C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s
on your choice of a Bushnell
constructed of the finest materials and assembled by highly skilled craftsmen for a lifetime
of tro u b l e - f ree use under the most demanding conditions.
This booklet will help you achieve optimum performance by explaining how to use it's
various features and how to care for it. Read the instructions carefully before mounting
and using your scope.
The following photographs are guides to the nomenclature and location of the riflescope
parts mentioned throughout this text.
Power Change Ring
The eyepiece is designed to provide a precise fast focus. The eyepiece will focus
faster than your eye can compensate for any inaccuracy in your adjustment.
Look at a distant object for several seconds without using your scope. Then, shift
your vision quickly, looking through the scope at a plain background. Tu rn the fast-
focus eyepiece clockwise or counter clockwise to adjust to your eyes. The re t i c l e
p a t t e rn should be sharp and clear before your eye can refocus. After you have made
your adjustment, with a quick glance re-check the image.
WA R N I N G : NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN THROUGH THE RIFLESCOPE (OR ANY
OTHER OPTICAL INSTRUMENT). IT MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR EYES.
CENTERING THE RETICLE
The reticle was carefully set at the optical center of your riflescope at our factory. This
setting provides you with the ideal adjustment range from the center position. The
r i f l e s c o p e 's adjustments are used to zero-in the riflescope.
It is wise to check the center of the optical axis before mounting. Do this by placing
the scope in a solid V-block (card b o a rd box with two slots). While looking thro u g h
the scope in a normal viewing position, carefully rotate the scope. If the target
moves in a circle larger than 1" from center (at 25 yards) in relation to intersection
of crosshairs, reset windage and elevation adjustments. Remove adjustment caps.
Set each adjustment to midpoint and recheck for centering. If target still rotates, use
adjustments to corre c t .
M O U N T I N G
To achieve the best accuracy from your rifle, your Bushnell scope must be mounted
p ro p e r l y. (We strongly recommend that those unfamiliar with proper pro c e d u re s
have the scope mounted by a qualified gunsmith). Should you decide to mount
1 . Use a high-quality mount with bases designed to fit your particular rifle. The
scope should be mounted as low as possible without touching either the barre l
or the re c e i v e r.
2 . C a refully follow the instructions packed with the scope mounts you have selected.
3 . B e f o re tightening the mount rings, look through the scope in your normal
shooting position. Adjust the scope (either forward or backward) until you find
the furthest point forward (to ensure maximum eye relief) that allows you to see
a full field of view.
WA R N I N G :
IF THE SCOPE IS NOT MOUNTED FAR ENOUGH FORWARD, IT'S
R E A RWARD MOTION MAY INJURE THE SHOOTER WHEN THE RIFLE RECOILS.
4 . Rotate the scope in the rings until the reticle pattern is perpendicular to the bore
and the elevation adjustment is on top.
5. Tighten the mounting scre w s .
B o re sighting is a preliminary pro c e d u re to achieve proper alignment of the scope
with the rifle's bore. It is best done using a Bushnell
is not available, it can be done as follows: Remove the bolt and sight through the
gun barrel at a 100 yard target. Then sight through the scope and bring the cro s s
hairs to the same point on the target. Certain mounts have integral windage
adjustments and, when bore sighting, these should be used instead of the scope's
i n t e rnal adjustments. If major elevation adjustments are needed, they should be
accomplished by shimming the mount base.
riflescope. It is a precision instrument
B o re Sighter. If a bore sighter
Z E R O I N G
Final sighting-in of your rifle should be done with live ammunition, based on your
expected shooting distance. If most of your shots will be at short range, zero-in at 100
y a rds. But, for long-range shooting at big game, most experienced shooters zero - i n
about three inches high at 100 yards. Three-shot groups are useful for averaging the
point of impact.
E L E V ATION AND WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT
scopes feature finger-adjustable audible-click elevation and
1 . Remove the covers from the Elevation and Windage Adjustments.
2 . Grasp the Adjustment Bar and turn it in the appropriate "UP" (and/or "R")
d i rection indicated by the arrows. Each "click" or increment on the Adjustment
Scale Ring will change bullet impact by 1/4" Minute of Angle . 1/4" MOA
c o r responds to 1/4 inch at 100 yards, 1/2 inch at 200 yards, 3/4 inch at 300 yard s
and so on (1/12" at 50 feet for air rifles).
RESETTING THE ADJUSTMENT SCALE RING
This step is not necessary, but, for future re f e rence, you may want to realign the zero
marks on the Adjustment Scale Rings with the index dots.
1 . Using a jeweler's scre w d r i v e r, loosen the Phillips screw on the Adjustment Scale
about 1/2 turn. Take care not to disturb your zero by "losing" a click or two when
loosening the scre w s .
2 . Rotate the Adjustment Scale Ring (which should now turn freely) to align the "O"
with the Index Dot.
3 . Retighten the screw in the Adjustment Scale and reinstall the Elevation and
Windage Adjustment Knobs.
VARIABLE POWER ADJUSTMENTS
To change magnification, simply rotate the Power Selector Ring to align the desire d
number on the power scale with index dot.
When still-hunting or stalking game, a variable scope should be set to the lowest
p o w e r. You then have the widest field of view for quick shots at close range. Higher
powers should be reserved for precise long-range shots.
WA R N I N G : A SCOPE SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR EITHER A
BINOCULAR OR SPOTTING SCOPE. IT MAY RESULT IN YOUR INADVERT E N T LY
POINTING THE GUN AT ANOTHER PERSON.
A D J U S T ABLE OBJECTIVE LENS
This feature (if present on your scope) permits precise focusing, while simultaneously
readjusting the parallax-free distance, for any range from 50 yards to infinity. To
change range focus, turn the Objective Adjustment Ring and align the number with
the distance index dot. An alternative method is to look through the scope and turn
the Objective Adjustment Ring until the target, at whatever range, is sharply focused.
M A I N T E N A N C E
Your Bushnell riflescope, though amazingly tough, is a precision instrument that
deserves reasonable cautious care .
1 . When cleaning the lenses, first blow away any dirt and dust, or use a soft lens
brush. Fingerprints and lubricants can be wiped off with lens tissue, or a soft
clean cotton cloth, moistened with lens cleaning fluid.
WARNING: U N N E C E S S A RY RUBBING OR USE OF A COARSE CLOTH MAY
CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO LENS COAT I N G S .
2 . All moving parts of the scope are permanently lubricated. Do not try to
3 . No maintenance is needed on the scope's outer surface, except to occasionally
wipe off dirt or fingerprints with a soft cloth.
4. Use lens covers whenever convenient.
S T O R A G E
Avoid storing the scope in hot places, such as the passenger compartments of
vehicles on hot days. The high temperatures could adversely affect the lubricants and
sealants. A vehicle's trunk, a gun cabinet or a closet is preferable. Never leave the
scope where direct sunlight can enter either the objective or the eyepiece lens.
Damage may result from the concentration (burning glass effect) of the sun's rays.
Warranty information on page 2.
Lit. #: 91-0200/02-01