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hottr6
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Reged: 06/28/09

Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5720051 - 03/08/13 08:54 AM

I have the same 'scope, but replaced the plastic R&P with a Taiwanese Crayford. Stripped the anodizing for a Wyorock look. Bought the OTA for $50 (shipped), the Crayford for $50 (shipped) and added a Vixen shoe for the finder. It is a whole lot lighter than my 6" f/5, but I can tell I am not looking through the 6".


Shane in gray-zone NM


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hottr6
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Reged: 06/28/09

Loc: 7,500', Magdalena Mtns, NM
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: waso29]
      #5720053 - 03/08/13 08:58 AM

Quote:

I am able to easily bring to focus WO binoviewers on Vixen 130mm f/5 and Orion 150mm f/5.
Note: these short newts needed an extension to focus "cyclops" style.



I don't need an extension with my Synta 5" f/5, but do need one with my Meade 6" f/5.

Shane in gray-zone NM


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Pinbout
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: hottr6]
      #5720060 - 03/08/13 09:01 AM

Quote:

Stripped the anodizing for a Wyorock look.




I like that look.


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waso29
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Reged: 05/12/10

Loc: Chi-Town, USA, mother earth
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5721227 - 03/08/13 09:10 PM

Hey Shane,

Wow, very nice improvements to the lil' 130mm newt!


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buddyjesus
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Loc: Davison, Michigan
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: waso29]
      #5721250 - 03/08/13 09:24 PM

one of these with a binoviewer if able to use without the barlow sounds perdy good to me.

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Tony~M
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Tony~M]
      #5721288 - 03/08/13 09:57 PM

Howdy Folks,

Received mine today. Made an unboxing thread so I don't hijack this one.

Unboxing thread here.

Later,
Tony


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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Tony~M]
      #5727542 - 03/12/13 06:58 AM

How long did it take for everyone else to receive their telescope? Mine is still "processing." I ordered it 10 days ago.

Mike


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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727544 - 03/12/13 07:00 AM

Well, I see that Tony's scope came in eight days.

Maybe it's time to give Woodland Hills a call. I hate having to do this ...

Mike


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moynihan
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Loc: Lake Michigan Watershed
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727573 - 03/12/13 07:45 AM

About a week.

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Locoman
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Loc: Abilene, Kansas
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727596 - 03/12/13 08:04 AM

Quote:

How long did it take for everyone else to receive their telescope? Mine is still "processing." I ordered it 10 days ago.

Mike




I ordered it on Feb 22nd, 18 days ago and counting.


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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Locoman]
      #5727598 - 03/12/13 08:07 AM

I suppose I should have called instead of ordered online. It's seems that call-in orders often get higher priority than online. Just sayin'. That's my prior experience with other companies.

Mike


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Tony~M
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727624 - 03/12/13 08:31 AM

Yup, I called mine in. Although I have not had issues ordering on-line before. Had to make sure I was getting one with the 2" focuser, did not want to end up with an old stock one with the 1 1/4". That would have made me upset, lol.

Quote:

I suppose I should have called instead of ordered online. It's seems that call-in orders often get higher priority than online. Just sayin'. That's my prior experience with other companies.

Mike




Later,

Tony


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Locoman
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Tony~M]
      #5727636 - 03/12/13 08:43 AM

I called and asked if it was in stock before I ordered it and I was told it was in stock so I ordered it online but the person I spoke to was mistaken. I understand mistakes can happen so I am "Patiently waiting". I'm glad I ordered it when I did because I got in on the free shipping! It will get to me someday!

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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Locoman]
      #5727657 - 03/12/13 08:54 AM

Locoman,

What exactly do you mean by "free shipping?" You bought the 6" OTA by itself with no shipping charge?

Woodland Hills has free shipping for orders over $200. I just added enough small items that I needed anyway to top $200 in order to avoid shipping charges.

Mike


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Tony~M
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727673 - 03/12/13 09:02 AM

Hello Mike,

They were selling the scope for $189 with free shipping as a special for a while. That special is now over.

Quote:

Locoman,

What exactly do you mean by "free shipping?" You bought the 6" OTA by itself with no shipping charge?

Woodland Hills has free shipping for orders over $200. I just added enough small items that I needed anyway to top $200 in order to avoid shipping charges.

Mike




Later,

Tony


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Locoman
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727684 - 03/12/13 09:11 AM

Quote:

Locoman,

What exactly do you mean by "free shipping?" You bought the 6" OTA by itself with no shipping charge?

Woodland Hills has free shipping for orders over $200. I just added enough small items that I needed anyway to top $200 in order to avoid shipping charges.

Mike



The ad on there web site said "Free Shipping" when I ordered it! I don't think it was a special because it was free free shipping for a long time and the C6-N that they sell came with free shipping to for a long time but the free shipping went away the same time as did the 150 XLT.


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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Tony~M]
      #5727685 - 03/12/13 09:11 AM

So I had to buy $11 worth of other goodies to get free shipping. I don't see this as a big deal. eh...

Mike


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Locoman
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Loc: Abilene, Kansas
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5727708 - 03/12/13 09:21 AM

Quote:

So I had to buy $11 worth of other goodies to get free shipping. I don't see this as a big deal. eh...

Mike



It's not a big deal! I would have done the same as you if the free shipping was not there. But it was there when I ordered it!


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Sarkikos
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Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Locoman]
      #5727744 - 03/12/13 09:49 AM

If anyone else orders the 6" scope, they really should bump the total up to $200 to get the free shipping.

Mike


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moynihan
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Lake Michigan Watershed
Re: Finally--a stock 6" f/5 w/2" focuser--Omni XLT 150 new [Re: Tony~M]
      #5727759 - 03/12/13 09:55 AM

Quote:

They were selling the scope for $189 with free shipping as a special for a while.




That was true for my order, made on 03/01/2013


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