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    Default Vixen-to-Vixen Dovetail Clamps ??



    Anyone seen a setup with purpose-made Dovetail Clamps with back-to-back Vixen-style Clamps ??

    I've got my ST80 in rings on a Vixen bar for when I use it visually. But I also need to mount it on the Vixen Accessory Bar atop my C9.25 when I use it as a Guidescope. This latter use presents a back-to-back set of Vixen dovetail bars which need to be clamped together.

    I know that I should be able to buy them in pairs and bolt them back-to-back. But that would be: 1) more costly; 2) higher profile COG; and 3) more weight overall.
    I could also go with a side-by-side Saddle configuration, which I use with the ST80 beside lesser-weight scopes. But I find that awkward to balance and to use, as the C9.25 is so much the greater weight and bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCrawdad View Post
    Is this what you're looking for?
    No... That is the inverse of what I'm looking for - Clamp-to-Clamp rather than Bar-to-Bar...

    I'm trying to avoid the weight and height and cost of bolting pairs of these back-to-back...
    ES AR152 / ES 80ED Apo / Orion 8in F/3.9 / C9.25-SCT / C6-SCT / C10-NGT / AT6RC / ST-80 / AstroView 90 / Meade 6000 APO 115mm
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