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Unread 10-31-2008, 03:28 PM
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Re: Leupld turrets

They have standard turrets that have caps that over the top of them. The M1 are really nice to have. If you get the M1 turrets I do recommend checking your 0.

Mike @ CSGW
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Unread 10-31-2008, 09:12 PM
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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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Unread 11-01-2008, 07:55 AM
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Re: Leupld turrets

I sent a Vari-X III 4.5-14X40 (1") off years ago and had just an elevation turret (knob) put on. The kind with screw on protective/dust caps. I haven't had any problems with it at all but I haven't tried to stretch it to 1K either. I can consistently hit up to 600yds with no problems. This is about as far as I ever get to shoot. If I were to anticipate shooting at 1K I would definately go with a 30mm tube. JohnnyK.
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Unread 11-01-2008, 09:08 AM
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Re: Leupld turrets

I'm just gonna stick to the shorter distances up to 600 yards for now, get some practice in and then move up. I can always get a 30mm scope at a later date when and If I try longer distances and pass down the 1" to another rifle.

I'm probably going to build a 300 ultra so that flat trajectory should help too.
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Unread 11-01-2008, 06:12 PM
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Re: Leupld turrets

I wouldn't worry about the lack of adjustment with anything you'd actually be shooting at game at long range with, even my little rat gun .243 it only takes me 26MOA to get to 1,000 yards.

It's also not hard to glance at the turrets and see whether it's at zero or not
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Unread 11-01-2008, 06:37 PM
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Re: Leupld turrets

This is a standard one-inch tube 4.5-14x Leupold that I had the M1 knobs installed on earlier this year, for $130 from Leupold. It took them very little time to accomplish, I think the scope was back in my hands within two weeks. The one-inch 4.5-14x has pretty good windage and elevation "clicks" avail anyway, and these knobs have helped a lot. Although it hasn't happened to me, yet, I do suspect that it would be pretty easy to bump the knobs and change the dope on the scope. It's on a .300 WSM with a 20 MOA Badger base and I've had no trouble zeroing at 100 yards. Haven't taken it past 600, but somehow I just don't think that's going to be a problem!

This is the one-inch 4.5-14x Leupold I've had on my .308 for many years. Maybe 12 now? The covered turrets are fine. If I think I'm going to be adjusting the windage and elevation a lot, like in a match or varmint shooting, I just leave the covers off.

Regards, Guy
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Unread 03-11-2009, 07:30 AM
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Re: Leupld turrets

Originally Posted by CS GunWorks View Post
The M1 turrets are great we have them put on to a 4.5-14x40mm MK4 30mm tube and they are great.

Mike @ CSGW

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