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RE: Upgrade A Commercial Mount?

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Posted by Rick Crockett on September 12, 2000 05:51:41 UTC

Hi DOC!

Nylon was not even the best choice of plastic and yes oilite will be much better but you should go with bearings.

Metal bushings will have some play. A real good machinest might minimize some of this but in reality the bushings need to be inserted and lined bored to get an accurate fit. One can have these machined to a close tolerance with a good machinist, slipped onto the shaft and drove home into the housings but that is still not going to do as well as bearings which are actually preloaded so there is no slop.

Bushings do have their place but not in a scope so I have replaced all that I could with bearings.

So Doc what is your specialty when I need advice?
;o)

Cheers,
-Rick

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