diagonal if it's a junk scope. Don
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Quote:This is a well-made Bushnell. The mount is pretty sturdy, the slow motions work well, and there is very little slop. (much better than the Skywatcher 70mm I got recently). This must have been a transition scope for Bushnesll because everything else is metal except the ones I labeled. Rest of the focuser is metal as well.