No apologies necessary Bravo, I bought one because I wanted one. My life doesn't depend on it, just my pride
. If &/or when one of my 6 or 7 leupys fails I'll start looking other directions. I do admit the glass of my Nikons was superb, but the eye relief sucks (not to mention 1/8 moa clicks), my Zeiss is a fantastic piece of glass but no turrets on mine....lol
As stated, I have two MK4's, the first one I may part ways with do to the M1 knob & TMR reticle (or i'll have the knobs replaced). The locking turret FFP is staying on my 338RUM, I have a LOT of testing to do to find out if it truly is as good as my first impressions, or if "it's just another Leupold..."
Bravo, if you get the time, I would have much interest in a review on the Locking Turret Leupy from your end.
OP, the custom turrets is a pretty good selling point on the Leupy as you can get them from either Leupold or Kenton. But we all get along w/o them too... if you shoot in multiple altitudes, it may be necessary to utilize different knobs or know the dope change, which in my opinion, defeats the point of a custom knob. The FFP is taking some time to get used to, I do like it for sure, but this is my first & it's kinda funky to get used to.