Re: Need help vortex scope zero/dope
The horizontal lines are indicators for how many turns you dial the scope up for longer range shots. It looks like the scope is 1 turn up from the bottom in the picture. If you rotate up 1 full turn, you will see another horizontal line. 2 turns, 2 lines etc. Once you have taken the long range shot, you can return to the original zero range by dialing back down to the line it is on now. As noted before, they are just for reference and don't normally line up exactly when the rifle is zeroed, but are usefull depending on what you are doing with it. If you only zero it at 200 yards and never shoot at any other ranges, you don't need to look them. If you dial the scope for a 1000 yard shot (for example), you can quickly return it back to the site in range of 100, 200, 250, or whatever you have it zero'd at. I put a peace of thin pin stripe tape around my turret even with the bottom of the turret drum so I don't need to remember which line is my 200 yard zero.