b&l 4200 scopes owners help!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by speed demon, Jul 12, 2002.

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  1. speed demon

    speed demon Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    i acouple of weeks back i bought a b&l 4200
    elite 6x-24x scope for my varmint rifle..
    i didnt get any instructions with the scope.. i need to know how to rezero the
    target turrets to zero after you set the scope..so one can make adjustmesnts starting from zero.. and also how is the
    elevation and windage clicks set up on this
    scope?? the elevation goes to 22 and it seems there is only 2 clicks between numbers... wtf? same for windage?? my night
    force is 8 clicks between numbers as it is
    the 1/8moa benchrest model.. this b&l scope
    seems not to be calbrated like that..any
    help would be greatful... i think the B&L
    is 1/4 moa a click..but whats with the numbers being 2 clicks apart?? [​IMG]
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2001
    I have the Bushnell 4200 Elite 6-24 scope and would assume that it is similar to the earlier B&L model.

    You simply remove the outer caps and twist the knurled cap on top of each turret. Turn it until it comes off - it is a screw. Then lift the outer shell (with the markings) of the turret straight up and it will also remove. Aligne the outer shell O index with the non-moveable index on the turret and push the shell straight down, there are splines that will line up.

    The scope adjustment is 1/8moa adjustment per click, there are only 6moa to a revolution. Not sure what you mean by 'the elevation goes to 22', might be the total adjustment range, Bushnell claims 26 moa. Depends on the rifle and the range whether you will have enough elevation adjustment.
  3. Jeff T

    Jeff T New Member

    Nov 30, 2001
    I have a B/L 4200, AND IT HAS 1/8 MOA adjustment. I know idea what they were trying to accomplish with the way they have it calibrated and set up. To rezero, loosen the the small knurled knob (on top of the adjustment) while holding the large knurled knob(the part you would turn to adjust elevation or windage) Good luck because mine was so tight I almost couldn't get it loose [​IMG]
  4. speed demon

    speed demon Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    what i meant by the elevation goes to 22
    i meant there was 22 numbers on the target
    knob..what does the numbers mean??? they
    sure dont mean MOA as if they did there is
    only 2clicks between numbers..that would
    make it 1/2 moa per click..and thats not
    right..the numbers on the target turret must
    not mean anything as they dont fit..
  5. speed demon

    speed demon Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    i seen why another guy had posted he wanted
    to replace his knobs for some thats like
    leupold or nightforce.. if some one knows
    where to get replacement knobs that are
    calibrated like a real scope like nightforce
    or leupold please let me know where to get
    them.... i see now why i see so many for sale on the forums.. they are good scopes
    from what i hear from other people but the
    target knob setup is terrible.. and it is
    nowhere near as good as my nightforce in
    clarity but you cant expect to be for the
    price it is..im not trying to start a flame
    war but i am GREATLY disappionted in the
    target knob calibration.. now i know if say
    well 1/8inch click and 2 clicks between
    numbers means each number is 1/4inch..
    thats the part that doesnt make since why did they do that!! as if make a longer range
    shot and need 5inches high at 100 i would
    have to put it on the 20 number.. thats crazy when it could be set up a like nightforce or leupold where is would be 5
    for 5 moa..now i know anyone could make the
    simple calculations to make it work..but
    its just etra work for nothing..
  6. speed demon

    speed demon Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    well im not shooting long range with this gun as i only need 10 inches of travel at the most... this scope is on a little gun... [​IMG]

    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: speed demon ]
  7. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
    Hey Speed...

    I love my 6x24 B&L... but the turrets are the craziest I have ever seen. The numbers you refer to are the "1/4" minute spaces, so you have 24 increments of 1/4 moa = 6 moa per turn.

    The total is about 26 moa of elevation (which ain't much!!), so you might consider the Burris "Signature ZEE" mounts, with the little plastic shims, so you can have all the elevation available to you.


    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: CatShooter ]
  8. glazer1972

    glazer1972 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2004
    For replacement knobs try
    kenton industries
    You will have to use Bausch & Lomb Elite in their standard order form.

    [ 01-01-2004: Message edited by: glazer1972 ]
  9. speed demon

    speed demon Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    i have contacted them and they wont make standard moa turrets for them.. they are not
    friendly at all... i told them that on their
    web-site they have my scope listed and they
    told me that didnt matter..they have a nasty attitude..but thanks for the link anyway..