How much of a pain are CW turrets?

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If all your other scopes have CCW turrets, how much of a pain is it to have a CW turret scope in the mix? For those who run both are you finding it difficult to transition? Do you find you're turning the wrong way often, that is my biggest concern.
 
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Iggles2017

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I all your other scopes have CCW turrets, how much of a pain is it to have a CW turret scope in the mix? For those who run both are you finding it difficult to transition? Do you find you're turning the wrong way often, that is my biggest concern.
My s and b 3-20 ultra short is cw, the rest of my scopes are ccw. I don't think it's a big deal at all. Just my 2 cents.
 
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I had a CW S&B and CCW everything else. I constantly found myself trying to turn it the wrong way. Luckily the zero stop made me quickly realize it and it wasn't a huge deal.
 

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Clockwise adding elevation, counterclockwise subtracting it, depending on how you think, it makes sense.
Depending on muscle memory, it also may feel more natural to quickly turn up going clockwise.
 

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I don't see how CW for "up" seems natural.......seems totally unnatural to me.......unless it was some really great deal I would not have a CW for "up" scope......JMO
It is a killer deal, but you verify my main concern... I don't shoot competitions so maybe it's not as big a deal and when hunting I always start at zero and dial up once I range an animal so I would think I'd immediately bump into the zero stop and figure out I need to go "the other way"... hmmmm
 

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I have a CW S+B on my trainer rifle and a CCW S+B on my match rifle. Identical rifles in every other way. Terrible idea for a matching trainer, but so far it seems to be working fine. Just forces me to look at the turrets when I make adjustments to confirm I set the correct data.
 

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I have to tell the truth... I dont know what I have.

I always peek at them to change so Ive never really forced myself to try and remember which way to turn. I doubt I would notice if one were different than the other unless I was shooting both at the same time alternating shots and adjusting.

Edit: looking them up all mine are CCW. Sitting here in the office I can envision it going both ways. I still dont think I would be bothered by a different direction unless I actually started competing seriously like Sheldon and trying to get this stuff to be ingrained in my head for speed.
 

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I'm with you spife, unless I was going for speed in a competition and struggled with muscle memory with other scopes I use I don't think it should be much of an issue. I guess I'm about to find out if its a real pain for me and if so then a real nice Schmidt will be available in the B&S forum :), but I'll give it at least a few months and possibly a season before I put the ax down
 

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I have that S&B with H59 and LOVE IT. You won't find better glass, IMHO.

If you are right handed, I'd go CCW. I use my right hand (trigger hand) to adjust elevation. With a CCW turret, you adjust and your hand is out of the way when you're looking at the numbers on the turret. If you had a CW turret, you'd end up seeing your thumb covering the turret numbers. This is my experience anyhow.

However, if you're using a H59, you probably won't touch the turrets much. Doing holds with that thing is a piece of cake.

My one complaint about that MTC locking turret is it's hard to hit 3.1 or 3.2 mils. Anything with .1 or .2 is hard because of the hard detent. I usually bump right past the .1 or .2 and land on .5 when I'm in a hurry. If you dial a lot, I'd give this serious consideration. S&B can defeat this hard detent for you to make it like the older DT knobs for a small fee. I think it's like $50-70 bucks. It's pretty cheap when you're talking about dropping damn near $4k on glass.

The FOV in that 3-20 is amazing. I'm personally not sure the 3x is very useful with the H59. If I had it to do again, I'd probably go with a 5-25. The 3-20 is a badass scope tho.

Hope this helps.
Thank you LR, I used to have a 5-20 Ultra Short and experienced the same issues with over travel due to the MTC, but I got used to dialing over and then going back a click or two, might be a much bigger deal if I was in a timed event but not too bad otherwise. I'm really looking forward to the 3-20 Ultra Short, this scope has been on my short list for a long time now... I'm not a huge fan of Horus reticles but I did just buy a Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44 with Tremor 3 so that will be my first foray into Horus...
 
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