A riflescope indicates a bullet's point of impact and makes
distant targets and surrounding objects appear closer. A riflescope
is recommended for safer, more accurate shooting in the field
and on the range.
Coatings on lens surfaces reduce light loss and glare due
to reflection for a brighter, higher-contrast image with reduced
eyestrain. Bushnell® riflescopes are coated with a microscopic
film of magnesium fluoride. More coatings lead to better light
- A single layer on at least one lens.
- A single layer on all air-to-glass surfaces.
- Multiple layers on at least one lens and all surfaces
are coated at least once.
Multi-Coated - Multiple layers on all air-to-glass
The size of the column of light that leaves the eyepiece of
a scope. The larger the exit pupil, the brighter the image.
To determine the size, divide the objective lens diameter
by the power (a 4x40 model has an exit pupil of 10mm).
The distance a scope can be held away from the eye and still
present the full field of view. Bushnell riflescopes provide
an extra margin of comfort and recoil safety with extended
eye relief and soft neoprene eyepiece guards.
of View (F.O.V.)
The side-to-side measurement of the circular viewing field
or subject area. It is defined by the width in feet or meters
of the area visible at 100 yards or meters. A wide field of
view makes it easier to spot game and track moving targets.
Generally, the higher the magnification, the narrower the
field of view.
Riflescopes are often referred to by two numbers separated
by an "x". For example: 4x40. The first number is
the power or magnification of the scope. With a "4x",
the object being viewed appears to be four times closer than
when seen with the unaided eye.
The second number in the formula (4x40) is the diameter of
the objective or front lens. The larger the objective lens,
the more light that enters the scope, and the brighter the
The lens closest to your eye.
A condition that occurs when the image of the target is not
focused precisely on the reticle plane. Parallax is visible
as an apparent movement between the reticle and the target
when the shooter moves his head or, in extreme cases, as an
out-of-focus image. Bushnell center-fire riflescopes under
11x are factory-set parallax-free at 100 yards; rim-fire and
shotgun scopes at 50 yards. Scopes of 11x or more have a special
range focus to adjust for parallax.
The windage and elevation adjustments affect accuracy. Windage
is the horizontal (left-to-right) adjustment, usually the
side turret of the scope. Elevation is the vertical (up-and-down)
adjustment, usually the top turret of the scope. Bushnell
scopes feature 1/4 M.O.A. (1/4" at 100 yards) or finer
windage and elevation adjustments with audible clicks for
Now the hunter won't miss the shot of his life by accidentally
breathing on his eyepiece while aiming. RAINGUARD is Bushnell's
exclusive, patent pending, hydrophobic (water-repellent) coating
that causes condensation from rain, fog or snow to form in
much smaller droplets than on standard coatings. Smaller droplets
scatter less light resulting in increased light trans-mission
and a much clearer sight picture. Also, water sheets off of
RAINGUARD much more readily than off a standard coating.
Resolution, or definition, is the ability of a scope to distinguish
fine detail and retain clarity.
Bushnell riflescopes use high-durability aluminum alloy formed
into a one-piece tube. They are also anodize finished and
are sealed to protect the inside from the elements. Each riflescope
is rustproof, virtually scratch-proof and a beautiful complement
to the most expensive rifles.
Waterproof and Fogproof
Bushnell riflescopes remain crystal-clear in all types of
weather. All 1" and 30 mm diameter riflescopes are not
only nitrogen-purged to remove any vestige of internal moisture,
but they are also O-ring sealed to prevent the entry of dust
riflescope is the key to a successful day at the range or
in the field. Riflescopes bring distant targets and surrounding
objects up close and personal allowing safer, more accurate
shooting. They gather and utilize available light making it
possible to shoot in lower light conditions and allowing the
hunter to hunt from dawn to dusk.
just the right riflescope with your gun and ammunition will
help you get the most out of each and every shot. Selecting
the correct scope to fit your needs involves a number of considerations
from mechanics and construction, to image quality and magnification.
Keep in mind when and where you shoot most often and choose
a riflescope with features that best fit the requirements
of your particular sport.
The inner workings of a scope have a direct affect on shooting
accuracy. As adjustments are made during sight-in, the cam
tube, which holds the reticle and lenses in place, moves inside
the scope. To stay on target and produce a quality image,
this tube must be strong enough to absorb the impact of heavy
recoil during shooting and remain in place. When selecting
your riflescope look for precision (positive) adjustments,
point-of-impact consistency, reticle strength and waterproof,
fogproof and shockproof durability. You'll also want to consider
weight, bulk and ergonomics, which are especially important
during long days in the field.
For optimum image quality, it is important that the optical
system of a riflescope deliver as much light as possible to
the eye of the shooter. The lighter or brighter the image,
the sharper the resolution, and the clearer the shot. The
quality of the glass, lens design and optical coatings all
contribute to a riflescope's ability to manage light effectively.
When selecting your scope, consider magnification, objective
lens size, exit pupil, resolution, field of view and eye relief.
Choose a riflescope with the magnification or power that is
appropriate for your particular application.
power - (example: 1.5-6x32, 2-7x32) These riflescopes
are ideal at close range and for shooting moving targets.
They provide the most effective light management and produce
a brighter sight picture and wider field of view-even in low-light
conditions and thick brush.
power - (example: 3-9x40, 2.5-10x50) Select these
riflescopes for hunting big game at medium range.
power - (example: 6-18x40, 6-24x40) These riflescopes
are best for target shooting, when the target is motionless
and for varmints and other small game.
reticle is the crosshair or pattern placed in the eyepiece
of the scope which establishes the gun's position on
reticles are available for adjustable objective
Elite® riflescopes only on a custom basis.
Reticles available by scope model are listed below.
1/2 Dot, Mil Dot
1/2 Dot, Mil Dot
order your custom reticle, mail your scope along
with a check for $55.00 to:
Attn: Custom Reticles
8500 Marshall Drive
scope will be returned in approximately 6 weeks.
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