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Old 05-29-2014, 11:54 PM
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Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

I was just about to spend a lot of money on a new scope upwards of $1300 Then I saw that I could add after market dials to my Leupold Var III 4.5-14. At first I read everything I could and asked some questions about Kenton then I saw that I could send in my Leupold and they would add their CDS Dials for my Ballistics on my rifle.

They seem to be very similar both have 50yds increments and clicks in between the 50 yards.

Any one out there use either of these systems? For less than $200 that's a saings of $1100 a nice start towards a new Cooper Excaliber .280 AI

I looked at the ballistics and bullet drop for my load ........Leupold told me that all you need is the 50yd adjustment range. For those who have either can you dial in lets say a range out to 633 yds.................or do you have a choice of either the 600 yds mark or the 650? Can you dial in a little bit closer to the 633?

I would appreciate your comments and feedback.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:25 AM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

If your scope has tall enough turrets I recommend turret labels. They are only $25 and worth every single penny

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Old 05-30-2014, 09:20 AM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

This'll save you more: stony point target knobs | eBay

These are marked in MOA. 15 MOA per revolution. I've used 'em for years on the same scope you have. Only made for Leups of that era--more or less. Can't find 'em anywhere but ebay anymore. For their cost, there's almost not excuse not to have them on the older Leups.

For the record, I think MOA knobs will be much more adaptable to a given situation that any knobs based on a certain load in certain environmental conditions. As soon as that new superpowder or bullet comes out or you find yourself in vastly different environmental conditions, unless the knobs are also graduated in MOA or mills, the knobs become much less useful. Get 'Shooter' on your phone for $10 and learn how to use it and have a much more adaptable, precise system.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:10 PM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

Can't speak to the labels, but I have Kenton turrets on 2 Zeiss Conquests. They are as advertised, work very well. Just remember they are only as good as the data you put into them. I personally wouldn't go by a ballistics calculator for your drops, I would give them the drops based on your actual field testing.

Great product. I much prefer dialing a yardage and holding dead on.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:19 PM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

I like the kentons as well and you can get two or three revolutions of come up I believe you only get one revolution with leupolds
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

I have four Vortex Vipers with Kenton Turrets. They offer four different formats to choose from, I like the "military" setup so that I have my custom yardage and still have moa markings around the bottom if I get out of my "custom" environmental conditions and have to go to a separate drop chart, or want to try out a new load for some reason. Eventually I will save up the dough for a G7 BR2 rangefinder to handle enviro variations, but it is still good to have the yardage markings for quick shots. Before ordering either system, be sure to do trajectory validation on your load.

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Old 06-02-2014, 11:26 PM
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Re: Kenten or Leupold CDS Turrents

Yes , That makes perfect sence.....................I really appreciate the feedback, Militar turrents sound like the best way to go.
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