Best bore guide, and where can they be bought?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by timmyatnop, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    I have read about a Lucas 2 price bore guide ,but haven't been able to find then at any place yet.
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Order from:
    Mike Lucas
    phone: (803) 356-0282 (Tues., Wed., and Thurs., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.)
    Please use E-mail if possible.

    225 Browns River Road
    Lexington, SC 29072
    email: lucasmjb@windstream.net
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Lucas. They are made like a fine watch!
     
  4. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    +1 For Lucas as well. Mike's guides are all I have so I really have nothing to compare them to but they have served me well so far.
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    There's Lucas and then after that it's a waste of money. :D
     
  6. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Lucas is the way to go.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all prior posts but I wish I can afford this barrel saver set up ...

    T.K. Nollan's Barrel Saver

    Ed

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    Found this statement from a different forum ...

    "TK Nollan makes the best one that I can vouch for, Mike Lucas makes the best one that we all can afford".
     
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  8. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    years back I needed a bore guide pretty quick being as I somehow manage to loose one. The chamber was a custom wildcat with a .262 neck. So I get the grand idea of just making one out of some Delrin stock I had laying around. WRONG! After about six tries I'm moving into a panic mode, and needed the guide really bad. I have about four or five once fire cases laying around, and got a plan (now don't laugh too hard). I stick the case in a lathe, and drill a hole (.31") thru the primer pocket. Take the case an clean it out and degrease it completely. I then take a piece of 5/16" hydraulic tubing that's about ten inches long, and deburr both ends and clean it. I mix up a batch of Hardemans two part epoxy, and with a swab coat the I.D. of the case as best I can. Then out on one wnd of the tube I do the same on the O.D.. Slide the case over the tube, and kinda align it strait as best I can. Then I stick it in the lathe and then hold the fired case strait in a drill chuck in the tail stock. Twenty minutes later it's done (well almost). I now take a reamer that's just a few thousandths bigger the the I.D. of the tube and clean it out. After all that's done I made a collar to hold it in place. Worked very well except when using something like Sweets 7.62. Then I come up with another grand scheme and literally coat the O.D. & I.D. with a thined epoxy solution. (needs to be about as thin as milk). Clean up the case end a tad and it actually fit the chamber even better. Been using it now for about seven or eight years. I've since made a few others like it. They're not perfect, but the first one was far better than waiting six weeks and paying out the nose for one.
    gary
     
  9. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    Gona call Mike Lucas and get a couple heading my way ,THANKS FOR THE INFO EVERYBODY.:)
     
  10. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Ron Hoehn sells the Lucas bore guides
     
  11. ehdodge

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    Been studying up on boreguides and need some help.
    Can the short insert of the lucas boreguide keep the cleaning rods as straight as the longer cleaning tubes in the T.K.Nolan barrell saver? Sorry if this question is old hat, just tring to get the best setup for my latest rifle. Thanks in advance!
     
  12. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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