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Hornady One Shot follow up

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by returningfire, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. returningfire

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    OK, I asked the question a while back about using One Shot for case lube. A lot of you responded and I thank all for their comments.

    SO, I read everything everyone wrote, stared at the bottle off and on for several more days. My eyes kept wandering back over to my very old RCBS lube pad, then said, "what the hell?" tore the plastic wrap off the One Shot, read and re-read the directions, sprayed about 40, 30-30 cases, gave the sizing and depriming die a squirt, as per directions.

    Waited a few minutes, gritted my teeth, and pulled the handle...It works,:what: I did all the 30-30 cases without even a harsh scrape. Slicker than snot on a doorknob. Son-of- a gun. Is this how this is supposed to work? Or was it beginners luck? I am going to be a big boy and try on some 308 cases this weekend, if I get my taxes finished dammit. I will let you know what happens next.
     
  2. Mike 27

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    I love the stuff and it is all I use.
     
  3. germ

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    I'd give it at least 20 minutes of drying time before use, else that smile on your face may change very rapidly.

    Glad to hear of your success. Enjoy!
     
  4. David E

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    I used One Shot for years. Good stuff.

    I just recently tried RCBS Case Slick in the pump spray. Better stuff.
     
  5. holdencm9

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    I am pretty new to reloading so no basis for comparison, but I like one shot okay. The key is to get every surface of the brass. First I tried doing this by putting them in a box and shaking it around as I sprayed, but that didn't work and wasted too much spray. Then I read (on here I think) to just get a ziploc baggy and spray one shot into that (haha) and then shake and massage the baggy. Works perfect.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

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    I have an old can of one shot on my bench. After 3 stuck .30-06 cases I religated it to stopping the squeek in my wife's rocking chair...I'll stick to what works...RCBS Lube and Pad.
     
  7. KansasSasquatch

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    It works if used properly. But there's other products that work better when used properly- RCBS Case Slick (I use the spray in a baggy method), Hornady Unique, Imperial.
     
  8. springer99

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    Nope, not unusual at all IMHO. I find the drying time gives me just enough time to fill up the primer tray in my turret press. I use it all the time for loading my 30-06 and don't have any problems.
     
  9. thump_rrr

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    I have had no luck with Hornady One Shot however I used it in January.
    I live north of the border where we have sub zero temperatures in the winter.
    There are people whop believe that if One Shot is transported in sub zero temperatures it may become unusable.
    I have switched to Dillon case lube and have had no problems since so there is no need to go back and take a second crack at One Shot.
     
  10. Cleftwynd

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    Imperial sizing wax, the rest are mere imitations.
     
  11. mike.h

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    Yep, Hornady One Shot works for me, I too, use the 'spray in the baggy method'.
     
  12. USSR

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    mike.h,

    With One Stuck, that's not the 'spray in the baggy method', it's called the 'spray and pray method'.:D

    Don
     
  13. matrem

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    Or maybe for those that don't like it,
    The "those that choose to be blind and refuse to see" method?
     
  14. thump_rrr

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    You try reloading 800 rounds per hour using Imperial.
    I agree that it is the best for a single stage press though.
     
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    Not to be a jerk thump_rrr, but on your 800 rounds per hour, do you take into account all the time you spend putting the brass in baggies, spraying it, shaking it, then letting it dry to the point that it can be sized? I know you couldn't run 800 per hour using Imperial but are you sure you're doing 800 with One Shot?
     
  16. CGT80

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    One Shot SUCKS for rifle brass.
    One Shot is GREAT for pistol brass.

    Dillon spray lube is great for rifle brass and only has to dry for a minute before being dumped into the case feeder. I usually leave the one shot on my pistol brass, as I load on a dillon 550 and 1050. I tumble my 460 mag pistol brass after using one shot, but I also trim and clean primer pockets. 460 does stretch and effects crimp and dirty pockets make seating primers a chore. I don't even clean pockets on my rifle brass.

    One shot really makes 9mm much smoother when feeding in the 1050 (with a bullet feeder).
     
  17. jdduffy

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    been using one shot for years,never had a problem.
     
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    For economy I use a homemade mix of liquid lanolin and isopropyl alcohol that is basically the same as One Shot without the propellant. For case forming I use Imperial. As stated, with One Shot use enough to cover the cartridge and let it dry enough and it works well.:cool:
     
  19. emb

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    I've never used anything else for the last 10 years. I load .243, 30.06, 7mm, 30-40 Krag, .300 RUM, .375 H&H, 450 Marlin, 38 spec. .357, and 45 Colt. I use Lee, RCBS, Hornady, and Reading dies. I have never, not once and not even close, had a stuck case using this product. I load up the tray with brass, spray all 4 sides, and let it sit while I get everything else ready. I've no idea how long it actually sits there-3-10 minutes? I don't remember ever reading or knowing the directions.

    Just exactly how are you sticking cases?
     
  20. mookiie

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    Imperial Wax is superb lube, highly recommended. I have already reloaded a few thousand rounds and barely made a dent on the container.
     
  21. fiftybmg

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    As emb said - stack on the loading tray - spray from 4 sides. No problems.

    I think some people are mistaking the name with the instructions. One shot of spray on a bunch of rifle brass lying in a bag is not going to do anything except cause trouble.
     
  22. spoogie

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    The sticking all depends on the caliber/case taper. .204 will stick like a banshee. .22-250 barely needs any elbow grease. I'd done hundreds of .22-250 and never have stuck a case. I stuck my 51st .204 case and have come close several times since, tore the rim off a few .204's, etc.

    -S
     
  23. joed

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    I've used One Shot since it came out on the market. It has one problem that causes stuck cases. You really need to shake the can before spraying. I've found those that get stuck cases have let the can sit for awhile and then reused it. Every time I spray my brass I shake the can vigorously. Never had a stuck case yet.
     
  24. tightgroup tiger

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    It's all I use also, The only problem I've had is not letting it dry long enough. I don't mist it down on my cases, I hose them down and let them dry. I just resized 35 30-06 in my rockchucker last week with little effort.
     
  25. thump_rrr

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    My reloading of .223 is done in 3 steps.
    (1)Deprime in station #1 and Size and trim in station #3 using a Dillon RT 1200 trimmer.
    (2)I then wet tumble and store my brass.
    (3)When it is time to load I prime, powder drop, bullet seat and crimp.

    I don't use One Shot or plastic baggies.
    I use an 18"x26" baking sheet.
    I pour about 200 pieces of .223 onto the baking sheet and spray them with Dillon Case Lube.
    I give the tray a shake and spray again.
    I then trim 200 or so pieces. By this time the last 200 are ready to pour into the case feeder.
    I then spray another 200 and let them rest.

    It takes me about 1/2 hour to size and trim 800 cases.
    It takes another 1/2 hour to load them.
    I usually do around 2,000-2,500 pieces of brass at a time.
    I prep my brass and reload as much as I can during the winter months which is my slow season.

    I don't count the 15 minutes to load the primer filler tubessince it is done while watching TV.
    I will be getting a Dillon primer tube filler eventually.
     
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