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drksky
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4498497 - 04/05/11 04:06 PM

Is the weight different cast vs. machined, or is the size different merely perception?

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BlueGrass
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: drksky]
      #4498511 - 04/05/11 04:12 PM

For a 'low end' AP mount, it doesn't leave much to be desired for its rated use and then some.

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Peter in Reno
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: drksky]
      #4498515 - 04/05/11 04:13 PM

I believe machined aluminum is stronger and don't require as much metal as cast. I also believe machined aluminum is more expensive to process than cast.

Peter


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drksky
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: Peter in Reno]
      #4498595 - 04/05/11 04:54 PM

Oh yeah...anyone with a small furnace and some sand can cast metal. Precision milling and lathing can cost a fortune in equipment alone.

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gillmj24
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: drksky]
      #4498647 - 04/05/11 05:22 PM

Not low end!!! Just not huge, for portability's sake!!

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BlueGrass
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Re: Mach1 GTO vs. A-P 900 mounts new [Re: gillmj24]
      #4498740 - 04/05/11 06:03 PM

Tongue-in-cheek Joe .... These photos and comparisons really give a perspective that many of us have not had the opportunity to see in person. Very interesting.

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