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Widely available spray substitute for One Shot?

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Folks,

Has anyone tried WD40 Specialist Dry Lube, or any of the other non-gun-store spray lubricants or dry lubricants as a case lube?   It seems to me that One Shot has to be some other common lubricant packaged for Hornady.  Lubrication is a special science, so I doubt that Hornady developed it on their own.   Just like Lucas Gun oil is probably one of their other oils sold by the quart at a fraction of the price but with some green dye added, but that's another discussion...

I'm not interested in mixing up my own, BTW.  

 

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I've used a silicone spray with good success. Spray some in a ziploc, add brass, close and shake. Never had any issues using it.

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Somebody recently did a comparison of some kind of RV dry lube something or other. Might try searching for it. Supposedly all the same ingredients

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Thanks Sarge, I saw that post months ago and for the life of me couldn't find it again through the search function.  

Has anyone else tried the RV dry lube? That poster states that silicone is the ingredient you don't want, can anyone else verify?  The MSDS sheet for One shot doesn't list the lubricant type, and neither does the Liquid Wrench RV dry lube.  The MSDS for the WD40 dry lube says the lubricant is petroleum based.   

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I’ve tried that Liquid Wrench Dry Lube sold at HF and some other big box stores.

It for sure DOESN’T work as good as Hornady One Shot.

I’d love to find a substitute. One Shot is getting more expensive every day.

Sarge, I tried to click on that link and it doesn’t work. Say I don’t have permission?

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That dry lube (liquid wrench) is not the same as Hornady One Shot. 

What the person that started saying it was is missing .HOS and LW 

probably use the same carrier /propellant there fore they smell the same.

But are very different product/lube.  Use HOS to lube cases it works as 

advertised.

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1 hour ago, obsessiveshooter said:

Just like Lucas Gun oil is probably one of their other oils sold by the quart at a fraction of the price but with some green dye added, but that's another discussion...

You are correct.   Most all gun oils /grease are repackaged automotive/industrial lubes of some type.

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At the risk of sounding totally stupid:

 

A can of 1 shot is like $13.

I get 30K or so rounds out of 1 can.

I buy them pkgs of 2 for around $20.

What am I missing?

Is it just the "I saved 2 bucks! That'll teach them!"?

With the money we all spend (and waste) in the course of a year, and the time it takes for this search, etc, etc, etc, what is the point?

I realize I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but....

 

Kind of like my in-laws that drive a $70K car and drive 20 miles to save .02 a gallon for gas.

I just don't get it.

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I quit the one shot because of the expense. I make my own lube with lanolin, some iso heat, and a spray bottle. Works better than one shot, and is way cheaper. The formula is 1 to 12. ISO heat is 99% alcohol, it’s 3 bucks, and the lanolin I think is 6 bucks for 4 ounces. I just spray a couple of pumps in a plastic bag then add the brass and roll it around. You can get the iso heat at any automotive store, and the lanolin at a organic store like wholefoods, or online. You need 99% alcohol and it’s hard to find. The iso heat is 99% alcohol. You can find the recipe on you tube.

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I quit the one shot because of the expense. I make my own lube with lanolin, some iso heat, and a spray bottle. Works better than one shot, and is way cheaper. The formula is 1 to 12. ISO heat is 99% alcohol, it’s 3 bucks, and the lanolin I think is 6 bucks for 4 ounces. I just spray a couple of pumps in a plastic bag then add the brass and roll it around. You can get the iso heat at any automotive store, and the lanolin at a organic store like wholefoods, or online. You need 99% alcohol and it’s hard to find. The iso heat is 99% alcohol. You can find the recipe on you tube.

Agreed. Mostly.

I only use One Shot for pistol only.

Nothing else is as clean and easy and doesn’t require removal.

I make lanolin based case lube for rifle, but it’s too messy, and too much work for high volume shooting.


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At the risk of sounding totally stupid:
 
A can of 1 shot is like $13.
I get 30K or so rounds out of 1 can.
I buy them pkgs of 2 for around $20.
What am I missing?
Is it just the "I saved 2 bucks! That'll teach them!"?
With the money we all spend (and waste) in the course of a year, and the time it takes for this search, etc, etc, etc, what is the point?
I realize I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but....
 
Kind of like my in-laws that drive a $70K car and drive 20 miles to save .02 a gallon for gas.
I just don't get it.

Agreed. I mostly just bitch about the price and then buy it anyway. I just need someone to call me out on my bs every once in a while.

I’m to lazy to hunt down a replacement. And the it works really well.

Where are you ordering from in a two back? I used to be able to get it off Amazon, but their availability seems spotty now.


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That dry lube (liquid wrench) is not the same as Hornady One Shot. 
What the person that started saying it was is missing .HOS and LW 
probably use the same carrier /propellant there fore they smell the same.
But are very different product/lube.  Use HOS to lube cases it works as 
advertised.

Thanks captain obvious.

Just messing with ya.

What I should have said was I tried the Liquid Wrench a decade ago and realized instantly it wasn’t the same and didn’t work. Been using one shot ever since.

And it doesn’t smell the same either. Just saying.


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31 minutes ago, iflyskyhigh said:


Agreed. I mostly just bitch about the price and then buy it anyway. I just need someone to call me out on my bs every once in a while. emoji23.png

I’m to lazy to hunt down a replacement. And the it works really well.

Where are you ordering from in a two back? I used to be able to get it off Amazon, but their availability seems spotty now.


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I usually go to evilbay if my local GS doesn't have it.

As I say it is a once every couple year purchase.

 

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4 hours ago, Sarge said:

 

While I cant speak for how it works. This statement is FALSE.. Liquid wrench is basically alcohol, unscented gasoline and propane propellant.
Hornady 1 shot is vegetable oil based,
Google the product then SDS... for safety data sheet. Will give you ingredients of most chemicals, You may have to look up the names, as often mfg's like to use big fancy words for simple ingredients,

Saying that Dillon lube is lanolin and alcohol. which you can buy in bulk and mix, probably has some kinda soap in it as well to get things to mix,, but honestly a spray bottle is $15 and will last a gazzillion rounds. I am all for a bargain but some things just aint worth my time.

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At the risk of sounding totally stupid:
 
A can of 1 shot is like $13.
I get 30K or so rounds out of 1 can.
I buy them pkgs of 2 for around $20.
What am I missing?
Is it just the "I saved 2 bucks! That'll teach them!"?
With the money we all spend (and waste) in the course of a year, and the time it takes for this search, etc, etc, etc, what is the point?
I realize I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but....
 
Kind of like my in-laws that drive a $70K car and drive 20 miles to save .02 a gallon for gas.
I just don't get it.
In my case, I'd be driving far further to buy One Shot from a store. And if a different, more readily available and cheaper lube worked better, I think that's worthwhile information.

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I've used one shot for a long time but just got a bottle of the pistol brass lube from brass juice.  Seems to work pretty good so far.  

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If you are he’ll bent on Oneshot just keep checking MidwayUSA for sales and buy a case. I did that 10 years ago and still have two cans left

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One shot is now available in 14 Oz cans.

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6 hours ago, rooster said:

I quit the one shot because of the expense. I make my own lube with lanolin, some iso heat, and a spray bottle. Works better than one shot, and is way cheaper. The formula is 1 to 12. ISO heat is 99% alcohol, it’s 3 bucks, and the lanolin I think is 6 bucks for 4 ounces. I just spray a couple of pumps in a plastic bag then add the brass and roll it around. You can get the iso heat at any automotive store, and the lanolin at a organic store like wholefoods, or online. You need 99% alcohol and it’s hard to find. The iso heat is 99% alcohol. You can find the recipe on you tube.

Any special spray bottle needed and is it just liquid lanolin? Read this this morning and was at Walmart and they had a 4 pack of iso heet for a buck on clearance so I figured I would try this out.

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Any spray bottle will work. Just needs to be able to hold about 16 ounces. Put the lanolin bottle in some hot water to make it easier to pour. Then just mix and shake it up before use. Works great. After loading I place all the rounds in a towel and rub them a little to remove the mix. That’s it. The spray bottle does have to have an adjustable spray pattern so you can mist the plastic bag.

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 4:16 PM, obsessiveshooter said:

In my case, I'd be driving far further to buy One Shot from a store. And if a different, more readily available and cheaper lube worked better, I think that's worthwhile information.

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I buy online.

They deliver right to my door.

Why not use carbide dies and save all those pennies on any lube at all?

YMMV

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26 minutes ago, Dr. Phil said:

 

Why not use carbide dies and save all those pennies on any lube at all?

Much easier on the press, elbow, wrist, shoulder. Also much more consistent ammo which helps SD ETC. Not to mention many of us use Udies and they are a bear if ran dry. Many pros to using case lube and very few cons

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Which is exactly the reason (or reasons) that I use them.

Thank you for the heads up tho.

Just trying to (tongue in cheek) give the fella a cheap alternative to 1 shot...

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Phil said:

Which is exactly the reason (or reasons) that I use them.

Thank you for the heads up tho.

Just trying to (tongue in cheek) give the fella a cheap alternative to 1 shot...

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