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Old January 11th, 2020, 02:58 PM   #16
 
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The problem I have with Hoppes No.9 as a bore cleaner is that it is not a very effective copper solvent. For most centerfire rifle bores, one needs to use a better solvent to properly remove all of the jacketing metal fouling during cleaning.

I find Ballistol and Hoppes oil to be pretty good firearms lubricants.



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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...
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/gun-grease
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/no-9-solvent
https://www.3inone.com/products/multi-purpose-oil/
I can attest to the Hoppes No. 9 Solvent and the 3 in 1 oil as being top notch products. Never used the Hoppes gun grease but have used their gun oil and it's a quality product too. I don't use a lot of grease on my firearms..when I do I use AGS White Lithium Grease.
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I will admit that I did go through a period of falling into the trap of having to try the "newest latest and greatest gun cleaner/lube/miracle". Wish I would have spend that $ on ammo. Always went back to Ballistol and that's where I've stayed for quite a long time. To each their own though. If something works for ya then that's great.
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 ?
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Ballistol has an odor when you apply it but it quickly dissipates. It is a non-toxic mineral oil.
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That's new for me as well.

I've had the opportunity to use some cool stuff over the years, but nothing is better than a jug of good "old" CLP!

One of the finer endorsements here:
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Gun oil is gun oil,

and FrogLube is coconut oil.
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The problem I have with Hoppes No.9 as a bore cleaner is that it is not a very effective copper solvent.
Ahhh...but it's a great room deodoriser...and I holding out for the After Shave.
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I tried Balistol ,thought it works good. My wife as an ultra sensitive nose. She could still smell it a week later. I could smell a slight odor linger but my wife could smell weapon in safe. I went back to Pro Shot cleaner.
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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...
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/gun-grease
http://www.hoppes.com/traditional/no-9-solvent
https://www.3inone.com/products/multi-purpose-oil/
Why not hoppe's oil?
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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 ?
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Ballistol has an anise/anisette scent.
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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 .
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I use CLP and LSA.

LSA is a proven weapons lube for everything from M16s, pistols to 20mm cannons.
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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 .
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Are you talking about Ballistol?
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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.
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I was using Pro shot One step CLP, and it was pretty good, but the shop that carried it near me shut down, and online it wasn't very cheap. I switched to Lucas bore cleaner and Lucas extreme duty gun oil, and I love the stuff. On occasion I still need to use some Kroil or something to get more lead/super burnt on powder off.

I tried ballistol once, and it smells too much to use in my bedroom, where I usually clean my guns while watching TV. So I need to try it again in my basement or garage when I have time, and see how it works. I know a lot of people really swear by the stuff.
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