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Quote:Good thing he's permanently mounted. It's very easy to strip out the altitude alignment threads with that much weight. Lol! 55 lbs of counterweights. Must be close to 100lbs total for that setup.
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Quote:Roller bearings will be okay. If they are Teflon (or any other polymer) sleeves the Teflon will creep. A catastrophic fracture is a real possibility as well. It'll be fun while it lasts. I've had a scope drop off of a mount before. That's not a sound that you want to hear.
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Quote:Ok, how about a "link" to what ya guys are all talkin 'bout!Mike
Quote:need some help please! i was not suppose to use someone elses photo on a post ( per modarator) now im trying to delete it and im having not results. ive sent the modarator a private message for help on this subject but no reply. thanks, donnie
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