DIY turret label

Brian in Montana

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In a world where the answer to any particular problem tends to be spend more money on more gadgets, I love seeing things like this.
 

Swiftus

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All it needs to be weather ready is a section of clear heatshrink! Looks awesome!

Did you just calculate the dope or did you shoot a few distances and then interpolate between those?
 

mrjashu

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All it needs to be weather ready is a section of clear heatshrink! Looks awesome!

Did you just calculate the dope or did you shoot a few distances and then interpolate between those?
I shot at 320, 420 & 540 yds to validate the dope then used the calculator to fill in.

I'm thinking about a piece of clear packing tape to weather proof it, it needs to be thin whatever I use.
 

Swiftus

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How thin does it need to be? I think some single wall shrink that starts at about the diameter of the turret would fit flush with the knurling at the top. Packing tape is definitely the king of being thin though.
 

std7mag

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I'm totally with Brian on this one, LOVE IT!
Beats the heck out of yet another $100.

You could try some clear nail polish. I won't tell.
 

brockel

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I’ve spray painted the top of the turret where it says up. The. wrote on it my yardage’s. If you don’t like it a little acetone removes it
 

PrairieHunter

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I like it.

If you made a jig in MOA to set the blank label in you could probably make some nice turrets marked in 50 or 100 yard increments pretty easy with nothing more than a drop chart.
 

Wyomuleskinner

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There is a company that makes real nice once for around25 bucks. As soon as I get my daughters 260 dialed in I’m got to order one. I’ve had some terrible results with berger bullets so Trying accubonds
 

mrjashu

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Resurrecting this thread with a couple of updates.
  1. I emailed Vortex customer service and they sent me two extra turrets free of charge. I now have two for each scope which is perfect because I have two loads for each of my hunting rifles
  2. I worked out a good label format and printed it from http://turretlabels.com/
Here is the result of the printed label wrapped with clear packing tape. Cost $0

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