Idahoorion When I first bought leupolds it took me a couple screwups to get used to not having caps on the knobs. You mean you can install a CDS in a Leupold scope with a regular turret and convert it into a ballistic turret just as simple as changing the "lid"? What rifle/ammunition is compatible with the Leupold VX-2. Well, using a string with plumbob, plus a 12" carpenter level (which I compared with other levels to confirm the level itself) on top of the elevation turret I have found that my reticle is not perfectly level relative to the elevation turret. Wish I could have counted the clicks. Thanks and Merry Christmas. Not to say yours didn't just to say any turret can move. If not which models? Ok can you have a CDS custom turret retrofitted to any Leupold or specific models? Then you can order your one free custom laser marked dial from the Leupold Custom shop with your exact ballistics and conditions. Everything they put into the VX-3i is there to help you tag out. In your case you’d have to pay the custom shop $80 for them to make one for you and ship it out. You have to remember that Leupold makes three or four (or more) turret assemblees, one major factor is if the scope tube is 1" or 30mm. The only difference between a CDS scope and a non-CDS scope is that the former comes with a coupon in the box for a free CDS dial. Eagle River Alaska. Never had that with a Leupold, did with old Redfields. I'll try to look it up and post the link. kk alaska. Your scope will be in perfect synch with the way your rifle and load shoots, even for hand loads. However, the VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 has Leupold’s zero lock that lets you loosen the turret and place it back on ‘0’ once you have the scope set to your preferred sight-in. A good scope for the money, but for ME the reticle was way too thick for some shots. ​Every Leupold riflescope with "CDS" in the description is eligible for one free custom dial. I'm in the market for a new scope for my new rifle on the way in 6.5 PRC. Kenton Industries, makes a version, it can be put on leupy's with turrets or ones without (vxIII) can be done. make, grain, bc, fps average temp, normal hunting elevation, height if rings and bases, ect. CDS actually does what many folks think their scope turrets already do. Now you can have custom Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) dials made especially for your Leupold riflescope. Plain and simple; outstanding performance in low-light conditions and an incredibly tough, lightweight design. Yet, the company remains true to the pursuit of game and filling tags — where complexity isn’t necessarily a virtue. By far, the easiest way to be sure of hits at long distances is to use a Leupold scope with a CDS (Custom Dial System) dial. OP. I own 4 Leupold scopes. You also get to enjoy edge-to-edge brightness plus a full clear sight picture that will fill your eyepiece entirely.The scope has the company’s classi… I bought a Leupold VX-5 3-15x44 CDS ZL2 with duplex firedot reticle. Leupold Scope VX-3I 4.5-14X40 CDS Matte Wind-Plex Product Info Let the vx-3i 4.5-14x40 help you reach out further without adding ounces. The scope is rugged and well made. It was a great companion to have on a hunting rifle because once Leupold has the necessary information, they engrave a turret that allows the shooter to dial the distance to the target. Once you range your target, simply turn the dial to the correct position, and aim dead on. I must say they are Superior to any other scopes i have ever used. Leupold elevation and windage adjustments offer unmatched repeatability and dependability for a lifetime of extreme use. Most Vortex and Leupold scopes are clear, have decent eye relief and a full field of view. You send your custom infor for your ammo away and they send you a CDS dial that you replace the MOA one with and you set to go. Here’s the Leupold warranty policy straight from the horse’s mouth: If your Leupold riflescope, binocular, or spotting scope doesn’t perform, we will repair or replace it for free – whether you’re the original owner or not. Online ordering is for U.S. customers only. Some VX-2's can have the CDS installed (anything in the last decade pretty much can), but some of the older Vari-X II's aren't able to be retrofitted to the CDS dial. Posts: 5,927. I have one on my VX6. If you’ve done any shopping for scopes lately, you’ve likely noticed many of Leupold’s scope boxes are now marked CDS. The scope I hunted with was one of the first VX-­3i models that features the CDS turret. I got my scope and called leupold. I believe I saw that you could. 2. Depending on the type of scope, the reticles can be etched in the second focal plane or illuminated. Construction. Match dials with specific loads for maximum accuracy. !If you look at it wrong it spins....Cost me a 170 class buck this year... Have heard many reports of that happening with the CDS, but with the experiences on the 3 I have, it has never been an issue. #11679419 12/22/16: Joined: Feb 2001. Everyone of them seem new. My plan was to get M1 turrets installed if they end up still offering that when the custom shop reopens. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Swap dials quickly by loosening set screws. it works for either hand loaders or guys who only shoot factory ammo. A standard dial based on minutes of angle (MOA) allows the user to adjust for any range with any given load in 0.25-MOA increments. The scope (includes vx6 etc) already come with a MOA turret so you can use it like any other dial up scope. Another good thing, if you want to change the scope from one rifle to another, like a 25-06 to a 300 wsm, just call Leupold and they can make you a different turret for around $69.00. The newer models that I've had are harder to turn. Let the VX-3i 4.5-14×40 help you reach out further without adding ounces. It's one of their negatives. Some VX-2's can have the CDS installed (anything in the last decade pretty much can), but some of the older Vari-X II's aren't able to be retrofitted to the CDS dial. And with a 30mm maintube, get the extra adjustment you need to make that long-range shot. Just like with any scope bearing the Leupold Gold Ring, Leupold offers a full lifetime warranty on the VX-5HD rifle scope. Many Leupold scopes offer this feature, or it can be installed from the Leupold Custom Shop. I'm thinking about a little more magnification on the new one with the VX5 3-15x44 or the VX6 2-12x42. Dials feature 1,2, or 3 revolutions depending on model. Never had any problems. It is the kind of scope that can guarantee you a shot of a lifetime. Leupold VX-3i Rifle Scope - 4.5-14x40 (30mm) Side Focus CDS-ZL Wind-Plex Reticle Matte …delivers this and more. Never used one, but heard good things about them. K. Joined: Feb 2001. Simply range your target, dial the distance, and aim dead on. LOL. The scope (includes vx6 etc) already come with a MOA turret so you can use it like any other dial up scope. I had a reticle change a couple of years ago with Leupold and got the scope back within a week from when they received it. Your scope will be perfectly tuned to the ballistics of your rifle. The 3-15x magnification range found in this scope enables you to hunt under any environment, whether thick woods or in plain fields while a CDS Elevation dial found in this scope eliminates the need for holdovers or ballistic calculations, therefore, simplifying longer shots. Leupold’s 4.5-14x40 mm VX-3i Side Focus CDS-ZL is part of that heritage. You can put a CDS dial on any Leupold scope as far as I know. This scope isn’t glamorous by any stretch of the imagination. Campfire Tracker. Never had it move. With a magnification range that’s great for any situation, you’re guaranteed to have the right tool for the job. I was putting one in the back seat and I guess accidentally hit the turret with my thumb and heard clicks. With the purchase of one of these Leupold optics with a CDS designation, you’ll receive a voucher for a free custom elevation turret. This system is easy to install and even easier to use. Get product updates, tech tips, and exclusive Leupold offers. kk, I've had two of them put on VX3 2.5-8's. We’ll customize your scope’s elevation dial to match your exact load, velocity, and conditions for unprecedented precision. There is a company that makes a similar turret that screws right on the scope, with no need to send the scope in or take it off the rifle. Campfire Tracker. Eagle River Alaska. You can make some long shots with them if you have dial cut. I can still get the s1 dial as a backup plan. once you get your rifle sighted in, you call leupold and give them the basic info they need to make the turret for you. You could not give me another scope with CDS !!!! Leupold’s Custom Dial System® (CDS®) helps you easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments on the fly. This week I bought the fourth. I just prefer the Leupolds and especially since they make it w/ the CDS. International orders should be placed through the authorized Leupold distributor for your specific country, which can be found on the international dealers' page. This allows adjustments to be made while shooting or hunting, without having to count clicks or worrying about forgetting the original ‘zero’ value. If you are looking for a rifle scope to help you get on your target faster, this is it. The earlier CDS spun way to easy. You know your rifle, riflescope, load, and ballistics. they have a good turn around and take your rounds ballistics like Leupold does. This year, Leupold has upgraded four models in the VX-3i line to include the company’s CDS-ZL (Custom Dial System-ZeroLock) dial for the first time, a premium feature previously only offered on the VX-5HD and VX-6HD in Leupold’s “Gold Ring” riflescope lines. With a magnification range that’s great for any situation, you’re guaranteed to have the right tool for the job. Leupold rimfire scopes are set to be parallax free at 60 yards. Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40 Rifle Scope - 30mm Side Focus - CDS-ZL - Let the VX-3i 4.5-14x40 help you reach out further without adding ounces. The larger, more adjustable turrets go on the 30mm tubes, simple as that. 2 of them are over 10 years old and my 3-9×40 is about 17 years old. I live on the West coast so that help in the speedy delivery. Ok can you have a CDS custom turret retrofitted to any Leupold or specific models? Additional CDS dials can be purchased for only $80. Use in tandem with Leupold’s RX rangefinder family for unmatched long-range precision. K. kk alaska OP. I've backpacked with a CDS scope the last two seasons, no problem. I sighted in a few rifles last Friday and figured I'd do the hex screws and zero the turret when I got home. Just spent part of the evening fitting a VXIII 3.5-10 that has just come back from the leupold custom shop with the new CDS turrets. The CDS System works by laser-etching your scope’s elevation dial to match your load, velocity and conditions. I put a vxII 3-9 cds on my Kimber Montana in 325wsm and I love it. If you call 1-800-LEUPOLD with the serial number than can tell you if your scope can be fitted. The scope came with the cds dial on it. Every CDS model scope comes with a standard scale dial and a coupon with instructions on how to get your free custom dial tailored to your specific ballistics. Detailed instructions are included with CDS Scopes on how to contact Leupold directly to get your customized CDS dial. There's a serial number on the bottom of the saddle. If not which models? There is a locking CDS on some of the newer scopes. With a magnification range that’s great for any situation, you’re guaranteed to have the right tool for the job. You’ll … Out of the box CDS scopes come with a MOA scale dial to get you on target. However, there are exceptions: 1. CDS on any Leupold scope model? You send your custom infor for your ammo away and they send you a CDS dial that you replace the MOA one with and you set to go. Make short work out of long-range shots with our VX-Freedom, equipped with the Leupold Custom Dial System (CDS). Though several turret styles are available on Leupold’s tactical and target scopes, the Custom Dial System (CDS) is the one designed with hunters in mind. So I had to rezero that one. I put the neoprene cover on all of my CDS's before they go into the case. Simply find the factory load you want to shoot, and give Leupold the information and they'll make you a dial with yardage markers. Just provide us with your specific ballistics, and we make you a custom dial that eliminates the need for holdovers. It's a $1,000 scope. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. One thing I was a little surprised about was that unlike the M1 turrets there was no hash mark any where on the scope turret, to use as a reference point when dialing. Official Leupold VX-2 video . I have the VX5 2-10x42 on another rifle and have been very pleased with it. I don’t want to go the custom load route with a dial so I can use my turret for different loads at times. You get one free CDS dial . You cannot put a MK4 or an LR turret on a 1" (M1 or M3 style) they are for 30mm tubes. “Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away”. Leupold's Twilight Max Light Management System lets you see details others can’t in those crucial low-light situations at the beginning and the end of the day. You can get a zero stop no problem if you ask. What do hunters want most in a scope? You get one free CDS dial . But if I was paying the custom shop for a custom turret, I'd do the M1 all day long. The Leupold VX-2 can even handle high recoil load such as a .44 magnum lever action.With proper rings and mounts, it can work on any rifle/ammunition you have. The scope doesn’t come with any kind of rings or mounting system, but I would recommend Leupold Permanent Weaver-Style Cross-Slot Scope Rings. Precision ¼-MOA click increment adjustment. Even when on higher powers, the scope’s longer eye relief and generous eyebox is able to provide the user with incredible head position latitude. Only shoot factory ammo loaders or guys who only shoot factory ammo i 'm thinking about little. 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