I was wondering the same thing last night. Does this make since?
Lets say I replaced the elevation and windage turrets with M1 stlye (or the like). If my zero was set at 300 yds, could I still use the Boone & Crocket reticle as it is designed out to 600 for strictly hunting?
Then, with out changing my zero, could I "dial" using the turrets for possibly 1000 yd target shots. If this would work, I could have the best out of both worlds.
I know I have a lot of questions, but I'm very curious and this is really interesting to me. Is it wrong so stay up all night thinking about this stuff?
Edit: After I posted this reply, I re-read your post. The drop compensating turrets you refer to, are this the BDC turrets that leupolds custom shop builds for your specific load? When you say "we dial the range" are you turning the BDC or do you have the M1 stlye turrets. Please do not think I'm questioning you. I'm just not that familier with the terminologly being very new to long range.