Re: leupold scope question??
4X-14X is a great hunting scope for up to 600 yds in my opinion.
In fact, I am putting a 4-14X50 VX7 on my soon to be finished 300WSM.
Same uses as you specified, deer antelope and elk.
I got the VH reticle and plan on using "holdover" technique out to 500 or 600 yds. Beyond that, I can dial the knobs if needed.
I've never had a cds dial, but it's something Leupold will add at no cost to my VX7 if I decide to go that way in the future (part of the VX7 customer care package)
Only problem I see with a cds type dial is that they only work for one load at one altitude and one temp. If you decide to change the bullet weight or velocity of your ammo, it would be off some. If you get one that works at 2000' elevation during the cold, it will be off when you go to 6000' elevation and it's 70 degrees. Granted, the velocity or BDC reticles are similar, but as long as we know this; it can be compensated for with either system to a certain distance anyway.
Just have them set up the cds for your average temp, altitude and barometric pressure, then it'll be easier to compensate if your location changes.