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Recommend a bore light...

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by ijosef, May 1, 2009.

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  1. ijosef

    ijosef Member

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    Hi - Could you guys recommend a inexpensive bore light for a gun newbie? All the ones I've seen are very inexpensive (less than $20), so I'd like to keep it in that range.

    Also, what's the best way to inspect the barrel of a run-of-the-mill Winchester 94? I'm familiar with checking barrels on bolt actions and revolvers since that's about as easy as it gets, but I'm unfamiliar with lever guns (although I hope to change that soon).
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Cheapest bore light is a folded piece of white paper.
    Insert it in the open action and shine a flashlight or overhead light, the sun, etc. on it to reflect light through the barrel.
    I often just use my thumbnail if nothing else is available.

    Next up is a cheap dental mirror from the chinese junk tool bin at the hardware store.

    Following that, cheap borelights with a bent light tube attached.
    http://www.smokewagongear.com/p-533-remington-bore-light.aspx

    If you want a really good one, check out the Streamlight Stylus Reach:
    http://www.zbattery.com/Streamlight-Stylus-Reach-LED-Flashlight-Black-w-White-LED?leadsource=6

    rc
     
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    Thank you! When I bought my SKS and Golani Sporter, the guy had the exact Remington bore light you linked to. He let me use it and I thought it was pretty swell. I think that's what I'll get.
     
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