A borescope inspects the inner workings of larger goods like cars, boats, and even rifles. Borescopes make it easier to see into engines, brakes, catalytic converter tubes, behind instrument panels, AC systems, exhaust systems, and other systems. The tool includes a tiny camera and built-in light for easier viewing and can also record video and photos for later use.
Borescopes with screens or that connect to smart devices offer extra alternatives such as a flexible cord with a camera and light at the end. The ropes can be coiled under the hood or into other items for easier viewing without removing parts. Many variants add a mirror, hook, or magnet to make the borescope more usable.
They are also generally waterproof, so they can easily handle automotive substances. Those with screens are usually rechargeable and have memory card slots for video and image storage. A borescope's camera is either rigid or semi-rigid, with goose-necking capability. Many cameras are also temperature resistant but cannot tolerate extreme temperatures.
Using a borescope with an Android device offers many advantages. First, you can adjust the display size to see the inner mechanisms better. Next, you can quickly save photographs and movies with the otoscope. The technology also aids diagnostics by allowing you to visualize inner mechanisms on a larger screen.
Borescopes are also useful for teaching through a scope and display to lead students through the process before trying it themselves. Also, a higher resolution screen on an Android handset frequently provides a better image. It allows you to take more accurate photos and videos to share for a diagnosis while also allowing for increased zoom, portability, and reduced cords.
A USB rifle borescope connects to smart devices via a USB cord. USB cords are universal and work on many different devices. They can work with an Android phone or tablet along with laptops, MacBooks, and more. However, they will not work with Apple phones or tablets. With a USB rifle borescope, you get more screen and charging options. However, a USB borescope does not include its own screen and will require a smart device for use.
The camera probe of an endoscope remains rigid, while a borescope probe can bend and flex. Although they perform similar functions, endoscopes' rigid cameras prevent more extensive examinations achievable with a borescope. Also, Endoscopes have a smaller diameter, allowing for easier insertion into small spaces but does not provide a full picture of the area as a borescope.
The first step to getting your rifle borescope to work is to connect the USB cord to the smart device or laptop of your choice. Finally, open the app on the device (Android) or simply plug and play with a PC, MacBook, or Chromebook. iPhones and iPads do not have USB so they are not supported.
Once the device is turned on and connected to your smart device or laptop, insert the borescope into the rifle slowly and with care. Wait for the lighting to adjust and now you can snap pictures and videos. Once finished, wash the borescope and store all of the parts in a cool, dry place, preferably in a storage container.
When using a USB rifle borescope with an Android phone or tablet, you will need to connect to the correct app listed in the instructions. You can also use third-party software for compatibility. For Windows PCs, you can use the Teslong app or third-party software. MacBook and Chromebook both allow for simple plug-and-play so you simply use the built-in camera software. Once the app is downloaded, open it up and connect your device through settings, and you are ready to use the camera.
You can use a gun borescope for non-gun inspections, but they are optimized for looking inside a gun barrel with a focal distance of ½ to 1 inch, so it won’t work for all applications. The side-view mirrors are best for up-close surface inspections and won’t have as wide of a field of view as our dual-lens camera probes. Gun borescopes are typically rigid probes because that makes them easier to handle and turn inside the barrel, but it’s not a requirement. Our regular inspection endoscopes are suitable for gun inspection so long as they fit down the barrel. Single-lens camera probes will work the best because they include a right-angle mirror accessory. The right-angle camera on our dual camera lenses will NOT work well to inspect the flutes inside of a rifle barrel because they usually are too close to the lens and the focus will be blurry.
Yes, you can find the 5-Mirror Set on our accessory page. Teslong borescopes usually come with a 0.20-inch diameter mirror to fit .22 caliber or larger barrels. While these mirrors will fit in larger barrels just fine they will have some slop and move around, which can affect focus and image quality. To get the best focus and see the largest area we offer the 5-Mirror Set designed to inspect .22, .243, .30, .38, and .40 caliber barrels.
Our borescopes come with an app that you may download after reading the instructions. For ease of use, the app connects to the device via Wi-Fi. Borescopes should not be used for any other applications.
The NTG100H 26-inch Rigid Rifle Borescope offers the best set of features for a very affordable price. It includes a 26-inch rigid probe ready to fit in any .20 caliber or larger barrel. Furthermore, the device has an LED ring light, three side mirrors, and it’s compatible with most devices except for Apple iPhone and iPad.
Our high-end borescopes are an ideal gunsmith tool that helps verify how well your barrel has been cleaned. Carbon deposits build up as you shoot and can start to degrade your accuracy. This borescope helps you see the deposits in the lands and grooves of the rifling and is a great aid when cleaning your barrel. It comes with a short focal length of about 0.4 inch yielding high-quality images illuminated by a LED ring light. Moreover, it has a side-viewing mirror to view the chamber walls and barrel lands and grooves up close.