To Your Frequently Asked Questions About Riflescopes
and Bausch and Lomb Riflescopes are built to insure their performance
under the most demanding conditions. With careful mounting and
reasonable care your riflescope will give you a lifetime of
shooting and hunting service. These instructions have been compiled
from frequent user questions about the use of our products.
'I am having difficulty seeing through my scope, all images
seem blurry. How can I properly focus my scope?'
Your riflescope needs to be focused only once-for YOUR eyes.
If another shooter uses your scope, it must be refocused for
their eyes. The following steps will assist in proper focusing
of your riflescope with a traditional style focus ring. If you
have a scope with a fast focus eyepiece, skip steps 1, 2 and
the knurled eyepiece lock ring and loosen by turning the eyepiece
the lock ring clockwise about five turns.
through the scope at a bright background such as the sky or
a well lighted wall. (Never look at the sun!) Focusing is
easier with the scope mounted on a rifle or some firm object.
the eyepiece, counter clockwise, until the reticle appears
the eyepiece, clockwise, until the reticle comes into focus.
away from the scope for a few seconds. Then look back quickly
through the scope. If the reticle appears sharp and clear
the instant you place your eye to the scope, the focus has
been properly set for your eyes. Try this several times.
the reticle appears fuzzy, or requires a little time to come
into sharp focus, further adjustment is needed. Turn the eyepiece
clockwise another full turn and repeat STEP
doing this until the reticle is sharp the instant you put
your eye to the scope.
satisfied with your focus, tighten the lock ring against the
'What is the best way to keep my scope lenses clean?'
With proper care, your scope should last you a lifetime. When
cleaning the lenses, reasonable precautions are necessary. Dry
dirt and dust can be removed by air blast or with a soft brush.
Fingerprints and lubricants can be wiped off with an eyeglass
tissue or a cotton swab and a mild soap solution. Use the lens
covers supplied with your scope whenever convenient.
'What maintenance is required on a riflescope?'
None, with proper care and mounting, your scope should last
a lifetime. Due to the unique internal seals and special lubricants
your scope can maintain a dry gas atmosphere to prevent fogging
of the lenses in any conditions. No lubricants or solvents are
required to preserve mechanical function.
'Is it safe to store my mounted scope in my vehicle?'
As convenient as vehicle storage may be, it can also be detrimental
to your scope. Closed vehicles retain very high levels of heat.
This intense heat could adversely affect the lubricants and
sealants in your scope. Another danger comes from the constant
vibration of a traveling vehicle as it can loosen your mounts
and affect the zero point of your rifle.
'Do you have any other simple tips that I can use to improve
The following tips can help even the best hunters odds.
variable power scope should be set to its lowest power for
fast target acquisition. High powers should be reserved for
long range, controlled shots.
caps provide good protection in foul weather by should be
removed when stalking or still shooting to save time in snap
shooting situations. Take off transparent or tinted covers
to avoid image distortion. Bushnell optics are recessed to
avoid lens contamination with lens covers removed.
a Bushnell Bore Sighter is recommended after any fall or mishap
to assure the zero point of your rifle.
your rifle and scope overnight in the outdoors will help avoid
external fogging of optics. In extreme cold, cycle the action
a few times to loosen it up prior to returning to the hunt.
'How can I mount my scope?'
Proper mounting is best performed by a professional gunsmith
or experienced hunter. For detailed instructions feel free to
contact our customer service department via E-Mail or phone
(800-423-3537), or contact your local gunsmith.