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    Bore light

    I am in need of a good bore light. Can you guys give me any recommendations?
    Mike
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    I like my cheap $5 Browning light. Works off a AAA battery. I can see my whole bore/rifling even in my AR and '06.

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    I just use a flashlight

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    Some time back I got a simple attachment from Wally World - it has a rubber cap from which goes a length of fiber optic. It goes on to a Mini Maglight and captures the light output - concentrates it at the end of the fiber optic - great for poking into the bore.

    Other deal was a cheapie thing from a gun show - just a flashlight with a 90 bent acrylic rod stuck in the end - again - stuff that into chamber and look down.

    One old trick which does work - put thumbnail down over chamber mouthat at slight angle, and under a good light source - sun or bright artificial light - it gives enough brightness to see quite a bit.
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    I have used the old white paper trick for looking down a bore. Stick it down in the chamber and it reflects light back up the bore. Just wanted something a little brighter for poking in those dark recess of some guns.
    Mike
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    they make a little key chain led bore light its like a 10spot and is pretty bright

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    I use a Streamlight Stylus Reach which is long and bendable, and good for my short little arms when I want to light up a rifle barrel.
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    I have one of the ones that Betty has in white. That + a piece of white paper is almost too bright. -------

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    Betty thanks that is what I was looking for.
    Mike
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    We have a new 18" Stylus LED. 60 hour runtime, waterproof and runs on 3 AAAA batteries. Great light.
    http://streamlight.com/reach18.htm

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