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Old 03-30-2006, 04:24 AM
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turrets

hi
i have decided to send my 4.5 x 14 x 50 vx111 illuminated
to Leupold custom shop for target turrets to be installed.

witch are the best ones to have put on?????

and do Leupold do a ret that just has wind age marks on.
and a dot as the aiming point (Small dot)

and is there anything i should ask them to do when they get it.

thanks
Colin
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:08 PM
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Re: turrets

Perhaps start by checking this link:

http://www.leupold.com/resources/cus...ustom_shop.htm
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:28 PM
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Re: turrets

i have seen the link,but thanks anyway.
and by what i can make out there is about 4 different types.
some are tall and others seem to be small.

what i was thinking was,is any of them essayer to see/use
or is it down to personal preference,or are they all different types for different types of scopes.

any thoughts on this will be appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:09 PM
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Re: turrets

when you ship the scope, write a little note asking them what you want done. the leupold target turrets are great, i wouldn't buy the stoney point ones or any others. if you have a leupold scope, just get leupold target knobs. There great. they are easy to use, they take 3 little allen wrench screws on each cap, when you zeroed your rifle, simply unscrew the 3 screws and put it on "0", then tighten them back up. You are now ready for a drop chart.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:31 PM
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Re: turrets

The primary concern is whether the scope tube is one inch or 30mm. The target turret with the removable cap will fit the one inch, whereas the bigger M1 and M3 turrets only go on the 30mm tube. The M1 is a very nice turret, 1/4 moa clicks and reliable. The M3 is a trajectory compensation turret that has coarser adjustments, faster to get a bunch of elevation on. It is calibrated for specific trajectory arcs, has interchangeable turret shells for military loads.
Suggest if you talk to Leupold they will explain this in detail - there is a new tall M3 this year, not sure but it probably has more elevation lattitude.
Some of the target turrets have 1/8 moa clicks, for hunting we usually go with 1/4 moa.
If you have a 30mm scope tube you will enjoy the larger M1's.
Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:43 PM
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Re: turrets

Ian,

Leupold has unfortunatly stopped putting any M turrets on the regular VX-III based scopes. I contacted them about a month ago as their custom shop order form indicated I could have M1 turrets installed on my LR VX-III (with 30mm tube), but they replied that they now will only change them to target turrets, not M style turrets. The custom shop order form has since been updated to reflect this (although it does suggest you could still get them on the older Vari-X III's).

I could be wrong, but I hope not, as I just sent my scope in to have the regular turrets installed.

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Old 03-31-2006, 03:17 AM
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Re: turrets

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The primary concern is whether the scope tube is one inch or 30mm. The target turret with the removable cap will fit the one inch, whereas the bigger M1 and M3 turrets only go on the 30mm tube. The M1 is a very nice turret, 1/4 moa clicks and reliable. The M3 is a trajectory compensation turret that has coarser adjustments, faster to get a bunch of elevation on. It is calibrated for specific trajectory arcs, has interchangeable turret shells for military loads.
Suggest if you talk to Leupold they will explain this in detail - there is a new tall M3 this year, not sure but it probably has more elevation lattitude.
Some of the target turrets have 1/8 moa clicks, for hunting we usually go with 1/4 moa.
If you have a 30mm scope tube you will enjoy the larger M1's.
Good luck with your decision.

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hi
it is a 30mm tube and it says metric .5cm on the box
so i take that to mean i have to have a metric drop chart.
i have emailed Leupold USA and they have put me in touch with Leupold Germany.(so i don't have to go through the import paper work,so i don't get stung again)
i will give Germany a ring to day to discuss my options.
i have been reading about the parallax on these scops (side wheel ) and that you have to take it back to infinity every time you use it.
can you have this made better so you can use it with out this hassle.
just a thought

so when i have the turrets put on,i can choose what to have the clicks in.(hope so as i am more comfortably with 1/4 )
o by the way i live in the UK.
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