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Arby
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USA
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Posted - 05/31/2017 :  4:42:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any experience using Hornady One Shot case lube...best way to use it? Anything better to use?

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charliemeyer007
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USA
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Posted - 05/31/2017 :  7:20:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure it would work fine, although I haven't used it. I think most folks spray the cases while in the loading block.

I like the Lee in the white and red tube - it doesn't kill primers. I use a q-tip and lightly lube the inside of the case neck prior to FL sizing. I apply some to a patch and do the outside - doesn't take much. You have to really over apply it to cause grease dents in your cases.

http://leeprecision.com/reloading-dies/case-sizing-lube/
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M1A762
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Niger
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Posted - 06/01/2017 :  11:11:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go to a health food store and get a container of liquid lanolin. Then go to an automotive store and get a few containers of fuel line anti freeze.

Mix them together in an used windex bottle and you will have a few years supply of excellent case lube.
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AdamsQuailHunter
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Posted - 06/01/2017 :  3:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Arby - you might like to look at the post - http://forums.GunBroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=688691

Best Regards - AQH
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e8gm
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Posted - 06/01/2017 :  9:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've used the Hornady One Shot for years and like it. There are better lubes on the market, but it's hard to beat One Shot for convenience. I put my cases in a loading block and spray at an angle so I get some lube in case mouth, then spray from the other side to make sure the entire case is coated. I leave the lube on until I got each round loaded then wipe down the entire batch. It works well for bottle neck cases, as it doesn't tend to build up on the shoulders as some lubes do.
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62fuelie
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USA
1004 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2017 :  2:34:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been using Dillon's spray lube, which is lanolin based. I spread the cases out on a plastic automotive drip tray (from my old Corvette) and spray one side and let gravity take it from there. Once they are sized I put them in my case cleaner with some old ground corn cob media and let it run for half an hour. I save the media in a container with holes in the top so the residual alcohol from the lube can evaporate. Cases come out bright and clean with no wiping needed.

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Laredo Lefty
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USA
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  9:39:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have used One Shot for years. I lined a box with foil and cut to have a 1" border. I just spread the brass out and spray it. The foil keeps the lube from being absorbed.

Joe
"Never let school interfere with your education"
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Mobuck
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Posted - 06/05/2017 :  07:11:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For easy sizing brass, the One Shot is OK(not really GOOD but OK). For harder to size brass, I found it seriously inadequate. The partially used bottle sits on the shelf awaiting a nostalgic session with some 38 SP brass in an antiquated (non-carbide) sizing die.

Mobuck<BR>
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goldeneagle76
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USA
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Posted - 06/07/2017 :  11:43:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by M1A762

Go to a health food store and get a container of liquid lanolin. Then go to an automotive store and get a few containers of fuel line anti freeze.

Mix them together in an used windex bottle and you will have a few years supply of excellent case lube.



Huge +1 on this idea. I did that a year ago and never looked back. As far as Hornady One Shot goes...use it for other lube jobs not associated with sizing brass...or toss it. I had horrible luck with it. Imperial sizing wax is tied for #1 with me...the lanolin spray is just a bit faster on larger batches.
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mrshorty
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USA
83 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2017 :  11:55:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
try using a little stp on bottleneck cases. put a few drops on rcbs lube pad and lightly roll cases across it. works for me as it alli used for the last 10 years. and a bottle goes along way. wash cases in hot soapy water and lemishine.
dan

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yonson
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483 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  2:50:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Imperial sizing wax. Just a trace on the shell is plenty - the small tin lasts forever.
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Bottom Gun
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USA
173 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  3:54:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
+1 for Imperial Die Wax.

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RCrosby
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3707 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2017 :  08:37:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had a small container of Hornady Unique Case Lube for I don't know how many year and will clearly outlast me. Have to put that in the will, I guess. Imagine it's similar to the Imperial wax already mentionned.

Rob
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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 06/12/2017 :  09:22:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use some One Shot but I think lanolin in alcohol is better. If you don't want to mix your own, I think that is what the Midway Frankford brand is.
Certainly Imperial or other high pressure lube for heavy sizing or case forming.
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B17-P51
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USA
1791 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2017 :  9:33:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by e8gm

I've used the Hornady One Shot for years and like it. There are better lubes on the market, but it's hard to beat One Shot for convenience. I put my cases in a loading block and spray at an angle so I get some lube in case mouth, then spray from the other side to make sure the entire case is coated. I leave the lube on until I got each round loaded then wipe down the entire batch. It works well for bottle neck cases, as it doesn't tend to build up on the shoulders as some lubes do.

+1 on this post. Those that complain about One Shot are simply not following the directions. If you spray a case with One Shot and size it right away, It WILL stick, badly.

If however you spray the cases Lightly and evenly. and let it dry or better yet HELP it dry (1 minute with a hair dryer or heat gun)it will distribute itself and you will never stick a case.

I am old enough to remember the nasty case lube pads and the clear STP type lubes and the neck brushes and all of the wasted time. Believe me One Shot is the real deal.
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25-06
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USA
667 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2018 :  5:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the Lyman spray lube for normal resizing including full length. I think it is better than Hornady and so do several customers. For tougher jobs I use STP on a lube pad. A can lasts for years.
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