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    Default Affordable ProVision bore scope

    Anybody seen or used on of these? Cost is much more affordable than the Hawkeye - around $150 vs. $700 or more. Model # for guns is the PV-636 with a 5.6mm tip http://www.provision100.com/products_b.html It will not .22s but most guns in Alaska are larger anyway.

    http://www.realguns.com/Commentary/comar119.htm has a brief review of this borescope and it doesn't seem too bad but I can't find anyone that has done a side by side comparison.

    I did a search on the forum and could not find that this item has been discussed before- if it has forgive me!
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    Default Inexpensive borescope finally arrived today - WOW!

    Broke down and took a chance on one - it finally came in this morning.

    Simply WOW - I've always wanted a bore scope but the price was just too high. Now for the cost of a few boxes of ammo I can now see inside my bores rather than simply looking thru either end. A lot of discover is about to start as I finally get to examine a lot of guns I've always wondered about. Is that throat on my old 03-A3 erroded or simply fouled badly? How clean are my guns - really. There will be an obvious learning curve but it should be fun.

    I didn't get a camera adapter with mine so don't know if I can post any pictures. A friend does have an adapter with his if I can ever get my hands on it -he loaned it out to some one that is out of state.

    Since I've now have mine I reveal that I found mine on ejunk for $43 plus $15 shipping. Got another one for $39 and there are some more from the same seller going for about the same price. I'll post the link later.

    ProVision is now selling a model with more resolution so the old ones like mine may be in the process of being liquidated. However for the $$ they just can't be beat - some of the best money a serious shooter could ever spend!
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    I've been playing with this bore scope for a week now and learned a great deal about the inside of rifle bores. Fortunately I have a bunch of barrels around so I can compare them to each other - it would less educational with only one gun to examine.

    One of the reasons I got it was to examine the 03A3 Springfield I bought nearly 50 years ago for $35. I could consistancy put my first 3 shots in 1/2" C-C although the next 2 would open the group up to 1". Not bad shooting for a 2 groove rifle with a Weaver K4 on it. I shot it for many years and never put a round of commercial ammo through it -just lots of military surplus and handloads. When I started shooting it several years ago i just couldn't get it under 2-3" at 100 yrs even with a Leupold 3.5- 10 VXIII.

    I suspect the throat may be gone and the bore scope confirmed my fears. There was quite a bit of errosion and pitting in the throat area and the rifling was no longer sharp. Comparing it to a number of other '06 barrels it was clearly the most worn barrel I had.

    Still recommend this bore scope as one the best tools you can get for the money!
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