C.D.S dials

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Sika Slayer, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    I have a new Leupold VX6 and would like to put M.O.A dials on it, I have heard that the scope has to go back to to Leupold for the windedge one, they look exactly the same as the elevation one to me, anyone heard of this. The M.O.A dials should be standard, is the lead time any better for these verses custom dials.
     
  2. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I understand the question. I have a CDS scope that I notified Leupy about the ballistic #'s and they sent me the correct elevation turret. MOA dials are another critter. It does take time if you send it in for turret replacements. Nature of the beast. I hope I helped!
     
  3. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply
    I wanted to have the dials in M.O.A rather than normal CDS dials because I hunt in varying altitudes from just above sea level to 8000 ft, as well as vastly different temperatures, so I didn't want a different dial for every vast change of hunting conditions. By just having M.O.A dials I can just read off a phone app or printed card to adjust the required M.O.A. for the conditions.
    Also the print out on the dials they send you is on the circumference, not on top as is when you bye the scope so you can see it from a shooting position. I also want a windedge one as well also in M.O.A
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    when you get a standard CDS scope it comes with a moa dial
     
  5. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    The standard ones are plastic and feel cheap, and have to be read from the top, I would like to replace them with the aluminum ones that can be read from a shooting position as the are on the vertical circumference.
     
  6. theo98

    theo98 Well-Known Member

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    Correct. My VX-6 3-18X50 was fitted out-of-the-box with 1\4 moa elevation and windage dials. After I worked up my custom hunting rifle ammo loads, I shot my dopes from 200 to 600 yds, submitted the data to Leupold, Then received my "custom laser engraved aluminum elevation CDS dial" (reads vertical) that takes me out to 775yds!

    See my review here: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/leupold-vx-6-3-18x50-questions-98766/#post847718

    Ted
     
  7. sox35

    sox35 Active Member

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    The ones that came with mine are not plastic and have markings on the side. Which VX6 do you have, I think all but one comes stock with the CDS system.
     
  8. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    The model I have is VX6 3-18x50mm CDS, only got it a few months ago.
     
  9. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can have them make you a MOA dial for both the elevation and windage that will be identical to the standard CDS dial. I have done this to several VX6 scopes. You can also pull out the Zero stop if you don't want to be hampered by only 20 minutes of adjustment.

    Ben
     
  10. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks elkoholic, that's the information I was after, how exactly did you go about doing this.
     
  11. theo98

    theo98 Well-Known Member

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    SS,

    I just spoke to Leupold, USA. The tech said they could make custom M.O.A turret aluminum dials for a VX-6 3-18X50 that read vertically (outside circumference), 1\4 MOA for both the elevation and windage adjustments...Only $10 each...Wow!! :D

    They aren't locking or re-zero turrets, but these sound like what you were asking for...give them a call 800-538-7653!

    Good Luck,

    Ted
     
  12. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that I will try that, not as easy for us to do from New Zealand, will let you know how I get on.