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Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual


Thank you for purchasing your new Bushnell® Prime™ Spotting Scope. This manual will help you optimize your viewing experience by explaining how to utilize the scope’s controls and features, and how to care for it. Read the instructions carefully before using your scope.

Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual
Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual


After setting up your tripod (the provided tabletop unit, or any tripod you prefer) on a stable, level surface, fasten the scope’s mounting base to the screw on the tripod’s platform, so that the scope is held securely in place. See “USING THE TRIPOD/ CAR WINDOW MOUNT”, next page. The tripod mounting base can be rotated by loosening the small “B” logo knob on one side, above the mount (see photo above).


Rotate the zoom ring (B) on the eyepiece to change magnifying power from low to high. Lower power settings will provide a brighter image with a wider fi eld of view; higher powers allow observing smaller details on more distant subjects. Turn the focus knob (C) in either direction until your subject appears as sharp as possible. To reduce the need to readjust focus when zooming, set the zoom to its highest power and focus on your subject. When you zoom back down to lower powers, it will stay in focus. Note: the zoom eyepiece is not interchangeable. Do not attempt to remove it from the scope


If you are not wearing glasses, twist the rubber eyecup (A) counter-clockwise to extend it. If you experience glare or lens fl are due to the angle and direction of the sun relative to the front lens, pull the sun shade (F) out to extend it.

Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual
Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual


Getting caught in a heavy downpour of rain with your spotter won’t be a problem. The Prime spotting scope is manufactured and tested to withstand water exposure to IPX7 standards. Fogproof protection is achieved from dry nitrogen purging that removes all internal air, which can retain moisture. All exterior lens surfaces have our new EXO Barrier™ coating (in addition to full multi-coating). EXO Barrier, quite simply,
is the best protective lens coating technology Bushnell has ever developed. Added at the end of the coating process, EXO Barrier molecularly bonds to the lens and fills the microscopic pores in the glass. The result is an ultra-slick coating that repels water, oil, fog, dust and debris – rain, snow, fingerprints and dirt will not stick. EXO Barrier is built to last: the bonded coating will not fade with the passage of time or normal wear and tear.


1. Unfold the legs fully and set the tripod on a stable, level surface such as a table or the ground.
2. Make sure the upper section of the tripod is level and securely attached to the top plate (a) of the lower section, by tightening the C-clamp bolt (b).
3. Turn the mounting screw knob (c) to attach the scope’s mounting base securely to the tripod platform (d) (do not overtighten).
4. Twist the pan/tilt handle (e) counter-clockwise to loosen it, tilt the tripod head until the mounting platform is level with the ground, then twist the handle clockwise to tighten it.
5. To tilt the scope vertically, twist the pan/tilt handle counter-clockwise to loosen it first, then tilt the tripod head up or down. To pan the scope left or right, use the pan/tilt handle to rotate the tripod platform. To raise or lower the center column, loosen the column lock (f), slide the column to the desired height, and re-tighten the column lock knob.
6. The top section of the tripod may also be used as a car window mount. Loosen the C-clamp bolt (b), and remove the top section from the tripod plate. Roll down your window partially, leaving enough of it up to place the C-clamp on, with the bolt knob facing you. Tighten the bolt knob to secure the mount in place, being careful not to cause damage to the window (avoid using the mount on windows with significant curvature).
7. After installing the mount on the window, attach the scope to the tripod platform with the mounting screw (c). Loosen and adjust the pan/tilt handle (e) to point the scope as needed, then tighten it.

Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual
Bushnell Prime Spotting Scopes Instruction Manual


The lenses of your Bushnell Prime spotting scope are fully multi-coated for highest light transmission. As with any multicoated optics, special care must be taken in cleaning the lenses. Follow these tips for proper lens cleaning:
• Blow away any dust or debris on the lens (or use a soft lens brush).
• To remove dirt or finger prints, clean with the supplied micro-fiber cloth rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage. The included washable microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for the routine cleaning of your optics. Simply breathe lightly on the lens to provide a slight amount of moisture, then gently rub the lens with the microfiber cloth.
• For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens.
Never disassemble your spotting scope. Irreparable damage can result from unauthorized service attempts, which also void the warranty.

Tehnical Specification

SKU Magnification Range Objective Diameter Eyepiece Field of view ft@100yds / m@100m Exit Pupil (mm) @Lo x/Hi x Eye Relief (mm) Close Focus (ft) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz /g)
SP164850B 16x-48x 50 MM Straight 120 ft /40m @16x 60 ft/20m @48x 3.1/1.0 16.5 14 12.8/325 32.7 / 927
SP206065B 20x-60x 65 MM Straight 100 ft /33m @20x 50 ft/17m @60x 3.25/1.0 16.0 20 14.6/371 38.1 / 1080
SP206065AB 20x-60x 65 MM 45o 103 ft /31m @20x 50 ft/16m @60x 3.25/1.0 16.5 20 14.5/368 38.1 / 1080



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