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Final Score ! UPS Gorilla' s 21 - Da Bear 7

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#26 Da Bear

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:39 PM

Mark,

I spoke to UPS corporate for 30 minutes, but they want to inspect the scope at the Dallas office and the most I can get is $20 .55 plus "some reasonable percentage" of the S & H. So I'm keeping the scope so the primates..er...inmates..whatever....don't get a second shot at the scope.

Happiness and joy are rare qualities, my energies are better spent making a better and brighter life for my wife, family, friends (especailly the great folks at CN), and observing under a new moon with Sunny at my feet and a Irish Coffee in my hand.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:52 AM

Mr. Ursid, I had a 1950s era scope come with a 5x24 finder scope missing its objective. I believe you might be able to scrounge around and come up with a used finder scope of not-too-good quality and still get a servicable lens out of it. I did this with mine...its not great, but it works fairly OK, and being the finder, I wasn't too worried about it. At least you won't see those losy chips everytime you use it.

OK, nuff said. Everybody...ommmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:52 AM

Swami,

Sounds like a smart plan... This scope will become a gift to my 81 year old dad, who has a big balcony and great view of the East Bay hills from his condo. Did Sears have an Amici roof prism of some kind for this type scope?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:27 PM

I think they used the image erecting system, a set of lenses in a tube that loks alot like a barlow. I believe your scope should have come with one stock. If not, they are almost dirt cheap if you have to get one.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:59 PM

This tasco I bought this past weekend has that.
Bill


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