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Old 01-10-2011, 10:02 PM
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CDS Turrets??

How accurate are the CDS scope turrets by Leupold? Anyone had any experience with them?

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:25 PM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

They are as accurate as the information that you send them.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:56 PM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

The reason I ask is that I am in search of a system that will allow me to (in brief terms) Range, Dial, Shoot in a hunting situation.

Would I be better served sending Leupold my numbers and having them make custom turrets?

or

Having them put, say, an M1 turret on the scope - developing a chart, tape it to the gun stock, and..... Range, Reference, Dial, Shoot?
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:04 AM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

I have a CDS system on a semi-custom 7mm mag with a 200 yrd. zero. It's dead on out to 800 yrds. The possitive stop won't let it go farther. But for the money it's well worth it. Just my two cents.

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:24 PM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

Like i said before, as long as you send them correct info, they will be awesome for a certain elevation, and a certain weather condition with a certain load. I may get a set in the future, but i am pretty comfortable just having a drop chart for the current conditions and just using MOA marks. Think i would have them made for the average conditions and altitude that i am going to shoot at the most.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:51 PM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

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Like i said before, as long as you send them correct info, they will be awesome for a certain elevation, and a certain weather condition with a certain load. ....... Think i would have them made for the average conditions and altitude that i am going to shoot at the most.

Eyeballjr:

This was one of the issues that had me on the fence about them. They are only good for those EXACT conditions they are "programmed" for
(even though they will still be BALLPARK).

Could the CDS turrets be swapped out to accomodate other conditions, extreme elevation changes, etc. relatively easily? Not saying I would want to carry 3 sets of turrets with me while hunting - but if I hunt with one set here in Appalachian Region the majority of the time and then decide to go on a trip out west simply switch out the turrets and be good to go.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:19 AM
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Re: CDS Turrets??

If you have a good ballistic program, you should try entering different variables into the equation (such as change in elevation, temp. etc.). I think you will find that there is no change in your drop chart for the first 600 yards, regardless the conditions. Out to 800 yards you may find .25 to .50 MOA click difference, but nothing that you couldn't adjust for. At least - that is what I found with my specific load and rifle. Your mileage may vary.
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