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Mount for TSA-120: TV HD5?

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#1 jtpowers

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:03 AM

Does anyone who has used the new beefier HD5 Gibraltar have thoughts on mounting a TSA-120 on it? It's a little lighter than an NP-127, and a couple inches longer...

 

Thank you for any thoughts!


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 02:22 PM

Mike W uses a HD5 with his TV-102, a fairly heavy 4". 

 

The photo below shows a 120mm Equinox on a HD4, so a HD5 will be better.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 10:44 PM

It would depend a lot on how you mount  the TSA 120 to the HD5. When my HD 5 first arrived, I put an ADM saddle on it as my NP 127 was equipped with a D style dovetail plate. This placed the centerline of my NP 127 too high above the alt pivot point and the scope would not balance. I acquired a Gibraltar plate specifically designed to mount the NP127 to the HD5 which actually bolts on to the underside of the cradle. This combination lowered the scope considerably, allowing easily achievable balance, and silky smooth operation. 


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:30 AM

Thank you both, I appreciate your posts!




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