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archer1960
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Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter?
      #5641312 - 01/24/13 07:32 PM

I have a small scope with a vixen (V-series in many mfr's terminology) dovetail on it, and I'm looking for some kind of adapter that will let me mount it on my gimbal-head tripod for terrestrial use with a 1/4-20 (standard tripod) attachment. Has anybody seen such a beast?

I'm sure I could make one, or drill and thread the dovetail (it has a solid center section), but if I could buy one for reasonable money, I would do that.


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esldude
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Re: Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter? new [Re: archer1960]
      #5641763 - 01/25/13 12:03 AM

http://admaccessories.com/V_Series_Dovetail_Adapter.htm

Is this something like you have in mind?

You might need to mount this adapter on a small block of wood that would then fit the tripod screw or you might just use it with one of the two screw holes with a harmless offset.

Edited by esldude (01/25/13 12:04 AM)


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lakeorion
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Re: Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter? new [Re: esldude]
      #5642320 - 01/25/13 10:45 AM

I bought a generic dovetail already drilled for 1/4-20 socket head cap screws.

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter? new [Re: lakeorion]
      #5643052 - 01/25/13 05:48 PM

Quote:

I bought a generic dovetail already drilled for 1/4-20 socket head cap screws.

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eqdb.htm




Many dovetails are drilled with 1/4-20 holes and if not, holes can be drilled and tapped.

Jon


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archer1960
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Reged: 07/26/11

Re: Vixen dovetail to standard tripod screw adapter? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5644546 - 01/26/13 02:50 PM

I don't really want to replace the dovetail on the OTA, though.

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