Giving Hornady One Shot another try

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  1. garandman

    garandman Bolt Gun Bodacious Gold $$ Contributor

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    Even following the directions I've had nothing but bad luck and stuck cases with hornady one shot spray case lube.

    But based on reading here I decided to give it another try.


    Put the cases ( as shown) in a plastic bin, lined them up and hosed them down pretty good, inside the case mouth And on the outside of the case body, roled them around hose them down again.

    Also sprayed inside the die body.

    I did not wait for the lube to dry just started sizing immediately and it worked well. No stuck cases and flowed pretty good.

    I am cautiously optimistic.

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  2. Dusty Stevens

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    Just remember- if you talk to redding or rcbs theres a common denominator for all the stuck cases they get
     
  3. ebb

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    Tell us what it is Dusty!
     
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    I have used Hornady ARISOL SPRAY One Shot lube for YEARS and never had a stuck case. First thing you need to do is CLEAN YOUR DIE. If you have used other lubes clean the die well with a solvent of some sort. Let it dry. Then shake the can for about a minute to mix contents and spray a shot or One Shot into the die AND LET IT DRY. I place my cases neck up in a plastic tray that comes from factory pistol ammo. I skip a slot between cases. Three cases in one row and two in the next row. I then shake the can again for a bit and spray at a 45 degree angle on the cases from about 6 inches above them. Then LET IT DRY FOR ABOUT 1 or 2 MINUTES. This is what the directions say right on the can.

    Only time I have seen someone stick a case using One Shot was when they did not clean the die after using an other lube and then tried using One Shot.

    They put directions on the can for a good reason. If you follow the directions you should not have any problems.
     
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  5. SPJ

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    Your die is sizing more than necessary would be my opinion.
    For whatever it’s worth :D
     
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  6. garandman

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    As I understand it .... some bench rest guys size as little as possible or not at all.

    I'm more a PRS style shooter and want quick clean chambering of my rounds no hang UPS.
     
  7. Pawnee Bill

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    Been using Hornady One Shot for many years. Works good. If I have a really tough case I will add Creedmore sizing wax to the process. Slick.
     
  8. coldboreshot

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    I may be wrong and please, someone correct me if so, but considering your description of how much spray your applying to the cases and the die, I'm going to take a stab at this and say it sounds like hydraulic lock-up.
     
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  9. lb-ft

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    Only lube I’ve ever stuck a case with is Hornady One Shot.

    Only way I’ve made One Shot work is to use about 30 shots.

    Royal Case Lube spray is what I use. 338 Lapua full length resizing of cases given to me is smoother with Royal than 223 is with One Shot.
     
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  10. garandman

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    That had been my experience prior to this attempt.
     
  11. garandman

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    The Times I got A case stuck was when I use the product as directed by the manufacturer… just a light spray, very thin.


    Hosing them down has worked for several 100 cases.
     
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    I've sized untold tens of thousands of rounds with it and never a problem. I've used it on cases, large and small but by far, I shoot more small BR/PPC sized stuff than anything. It's very forgiving with the small cases but I can imagine it being more critical to follow the directions explicitly for large cases..or just use something else, altogether.
     
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    I used some just last night on 200 30.06 LC cases without a hiccup. Threw 100 at a time in a 1 gallon Hefty bag. Sprayed the cases inside the bag, closed the bag, rolled them around, sprayed some more and let them sit for about 20 minutes (got busy with something else) and sized all of them with nary a hitch. The only time I had a problem was the first time I used the stuff and didn't let it dry. The way I look at it is...What ever steps you take if it works it works!
     
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    correct!..... This same method has worked for me for tens of thousands of rounds with zero problems I have since changed over to imperial by hand but if I had large quantities of plinking loads I would use the one shot again..... great stuff!...
    Wayne
     
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  15. coldboreshot

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    Interesting...I use the spray as well but light to moderate on numerous different case sizes and never problem.
     
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    Another alternative is a home made blend that was posted somewhere in the forum using 99.9% Isopropyl alcohol and liquid lanolin mix from a spray bottle. It is said to work well.
     
  17. Uncle Ed

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    The only problem I have ever had with One Shot was when sizing Lake City 7.62 cases that were fired in a machine gun.

    The cases didn't get stuck but they let you know the brass was fired in a fat larger diameter chamber.
     
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  18. Ned Ludd

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    Yes - the common denominator would be people that don't know how to use the Hornady One-Shot Lube correctly. I've used it for about 10 years on I don't even know how many tens of thousands of cases and never had a single stuck case...not one.

    To use the Hornady One Shot Lube, I fill up a tray with 50 cases, and spray them liberally from slightly above on all 4 sides. They are literally soaked when I start re-sizing, although the carrier solvent will start to dry off pretty quickly. Less is not more with Hornady One Shot lube. To get all that lube off, I rinse the sized cases (approximately 150 at a time) 3 to 4 times with Dawn/Lemishine and hot water in a plastic bucket for a few minutes each time, then a couple rinses with hot water, dry in a towel, and into the brass dryer (food evaporator) they go.

    For those that don't wish to clean their brass afterward, or that don't clean their brass at all, the One Shot Lube is probably not for you. You cannot prevent a significant amount of the Lube from getting inside the case if you spray them as I described above, which will create an especially nice black sludge if there's a bunch of carbon remaining inside the cases. After re-sizing, the Lube needs to be removed using soap as I described above (or alcohol). For that reason, the Lube is probably most useful for processing large numbers of cases.
     
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    If I'm sizing brass that I KNOW had been shot in a particular rifle, to use in that same rifle, and there is a struggle to resize -- well I figure I'm oversizing.

    If I'm sizing a bunch of skanky old range brass from God only knows what chamber, I'll set my die to cam over on the shell holder, and use Imperial, or straight up goose grease.:p Goose grease is soooo slick that I almost suspect that it is the base ingredient of Hobo Oil. jd
     
  20. Rob01

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    Yup I agree with the not knowing how to use as I am like you in having used it for many years and no stuck cases in many calibers up to magnums.

    That said you don't have to clean cases after using One Shot. You can toss them in a corn media tumbler to take off any outside stuff if you like but it's not needed. No need to clean inside cases. I never have and no issues. I spray them in a plastic bag and it gets in the neck and inside case too.
     
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