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Checking the bore on a Muzzleloader

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 12,576 Senior Member
I have a drop-in light for my 50 caliber rifle, and it's great. But that's about the limit on size. My .40 and .32 rifles are way too small for a light have made we wonder at times.

I got this idea from seeing it for sale. Take a piece of steel or aluminum rod about a half inch long, and small enough to fit easily in the bore. Polish one end of it so it's really shiny. Drop it down the bore, shine a light in the top, preferably a bright LED bore light, and it will reflect off the slug and light up the bore. It allows you to check for faults.

Works great. And if you can find a rod or have one on hand, it's cheap. If not, you can buy a ready built bore checker for a couple of bucks.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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