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.
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?