Re: Leupld turrets
I prefer the M1 for shooting, but getting "self adjusted" in and out of the case can be an issue and the covered turrets will be less likely to be a problem in this aspect.
IMHO, you'd be better off selling your 1" scope and buying a 30mm with stardard target turrets or M1s on it anyway.
I paid Leupold several hundred dollars to install M1s on a 1" Vari-X III and put a TMR in at the same time and I was very disappointed.
First, the turret housing on the scopes that originally have M1 turrets are marked. If you replace "hunting style" turrets, you don't get a marked housing and it's hard to lean out far enough to see the arrows on the cap itself.
More important, the 1" tubes lack enough adjustment travel to be really practical with M1 "knobs". Even with a 20 moa base, I couldn't get enough adjustment to go from 100 yard zero to 1,000 yards with a .308, and if I hadn't had my 6.5-300Wby to put it on (19 moa from 100 to 1,000), it would have been a total waste for the intended purpose of a long range scope. IIRC, it only had about 25 MOA of up, and worse yet, it kept on "clicking" but the reticle had stopped moving. It picked back up coming down and didn't lose zero, but I kept dialing on "up" but kept hitting the same spot. . .
For these reason, I'd honestly suggest selling yours and seeing Mike or Scott about a nice new 30mm with OEM target turrets.
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