Scope with target turrets or not?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by aglass1987, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. aglass1987

    aglass1987 Active Member

    Mar 2, 2009
    I recently started varmint hunting last year. I shot a groundhog a 400 yds with a bushnell banner 4-12x40. I was wondering about the adjustments for elevations. Alot of people like the scopes with tall target turrets. Could I not dial in just as good with the regular fingertip ones? Whats the advantage of target turrets, are they just easier to dial in. The longest shot I have to shoot at is alsmost 600 yds. And I really aint wanting to buy me another scope right yet. Anybody have any comments.
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    First off, welcome to LRH!

    There is nothing wrong with using shorter turrets.
    If it works for you-great.
    Can you zero your turrets?
    How are they marked?

  3. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    The problem with fingertip turrets is you have to remeber how many clicks you've turned them, where as with the target turrets most have marks for indexing how many clicks you have turned up or down and if you have zero stops you only have to turn them back till they stop.