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This manual should only be
used for Elite Tactical Riflescopes
with illuminated reticles:
Illuminated Mil Dot Tactical Reticle
BTR-Mil™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle
BTR-1™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle
BTR-2™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle
PROUD USA COMPANY
03-13

Summary of Contents

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    This manual should only be used for Elite Tactical Riflescopes with illuminated reticles: Illuminated Mil Dot Tactical Reticle BTR-Mil™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle BTR-1™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle BTR-2™ Bushnell Tactical Reticle PROUD USA COMPANY 03-13...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Elevation and Windage Finger Touch Adjustments (1-6.5x24 models) Elevation and Windage T-LOK™ Turrets (ET18524) 12-13 Using the Mil Dot Reticle (ET3124F / ET6245F) 14-16 Using the BTR-Mil™ Ballistic Tactical Reticle (ET3124FJ / ET6245FJ) Using the BTR-1 First Focal Plane Tactical Reticle (ET1624F)

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents Page # Using the BTR-2 First Focal Plane Tactical Reticle Tactical Reticle (ET1624J / ET18524) Using the BTR-2 Second Focal Plane Tactical Reticle Tactical Reticle (ET1624SJ ) Maintenance and Storage Mil Dot Appendix: Using Mil Dot Reticles for Ranging Mil Dot Appendix: Converting Trajectory Data to Mil Holdovers Mil Dot Appendix: Cartridge Table Example Mil Dot Appendix: Using Mil Dot Reticles for Holdover...

  • Page 4: Parts Guide

    PARTS GUIDE Brightness Dial Elevation Target Turret w/ Battery Cover Side Focus Adjustment Fast Focus Eyepiece Power Change Ring Windage Target Turret Models with Side Focus (3-12x44, 6-24x50)

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    PARTS GUIDE Elevation Adj. (T-Lok) Brightness Dial w/Battery Cover Fast Focus Eyepiece Power Change Ring Elevation Adj. Windage Adj. (T-Lok) 1-8.5x24 Brightness Dial w/Battery Cover 1-6.5x24 Windage Adj. (w/Finger touch adj. caps) Models w/o Side Focus...

  • Page 6: Fast Focus Eyepiece, Power Change Ring, Side Focus (parallax)

    FAST FOCUS EyEPIECE The fast-focus eyepiece dial is found on the ocular end of the Bushnell Elite Tactical Riflescope. Use this adjustment to obtain a reticle image that appears sharp to your eyes. If adjustment is needed, look at a distant object for several seconds without using your scope.

  • Page 7: First Focal Plane And Second Focal Plane Reticles, Bore Sighting And Zeroing The Scope

    BORE SIGhTING AND ZEROING ThE SCOPE Bore sighting is a preliminary procedure to achieve proper alignment of the scope with the rifle bore. It is best done using a Bushnell Bore Sighter. If a bore sighter is not available, it can be done as follows: Remove the bolt and sight through the gun barrel at a 100 yard target.

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    In the example to the left using the BTR-Mil reticle, the shooter was attempting to hit a target in the center of the crosshairs. The actual point of impact hit 4 Mils down and 3 Mils left, as indicated by the red dot. Adjust the elevation dial 4 Mils up/windage dial 3 Mils right.

  • Page 9: Elevation And Windage Target Turrets (3-12x44 & 6-24x50 Models)

    Rotate the elevation turret knob counterclockwise to move the reticle plane up, or clockwise to move it down. Rotate the windage dial counterclockwise to move the reticle plane right, or clockwise to move it left. These Bushnell Tactical Riflescopes provide 5 mils of adjustment per complete revolution of the turret.

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    Adjustment Scale Index Line...

  • Page 11: Elevation And Windage Finger Touch Adjustments (1-6.5x24 Models)

    ELEvATION AND WINDAGE FINGER TOUCh ADJUSTMENTS (1-6.5x24 MODELS) 1-6.5x24 models of the Bushnell Elite Tactical Riflescope with illuminated reticle feature finger-adjustable, audible-click elevation and windage adjustments. To adjust the elevation or windage: 1. Remove the covers from the Elevation and Windage Adjustments.

  • Page 12: Elevation And Windage T-lok™ Turrets (et18524)

    With the turrets pulled fully upward, rotate the elevation turret knob counterclockwise to move the reticle plane up, or clockwise to move it down. Rotate the windage dial counterclockwise to move the reticle plane right, or clockwise to move it left. These Bushnell tactical riflescopes provide 10 mils of adjustment per complete revolution of the turret.

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    ELEvATION AND WINDAGE T-LOK™ TURRETS (ET18524) STEP 2 STEP 4 STEP 1 STEP 3...

  • Page 14: Using The Mil Dot Reticle (et3124f / Et6245f)

    USING ThE MIL DOT RETICLE (ET3124F / ET6245F) Your Bushnell riflescope contains a mil-dot reticle (1st focal plane), the most accurate means of range estimation using a manual optical device. These mil dots also allow precise leads for moving targets and exact compensation for shooting in a crosswind.

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    height or width carefully in mils, compute it according to the formula and you will find its range. Support your rifle and be precise when measuring objects; any measuring error causes an error in the computed range. Equally, a mistake in estimating the object size results in a proportional range error.

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    The Mil Dot Reticle Measurement System in the First Focal Plane Applies at any Magnification Level. 2 Mils at 3.5x 2 Mils at 12x (100 yards) (100 yards)

  • Page 17: Using The Btr-mil™ Ballistic Tactical Reticle (et3124fj / Et6245fj)

    USING ThE BTR-MIL™ BALLISTIC TACTICAL RETICLE (ET3124FJ / ET6245FJ) The Bushnell BTR-Mil™ Ballistic Tactical Reticle is a hashmarked reticle that uses mrad based subtension lines for ranging, holdover and windage corrections. The illuminated 1 mil diameter circle with .1 mil center dot provides an unobstructed view of the target with 10 illumination settings.

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    USING ThE BTR-1 TACTICAL RETICLE IN A FIRST FOCAL PLANE SCOPE (ET1624F) Elite Tactical model ET1624F with the BTR-1 Tactical Reticle is designed to be sighted-in at 100 yards (or meters), and provides hold over points out to 600 meters. This reticle is calibrated for use with 223 Rem/5.56 ammunition loaded with 55-62 grain bullets. Because the BTR-1 reticle is located in the first focal plane (FFP) position in this model, it will be accurate for all targets at any magnification setting.

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    Fig. 1 100 METERS/YARDS 300 METERS Fig. 2 400 METERS 500 METERS 600 METERS Note: the scope should be zeroed at 100 Meters/yards...

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    USING ThE BTR-1 TACTICAL RETICLE IN A SECOND FOCAL PLANE SCOPE ( ET1624SF) Elite Tactical model ET1624SF with the BTR-1 Tactical Reticle is designed to be sighted-in at 100 meters/yards, and provides hold over points out to 600 meters. This reticle is calibrated for use with 223 Rem/5.56 ammunition loaded with 55-62 grain bullets. The reticle design allows accurate aiming points out to 600 meters.

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    Fig. 1 100 METERS/YARDS 300 METERS Fig. 2 400 METERS 500 METERS 600 METERS Note: the scope should be zeroed at 100 Meters/yards...

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    To Use the Reticle: 1. Sight in at 100 meters/yds on any magnification setting. 2. Determine distance to target. For the best accuracy in determining distance, utilize a Bushnell Laser Rangefinder (Scout DX 1000 ARC, G Force 1300 ARC).

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    Center dot measures .3 mils at highest power setting (6.5x or 8.5x, depending on model) BTR-2 @ 6.5x BTR-2 @ 1x...

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    To Use the Reticle: 1. Sight in at 100 yds at the 6.5x magnification setting. 2. Determine distance to target. For the best accuracy in determining distance, utilize a Bushnell Laser Rangefinder (Scout DX 1000 ARC, G Force 1300 ARC).

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    MAINTENANCE Your Bushnell Elite Tactical riflescope, though amazingly tough, is a precision instrument that deserves reasonably cautious care. 1. When cleaning the lenses, first blow away any dry dirt and dust, or use a soft lens brush. Fingerprints and lubricants can be wiped off with lens tissue, or a soft clean cloth, moistened with lens cleaning fluid.

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    APPENDIX: MIL DOT RANGING & HOLDOVER EXAMPLES USING MIL DOT RETICLES FOR RANGING The Equations: Size of target in yards X 1000 = Range in Yards Size of Target in Mils Size of target in inches X 27.778 = Range in Yards Size of target in Mils Size of target in inches X 25.4 = Range in Meters...

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    APPENDIX: MIL DOT RANGING & HOLDOVER EXAMPLES Example 2: Take the same size target but now the Mil reading is .75 (from crosshair intersection to bottom of first Mil Dot). Known size of target: 12”x 12” Mil Reading: .75 Mil 12 X 27.778 = 444.44 Yards .75 Mil...

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    APPENDIX: MIL DOT RANGING & HOLDOVER EXAMPLES FEDERAL .308 168-GR BThP hOLDOvERS FOR A MIL-DOT RETICLE (Cartridge Table Example) Distance Trajectory 1 Mil Size Actual holdover 100 Yards 0 Mils 0 Mils 200 Yards 4.5” 7.2 Mils .62 Mils Trajectory 300 Yards 15.9”...

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    APPENDIX: MIL DOT RANGING & HOLDOVER EXAMPLES USING MIL DOT RETICLES FOR hOLDOvER MIL vALUE Once you know how to range your target with a Mil Dot reticle, and using the previous yARDS IN INChES example, you can use the reticle instead of the turrets to make adjustments with holdover. For example, your range tells you that the 12”...

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    Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. No agent, representative, dealer or unauthorized employee of Bushnell has the authority to increase or alter the obligation of this warranty. Any return made under this warranty must be accompanied by the items listed below: 1.

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    For further questions or additional information please contact: Bushnell Outdoor Products 9200 Cody, Overland Park, Kansas 66214 (800) 423-3537 www.bushnell.com ©2013 Bushnell Outdoor Products...

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