Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by nmkid, Mar 20, 2019.
Who makes the borescope that Larry Willis sells? larrywillis.com
I'm gona say maybe Bruce ????
Free bump cause I'd like yo know as well
Its called an endoscope. You can get one off of amazon for like $3 if you have some money to toss out. The guy who sells them has posted on some threads recently if you do a search. I believe my man @Texas10 is one that uses them
Cheap ones are pure garbage, as noted above. You get what you pay for. The Lyman is a couple hundred bucks and is about the minimum. You can get one at midwayusa.com. Clarity is ok, viewable area is really small. I know a few people with them. Anything significantly better is a grand or more.
Unless you really know what you're gunna be looking at, my advice is to skip it. All it'll do for the average joe is cause unnecessary mental anguish over nothing. If the gun shoots, shoot it.
Most endoscopes have lenses that look forward. Borescopes have the same, but use a mirror to shift the view to 90 degrees from the lens. Unless the endoscope comes with a 90 degree mirror attachment (that will still fit your bore) I'd skip it.
It's the best most entertaining 9.00 I ever spent. With a little practice and to learn what you are looking for they are pretty helpful looking down a bore. Sure, not as good as an 1100.00 Hawkeye borescope but can a Hawkeye help you find the leak behind the refrigerator or look up your nose
After looking at the bores of my best shooting guns, I use my scope mostly for finding the quarter that rolled under the fridge. Don't use it in a gun unless something has gone terribly wrong with accuracy. My guess is that Kreiger knows that a polished mirror finish is not needed. Look at a spider under a microscope and you'd be killing the dang things from many yards away not smashing them with your hand.
Thanks all. Not really looking to buy, just wondering.
$855.00 with the angled eyepiece at Brunos.
There's a discussion about ours in another thread
Or the rat nest in the wall...LOL. Don't ask me how I know
I have easy access to a Hawkeye and also have a Lyman borecam myself. For most shooters who want to know how well their cleaning regimen works or to check bore condition on a pending buy, the Borecam will be all they need
I have a Lyman Borecam. Small field of view, and not the sharpest image. But, it functions well enough to evaluate bore condition. I use it to inspect a throat before buying a used gun. Also, I use it to evaluate factory new guns.
The Borecam has paid for itself many times over in these roles. Either, by avoiding buying a used gun that looks good on the outside, but has a near shot-out throat. And by discovering crooked throats on new guns before ever firing a shot, and returning for a new barrel. The later has happened twice, and with high-end guns. The Lyman Borecam easily takes photos, which really helps to prove your case when arguing with a resistant manufacturer. Last thing a gun maker wants are photos blasted all over the internet showing they don't know how to use a throat reamer.
Here's two photos of a crooked throat. The first shows a land coming all the way to the case mouth. Second is 180 degrees from the first and shows no land at all. Once the manufacturer saw these photos, it quickly took the gun back and put on a new barrel. Manufacturer shall remain nameless because they stepped up and fixed the problem. I would have shot and reloaded for this gun forever with poor results and never known why without the Borecam. Saved me a ton of time and expense.
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