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flatlina
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Best bore scope

#1 Postby flatlina » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:53 pm

I have a friend whose wife wants to buy him a borescope for Xmas. What would you recommend?

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Re: Best bore scope

#2 Postby Dobbo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:53 pm

That she marries me :D :twisted:

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Re: Best bore scope

#3 Postby Malcolm Hill » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi John. The Hawkeye gives the best image of the different types of scopes available as far as I'm concerned. The 17 inch shooting edition with angled eyepiece would be a welcome sight under any Christmas tree. Look it up on the Gradient Lens website, I think the number is HS17-SHOT-AEP. Not sure if there is an Australian distributor, I got mine through Bruno's Shooter supplies several years ago. A worthwhile addition is getting an L.E.D.upgrade for the maglight which gives a much brighter image. Regards Malcolm.

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Re: Best bore scope

#4 Postby michaeljp » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:45 pm

Yes a hawkeye is by far the best and at about $1900 it should be. I have a 1st generation Lyman boredom for sale in excellent condition for $250 + postage or pick up in the sydney area

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Re: Best bore scope

#5 Postby pjifl » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:47 am

There are other very high quality 'borescopes'. Not that I am knocking the Hawkeye.

Do some eBay searches bases on 'Rigid Endoscopes'. There are other names. Many from China and are of very good quality. These are all aimed at the medical field. Most are actually autoclaveable. I have never looked at one that uses a tiny camera that matches one using relay lenses and that is what most searches based on 'Borescopes' will turn up.

You can get ones with different tip angles. Best is a 90 degree probe although a 70 degree one is usable although not as nice for barrels. Few have a 90 degree eyepiece which is almost a necessity when looking up the breech end of a barrel attached to an action in a stock. I eventually made a 90 degree eyepiece.

300mm is long enough to do most all you want used from both ends of a barrel. It depends on your pocket.


Peter Smith.

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Re: Best bore scope

#6 Postby DaveX » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:51 am

Hi michaeljp. I've sent you a PM

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Re: Best bore scope

#7 Postby Josh Cox » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:18 am

Peter Setford sells a top quality borescope, I’ve also used a Hawkeye.

Peters borescope comes with a bright white LED bulb which is very clear when using ( a good light frequency)

You can find Peters contact details on James Corbett’s website (triplejimports).

Peter Setford is also one of us, a shooter, you’ll see him at most of the queens comps and he’s a nice guy to boot,,,,, for a Victorian :)

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Re: Best bore scope

#8 Postby argh » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:39 am

Teslong bore scope seems to be good value for a camera style and getting some decent reviews, in comparison to the lyman camera. Will probably never compete with an optical scope.
https://www.teslong.com/rifle-bore-scope

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Re: Best bore scope

#9 Postby Pommy Chris » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:49 pm

argh wrote:Teslong bore scope seems to be good value for a camera style and getting some decent reviews, in comparison to the lyman camera. Will probably never compete with an optical scope.
https://www.teslong.com/rifle-bore-scope

Anyone got this to work paying by paypal?
Chris

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Re: Best bore scope

#10 Postby Pommy Chris » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Pommy Chris wrote:
argh wrote:Teslong bore scope seems to be good value for a camera style and getting some decent reviews, in comparison to the lyman camera. Will probably never compete with an optical scope.
https://www.teslong.com/rifle-bore-scope

Anyone got this to work paying by paypal?
Chris

Ok sorted, issue with my paypal.
Chris

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Re: Best bore scope

#11 Postby Keels » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:00 pm

Josh Cox wrote:Peter Setford sells a top quality borescope, I’ve also used a Hawkeye.

Peters borescope comes with a bright white LED bulb which is very clear when using ( a good light frequency)

You can find Peters contact details on James Corbett’s website (triplejimports).

Peter Setford is also one of us, a shooter, you’ll see him at most of the queens comps and he’s a nice guy to boot,,,,, for a Victorian :)

Look at what I can do daddy :shock:

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Re: Best bore scope

#12 Postby flatlina » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:21 pm

Thanks for all the info. I've passed it on.

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Re: Best bore scope

#13 Postby Josh Cox » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:53 pm

In case you did not understand the the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAXQMUyJ8g

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Re: Best bore scope

#14 Postby flatlina » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:04 pm

Josh Cox wrote:In case you did not understand the the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAXQMUyJ8g


I have NFI what you are intimating?

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Re: Best bore scope

#15 Postby Josh Cox » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 pm

responding to Keels.


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