October 22nd, 2006, 03:52 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
I've got one of those.
Charlie xray is correct. The DEA is for deer,elk, and antelope. The idea is you start on 4 power and increase the magnification until the animals body/chest fills the area between the two lines and then you look at the power setting and get the distance.Not sure if I'm being clear, say you turned it up to 8 power to get the deer to fill up the space, the D line at 8 power says 350 so that deer is 350 yards from you.
Your scope should have a turret style elevation adjustment with numbers on it.If I remember right mine came with a regular cap also. If you don't have the turret style you need to get it from the seller or Simmons.The turret cap is numbered from 150 to 500, you sight your rifle in at 150 and then take the cap off and reposition it so it is at 150. Now to shoot your deer you turn the cap until it is at 350 aim dead on( at any power setting for the scope by the way) and bang venison.
I know that this won't always work in hunting(or combat) but when you don't have time you just use it like any other variable scope. And it is kind of fun to just dial up a new zero when your out plinking.
Hope this make sense and helps, if not ask questions and I'll try again.