Ballistol

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by EllsinoreOutlaw, May 22, 2012.

  1. EllsinoreOutlaw

    EllsinoreOutlaw New Member

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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Yes I have...it works great !!

    And Hickcock45 on YouTube swears by it...

    Good enuff for me !! ;)
     

  3. Use it every time I clean my firearms. After awhile it truly dose leave like a "Teflon" coating on the parts you use it on. The only problem I have with it, is it has a wicked smell to it. In my opinion.
     
  4. EllsinoreOutlaw

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    Yeah that's where I have seen it being used. He says he's not trying to sale it. lol But I was wondering any follow GF members using this stuff. Like to try some. Not any local area where I live. Close one 75 miles away. So, before long road trip, I'll ask here first. :)

    Btw: Hickcock45 can put them out there, that man can shoot!! Hit that gong every time.
     
  5. Caseyglock19

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    i love how it smells.
     
  6. All I use and I like the smell.{just don't use it on nickle plated guns}
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    ^^^This fact is true !! ^^^

    Thanks MikeP !!
     
  8. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    Unless you're up for a road trip, you might try ordering online. I ordered mine from amazon.com and had it within a couple of days (I believe the amazon vendor was Pyramid Air or something like that).
     
  9. EllsinoreOutlaw

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    I guess we'll take that short road trip. Need get kidos out house anyways. lol I got have me some of that stuff!!
     
  10. Caseyglock19

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    what does it do to nickle posted guns?
     
  11. Nickle is plated on top of copper, Ballistol gets under there and causes problems.
     
  12. Caseyglock19

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  13. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    Most oils will turn nickel yellow too. Really applies to old revolvers.
     
  14. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    It is good stuff, but use in a well ventilated area. Depending on how much you spray, the odor can be pretty powerful. Some like the smell though (as noted earlier in the thread).
     
  15. cvitter

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    I wouldn't say I like the smell but it is better than CLP in my opinion. CLP strikes me as having a more "toxic" smell. Theoretically it also less harmful to you and the environment (although I haven't really studied the two to verify that this is the case).
     
  16. I use Ballistol mostly just to clean/preserve the exteriors of firearms. Does a decent job cleaning internals/barrels, but I find using something like Hoppe's a little easier to use when cleaning internals because it's much less slippery than Ballistol. Ballistol has a slight odor but is not offensive in my opinion.
     
  17. that would seem to be correct, though the Ballistol msds leaves a lot to be desired.

    http://www.firehawktech.com/Ballistol/MSDS.pdf

    http://www.wfrfire.com/msds/pdf/break.pdf
     
  18. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    Never tried CLP. I think I will give it a go when my can of Ballistol is gone.

    The fact that it is readily available is a plus for CLP.
     
  19. Yep every Walmart has it on the shelf for around $3. I have had the same can for a very long time.
     
  20. SquadCapt4

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    All I use too. It really is great stuff. Knocks out even the dirtiest ammo. I just order from Amazon when I get low.