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Hornady Aerosol Case Lube

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hotajax, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. hotajax

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    Help out an idiot, please. I haven't reloaded in about 15 years. Back then I was still using RCBS case lube, the kind that comes in a tube like a tube of toothpaste. You know the drill - squeeze it onto the pad, rub the lube all over the pad, and roll your cases in it before they go into the resizing die. So now I have this spray lube. Whats the deal with using this? Does most of the cartridge case have to be coated with the lube? Was thinking about putting them in a flat tray on newspaper, spray them, roll them around, and spray again. Sound reasonable or stupid? And does this stuff ruin the powder charge if it gets inside the neck? Does it have to wiped off the case before firing? And if it makes any difference, loading for .243 Win and 7 X 57 Mauser, cases that headspace on the shoulder. Thank you.
     
  2. BWB

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    It is simple to use and effective. I made a loading block with 100 nails to hang the cases on neck down for a light spray. The stuff dries quickly. It does leave a light dry residue, but I have never felt the need to remove it. Just do not overspray - it doesn't take much. It will not "kill" the powder, and won't even get inside if you invert the cases somehow before spraying.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    I make my own with liquid lanolin and isopropyl alcohol, use it in a spray bottle. This type of lube works great with no problems IF you use it correctly. First thing is constantly shake the container to keep the oil and propellant mixed. Next is to use enough product to cover the entire outside of the casings. I put some brass in a Zip Loc bag, spray in some lube, close and roll the casings around to cover them well. And last they HAVE to dry completely or you will stick the casings in your die. I wait until they are slightly tacky feeling---usually about 5-7 minutes after I dump them out on my drying tray/cookie sheet.

    There will be a bunch that will tell you that One Shot is actually glue or "One Stick" but I have not had any problems after I learned how to use this type of lube correctly. I have no doubt that they HAVE had a problem , I do not however.;) YMMV

    And yes I use Imperial sizing wax for the case forming I do with great results. Also I have tried many other lubes that do work and find this combo the best for my needs.
     
  4. Peter M. Eick

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    I am much more brutal about it. I have an old plastic box and lid about 8" by 4" by 4". It is from some baby wipes. I fill it about 1/3 full with brass. Spray a 4 count in the box, close the lid and then shake it for about 10 seconds. This evenly coats the brass and spreads the lube around. It seems to work great for me.

    I am using it right now on 357 Sig loads I am doing and no problems. I also find that by this method, I can start loading quickly.
     
  5. tcj

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    I just put the cases in a standard reloading tray that I then put in a cardboard box (catch overspray). Has worked quite well for me.

    Only time that I clean the cases after resizing (always before) is for rifle cases as I find it easier/less messy to handle while trimming.

    Although I use carbide dies for pistol, I give them a quick coat of lube as well as it makes the press run more smoothly.

    Just remember to let the lube dry for a couple of minutes before resizing.
     
  6. noylj

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    If talking about One Shot, it is too thick and clingy for me. I prefer Frankford Arsenal, Dillon, and mixing Lee with water and places in pump bottle.
    Take a big (1 quart or 1 gallon) zip lock bag. Give the inside of the bag a good squirt. Toss in cases and tumble them around. Let cases dry for a minute or two and you're ready to go. Some toss the cases in cardboard box, squirt them, and rattle them around. I prefer to reuse the plastic bag and use the residual lube.
     
  7. armarsh

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    If you are planning on using one shot with 223, buy a stuck case removal kit right away. I guess I'm one of the haters. I threw the partial can of HOS away. I have no trouble with the Dillon spray which is also Lanolin based.
     
  8. Grumulkin

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    I've stuck several cases with Hornady One Shot aerosol. You can't always remove a stuck case either; I lost a 444 Marlin die that way.

    So, in my opinion, Hornady One Shot is pretty bad stuff. If you wish to use it, I would recommend using plenty and using it wet.

    My go to case lube is Imperial Sizing Wax.
     
  9. springer99

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    I find that just standing the cases mouth-side down in my loading block and giving them a quick shot from two sides is all it takes. Make sure you shake the can first to get the best results, and let the carrier "flash off" before running them thru the sizer. DON'T TRY AND USE IT WET. Since this is an inert wax and not an oil, even if some gets into the case mouth, it won't hurt the powder/primers at all.

    I usually don't bother to wipe off the small amount remaining on the cases after loading, but if you prefer, a quick wipe of a terry cloth will do the trick.
     
  10. fiftybmg

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    I've used the Hornady One-Shot without problems for 223 brass. I stack my brass on the loading tray in every second hole, shake the can well, then spray lightly from all four sides of the tray.

    I've resized wet and dry with no issues.

    Some people have reported bad results. The product is called One-Shot, that's the name of the product, not how it should be used. You can't let loose one puff of aerosol on a batch of brass and expect it to magically lube everything.

    The spray in a bag and shake method is not applicable here either.
     
  11. Lennyjoe

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    Same here. I use one shot exclusively on all my rifle brass without issue. Neck down in the rcbs tray and fire away to lube the cases. I do wipe the cases down after reloading when I'm inspecting the final product.
     
  12. Bush Pilot

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    I use HOS strictly for straight wall handgun cases. I purchased a flat plastic container at the dollar store. After dumping a couple of hundred cases in the container I spray a bit of HOS and then shake, works like a charm. I WILL NOT USE SPRAY LUBE ON BOTTLE NECK CASES.
     
  13. Lennyjoe

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    Btw, we just had a discussion on that lube here about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Run a quick search.
     
  14. Lennyjoe

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    See hotajax, everyone has their own experience with it. I say give it a try and see how it suites your reloading process.
     
  15. gamestalker

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    The most important things to remember when using those spray on lubes is to make sure you let the stuff dry completely, or you will stick a case, guaranteed. The other thing to remember, is make sure the entire body and the neck gets some on it. I always apply some to the inside of the neck too. And you can get lube dents still, so don't get it all over the shoulders, or else.
    As for contaminating the powder, I always clean my brass up before moving forward to priming and powdering even though the label says it won't hurt the propellants.
    I don't personally use the Hornady cause it doesn't go very far, but other than that, it works well if used properly. I like Dillon cause I can apply it with a Q-tip, which makes it go a very long way. An $8 bottle of Dillon will last me for years using it this way.
    GS
     
  16. BullfrogKen

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    I refuse to use aerosol spray case lube.


    For over a decade I've used the Lee "tube of toothpaste" case lube. I take a generic spray bottle, squirt a bit in, add some rubbing alcohol, mix . . . and that's it.

    I'll load up my cases in load blocks, spray them down, let them dry in the sun for a few minutes and they're good to go.


    I'll use Imperial wax when case forming.
     
  17. thump_rrr

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    For best results follow directions carefully.

    Take Hornady One Shot Case Lube in dominant hand.
    With supporting hand open lid of trash container.
    Release can with dominant hand ensuring it falls into trash container.
    Release lid with supporting hand.

    Run out and purchase any other non aerosol lube.
    Dillon or Frankfort Arsenal are prefered.

    I am not a hater of Hornady.
    I am a hater of One Shot Case Lube.
    One Shot Gun Cleaner And Dry Lube is great.
     
  18. Mike 27

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    I just use a load block and spray at a 45 deg angle coating the entire outside and the inside of the case necks. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and you are good to go. Been using it for years and will never go back to the other stuff.
     
  19. THe Dove

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    Sometimes I use it....... I have never had any problems. I just put about 50 cases in a gallon ziplock and spray some in it, mix it up some and let dry for a few minutes......

    The Dove
     
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that made my night.
     
  21. Lennyjoe

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    Heck with that, send it to me. I'll use it if you wont!
     
  22. 119er

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    I use it a lot and have had 2 stuck cases with it but i was new to reloading then also. I shake it really well and spray my cases neck up in a block getting it everywhere. Inside/outside of the necks, shoulders, body, everywhere. I do limit the amount that makes it onto the shoulders and necks though. Drying time is equal to my walk from the garage to the case feeder (about 10 seconds). I dump them in and get to work. Liberal application works for me and I don't skimp on this step. I use it only for progressive loading as the lube won't attract much dust/dirt while rolling around the case feeder bowl. For single stage Imperial Wax can't be beat IMO.
     
  23. gamestalker

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    BullFrogKen, so you mix alcohol with the Lee dry lube to make a spray on product? I like the way you think, and I'm am going to give that a whirl next time I'm working with bottle necks. I like that Lee dry lube and used it for many years before trying the Dillon spray on. But I'm always open to a positive change, thanks!
    Sorry, I didn't mean to hi jack this thread.
    GS
     
  24. winchester1886

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    Hornady One Shot

    :DI have been using One Shot to lube my cases since 1991 and have never had one bit of trouble. If someone had a case stuck in a die it was because you didn't get enough spray on it. I just set my cases up right on a piece of cardboard and spray the front and back then I wait about 15 minutes and they will be dry. I then size them I thank it is great !
     
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