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Cliff (Clifford)
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Thread sizes on Orion Vixen Dovetail ?

Hi all,

I have my 6" SCT mounted with Rings and a Orion Vixen dovetail but now want to mount something else to the dovetail as well and I thought they would be 1/4" but appear not , any ideas so I can buy the correct bolts , metric ?

Appreciate any assistance
Cliff
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Hi all,

I have my 6" SCT mounted with Rings and a Orion Vixen dovetail but now want to mount something else to the dovetail as well and I thought they would be 1/4" but appear not , any ideas so I can buy the correct bolts , metric ?

Appreciate any assistance
Cliff
If they look like 1/4” try either 6mm metric, or they could be 1/4” UNC rather than Whitworth.

For what it is worth, my TS scope rings have tapped 1/4” UNC holes, I was expecting them to be 6mm metric.
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