Quote:I'm hoping mine will be here in the next week.Phil
Quote:Quote:I'm hoping mine will be here in the next week.Phil Let me know when it does, Phil. I'd love to drive down and check it out.
Quote: I am considering either the CGE pro or an AP Mach 1. Is the Mach 1 worth ~1800 more?
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Quote:I just saw one at the WSP. It is a MONSTER!! It is very well built and very attractive. However, it's a bit pricey for my budget. Still, if I had the funds...
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Quote:I just saw one at the WSP. It is a MONSTER!! It is very well built and very attractive. However, it's a bit pricey for my budget. Still, if I had the funds...Steve
Quote:Top mounts tended to stick close to the 1:1, while some did push it to 1:1.5 or even 1:1.75 (like the CGE for example).
Quote:So this new CGE Pro could work quite nicely for a visual load of 250+ lbs. At least in theory based on what I've experienced in the past.Cheers,-Gord
Quote:You got the numbers really wrong.Paramount ME 150/65 = 2.2CGE 65/42 = 1.5 (not top mount at all)
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Quote:Sure is impressive, but wonder 'who needs one?'. I know i don't, but then I'm just small fry. My fleeting imression is that folks with $20,000 scopes want at least $10,000 mounts... call it the glam factor or what you you will, but I wonder if this mount has the 'cache' to appeal to the high end high weight crowd?
Quote:It isn't the current CGE Pro, that isn't quite as big.Chris
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Quote:Some sites state that they are "in stock". Does anyone have one? Looking for your thoughts and first report on this mount
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Quote:They are now being delivered. At least one of the members of my CGE Pro Yahoogroup received his mount this past week.
Quote:Quote:They are now being delivered. At least one of the members of my CGE Pro Yahoogroup received his mount this past week. Thanks, Unk,Due totally to your statement above, I signed up for yet another of your Yahoo groups. The person that took delivery of the CGE PRO posted a link to his Website with a picture of the Pro set up in his home. There's a mighty little-looking TV102i mounted on it. I gotta say, that is one nice looking mount! I want one, I don't need one, I want one, I don't need one... We'll see which side wins.
Quote:Mine arrived today. Impressive definiately a manly scope. It's the Binford 5000 of mounts.
Quote:Pictures, PICTURES, PICTURES!!!Q: What's the diameter of the electronics pier?A: ??Q: What do the cable ends look like?A: Aircraft J type connectorsQ: Can a 60 year old in fair shape set this up alone?A: NO I'm a 51 year old old fart and nearly burst a blood vessel. My daughter helped he dear old dad.That's all for now
Quote:Mine arrived today. Impressive definiately a manly scope. It's the Binford 5000 of mounts.Phil
Quote:Hi, Phil.What's your latitude (probably similar to mine)? What's the height from the base of the electronics pier to the saddle with the appropriate latitude setting? I'm adding a permanent extension to my pier base tomorrow which will, I suspect, make it too tall for a Pro but I'd like to know whether I'd still have the option.
Quote:My Lat is approx 42 07 00 measuring from base of pier to mid point of saddle I get 29".Phil
Quote:Wow......A little too tall for me.