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Choosing an average elevation for my Leupold CDS

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:08 AM
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Re: Choosing an average elevation for my Leupold CDS

I would just have them make you an MOA turret, and then it won't matter. You can make a drop chart for whatever elevation you plan to hunt at, and tape it to your stock.
If you are set on a yardage turret, I would base it on 7000', 30 degrees, 30 % humidity
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Re: Choosing an average elevation for my Leupold CDS

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I would just have them make you an MOA turret, and then it won't matter. You can make a drop chart for whatever elevation you plan to hunt at, and tape it to your stock.
If you are set on a yardage turret, I would base it on 7000', 30 degrees, 30 % humidity
It comes with a MOA cap out of the box. Large marks at MOA, small marks at 1/4. And every third is numbered (0,3,6,9,12,0).

One of the points of the yardage caps is to eliminate the cheat sheet and math between the range and optic. You won't be in a perfect world shooting and will have to judge windage and other variables. But with the base line yardage scale on the cap, your a little closer to being there quicker.
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Re: Choosing an average elevation for my Leupold CDS

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I would just have them make you an MOA turret, and then it won't matter. You can make a drop chart for whatever elevation you plan to hunt at, and tape it to your stock.
If you are set on a yardage turret, I would base it on 7000', 30 degrees, 30 % humidity
I agree. Save your money and run a chart. It is not hard, and does not require any math.

You might as well do hold over and have the same yardage limitations and accuracy. An easy to read MOA or IPHY turret will be much better in the long run, and allow you to change conditions and bullets any time you like. In my opinion all you are doing is limiting yourself with a yardage turret. They are a fad.

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Old 12-18-2010, 05:32 PM
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Re: Choosing an average elevation for my Leupold CDS

clickbang,
i do not think that a yardage turret is that much faster than a MOA.
I ran a huskemaw scope for awhile, when I was new to rifles , but since then have learned how to dial dope or holdover with an MOA reticle and see know advantage to a yardage turret. As far as I am concerned at this point I find it less flexible than just using a drop chart or pda for the conditions that I will be hunting in.
To the OP, I say learn to use what you already have.
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