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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: btb]
      #5652686 - 01/30/13 04:24 PM

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Does anyone know if the screws that attach that mounting bracket to the OTA have nuts inside the tube, or is it safe to simply unscrew them without dismantling the OTA?


Please share your findings about the nuts. I did not see anyone answer your question, I imagine because they did not know. Now that you know what is the verdict?




I did find out!

And it's a secret...

Ant


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Spyke
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 07/22/03

Loc: Scotland
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5652691 - 01/30/13 04:26 PM

Sorry!

The screws are free of nuts and are easy to remove and replace. I found out from a fellow M603 owner - the previous owner of my current scope in fact!

Ant


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btb
sage


Reged: 07/07/06

Loc: Northeast Indiana
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Spyke]
      #5653084 - 01/30/13 07:40 PM

Good one.

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gmartin02
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/11/05

Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: btb]
      #5653544 - 01/31/13 02:33 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

Yeah - it's big & ugly on the Mak, but it sure works good. The dew shield on the Deluxe and the Moonlite focuser make it look not quite so overbearing. I've always been a form follows function kind of guy, but if you can have both it is the best. I think I may end up mounting one of the multi-reticle finders on it instead like Edwin did on his, but I am in no hurry because the Telrad just works a little better.

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gmartin02
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/11/05

Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: gmartin02]
      #5653554 - 01/31/13 02:45 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

I built a bracket out of a piece of steel bar stock I got from Lowe's. The metal was already the right width - I just cut it down to the desired length with a jig saw, drilled a couple of holes in it so I could mount it in the finder/accessory holes (had to buy longer metric screws), and painted it satin black. It is rock solid, and "floats" above the tube because of the offset of the finder accessory pylon. On my scope the screws came right out really easy and do not go all of the way to the inside of the OTA, so no problem there.

Greg


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Sarkikos
Postmaster
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Reged: 12/18/07

Loc: Nyctophobia, Maryland, USA
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: gmartin02]
      #5653706 - 01/31/13 07:02 AM

Hmmm.... Why not just tape it to the OTA?

Mike


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gmartin02
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/11/05

Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Re: Is it sacrilegious... new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5654160 - 01/31/13 11:38 AM

That's the way it was before, but I disliked having double sided tape stuck to the side of my pretty Russian scope, so I removed the Telrad bracket/tape & made the screw on bracket. Plus the Telrad now sits a little higher than when the Telrad bracket was taped to the tube.

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