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Matt in Va
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
Gentlemen,
Once again I am at a rather expensive crossroads and I would very much appreciate your opinion on the matter. Which Gradient Borescope Kit is ideal for the professional smith who may chamber a BR Receiver today and chamber a barrel for an AI AW tomorrow sight unseen. Tremendous volume is NOT key. Quality is the order of the day...

Best Regards, Matt Garrett
757-581-6270

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0/k=borescope/t=P/ksubmit=y/f_a=1/Products/All/search=borescope

Chisolm
04-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Matt,
This is what I recently went with.
http://www.hawkeyeblue.com/catalog/item/6188551/5993747.htm

If you are going to use it a lot you will want to go with the angled eyepiece.
I believe you will need the slim line version to look into 17cal barrels.

James

Matt in Va
04-07-2011, 07:32 AM
James,
Thank you for the input. Greatly appreciated...

Regards, Matt.

Matt P
04-07-2011, 07:53 AM
Check out Bruno's I recently purchased one from them and their service and price where excellent.
Matt P

colchester
04-07-2011, 08:32 AM
+1 for Brunos, they were very informative and offered a great price and service.

Matt in Va
04-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Gentlemen,
Will have to give them a call. Thank you.

Regards. matt.

Dans40X
04-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Don't skimp-
Purchase the Gradient Slimline w/ adjustable focus(unless your eyesight never changes w/ age) & additional 90 deg lens.
I prefer the 75deg mirror over the 90 degree mirror to help eliminate glare w/ LED light source.

frwillia
04-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Don't skimp-
Purchase the Gradient Slimline w/ adjustable focus(unless your eyesight never changes w/ age) & additional 90 deg lens.
I prefer the 75deg mirror over the 90 degree mirror to help eliminate glare w/ LED light source.

What he said ^^^^

Matt in Va
04-27-2011, 02:24 AM
Don't skimp-
Purchase the Gradient Slimline w/ adjustable focus(unless your eyesight never changes w/ age) & additional 90 deg lens.
I prefer the 75deg mirror over the 90 degree mirror to help eliminate glare w/ LED light source.

Gentlemen,
Can't find the 75 degree mirror on Brownells. Bruno?

Regards, Matt.

frwillia
04-27-2011, 12:21 PM
Gentlemen,
Can't find the 75 degree mirror on Brownells. Bruno?

Regards, Matt.

I've not tried the 75 degree mirror, but I've had excellent results with the 90 degree mirror including being able to take pictures with it. You can probably call Gradient Lens in Rochester, NY, and ask them if they will sell you one directly with the 75 degree mirror.

Took this picture of a tooling chatter problem in a factory barrel:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/frwillia/6inchesfrommuzzle-2.jpg

Using this home made setup to adapt a NIKON 990 to the scope:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/frwillia/CameraAdaptor-3-C-RS.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/frwillia/Finished-2-C-RS.jpg

Fitch