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Old 06-03-2004, 06:53 PM
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RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

I have been using these products for loading my long range 30-06 loads. Recently i have had two cases in a row get stuck in the die. I have been using a liberal amount of lube and havent had this problem yet. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:01 PM
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

Hey Gene,

I had this happen to me a while back with ONESHOT. I found that I nead to clean the die well after using it, and that the first 5 or so cases I size during a session nead to be lubed VERY well to thoroughly coat the cleaned die. If the die is not cleaned after using it, that oneshot gells up and it acts just opposite of a lubricant. Since I started cleaning my die every time I'm through (with acetone generally) and then lube the first 5 cases a rediculous amount i have no problems. That said I am considering going to sizing wax instead though oneshot has to be quicker in my mind.
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:48 PM
 
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

I use a wax based lube and have never had a stuck case in my 15 years of reloading.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:03 PM
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

Harv,

With oneshot I have never dented a case due to its very low viscosity. I was wondering what steps you take to prevent denting with the wax since I am considering switching to wax, and what steps are used when applying/removing?
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:46 PM
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

thanks for the help. I will clean the die when i get the stuck case out. I have used RCBS lube on a lube pad and have never had a problem, i will probably go to this soon.
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

Let me start by saying it's not quick. I put a little lube on a finger and than roll a case in the lube. I use as little lube as possible. I do up to 50 at a time and when I am finished I check every case for any bumps of lube and wipe it off with my fingers. I use a bore mop with a little lube to do the inside of the neck. I tumble the cases after resising to remove all the lube. When I first started reloading I didn't clean the cases after resising. After fireing a few hundred rounds the cases became hard to remove. I though the brass was finished but found it to be a buildup of the wax lube in the chamber. I have never used any other lube. Is there a better way?
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:13 PM
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Re: RCBS X-dies and Hornady OneShot

I personally would stay away from the stuff you put on with a lube pad. Unlike OneShot, it can ruin your powder (I wouldn't doubt that oneshot does when it is wet, but it dries fast and hornady states that it does not harm powder and primers. Can't state the same for the "roll on" lube).
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