Leupold CDS question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by kimberyote, May 14, 2013.

  1. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2011
    I have a 3-9 CDS with a turret for a 168 grain bullet in a 7mm rem mag. I had a hard time finding the 168's again and tried some 140's. The 140's happened shoot better.
    Has anyone done this and just looked up the trajectory tables and do like I want to and just add/subtract from the original custom turret settings?
    So the 300 yard turret setting for the 168's becomes 325 yards for the 140's. 550 yards becomes 575 yards etc.
    Now, along with that, I shoot yotes in 'The People's Republic of Illinois' @ 550 foot elevation, and mule deer @ 7000 foot elevation. I have printed out the trajectory tables from my Bullet Flight app and taped it to my stock.
    Sounds confusing I know, but to get different turrets for different elevations and bullets,(my yote load is a 100 sierra HP), there would be a cost factor involved.
    Do you have a better idea that doesn't cost me $$$ ?? Thanks in advance.
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Try a flatter shooting rifle!

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    You can mark it with tape and cover with clear tape.That got me threw a hard hunting season.The cds usually comes with blank moa cap , mark yourself with sharp tip tool ,foredome ,engraver.