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I've been using a Kahles 4-12X52 for deer and pronghorn hunting.  It sits atop a 270 WSM.   I've just gotten a Savage in 6.5 Creedmoor.   I'm interested in longer range precision shooting.   I've never used a scope with target turrets.   I considering mounting on on the Savage.   

How well does that work?  Can an out of the box scope of that type be installed, and after sighting in, does the range dialed in for a shot, translate into the correct point of aim?   Or does the scope have to match the ballistics of the caliber being used, and if so, how is that managed?  
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I think your reading more into target turrets than what is actually there.
A target turret just replaces the traditional scope adjustment screws. You don't have to remove the caps and use a coin or screw driver to change reticle settings. You just grasp the turret with your fingers and make the necessary corrections.
Example: Your rifle and scope are zeroed for 100yds., you want to shoot a target at 400yds., you know you have to come up, lets say 5 Minutes Of Angle (MOA), your turret should be marked, so you just dial up 5 MOA, and shoot.
This is a little over simplefied, but you get the idea (I hope).
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