Any experience with the Leupold CDS?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by nyrifleman, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. nyrifleman

    nyrifleman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone actually used one at 400-600 yards? Does it track as its designed to? I'm thinking of investing in a few, are they an improvement over the B&C reticle?
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    PM headed your way:)
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I hope they work good I just ordered a couple of them.
     
  4. PDA

    PDA Well-Known Member

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    Looking at putting them on a VXIII 3.5-10 on a Kimber 84M in 308. How are they working for you guys?
     
  5. corey006

    corey006 Well-Known Member

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    I just logged on to ask the exact same question.

    I have my choices nailed down to 3 scopes.

    The 2.25x16 Bushnell Elite 6500 with DOA reticle

    The Zeiss 4.5x14 Conquest with Rapid Z 800(or 1000)

    Leupold VX3 4.5x14 with CDS.


    I am leaning towards the Zeiss.....


    I am pretty sure the CDS system works much like the Custom GreyBull Precision Leupold optic seen here...

    YouTube - GreyBull Precision Long Range Hunting
     
  6. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    put one on my 257 weatherby and my MG Arms 300wsm, worked great, used the 257 out to 900 yards and was able to put 3 in 8" so I say they work just great!
     
  7. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    they work great as long as 15 MOA is all you will be using in elevation. I have used one to take several coyotes beyond 500 yards. what they really need to do is combine the 1/3 moa adjustments to the CDS so that way you would get 20 MOA which should get most people to 1000 yards.

    to me it doesn't make sense trying to use a holdover system, dial for elevation hold for wind.