Why not hoppe's oil?I've been using the same three products on all of my firearms since 1964. I think so much of all the gun care products of today are nothing more than marketing hype...
Ballistol has an anise/anisette scent.How does Ballistol smell ? I've seen it for years .
The reason I ask is a buddy with a gun shop sold me a large bottle of a product called Cleanzoil, spec sheet looked good and I wanted to buy a few things to help his business .
The one thing I didn't do was smell it...big mistake.
I can't put it any other way...the stuff STINKS ! It stinks in bright vivid technicolor. I cleaned a revolver with the stuff and my wife wouldn't let it in the bedroom for two weeks . It has a funky unpleasant odor that I can't learn to love. Never will I buy any product without smelling again .
So ...what's it smell like ?
Thanks , I know what mineral oil smells like and it's OK .Ballistol has an odor when you apply it but it quickly dissipates. It is a non-toxic mineral oil.
Thanks , I know what mineral oil smells like and it's OK .
Most "environmentally friendly" and/or "non-toxic" cleaners , lubricants and preservatives
are mineral oil based , some even claim to be odorless and most are pleasant smelling and the smell usually dissipates quickly.
Going to give the stuff a try .
Original Ballistol was also to be used by soldiers to treat wounds, wooden stocks and leather! They should have the FlexSeal infomercial dude selling it. It does everything.Ah, the scent of old socks...Ballistol.
But I do use it but not on gun metal. I prefer Hoppes Oil, a very light coat after cleaning with Hoppes 9 solvent. As for Ballistol, find the smell fades quickly, and it provides me a wonderful and deep-penetrating protectant on the wooden grips on my NM Blackhawk. They glisten but are not slippery. I'm going to try it on my long guns next.
Yes. When I purchased my first Kimber they included a small sample tube. In addition they call it out in their manuals: "Use a premium lubrication product such as Shooter’s Choice FP-10 or similar quality oil". Very pleased with it so far.Does anybody on here use FP10
That cleaner/lube is fine to use with your bore snake. You will probably need to get a cleaning kit with an appropriate rod and separate solvent and oil for more thorough cleaning. I keep the bore snake/ rip cord type pull through cleaners with my range/hunting gear for quick maintenance in the field.Should you use a separate cleaner to clean and oil afterwards, or can you use the oil to clean as well? I have a Hoppes cleaning kit with bore snake cleaner and lube only. Not sure if I should get a separate cleaner. Thanks!