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mustgobigger
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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5519254 - 11/14/12 09:41 AM

Clint..this was my jaegertron...
I think it will stay this way...happy
With optics.


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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5519646 - 11/14/12 02:59 PM

Great looking scope, I have a 4" ota without a lens. I should put a Jeagers lens on it and see how it looks and works. Thanks for the inspiration Brian

Hmmm. you saying you like the Brandon lens better than the Jeagers lens?


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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: starman876]
      #5519743 - 11/14/12 04:02 PM

Yes

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5520048 - 11/14/12 07:46 PM

So your the guy that 'sniped' me on Ebay. Good luck with it!

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: oldtimer]
      #5520051 - 11/14/12 07:50 PM

By what degree is the Brandon lens better than the jeagers lens?

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 [Re: oldtimer]
      #5520084 - 11/14/12 08:16 PM

Quote:

So your the guy that 'sniped' me on Ebay. Good luck with it!




Didn't know you could snipe with a buy
it now.


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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5520088 - 11/14/12 08:18 PM

You can't. Maybe you just beat him to it.

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5520157 - 11/14/12 09:07 PM

I believe oldtimer is referring to a Brandon 4" objective that just sold on the 'bay. (no, I did not buy it either!).

J. Bird


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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: jjbird]
      #5521290 - 11/15/12 02:03 PM

Yes, you mean a 2nd one actually shwed up, amazing!

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: oldtimer]
      #5521438 - 11/15/12 03:31 PM

I woulda sniped you on that
one had I seen it.
what is sniping anyway..
Bidding higher than someone
Else?
If you want it bad enough
You'll own it.
makes no difference how much
Time is left...that's why they call it
A auction.


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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5521630 - 11/15/12 05:47 PM

If I did not own a 4" flourite I would have bid. However the optics in that scope have satisfied my 4" cravings except for collectibles and a Zeiss APQ . Now what to do with all these 4" lenses

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5521694 - 11/15/12 06:31 PM

Definition of sniping on evil bay. Waiting until the last second of the auction before entering a bid higher than the current one and giving no time for a higher bid. Yes, perfectly legal.

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5521706 - 11/15/12 06:39 PM

i agree brian, thats why they "call it a Auction" Bid highest amount your welling to pay..not what you want to get it for..a big differance there

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: akman1955]
      #5521829 - 11/15/12 08:01 PM

Wow, I though all of us who bid on ebay waited until the last second to bid. If you don't it will be doubtfull you will ever win anything unless your bid is through the roof

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: starman876]
      #5521877 - 11/15/12 08:38 PM

That is a sure-fire way to overspend. I set a price and that's it. If I get it, I am the happiest guy on Earth. If I don't, I figure at least I didn't over spend. The days of sneaking away with a deal are far behind...

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Re: This One Came In Mail Today Brandon 4" F/1555 new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5532797 - 11/21/12 06:42 PM

ok after some bad weather i had a chance to do a little moon viewing with this brandontron tonight and
took it up to 518x on the moon.
there was some haze around the moon and i used a celestron
oreange barlow and a 6mm volacno top and views were fantistic but i need some guide cables on my pier mount
because it was a bit shaky at those powers.
anyway i give this lens a A+ ..views were sharp and i did not even pull out my good eyepieces.
i think i am going to try and find another one of these.


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