Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by stoney1666, Aug 9, 2018.
I don't even like to use it, but if you do, use every precaution about exposure:
Pull it up and see how nasty that stuff is.
I never have.
I always do. I generally rinse it off with hot water and a bit of soap. Then after they are dry I do the final tumbling.
I think the process you use and the products you use are dependent on what you want to accomplish with your reloading.
What works for me in my situation clearly wouldn’t work for George P. I test my processes to get the best results for me.
I believe, for me, taking the time to clean it off is worth it.
I tumble clean cases after resizing in part to get rid of the sizing lubricant.
I tried One Shot once and it did not ring my bell. Tried all the various application methods scattered on the internet. Even so, I still cleaned the cases to get rid of the One Shot coating after sizing.
I do not care for the sticky feeling on my fingers when lubricant is left on the case.
I just wipe off , Hornady one shot case lube as per Hornady instructions,
" It contains no petroleum, teflon or other synthetic silicone so it will not contaminate powder or primers"
No, but what it does contain can be seriously harmful to your health, which is why I stopped using it decades ago and went with other products that are much safer from an exposure perspective.
Yup, I do the same.
Helps to get rid of any lube inside the case neck, so powder doesn't stick when I charge.
I remove all case lube before storing or shooting my ammo. Sometimes by tumbling or using a degreaser like brake clean.
I don't remove it. Just normally handling will remove it it you did not put it on too heavy.
I don't worry about taking it off. I love Hornady One Shot but have been using a lanolin based solution that is a lot stickier on the cases, I do try to wipe some of that off after loading.
I only use it for pistol brass and I never remove it.
I tumble after sizing cases with lube.
I despise oneshot. I removed it from my bench and would recommend others to do the same.
I wipe the cases with a clean rag after sizing, but it's not really necessary.
Some of the answers I'm reading here makes me think the writer has not used One Shot before.
I only use One Shot for handgun cases and never seen a need to remove it. It is petroleum free and will not contaminate power or primers. I do not recommend it for use with rifle cases. I use Imperial Sizing Wax for real case resizing.
Edit typos from autocorrect.
Oneshot is not my preferred lube for general use. However, I have used it for pistol brass, not for the sizing of the brass, but for the expander. I had some brand new Starline brass that was sticking like crazy to the expander. I took all the brass, mouths up, and sprayed just a little into the case mouths, and it made all the difference. I used it, instead of my regular lube (Royal spray) for the specific reason that it would not contaminate the powder or primers, so I did not have to clean the brass afterwards (primers were already in place). I was not sure the Royal lube would contaminate, but it has a somewhat greasy feel to it and I much prefer to clean that off afterwards.
I use Oneshot case lube for resizing my .22TCM brass. It dries quickly and really does not feel tacky at all.
Question: For those that have reservations on Oneshot, do you spray it on thick?
And... are you using Oneshot CASE LUBE or by chance are you using the similarly named Oneshot lubricant. They are not the same and the plain lubricant would be a mess.
Of the (4) different lubes I have, I use (3). (#4 is RCBS roll-on. Works fine, but slow/messy)
OS, Case-Slick, and Hornady Unique each have their strong / weak points, and are used accordingly
There is a bit of a learning curve to each as well. Some more than others. Reading/following the directions can be helpful,,,
I currently use OS on 9mm. Have used it on 223 as well.
Not real found of the fumes, but It also goes w/o saying one should use a little common sense with any aerosol that distributes chemicals,,,
I'll run 1,000 or so 9 at a crack. There are times when I'll place a batch of 100 finished 9mm in a bath towel 'hammock style' and swishing them around to 'clean/return the shine to the brass', Pure vanity / cosmetic.
All lubricant should be removed from the cartridges prior to firing. If lube was meant to be on the cases reloading manuals would recommend it. And they don't.
That being said, some people do not bother to remove it. Just like some people like to use a max charge as their starting charge when working up a load.
Which product are we talking about? There's an aerosol, wax and stuff in a pump. I use the aerosol and don't make any effort to clean the cases afterward, however I only use a small amount to begin with. I've never used the wax or stuff in a pump, but I'm assuming that stuff should be removed. I use RCBS lube for rifle cases and always wipe the cases down afterward.
Interestingly, the MDS for RCBS Case-Slick, which is what I use and is similar to One-Shot (>90% Hexane), mostly says not to get it in your eyes or drink it, but doesn't even specify that you have to use gloves. YMMV
Uhmmm...not according to it's MDS as linked above. The aerosol contains up to 15% "Pertroleum Gages, Liquefied , Sweetend." And the up to 20% "propietary" mixture is not specified. And it is 65% or so Hexane, which are organic compounds found in gasoline and are chiefly obtained from refining crude oil. I guess one could quibble with the missspellings in the MDS (must have been written by Generation Z), but it is MOSTLY petroleum-based.
Leaving lube on a case is absolutely not the same as starting with max loads.
Brake clean contains the same chemicals, minus the mink oil. I wouldn't breathe either one.
Opinion is just that, but it serves no purpose to slight a huge populous that does not share the same opinion.
A tried and true method of fire forming certain cases is to lube them generously.
I’ve only used it for 45colt just a light coat.
I did wipe the cases with a microfiber towel before I boxed them up.
I do that more just so I look the rounds over again. I had no issues whatsoever it works fine.
I’d spray it out side or in a well ventilated area of course & I always wear gloves any way when I’m loading lead.
Less is more with that stuff I don’t reload for rifle so I couldn’t tell you anything about it.
Oh I was using the aerosol spray not the sizing wax just to avoid any confusion.
Exactly my thoughts
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