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      redriverhunter
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      hello all I have a question about the lyman Borecam Digital Borescope. I have wanted a bore scope for a while, but I question is it truly necessary for a guy who most hunts and works up the best load they can. I do not shoot competition, or buy or sell firearms frequently. your thoughts please.

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      chutesnreloads
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      I’d advise you to remain in blissful peace without one.Like a chronograph.They’re useful and sometimes fun but do most of us really need one?

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      Doc Highwall
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      I have one and the primary use that I use it for is making sure the barrel and throat are really clean. I did look down the barrel of my Anschutz and a friends Anschutz and was amazed at the imperfections that were in them, and really amazed how well they both shot.

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      Goodsteel
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      I’m on a journey with my borescope to discover for myself what really matters and what doesn’t. Like Doc Highwall, I have often found that lubed lead bullets shoot extremely well in bores that display all the classic attributes of a premium barrel, but also have tooling marks present. I believe these tooling marks would shred an ordinary jacketed bullet, but we know that cast bullets often ride on a film of lube and by the time they reach the end of the barrel they are not touching the barrel at all. The only explanation I have is that these tooling marks actually make that lube film thicker and get the bullet floating on the lube sooner.

      It’s a fascinating tool to use to monitor your barrel conditions and learn what matters and what doesn’t, but honestly, a paper target at 100 yards can tell you that just as well, even though it doesn’t explain why. As a gunsmith, it’s in my best interest to know exactly what and why things are happening, but like I’ve said many times, I do my best shooting on the bench building rifles, and that’s a totally different thing. You as a shooter do not need a borescope to be a better shooter unless you are on the very cutting edge of accuracy, and every little thing can throw you off. I don’t see any reason to spend the money if you are neither a gunsmith nor a shooter looking to hold groups to the decimal. The money you spend would be much better used on bullets, powder and range time IMHO.

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      redriverhunter
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      thanks for the replies. I can not justify the cost for the amount of use i would get out of it.

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