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Old September 28, 2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Dillion lube or Hornady one shot

I have been using Hornady one shot for resizing 223 /556. Just last week I tried the Dillion lube to me the Dillion lube takes way less effort on the press than the One shot but I found the Dillion lube to be kinda greasy. I lay out a couple of rows of brass on a cookie sheet with a paper towel down go across with a squirt roll and another squirt. Is that too much? And I do wait for the alcohol on both lubes to evaporate. The dillion libe seems to work better. Any suggestions on lubing 223/556?
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Old September 28, 2016, 08:52 PM   #2
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I use One-Shot and have yet to stick a case. I stand up 30 or so cases and spray them from 3 different angles. I don't think you are using too much...maybe could use a bit more. Rolling on paper towel may remove some?

A lot of folks on here don't like One-shot. I am not one of them.
Never tried Dillon - if it is like most of their stuff it should be good.
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Old September 28, 2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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I prefer the Dillon lube over everything I've tried including the Hornady. I also prefer the sprays over any type of gel that comes in a tube.

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Old September 28, 2016, 09:33 PM   #4
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Dillon is great on smaller cases, but won't work well on larger cases like 30-06. Mil surp brass can push your lube to the limit.
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Old September 28, 2016, 10:13 PM   #5
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I like Dodge over Ford particularly that I've had to replace Ford Diesels lately.. No Cummings though.. Do research both Hornady and Dillon are good I like my Hornady... When I use customer service ( not often) it's great.... Apparently the Dillon folks need it more??? if you need lots of customer service there you go Dillon.. Plan B Hornady

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Old Yesterday, 12:14 AM   #6
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Have used Lee case lube for twenty five years for rifle cases. But when it comes to pistol brass there is nothing I've found that beats One Shot.
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Old Yesterday, 05:29 AM   #7
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I still use homemade monkey milk (lanolin, alcohol). Works as good as any commercial lube I've tried and lasts a long time.
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 AM   #8
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This is what I use. A heavier lanolin mix on rifle cases and lighter lanolin mix on pistol cases.
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 AM   #9
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I use the aerosol version One-Shot for all my reloading, primarily because it works, it's completely inert to primers and powders and doesn't have to be removed after reloading. It's also compatible with One-Shot Gun cleaner and lube, which I solely use for gun maintenance.

I can't find the MSDS sheets for Dillon case lube, but if it's also inert, I'm sure it would work just as well. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if all those liquid case lubes, RCBS, Dillon, Frankfort Arsenal, etc. come out of the same 55gal. drums.
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Old Yesterday, 08:31 AM   #10
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Dillon, I once tried Hornady but didn't like the results. You can also make your own lanolin/alcohol "Dillon" lube.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 AM   #11
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Sticking a case in a die really sucks.

If Dillon lube works use that. The only time in 20 years of reloading that I stuck cases in sizing dies was when I tried One shot.

If you decide to try one shot good luck, we will look for your how do I un-stick a case thread and make helpful suggestions.

I like imperial sizing wax but I don't bulk load rifle rounds. Dillion lube works fine for bulk processing on a progressive.
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Old Yesterday, 09:18 AM   #12
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I bought some Lyman Quick Spray aerosol lube recently, mostly because it was a little cheaper than the Hornady. It smells nicer than the Hornady, and seems to work just as good.
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM   #13
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I've tried one can of One Shot. It worked fine on hand gun cartridges. I was not impressed with how it worked on 223 Remington sized cartridges. I did not try it on any larger cases.

My conclusion was One Shot is not very cost effective. At the rate I was using it, I thought it was wasteful. It probably would have worked better if I sprayed more than I did. But then, it would be even less cost effective.

In 36 years of reloading, I'm on my third bottle of RCBS case lube, second tin of Imperial Sizing wax, and still on my first quart of home brew lanolin/alcohol mix. My can of One Shot lasted just a few months.

I have a bottle of Dillon's case lube but forget if I opened it yet. I started experimenting with home made lanolin/alcohol case lube at the same time and considered waiting until I consume the lanolin/alcohol stuff before giving the Dillon a try. Since the Dillon lube is basically lanolin/alcohol, I expect it to work similarly to my home made case lube.

I've used my lanolin/alcohol lube on cases like 6.5 Grendel and 6.8 SPC without issue but most of the time it has been on 204 Ruger and handgun cases.
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Old Yesterday, 01:05 PM   #14
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Imperial sizing wax is the stuff. Lasts probably longer than anything else and I've loaded 250,000+ rds and haven't stuck anything since I started using it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM   #15
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I thought One Shot was the best until I made my own with lanolin and alcohol.

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Old Yesterday, 06:22 PM   #16
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Here's my experience with one shot:

I use imperial wax for rifle now. IMO One shot is only good for large batches of handgun brass. Eases sizing with carbide dies.
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 PM   #17
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You can make dillons all on your own, very simple.

Lanolin. Alcohol.

Save that spray bottle....that line at the top basically etched into the container is where you stop adding alcohol, and start adding lanolin
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM   #18
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I too agree with the Lanolin and alcohol mix -Easy, cheap and effective. I heard from a nurse that lanolin is used on new mothers during breast feeding as their nipples get tender. If it is good enough for breast feeding mommies, it is good enough for me on my Dillon! Smooooth.
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Old Today, 01:41 PM   #19
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I like the Dillon and Frankford spray lube, the Frankford spray seems to be the same stuff as Dillon. (lanolin in alcohol)
I have a plastic tub that's about 10" W X 14" L X 5" D. I toss in about 30 cases spray about 3 squirts then shake the tub to move them around.
(taller walls help keep any from escaping) Let dry then size.
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Old Today, 01:55 PM   #20
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I too make my own. Much cheaper and works great.
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Old Today, 04:17 PM   #21
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I've been using Dillon Spray Lube for many years. I do use a case lube pad and a spray of Dillon lube lasts for many cases. I use a nylon neck brush to apply a little lube to the inside of the necks. However at $8-$9 per bottle I now make my own from 99% isopropyl alcohol and liquid lanolin. 16 ounce bottle of 99% alcohol and a 4 ounce bottle of lanolin will last a very long time. I've settled on a 12 to 1 ratio which is close to the Dillon lube. Knock on wood, I've never in decades of loading had a stuck case. Dillon or homemade works great for me on once fired military .223/5.56 cases or 30-06 military cases up to even once fired military 50 BMG cases. I've tried RCBS and Lee lubes but they don't equal Dillon. Make your own. Buy 99% alcohol and liquid lanolin from several suppliers on Amazon. Find the cheapest seller. You may have to order from two suppliers. Also, buy a good spray bottle or use the empty Dillon bottle.
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Old Today, 04:26 PM   #22
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The lanolin and alcohol mix is also safe. I spray it, make sure some got into the necks and let the cases sit for 2-3 minutes. I also spray a little inside the die from time to time. The dies clean up easily when I do that.

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