Leupold Introduces Screw On Dial Adapters

SOD Side View

At first I was like “Huh? Wha?”.  And then I was like “Ahhhh!”.  It is not really a huge, massive innovation, but I think the utility level is pretty high, and should definitely solve a pain point for some users.

Designed to replace the cap covers on the majority of Leupold’s riflescopes, these all-aluminum dials offer large, knurled surfaces so adjustments are easy and sure, even when wearing gloves. The S1 dial is engraved in ¼-MOA increments and the S5 in 0.1 MIL. Both come with a locking zero stop and can be equipped with the Custom Dial System® (CDS®) through the Leupold® Custom Shop.

There’s no need to send in the riflescope, as these dials are completely user-changeable. Just remove the cap on the adjustment dial, and simply screw the S1 or S5 on in its place. It automatically aligns with the adjustment slot and securely tightens down. Unlike other aftermarket dials, the Leupold S1 and S5 dials completely eliminate backlash.

SOD Shooters View

The caps are made from 100% aluminum at Leupold’s Oregon manufacturing facility. They are compatible with most Leupold riflescopes that have click adjustments (the only exceptions are the VX®-1 series and older riflescopes that have friction adjustments).

I will likely be adding these to my scope when they become available (I couldn’t find them on the Leupold website yet).  Anyone else interested?



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • patrickiv

    So…target knobs?

    • Guest

      Yes! But for scopes with screw-on adjustment caps!!! I need this so badly for a scope I have!!!!

  • NDS

    Those IDIOTS –

    I recently sold a beautiful Mark4 4.5-14x that had the MOA turrets after spending two months with the custom shop telling me different stories about why they no longer do the MIL turret conversion.

    This pisses me off to no end, as that was a fantastic scope I used for years but have made the switch to 100% MIL/MIL optics and that was the last remaining MIL/MOA I owned. Now you don’t even have to send it to the custom shop? Idiots. Like I said.

    • Kelly Jackson

      I love Leupold, but they really lag behind in some areas, like not offering mil dots on anything except their $1000+ tactical line.

      • NDS

        Exactly this, I have several newer optics with far superior reticles to what Leupold offers, even in their high-end line. Their TMR reticle is not even close to what other modern “tactical” scope manufacturers offer. Yet you can still get a German #4 Leupold for some reason.

        That Mark4 had excellent glass and tracked perfectly, but I hate math.

        • Guest

          Well, Leupold does have some Horus reticle options in their tactical scopes

        • Tassiebush

          Haha leave the poor old #4 alone. Probably fair point re everything else but I’m really fond of it on mine.

  • Southpaw89

    It’s a wonder that someone didn’t think of this sooner

  • Joshua

    I wonder if they will work with a Redfield scope, they’re both made by Leupold after all. I will probably be buying one, depending on MSRP, which is conspicuously absent from this article

    • Doc Rader

      The MSRP was not in the PR and I could not find the caps on their site as of publish time. I’m interested in them myself!