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