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#1 nzch

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 02:30 AM

Hi All,

 

Stupid question i know ha.

 

What are the slots on the dove plate for? Will these fit 90mm Tube rings somehow? I don't think the William optics 90mm rings have the correct spacing for the threaded holes.

 

I'm tying to make the two work (see images).

 

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

Jake

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#2 DLuders

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 03:46 AM

Some manufacturers of Tube Rings have a single screw that attaches to the dovetail plate, like this 90mm Orion Tube Ring set.   smile.gif



#3 t-ara-fan

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 10:45 AM

You can't thread a bolt through the dovetail AND into the rings. The threads would not be aligned right.

 

You put two bolts through two holes at one end of the dovetail and into a ring.  Then (typically, depending on your scope) at the other end of the dovetail you put two bolts through 2 slots in the dovetail and into the other ring.  Having one ring mounted on a slot lets you adjust the ring spacing.

 

That is an unusually thick dovetail you have shown. What is with that?


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