cart SHOPPING CART You have 0 items
SELECT CURRENCY

Discussion Forums

Search forums
Forum Index > Rifles general discussion > Cheaper rifle bore scope available

Cheaper rifle bore scope available

06 Feb 2020
@ 08:45 am (GMT)

Robert McLean

Ok so I read on another forum that some were having good luck with a Teslong .2 inch bore scope.

"Rifle Bore Scope, Teslong 0.2inch Gun Barrel Borescope Camera with Side-View Mirror and Semi-Rigid Cable, for Windows, Mac and Android Smartphone"

All I can say is that it is way better than I expected. Just got it last night and I was both horrified and amazed. Horrified because of the issues in my Weatherby 270 bore, I knew there had to be something, and the carbon in my Rem 7mm bore and something on the chamber wall that may be the issue causing hard extraction and scratches on the cases.

Amazed at the quality of this $67 Canadian dollar bore scope. Adjustable lighting, side view, takes stills and video. The only issue is that it is a bit stiff and unwieldy and I probably should use a bore guide to feed it, because of the metal camera end on it.

When I get a chance I will take and post a couple of pics.

Not sure if you will get redirected but here is the link in canada.

https://www.amazon.ca/Teslong-Borescope-Side-View-Semi-Rigid-Smartphone/dp/B0828RRW62/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=teslong+borescope&qid=1580931378&sr=8-2

Replies

07 Feb 2020
@ 09:24 am (GMT)

Scott Struif

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Wow! Thanks 50 USD and free shipping. Only question now is, "Do I really want to know?"
07 Feb 2020
@ 04:51 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Ok here are a couple of the nastier ones from my .270

07 Feb 2020
@ 04:53 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
nice tan lines.

07 Feb 2020
@ 04:54 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
not too clear, probably my hand shaking. It is cold in my garage.

07 Feb 2020
@ 04:57 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Sorry about that last one... this is the bolt face..

07 Feb 2020
@ 05:00 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Someone's initials?

07 Feb 2020
@ 05:03 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
honest, it shoots pretty good... The barrel is 3 years old. Thoughts? If you think I could do this myself, be honest. I have used Sweets in this barrel. I thought i was careful.
08 Feb 2020
@ 12:40 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Ouch. Thanks for sharing.

Now I have to decide if I really want to see what's in there.
09 Feb 2020
@ 05:10 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Mine should be here Monday. Still a little leery about looking inside, but what the hell. Might be a good life lesson.
09 Feb 2020
@ 08:31 am (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Using the 'Endoscope HD Camera' Novotech Industries from Google play on my Samsung Note 4. Its an old phone and I had to try a couple of apps and play with some settings to make it work, but in the end it is just as good as the laptop I was using.
11 Feb 2020
@ 12:25 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
It showed up Sunday night, a day early. Immediately started playing with it. Like Robert said, horrified and amazed. Really good quality for the price you pay. There are some issues with mine, but it is a $67 toy/tool, isn't it? Image on screen can be a bit tricky, had to make some modifications (of course). Once I got it all sorted, good quality on screen. Only one equipment failure, and that is the adjusting dial for LED brightness. Dial is snug, so with my sausage fingers, it's hard to get it to adjust. But, overall, for what you pay vs. what you get, I would say go for it. If I can figure out how to save the photos, I'll post some of an old Parker Hale. Ghastly!
11 Feb 2020
@ 07:03 am (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
I have put some tape that sticks without glue ( not sure how it works but it does) around the head of the scope just back from the camera so that its diameter matches my barrel so that the camera head runs through the middle of the barrel. That helps alot with stability of the camera.

This has helped me alot, I have some places in my 7mm barrel mainly close to the muzzle end where the cleaning does not seem to be as good, quite a build up of carbon along the edges of the grooves. I am guessing that all the cleaning stuff is used up some how before it gets to that point. It also gave me a really good view of where an empty casing sits when in the chamber. Next I am going to build an empty cartridge with bullet seated to see what that looks like.

Just really interesting view of things from inside the barrel.
11 Feb 2020
@ 04:13 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
I found an old carbon fibre arrow, cut the threaded insert off, took the knock out, and used it the same way.

Adds stability and reach. Now it works great. Also found that if you thread the "small calibre" adapter on and lock the camera tip as far out as it goes, the view is better (in a 30 cal anyway).

Really like it now, thanks for the hot tip Robert.
11 Feb 2020
@ 04:14 pm (GMT)

Grant Lovelock

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Hey Robert,

Thanks for the heads up... we use a Hawkeye borescope with a digital camera attached, and are in need of a back up tool. The Hawkeye was expensive enough not including the digital camera and Halogen bulb light unit (Bulb broke and was going to cost hundreds just to replace this)
We have one of these units ordered now, cant wait to see how it measures up.
11 Feb 2020
@ 05:35 pm (GMT)

Scott Struif

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Robert's observation about the muzzle needing more cleaning is interesting, because everybody cautions, "don't fuck up the crown." We're all wary of it. I'll be curious where this seemingly anal thread leads. No offense intended.
12 Feb 2020
@ 08:00 am (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
hmm Where does it lead? So far I have looked at both my 22 barrels, amazingly pristine considering how many rounds and the lack of attention they get. Happiness there...

My weatherby barrel is a big disappointment. Don't know if it was me or it came like that but it is a mess. Marked up pretty bad in the middle of the barrel. Did I let it rust at some point? Did I leave some Sweets in there too long? Did weatherby/gunshop let it rust over time and now that I have thrown a few hundred rounds through it is all the pitting showing up?

My 7mm sendero is puzzling, from about 15-4" from the muzzle with carbon or some type of blackness on the steel in spots. Is that frosting? Does that mean there is micro pitting in those areas? There is the rub, do I get anal about it and clean or just leave it? I think I am going to clean.

The chamber was always a mystery to me and it is not anymore. That I really like.

I just wonder how the gun shop is going to like it when I bring the scope in and demand to look down the barrel before I buy another gun?
12 Feb 2020
@ 09:52 am (GMT)

Scott Struif

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Grant could tell you, but it seems like the barrel would have to totally devoid of fowling to assess its condition and whether to condemn it.
12 Feb 2020
@ 10:35 am (GMT)

Grant Lovelock

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
Hey Robert,

22lr generally always are protected by the wax and lead deposited in the bore.... so not often you see them corroding.

As for your Weatherby It always amazes me how quickly corrosion and pitting can occur given the right conditions... so in my opinion if you have some carbon fouling in the bore, and its very humid, or wet, the corrosion factor is huge, especially if you have a fresh barrel, after say 100 rounds or so they dont seem so susceptible to corrosion so fast.
I had a brand new 416 Stainless barrel in a 308win I took goat blasting on a very humid day... shot lots of goats and when home I decided to clean it the next day, which I did.... then checked with a borescope to find minor pitting already present from just that over night period....
Now I always recommend you have a bore snake on hand so at least if not a proper clean, you are able to isolate the fouling from moisture and air by pulling an oily patch through the bore.
Also remember just because your barrel has some pitting, its the accuracy it shoots thats important.... so unless the crown is munted, if it still shoots well, then dont worry about the pitting as long as you protect the bore from here on.
12 Feb 2020
@ 04:03 pm (GMT)

Robert McLean

Re: Cheaper rifle bore scope available
hmm, I admit that a few times over the last couple of winters. I may have been guilty of leaving the cleaning for a day or two. Those days are usually warm winter days -5 C or higher so pretty humid and then to leave it at that point was probably a mistake. that cost me Never thought it could do that in such a short time.

It does shoot pretty good and I will do better.

Learning experience... Thanks Grant.
 

ABOUT US

We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.

store