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I have bought this scope to fit onto my .270
Can someone advise me how to sight it in.
If I set the rifle up at 100 yards, do I set the CDS to 0 or 1.
Then if I want to shoot at 200 yds, do I just turn it up to 1 or 2.
Is the standard CDS dial that the scope comes with for a .270.
The standard markings from Leupold are MOA (roughly 1.047" at 100 yards.MOA). If you contact Leupold, and tell them your loading data, they will custom make a turret that is roughly calibrated for your rifle. You could also just use the MOA turrets and then figure out what the corrections are for your load (like the JBM online ballistics computer). And yes, if you want a custom turret made, you will probably have to chronograph your hunting loads in your rifle.
The other option is to zero your rifle at 100 yards, and then reset the turrets to "0". At this point, shoot at 200 yards, and figure out how much you need to correct the elevation to hit dead on. Do the same for 300, 400, etc. and record all of those setting. Tape them to the inside of your scope caps ...