Originally Posted by kcebcj
Don't know much about the 270 except seems like most everyone has one. The Leupold can be sent into the custom shop and have M1 turrets installed. I did that and it worked well. The only downside is the M1 windage turret sticks out a little more than a inch and a quarter and if you hand carry the rifle much it will hit you in the wrist and there is no way to slip it into a scabbard. Very annoying and I would advise to just get the elevation turret and not worry about dialing the wind if you stay below 600 yards and hand carry the rifle while hiking.
Oh yeah if your left handed the above stuff doesn't matter.
+1 on sending your Leupold back to the factory for the addition of a M1 dial, I had this done to about four of my oldmleupold scopes and it works great for dialing elevation, it cost me about $80 a scope, the vx-3 is a good enough scope to 600 yds. Give the custom a shop a call and they will take care of you.......I also use their Mk-4 tatical scopes on some hunting rifles but they are quite bulky so I have moved to ordering vx-3 LR scopes with a 30mm tube 40mm objective and M-1 dial with their TMR reticle. This is a good mix between bulk,weight and offers the same reticle as a tatical long range scope
but in a more compact package......an alternative would be a CDS dial as I had one installed on a scout scope but I don't like it as much cause it turns to easy for my taste.
Your Tika rifle should be a very capable rig....I have a couple friends with them and they are usually shooters out of the box.
As for reloading equipment, I'm an RCBS press and redding die fan nowadays.
I don't save any money reloading but I do shoot aheck of a lot more!!