I sighted in a few rifles last Friday and figured I'd do the hex screws and zero the turret when I got home. I must say they are Superior to any other scopes i have ever used. I was putting one in the back seat and I guess accidentally hit the turret with my thumb and heard clicks. You cannot put a MK4 or an LR turret on a 1" (M1 or M3 style) they are for 30mm tubes. I put the neoprene cover on all of my CDS's before they go into the case. Precision ¼-MOA click increment adjustment. 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. 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. !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. Then you can order your one free custom laser marked dial from the Leupold Custom shop with your exact ballistics and conditions. There is a locking CDS on some of the newer scopes. ABOUT FIXED PARALLAX DISTANCE SCOPES Any fixed focus optical system can be adjusted to be parallax free at only one distance. Never had that with a Leupold, did with old Redfields. Online ordering is for U.S. customers only. Official Leupold VX-2 video . 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. So I had to rezero that one. 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. If not which models? 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. Most Leupold scopes are parallax free at 150 yards. When I first bought leupolds it took me a couple screwups to get used to not having caps on the knobs. Leupold rimfire scopes are set to be parallax free at 60 yards. 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. We’ll customize your scope’s elevation dial to match your exact load, velocity, and conditions for unprecedented precision. 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. Many Leupold scopes offer this feature, or it can be installed from the Leupold Custom Shop. Not to say yours didn't just to say any turret can move. Construction. I can still get the s1 dial as a backup plan. Simply range your target, dial the distance, and aim dead on. I got my scope and called leupold. Now you can have custom Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) dials made especially for your Leupold riflescope. Just provide us with your specific ballistics, and we make you a custom dial that eliminates the need for holdovers. A good scope for the money, but for ME the reticle was way too thick for some shots. 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. You get one free CDS dial . The differences come in the reticles, level of clarity, and settings. 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. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. LOL. There's a serial number on the bottom of the saddle. ​Every Leupold riflescope with "CDS" in the description is eligible for one free custom dial. Never had it move. 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. Use in tandem with Leupold’s RX rangefinder family for unmatched long-range precision. You could not give me another scope with CDS !!!! Eagle River Alaska. OP. The larger, more adjustable turrets go on the 30mm tubes, simple as that. If you call 1-800-LEUPOLD with the serial number than can tell you if your scope can be fitted. it works for either hand loaders or guys who only shoot factory ammo. Out of the box CDS scopes come with a MOA scale dial to get you on target. Plain and simple; outstanding performance in low-light conditions and an incredibly tough, lightweight design. It's a $1,000 scope. If you are looking for a rifle scope to help you get on your target faster, this is it. But if I was paying the custom shop for a custom turret, I'd do the M1 all day long. I'm in the market for a new scope for my new rifle on the way in 6.5 PRC. 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. There's a serial number on the bottom of the saddle. 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. I'm thinking about a little more magnification on the new one with the VX5 3-15x44 or the VX6 2-12x42. Once you range your target, simply turn the dial to the correct position, and aim dead on. 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. You’ll … The newer models that I've had are harder to turn. Campfire Tracker. 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. CDS actually does what many folks think their scope turrets already do. Wish I could have counted the clicks. Most Vortex and Leupold scopes are clear, have decent eye relief and a full field of view. Thanks and Merry Christmas. 2 of them are over 10 years old and my 3-9×40 is about 17 years old. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Just like with any scope bearing the Leupold Gold Ring, Leupold offers a full lifetime warranty on the VX-5HD rifle scope. Yet, the company remains true to the pursuit of game and filling tags — where complexity isn’t necessarily a virtue. In your case you’d have to pay the custom shop $80 for them to make one for you and ship it out. My plan was to get M1 turrets installed if they end up still offering that when the custom shop reopens. What do hunters want most in a scope? The earlier CDS spun way to easy. It's one of their negatives. Leupold VX-3i Rifle Scope - 4.5-14x40 (30mm) Side Focus CDS-ZL Wind-Plex Reticle Matte …delivers this and more. Ok can you have a CDS custom turret retrofitted to any Leupold or specific models? Idahoorion Everyone of them seem new. It is the kind of scope that can guarantee you a shot of a lifetime. The scope came with the cds dial on it. I've backpacked with a CDS scope the last two seasons, no problem. I have the VX5 2-10x42 on another rifle and have been very pleased with it. International orders should be placed through the authorized Leupold distributor for your specific country, which can be found on the international dealers' page. I don’t want to go the custom load route with a dial so I can use my turret for different loads at times. What rifle/ammunition is compatible with the Leupold VX-2. 2. 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 scope (includes vx6 etc) already come with a MOA turret so you can use it like any other dial up scope. #11679419 12/22/16: Joined: Feb 2001. 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. You can get a zero stop no problem if you ask. Everything they put into the VX-3i is there to help you tag out. Never had any problems. Campfire Tracker. IMHO its definitely an improvement over the easy to spin CDS I had on an earlier Leupold. 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… ”When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” -Teddy Roosevelt You can make some long shots with them if you have dial cut. Detailed instructions are included with CDS Scopes on how to contact Leupold directly to get your customized CDS dial. Posts: 5,927. 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