Luepold custom shop or Kenton Industries for turrets?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by EXPRESS, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. EXPRESS

    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

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    Since Leupold also offers you the choice of what kind of turret you want cut for your load, I am thinking about getting them to make one up instead of Kenton Industries, who still haven't answered an email I wrote last week.

    Has anyone used the Leupold Custom shop turrets?
    Will Leupold just send you a turret or do you have to order it at the same time as the scope?

    Thanks.
     
  2. trapperluke

    trapperluke Well-Known Member

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    I have a turret from the leupold custom shop. I've shot it out to 1000yds and it's been on at all the yardages. You can call them up anytime and order turrets. I think they were about 40 dollars
     

  3. Chief1942

    Chief1942 Well-Known Member

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    Myself and three friends all sent our Leupold scopes in and had the M1 BDC turrets put on them. So far each one has been pretty well on at all the yardages engraved on the custom M1 turret.
    I am putting together my LRH system (7mmRM semi-custom) with a Leupold scope on it. I have been looking at Kenton as they do offer an option of creating a turret built around more comprehensive and precise data and actual "click measurement determination" from your particular scope, if one wants to go through the data accumulation process. I'm thinking that something a little more precise to the specific rifle and cartridge might be beneficial at ranges beyond 600 yds. Leupold simply takes the vital statistics of your chosen ammo and some of the generic environmental conditions and thats about it. Within most "normal" hunting conditions within the usual 100 to 350 yard range, the Leupold works OK. Not sure that would be my choice once you start puttings legs on the shots.
     
  4. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

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    To get the perfect BDC turrent you should shoot your load at 50 to 100yd increments to 1000 yds, record your data on the sheet from Kenton and pay a few more bucks and have it done by Kenton.

    Leupold is cheaper, and using the velocity and BC of the bullet your shooting, will get you a turrent that is pretty darn close, but at 600 to 1000yds the BDC might be off a click or two. Plus, myself and one of my buddies have recieved custom turrents from leupold that were screwed up. I don't know who is running the lazer engraving machine at leupold, but I think they are being paid minimum wage.

    Then you have the Redneck option. Buy some heavy duty medical tape at Wal-Mart and a couple fine point sharpies in different colors. Shoot your rig at all distances and make your own BDC turrent with the tape. Shoot your rig in this configuration to make sure thats what you want before dropping the $$$ to have it engraved. I just finished six days of rainy deer hunting in Mo using the aforementioned Redneck custom turrent and it held up perfectly.

    Smacked a big 12pointer with 7mm Rem mag, 180 Berger @3000fps at 1500yds. OOOOPS! Sorry, it was more like 150yds. But hey, I was ready for a long shot!
     
  5. rsbhunter

    rsbhunter Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the Kenton caps on my custom 300 RUM..i have only shot to 500 yds as of yet, but it is dead on up to that range.........I like the Kenton ind. turret cap because of all the info they ask for.......it is made for THAT rifle, THAT load.......at 1000 yds, precision is the game......do the range work, pay the $$$$$ and have no regrets.......rsbhunter
     
  6. apexmtnman

    apexmtnman Well-Known Member

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    I just had one made by Leupold. 60 bucks and it was delivered in a week and a half. I gave them cartridge, velocity, bullet, bullet weight, ballistic coefficient, elevation and temperature. It came with everything engraved on the turret. I went to JBM ballistics and checked out the MOA drops and they are right on the money to 1000 yards. I haven't shot it yet to verify, but think it will be very close because I've used the JBM range cards before and they were very, very close.
     
  7. Jerry D

    Jerry D Active Member

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    Older thread... but fyi.

    I had leupold create a turret with all my range card data that I gave them.... Each MOA reading I supplied, they engraved the said yardage that corresponded with it.

    I knew it was right because when I got it, I counted the clicks. I never supplied bullet or bc or weight as far as I know.
     
  8. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    I shot my own drop measurements at my 400 yd. range.

    Drop chart. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    When I got my custom turret back from Vortex I went back to the range to test it.

    Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    After I had the arc of my bullet going down range proved to be accurate I went to Wyoming to hunt and while I was there I shot out to the limit of my turret which was 900 yds. and it was dead nuts accurate at every range. gun) :)

    Field test: Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP scope. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    gt40

    PS: I gave the info for drops in inches plus temperature and elevation above sea level and the humidity. When I called Vortex to order the turret they adjusted all the other info to match my info and the arc my bullet makes going down range. In 5 days I had my custom turret and boy did it prove to be perfectly accurate.
     
  9. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    +1 I've done this myself several times, not saying the Kenton isnt good but you can do the same exact thing with Leupold and they do a great job. Also if you buy a CDS scope they will send you a custom cap for free engraved to your specs.
     
  10. 7Millimetre08

    7Millimetre08 New Member

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    I was under the impression that Leupold custom turrets were made by Kenton industries in the first place. I very well could be wrong though.
     
  11. Donniekc

    Donniekc New Member

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    gun)When you buy certain Luepold scopes you get 1 free dial, not all Luepold scopes come with that option. Mine did come with the free knob, I gave them my load data and out to 500 yds it is dead on mounted on my 270. It took just over a week and I had it back.
    I just ordered a Kenton knob for my Vortex last week. I will update when I get it back and get it tested.