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Old 11-22-2010, 10:54 AM
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Default 11 pound counter weight needed

I’m in search of an 11 pound counter weight (or whatever combination does it) to make everything work.
The weight shaft on this mount is 1.0” in diameter. I figure I could use a weight (or weights) that have a 1” or larger hole and If needed I could just shim the center.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:27 PM
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Default Weights found

Terri, Dennis and Joe,

After your suggestions (thank you) today I went to “Play It Again Sports” in Avondale. They sell new exercise weights for $1/pound and used weights for 50 cents/pound. It turns out that the “older” ones have a “standard” 1” hole (same as my scope’s counter weight pole). Their selection of used weights is fantastic. All the way up to 100 lbs.
So I purchased a couple of 5 lb. weights and then three smaller ones (3 lb, 2.5 lb and a 1.25 lb) for a total of $9. This way I can mix and max as needed. They fit perfectly and are very small in diameter.
So pass this on to anyone else in our club who may need to solve the counterbalance problem and not want to spend much money. For the record, I found online a single 11 lb weight with a 1” center hole with a shipped price of $72.

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