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Hornady One Shot

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by F106 Fan, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. F106 Fan

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    Last night I was reloading with unlubricated cases. Some of them must have come from a Glock and resizing sometimes took both hands.

    So, today, I decided to try some of the Hornady One Shot I had purchased for some reason or another. I dumped about 300 cases in a plastic box and sprayed the lube over everything. I shook the box a little bit and then waited for the cases to dry. No, I didn't mount the cases in a reloading block and spray at a 45 degree angle.

    Magnificent! The brass didn't resize itself but it was a WHOLE LOT easier to operate the press. It is easy to keep up the pace when there isn't much effort.

    Now what? Removing the lube with a towel probably isn't happening. Has anyone just tumbled the loaded rounds? I know I have done that for rifle shells with Dillon lube and it seemed to work out.

    Richard
     
  2. XDRoX

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    You're preaching to the choir around these parts. Most these old men need a can or two of lube just to load over 100 rounds in one sitting. :rofl:

    But to answer your question, One Shot does not need to be cleaned off. I just shoot the rounds. But if you do want the lube off, tumbling for a few minutes will work also.
     

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  3. bmoore

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    My dad likes one shot for pistol rounds but that stuff strait sucks out loud for rifle rounds. I tried it reloading a bunch of 223 for my AR. You have to use way more than what should be used to prevent stuck cases. RCBS case slick is night and day better, just a mist is all it takes.
     
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  4. F106 Fan

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    Hey, I'm one of those old men!

    I'm all for taking steps out of the process. If the rounds will shoot without gumming up the works, that's what I will do. Worst case, I have to tumble the remainder.

    Thanks!

    Richard
     
  5. XDRoX

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    Ya, I'm pretty sure Hornady advertises that the cases are safe to shoot without cleaning. I do know that I shoot them without cleaning and have never had a problem.
     
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  6. Black&TAN

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    Great stuff, no mess, no fuss. No need to wipe when dry.

    I like to use a plastic bag, a dose of One Shot, and shake the brass in it for a nice quick coat.

    sent via Tapatalk
     
  7. MinervaDoe

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    I never clean the cases. I have carbide dies. Sometimes, I'll use a q-tip to clean the dies with Liquid Wrench Silicon Spray. I squirt the spray into the cap for the can, stick the q-tip in the liquid, and use the q-tip to clean the dies. ... seems to work.
     
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  8. WiskyT

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    Pledge works well too. Take about 1/3 of the cases and give them a very brief shot of Pledge. Mix them in with the unlubed cases and you're good to go. Don't worry about any of the Pledge that gets inside the case as it doesn't matter. I don't bother to clean it off and my ammo is lemony fresh. Make sure you use plain old Pledge. They had one that claimed "no wax" and it was useless.
     
  9. F106 Fan

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    Shaking the brass in a plastic bag seems like a better way of doing things than my plastic box. For one thing, the brass is already in plastic bags. I put them in bags when I take them out of the tumbler. There is no good reason for doing that but it keeps them clean.

    As to using Pledge: I had never heard of that. I wonder if I can just squirt the Pledge on top of the brass in the case feeder? It wouldn't get much easier than that!

    Richard
     
  10. WiskyT

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    I don't know if I'd want to get it into the casefeeder. I guess it couldn't hamr anything, it's just wax and a volatile solvent. Just remember, a little dab will do ya.
     
  11. unclebob

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    Are you sure you were not trying to reload steel cases?
     
  12. F106 Fan

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    Pretty sure! All the cases were a pretty brass color; they certainly weren't grey.

    But on reflection, no, I'm not sure. It all looked the same to me when it came out of the tumbler but I suppose it is possible I ran across some brass plated steel. I sure didn't test it with a magnet.

    I was getting tired. All of the brass felt the same and I KNOW that at least 1000 rounds are once-fired Starline because they are the ones I bought new.

    I'm leaning toward the loose Glock chamber excuse. Some of the brass was from my Colt Combat Government and some was from my Sig but the Glock stuff was well represented. A thousand once-fired cases came from centerfirebrass.com and it might have been a good idea to check them with a magnet.

    I was loading more of the brass today and, having lubed it, the handle was a LOT easier to pull.

    Richard
     
  13. F106 Fan

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    It's going to get in the casefeeder anyway.

    Richard
     
  14. unclebob

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    There is brass colored still cases out there. That is why I have a magnet in my casefeeder to catch any that might slip by. All of my bass is fired out of a Glock and I can size without lube using two fingers. Even loading 45acp on the LCT without lube is no problem, and those brass are out of a Glock also. And the age thing I’m 65.
     
  15. Murphy's Law

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    I've been using the HOS and baggie trick for a very long time even though all my dies are carbide. I still however after assembling my ammo, I always wipe the cartridge off with a rag soaked in alcohol. Doesn't take a minute or so to clean through a couple hundred or so.
     
  16. ALBin517

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    Brian Enos is a proponent of One Shot.

    I usually One Shot right after cleaning. So they are plenty dry (but lubed) when I reload.
     
  17. I have only used Hornady One Shot in the 6yrs I've been reloading. Never wiped the cases after loading them. Never had a problem going bang or with performance. I put all the cleaned cases in a box, spray One Shot on top, shake and mix. Leave to dry. A LOT easier to load in the press.

    Occasionally, I will spray some One Shot in the case loader (Dillon XL650) if the cases are sticking. Toss the cases a little, then keep loading. Little to no sticking afterwards.
     
  18. rpgman

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    you mean in the auto feeder or just the plastic see through tube on the xl650?
     
  19. I use it once in a while for pistol.

    223 sometimes but for rifle I just usually use my Unique lube and my fingers.

    HOS does make pistol fly through the sizing dies though.

    I almost always tumble my loaded rounds so residual lube is never an issue.
     
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  20. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    HOS is OK for pistol. I just tumble off.

    HOS is horrible for rifle.