OPT was quick to take the order and ship it fast. Kudos to them. The Orion mount is very sturdy and built like a tank. I does have some heft from being so solid. I would have given it five stars, but the mounting plate has two 1/4x20 screws rather than one with a 3/8" screw mounting on the sliding shoe (bar). My binoculars, however, do allow for both sizes, so it did work out. , The strength of securing the binocular, however, is not as capable as if I had used 3/8-inch instead. Minor? Yes it is. But heavy binoculars on a heavy mount should accommodate the two sizes or offer a differing plate for those who have mounting holes larger than standard tripod 1/4" holes.