A Borescope is a piece of kit that I have wanted since I first saw one in use. But could never justify the expense, There have been times I would have loved a chance to see what is going on in my barrels but have had ti wait weeks or even months until I could be at the same place and time as a friend who has one.
I think the Gold Standard for a Borescope is the Hawk eye and I have seen a couple and used them and they are fantastic and fascinating but the price. Well they started out life as a medical instrument and the price reflects that. The basic model starts out at somewhere near $1000 but you really need the accessories like a light, a 90 degree eye piece and the rotating mechanism all up you are over or near to the $2000.
There have been a few of the electronic camera types on the market of course from the Chinese available at AliE or Ebay. Lyman also has one that is more suited to Rifles all these have so far lacked in a quality picture and they have only been look ahead type devices not a 90 degree mirror so you can look at the bore like it was sectioned and held up to your face.
The new kid on the block is the Teslong which has a 90 degree mirror attachment and has the correct focus. It is designed to be a Rifle Bore scope and the best thing is that it is $50 USD it is available on Amazon but it doesn’t ship to Australia. But Teslong are selling them on their website direct and are shipping to Australia $90 Aus all up inc postage. I have contacted them as the website is unclear as to what comes in the package. As the mirror and cable are shown as accessories but I have been ensured that both come in the standard package.
One of the target shooters I know over in WA has purchased one and given it the tick of approval as have quite a few people on other Australian websites. So my order is about to be placed. I will report back on the performance in time.
This is a new version that will now fit down a 223 barrel and perhaps a 22LR