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Thread: Homemade Custom Turret - Dial 'em in quick!

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    Homemade Custom Turret - Dial 'em in quick!

    I followed the lesson in the Long Range dvd of @Norway to make my dropchart and then make the turret so you can just dial up distance instead of having to always look on your chart.

    My 848 yard shot shows me I'm pretty damn close (apart from neglecting to factor in spindrift). Elevation was not bad. Maybe one click up. I'll have to try another round or two in case it was human error
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    Here's a link to the instructions creating it in powerpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmIslhusgs Just take your time and use pause and rewind alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    Here's a link to the instructions creating it in powerpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igmIslhusgs Just take your time and use pause and rewind alot.
    Nice

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    They sure do look a lot nicer than my messy hand written ones

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    Looks fantastic. Is that laminated and then stuck on ?

    Would love to get one for my new Mueller scope.

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    Not even eah! I just printed it on normal copy paper and put sellotape on the front and back then wrapped it around the turret with more sellotape. A bit hori but it works perfectly and I can just print another one if it gets unreadable.
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    Looks fantastic. Is that laminated and then stuck on ?

    Would love to get one for my new Mueller scope.

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    Is there an English language version for those of us who are less literate?
    The Universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn't a search for meaning. It's to just keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you'll be dead. -Mr Peanutbutter

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    Or you could try this
    Custom Turret Systems | Affordable Custom Turret Labels but not as cheap as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    Not even eah! I just printed it on normal copy paper and put sellotape on the front and back then wrapped it around the turret with more sellotape. A bit hori but it works perfectly and I can just print another one if it gets unreadable.
    i just heard about some 'red' double sided tape that can take your skin off. I told my wife - Get me two rolls of that immediately!


    1 question - why not just add the range markers onto the existing turret - then put the clear tape over?
    Last edited by Dead is better; 27-05-2014 at 10:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead is better View Post
    1 question - why not just add the range markers onto the existing turret - then put the clear tape over?
    Multiple rounds, weather or locations will change your range to drop.

    You could have a South Island Tahr label and a Long Range at home label.

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    All you need is powerpoint, take your time and be ready to pause and replay sections. It's all just a case of following what they do. I have a much older version of powerpoint than the lesson and just had to look in different places for the functions. Give it a crack. It's easy really.
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Is there an English language version for those of us who are less literate?
    Last edited by johnino; 28-05-2014 at 09:26 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Cost is the only issue. How do you apply markings to the turret other than a hand written one? It's cheap to print paper off a computer.
    [QUOTE=Dead is better;2531101 question - why not just add the range markers onto the existing turret - then put the clear tape over?[/QUOTE]

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    @Norway dvd shows you how to make those adjustments for different environments than your 'default setting'. Much you can prepare well in advance of taking the shot. So in fact you only need the one set of turrets for the one gun providing the load is the same. You could have another set for a different load/weight projectile or if you wanted the same scope to be used on an entirely different calibre rifle. This would work well if you use QR rings and had a record of the zero adjustment back and forth. The setup change would be very quick.
    Quote Originally Posted by sAsLEX View Post
    Multiple rounds, weather or locations will change your range to drop.

    You could have a South Island Tahr label and a Long Range at home label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnino View Post
    @Norway dvd shows you how to make those adjustments for different environments than your 'default setting'. .
    Or different barrels such as in his blaser..... but good point! I think I need to watch it again.

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    There's so much useful stuff in 'Bonus Material' I sit there with a pen and paper and write down the stuff relevant to me so I can review that without having to find it on the dvd again.
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