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DIY custom turret for Leupold VX3

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Re: DIY custom turret for Leupold VX3

You guys need to find someone with a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program - thank goodness my son has one at his office and knows how to use it.
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    Re: DIY custom turret for Leupold VX3

    They turn past the number then back to take out the backlash in the mechanism. There will always be some in every id/od threaded mechanism.
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    You guys need to find someone with a CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) program - thank goodness my son has one at his office and knows how to use it.

    This is what I used to make my second turret tape. Much easier, cleaner, and more precise.
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    I've been doing this for a long time as well using Excel. I've gotten pretty good at it and the new laser printer helps! Here are a few of my latest:














    I like including Mils or MOA as well when there is room (tough to fit on the March!). I love the speed and simplicity of the BDC for most uses, but having the actual units included as well means any time using the BDC isn't appropriate, you can figure your comeups however you normally would and dial the turret just like the BDC isn't there.
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    I've been doing this for a long time as well using Excel. I've gotten pretty good at it and the new laser printer helps! Here are a few of my latest:














    I like including Mils or MOA as well when there is room (tough to fit on the March!). I love the speed and simplicity of the BDC for most uses, but having the actual units included as well means any time using the BDC isn't appropriate, you can figure your comeups however you normally would and dial the turret just like the BDC isn't there.
    What program are you using?
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    Excel.
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    Jon A, what kind of printer and paper are you using?
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