Re: New Leupold Finger Knobs
Yes there is a zero indicator that can be moved around, but the problem is that it ends up in a random location, and changes with loads. So, you cannot look down quickly and see where you are at. You have to search for your zero, and examine the dial see where you are at. And, the dial is marked on the top, but not on the sides, so you have to approximate where you are (ie not as precision as the old system). My first time out at 600 yards, it hit the berm because I dialed in 6 mins instead of 9 (because of the "wandering zero, you can't tell the difference!)
I do not want tall target knobs because this is a backpacking carry rifle, and the knobs get in the way.
All they needed to do was make a knob out of aluminum, and lock it to the spindle with allen screws. I have a feeling that the spindle is serated so they can just press on the plastic knob, so an aftermarket cap will not be do-able. I will call the custom shop and see what they say.
Still, I just can't belive they did this. So simple to do it right, and yet they blundered it.