Re: Leupold CDS vs. Boone & Crockett?
Actually, Leupold is offering two free dials before 12/31. With the CDS system, you get one free dial anyway, so don't sweat it. Even without the custom dial, I would go with the CDS turrets. I had the ballistic reticle for years, and you can match them up pretty well, but I've had too many shots where I was estimating 40+ yards of drop. If you have a range finder, know the ballistics or your cartridge, then why not dial in the correction so you can focus on making the shot, IMHO.
The turret that comes with the scope is 1/4 MOA, so you could easily work up drop charts for both elevations and just stick with the MOA turrets, and impress your friends, or have the custom turrets engraved. I have been using the MOA turret for a few months, and just ordered a custom one for Elk. Once it arrives, I'll head out and see how well it agrees.
Of course, you could get the B&C reticle and then have the turrets added later for $100, or so.
If you like your hunting rifle, you can keep your hunting rifle.