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I have a hawke map scope on my Equinox and got it sighted in at 20 yards.I don't understand how the retical can be used to help range deer?Thanks Shuey
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The 6 inch brackets are used for the ear opening on a deers ear. The 12 inch brackets are used from nose to the back of the head. The 24 inch bracket (thick horizontal post to thick horizontal post) is used to bracket the front leg and the back leg.

Another way to look at it-- from the middle vertical crosswire to the first hash mark = 6 inches

From the middle vertical wire to the thick wire is 12 inches.

From the first hash mark on the left or right to the thick wire on the opposite side is 18 inches.

All together they make 24 inches. thick wire to thick wire.

Your yardage marks are shown in the illustration above. They go 20-30-40 and 50.

Please: Everyone that doesn't understand any of this, ask questions. I think this is one of the best rangefinding systems out there and want everyone to understand how to use it.

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Arrowhead so your saying if the deers ears fit inside the top bracket it's 20 yds... and if the front and rear leg fit inside the bottom bracket it's 50 yds .. and so on...
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The top marks are the 20 yard ranging marks. The next set of marks coming down are for 30 yards and so on.

In other words- if the deers ear (center line to first hash mark) fits the bottom set of marks- that deer would be 50 yards away.

It's always good to use two reference marks to range. I like to use the 12 inch marks and the nose to the back of the head and the 24 inch marks for the front leg to back leg.

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Here is a pic I made up to help a little. These marks are to show the orientation of the 6,12,18 and 24 inch reference points. They are 6,12,18 and 24 inches at ANY given yardage. Just move them up and down the marks to see what yardage you are at.
Light red to light red is 6 inches.
Blue to blue is 12 inches.
Yellow to yellow is 18 inches.
Green to Green is 24 inches.

So if we take the green to green and move it up to the 20 yard lines-- it would be the outer dark line to the outer dark line. That would be 24 inches at 20 yards. Is anyone understanding this? Ask lots of questions, I'll try to help.

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Thanks Mike, that helps alot!
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Whoa! I never even knew that and I have a hawke on my tornado...
I understand how many inches it is and so on but how do you range the deer? If the ear fits in the green to green its 50 yards?

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If the green to green was 24"(leg to leg)wouldn't the green be at 50 yards?
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Easiest way I have found to use it is as follows. It is pretty darn accurate as well.

On a mature whitetail deer broadside, find the 24 inch references that bracket the inside edges of the legs. That is the correct crosshair to use. It is simple if used that way and fast.

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Easiest way I have found to use it is as follows. It is pretty darn accurate as well.

On a mature whitetail deer broadside, find the 24 inch references that bracket the inside edges of the legs. That is the correct crosshair to use. It is simple if used that way and fast.
Pretty much the same thing I do.. Worked Great the last two years for me!
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