Jack Pine was kind enough to send me this Guardian ADF scope mount that he inherited. It had no rentention spring with it, and the one from original trigger was going to be tricky to use. Instead of calling Danny Miller and getting a retention spring for it, I decided to convert it to a brush retainer. I waited to post anything about it until I had some range time with it to make sure everything was just as good as the original. I had to adjust the scope after the mount switch. Still shoots Grizz Tricks right with field points, still shoots the same speed according to the scope retical and power at 30 and 40, so all is well. The brush is from an Octane Hostage rest. You can get a set of 3 for between $3.50 and $6. I had to make an aluminum piece that fit without play in the groove under the top of the Guardian (it's between 1/2 and 3/8"), and it had to be shimmed down between 3/16" (too loose) and 1/4" (too tight). I made the aluminum adapter 3/16" thick, then put a thin, dense foam gasket between the aluminum piece and the mount so the tension on the arrow has some adjustment. It holds the arrow in place much more firmly than a retention spring. Makes a bit less of a ringing noise I suppose, though this bow is pretty quiet for a recurve anyway. Now my limbs that can't be replaced have dry fire protection. If this mount is any heavier than the standard mount, it is barely noticeable. Just wanted to share with the guys on the forum.
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