WT1 75-3

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Tikka.243
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by Tikka.243 » 15 Sep 2018, 12:02

+1 for the Apex rail usually available on the Taclight website, but showing out of stock at the moment.

dazb
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by dazb » 16 Sep 2018, 18:45

fizzbangwhallop wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 06:54
dazb wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 18:07
Hi Fizz
I have been in touch with alanrhone and the thickest pic rail they supply is only 7mm, looks like i might be back to the drawing board

Cheers
Daz
Morning Daz,

Try John Carr at Apex Precision....quality stuff :thumbup: I think he’s about the £140 mark for a stainless rail but don’t quote me on that.....been I while since I last emailed him.

https://www.apexuk-precision.co.uk/

I turned my EGW rail from the US round to get an extra slot at the rear..... just overhangs where the grooves in the receiver top end. I don’t know if this is standard on John’s rails....but he’d be happy to oblige I’m sure.

Cheers

Fizz
8-)
I have sent John an email so see what he comes back with hopefully he'll be able to help, Cheers to all for the help as well.

dazb
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by dazb » 16 Sep 2018, 18:50

Not sure what I done in the above, anyway Ive sent John an e-mail at apex and I'll see what he says, Cheers for the help and advice

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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 17 Sep 2018, 07:37

dazb wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 18:50
Not sure what I done in the above, anyway Ive sent John an e-mail at apex and I'll see what he says, Cheers for the help and advice
:thumbup:
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dazb
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by dazb » 18 Sep 2018, 18:07

Ok I seem to be getting there, I contacted John Carr and he passed me onto a wholesale company CSW who sell his rails to the trade as he doesn't supply them direct to customers, CSW passed me onto a local gun shop via there website and there is a backlog order and estimated delivery date is mid October.
I have just received an e-mail from Clive saying scope will be ready in around 3 weeks so it should all tie in nicely.
Cheers for all the help

dazb
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by dazb » 20 Sep 2018, 14:20

Ok guys had a call from my local gunshop today and they have sourced one of the Apex mounts that I believe I need, John Carr emailed me telling me exactly what i need which I then passed onto the shop so hopefully it will be the right part.
Universal Picatinny extended rail 13.4mm high.

Now I'm after recommendations for the best re-chargeable CR123 batteries for the WT unit

phoenix
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by phoenix » 20 Sep 2018, 15:04

Don't bother with CR123 rechargables, they are only made in low capacities (650mah) compared to 1400mah for the non rechargable CR123A
DO NOT believe the capacities quoted by some E Bay sellers for rechargable CR123 batteries 650mah is as good as it gets
If you are desperate to use rechargables, a better solution is to make some sort of external battery pack.
Another forum member (fizzbangwallop) and I have built external battery packs for our thermal scopes using 2 x panasonic 3400mah 18650 batteries in a 510b torch body and mounted to the side of the scope using an offset scope clamp fitted to the short section of rail.
This is what it looks like
https://ibb.co/k4HJPz


Cheers

Bruce
LAND ROVER - THE WORLD'S WORST 4X4 BY FAR

AnthonyR
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by AnthonyR » 20 Sep 2018, 15:13

So Clive what's new on the V2 of the 75-3 scope then?

dazb
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by dazb » 20 Sep 2018, 18:21

phoenix wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 15:04
Don't bother with CR123 rechargables, they are only made in low capacities (650mah) compared to 1400mah for the non rechargable CR123A
DO NOT believe the capacities quoted by some E Bay sellers for rechargable CR123 batteries 650mah is as good as it gets
If you are desperate to use rechargables, a better solution is to make some sort of external battery pack.
Another forum member (fizzbangwallop) and I have built external battery packs for our thermal scopes using 2 x panasonic 3400mah 18650 batteries in a 510b torch body and mounted to the side of the scope using an offset scope clamp fitted to the short section of rail.
This is what it looks like
https://ibb.co/k4HJPz


Cheers

Bruce
Hi Bruce
Cheers for the info, what is the lead that goes into the external port and where can I get torch case, Sorry if this sounds dumb but electronics aren't really my thing.

phoenix
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Re: WT1 75-3

Post by phoenix » 20 Sep 2018, 19:09

you have pm

Cheers

Bruce
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