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Old 04-26-2019, 01:25 PM
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Hi Supersharp, I guess it might be better than nothing but my experiments and experience with low end endoscopes leads me to recommend that you not purchase this and save your money for the Lyman digital ($200) or Hawkeye optical (starts around $600).

Here's the problem. You want to look sideways down the bore, not forward. Purpose designed firearm borescopes have a mirror that allows you to inspect the sides of the chamber and barrel. Endoscopes like what you point out above only let you see ahead of the camera. Some have slide on mirror attachments but then the probe diameter is bigger than .22.

Say you were inspecting the walls of a tunnel inside your vehicle with the side windows blacked out. You can only see the walls at a distance never up close. That's what looking at a barrel with that endoscope will be like.

Hope that makes sense.

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