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This is a discussion on Ballistol... within the Maintenance forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by terry_p Thanks leroy, great post. Sounds like I have a little of that oleic acid around my middle . Me too brother. ...


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Old December 31st, 2011, 12:54 PM   #31
 
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Thanks leroy, great post. Sounds like I have a little of that oleic acid around my middle.
Me too brother.

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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:35 PM   #32
 
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I heard balisol is good from hiccok45.

Is there any place in Canada as to where i can pick some up?
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Old December 31st, 2011, 03:47 PM   #33
 
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Outstanding. Good post. Love the stuff.
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You wouldn't put Ballistol in your 'Vett crankcase would you? Hell's Bells, I've got lube that was used on the space shuttle for crying out loud. If you need a real lube, you don't need Ballistol.
That's funny...because I have over 10,000 rounds through one of my Berettas and nothings ever touched it, but Ballistol. I also have a Beretta Cougar .45 with over 5,000 rounds...again nothing, but Ballistol. The same goes for my SR9 (just hit the 4,000 round mark), PX4, SIG, Marlin 336, Remington Nylon 66, & Mossberg 500A. Ballistol is ALL I use & works well enough I don't use any other lubes, cleaners, or solvents for my guns. Don't blame lack of proper gun maintenance on the lube.
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OK, it works for you. My questions are, how many times have you fired any of those gun lubed with B. to failure? Did you take a picture? Will you post it here? Seriously, how many rounds do you shoot between cleaning?

Look at the pic I posted. The B. lube burnt brown inside the reciver. The S&W lube is nice and clean. The failure was due to carbon, not varnish. Granted, these are .22s that I shoot just for fun. My centerfires? They get better care and maintainence.

I see you're from East Tn. Me too. Went to Central high in Knox, lived in Corryton and Maynardville as an adult. My cousin was John Bean, Leroy J. Mercer. I have family in Powell, Knox, and Severville.

I hope this info buys a bit of cred with you because I'm sayin' it again, if you need a real lube, you don't need B. No offence.
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There are other uses also-- I use it on leather
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There are other uses also-- I use it on leather
lol, next time I get cooties I've got 20 oz. of Ballistol left to shampoo with.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 05:55 AM   #38
 
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Ballistol is a fantastic product... better than cosmoline to protect long term, (they have done test on a 30 years time frame ) lubricates well and never turns gummy.

However I suspect that it is not too good at temperature below zero... Never tested it though...

All in all not the only good thing in the market but very good and I like it a lot !
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here is the Ballistol site
FireHawk Technology - Still Ahead of Our Time
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i thought this was the ballistol site

ballistol - The World's Most Use-ful & Environmentally Friendly Lubricant
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The firehawk site is what I ordered from several years ago and it contains additional info. Maybe the supplier has changed hands since then.
Check both sites for info and uses
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The firehawk site is what I ordered from several years ago and it contains additional info. Maybe the supplier has changed hands since then.
Check both sites for info and uses
i believe brownell's and midway both beat them on price--especially if you can piggyback an order into a larger order and spread out the shipping
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I've become a Ballistol convert .... OK, to say I'm old school would be a major understatement .... when I find a product that works, I stick with it and don't shop around .... in February one of our sons told me about using Ballistol and I pretended to listen .... I mean really, even though it doesn't seem to be as strong as it once was, how can you be old #9 .... we have a Remington 1100 that has been around for decades and that often fires 150 rounds a day while trap shooting .... we use WalMart Federal or Winchester shell that aren't the cleanest .... those familiar with a 1100 or 11-87 will know that when the foregrip is removed you will find a rubber O-ring and 2 metal compression/spacer rings that are supposed to slide freely on the magazine .... a year or so ago something happened and those rings got to where they took some effort to move along the magazine .... there is no telling how many times the magazine and rings have been cleaned and recleaned with #9 and other solvents .... or that they have been lubed with a variety of products .... last week, after 3 days of trap shooting, we thoroughly cleaned the 1100 and during the reassembly got to thinking about the sticking rings .... on a whim we misted the magazine with Ballistol and were amazed at the heavy black residue that came off on a rag we were using .... it took 3 times of misting and wiping to stop getting black stains on the rags after wiping what looked like shiny metal .... we thoroughly cleaned the rings as well .... much to our surprise the rings moved freely up and down the magazine .... I still don't thoroughly understand how this could be but, as noted above, our first hand results have converted me to Ballistol
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Good for you....when something works well.
Thanks for resurrecting an old thread, some new shooters
may find it informative.
I use Ballistol regularly, along with Hoppe's, CLP, Gunzilla, etc....
But I challenge you to try Silver Bullet Gun Oil especially on
the o-ring and spacers......and on the entire gun for storage use.
It is a lube superior to any I have used. Please read the reviews.....
I keep it in a Dewey needle oiler on my desk, and a 55gr .223 projectile
in the bottle to help stir it......
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Is Ballistol as good as what I hear on YouTube (Hickok45)? What are its pros & cons? I am picking up an SR9c next week and was thinking of using Ballistol as my main cleaner/lubricant.
Here's the inside skinny.

I started using Ballistol because I intend to go into black powder shooting with my New Vaquero.

I asked my Wilson Customer Rep is Ballistol was safe to use on my new $3500 Wilson 1911 and he said yes even on the wood grips. They all use it there I guess.

I bought a gallon of Ballistol and was talking to my dealer about Ballistol and he said the American Ballistol is just a little different from the European Ballistol so he said don't put it on your food. I had said, tongue firmly planted in cheek, that Hickok45 used the stuff so much that he must drink it. He said in Europe, Europeans actually do drink the European formula. He said he knew a couple of old Germans who did put Ballistol on their salads or drank a tablespoon full of the stuff everyday. He said the old Germans were older than dirt.

So don't drink American Ballistol but otherwise use it on everything.
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