Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree11Likes
  • 5 Post By kimjon
  • 1 Post By scoped
  • 3 Post By Timmay
  • 2 Post By kimjon

Thread: $17 borescope

  1. #1
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,628

    $17 borescope

    They say you get what you pay for...right? Well not always.

    I just picked this up from trademe for $17, https://touch.trademe.co.nz/listing/view/1223059052 its an endoscope type camera on a long cord. It plugs into your phone (only works on newer androids, not IOS).

    You can take photos or video using a downloaded app. My mates first thought was to shove it up his arse... needless to say, I found a more fitting test subject - a rossi .308win.

    https://youtu.be/ojMp1lV_wSA

    Actually I'm very impressed with it. It has led lights, and you can fit a 90 reflector so it films at right angles too for a better view of say the rifling???.

    The actual reason I brought it was because I replaced the clutch in my wife's mini copper. I had an oh shit moment, where I couldn't remember pushing the slave cylinder hydraulic line retaining clip back into position. Anyone who's worked on a fucking mini will know that to get to... well just about anything on a mini involves basically dismantling the entire car. So I brought this cool little camera thingy... poked it down a gap and instantly my stress levels went away, as I could see the clip clearly in the correct position

    Anyway, for anything bigger than 7mm it works well as a very affordable borescope too.

    Kj
    Last edited by kimjon; 20-12-2016 at 05:04 PM.
    P38, Feather or Shoot, 308 and 2 others like this.

  2. #2
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    27,863
    That is cool.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    1,040
    had one for a while, get one thats 720p and mine is 5.5mm in diameter

    aliexpress..
    kimjon likes this.
    #BallisticFists

  4. #4
    Member Timmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    CNI
    Posts
    2,411
    7mm in diameter? No point if it doesn't do the best calibre in existence. 6.5mm
    mucko, Beaker and Steverusty like this.

  5. #5
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446
    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    had one for a while, get one thats 720p and mine is 5.5mm in diameter

    aliexpress..
    Have you got a link for the one you brought? Been thinking of getting one for a while now.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    1,040
    #BallisticFists

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    2,351
    Hey, kimjon, I can t see how you get away with putting your greasy rifle on those clean White bed sheets.

  8. #8
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,628
    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Hey, kimjon, I can t see how you get away with putting your greasy rifle on those clean White bed sheets.
    Haha...she's away, that's how
    Beaker and planenutz like this.

  9. #9
    Member chainsaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Silverdale
    Posts
    2,463
    will it fit down a 7mm bore ?

  10. #10
    Member specweapon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Tasman
    Posts
    1,032
    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    had one for a while, get one thats 720p and mine is 5.5mm in diameter

    aliexpress..
    Make sure you get the 5.5mm one, especially if you're gonna give your mate a prostate check

  11. #11
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,628
    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    will it fit down a 7mm bore ?
    To be honest I haven't tried as I assumed it wouldn't. But if there's a smaller 5.5mm one, that may be the better choice.

  12. #12
    Top Member Remington 5R .300 Win Mag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Obviously A Different Planet To The One You Bastards Are On!
    Posts
    303
    What the hell's an Android, is that an Apple Smart Phone is it?
    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten"!

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Christchuch New Zealand
    Posts
    3,099
    Quote Originally Posted by Remington 5R .300 Win Mag View Post
    What the hell's an Android, is that an Apple Smart Phone is it?
    Nope. Apple is Ios. I think Android is the operating system used by most non apple smart phones sorta like windows versus apple.

  14. #14
    Top Member Remington 5R .300 Win Mag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Obviously A Different Planet To The One You Bastards Are On!
    Posts
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Nope. Apple is Ios. I think Android is the operating system used by most non apple smart phones sorta like windows versus apple.
    Thanks mate. The Mrs has got an Apple I5, I think, that's about all I know about them type of phones.
    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten"!

  15. #15
    ebf
    ebf is offline
    The gnome returns ! ebf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hutt Valley
    Posts
    5,005
    i use one of the 5.5mm endoscope USB jobbies.

    the 45 degree mirror thing is really useful for seeing how good your cleaning regime is, looking for carbon rings etc.

    what I did to improve the image quality was to increase the distance between the lens and the mirror. initially just unscrewing the 45 degree mirror attachment as far forward as it would go without falling off. in the end I simply took it off the lens body and used electrical insulation tape to keep it in place a certain distance in front of the lens. does wonders for the focus of the image.

    be aware that even on the 5.5mm camera, the attachments are a larger diameter, so they don't fit into a 223 barrel...
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby
    Black rifles matter...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Borescope video
    By mikee in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-03-2014, 09:33 AM
  2. Cheap borescope
    By 7mmsaum in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-08-2013, 03:57 PM
  3. Coll borescope comparision video
    By PerazziSC3 in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 08:30 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!