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Offline mike116

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »
Yeah,  I think storage and climate may make a difference.  I don't do anything to my brass just wipe with Ballistol and let it be.   
 By the way,   I like the smell of Ballistol.   
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 08:09:28 PM by mike116 »

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 07:29:20 PM »
I use the hell out of the stuff. I run it straight as is. Other than my flintlocks, it gets used in every other black powder gun I own, be it percussion or cartridge. I have a lot of them, and if Balistol was not a good product, I would not even consider it.

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 07:51:30 PM »
I don't think anybody said it wasn't a good product. I just can't deal with the smell.

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 08:13:07 PM »
Right you are Hawg. No one did denounce the merit of the stuff.

Now, if you want to put up with some bad smell, use any of the copper or lead remover solvents. The wife has never pitched a bitch when she walks in the door and I have been using Balistol, but if I have used the stuff from Montana X-Treme or Hoppes, she will go to barking some.  (7+"

But if you really want to stink a place up, just open a bottle of Ranch dressing or Heinze 57. Neither of those two products are allowed within 200 yards of my door step! (7+"

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2018, 09:44:45 PM »
Iím no fan of that aroma either but that doesnít keep me from using it.  Iíd rather get Ballistol on my hands than some of those chemmy solvents.  Itís safe around stocks and grips and leather too, which is a nice thing.  Except for the smell, the stuff is great. 

The Germans used it on their Waffen all through the Big Wars.
Schlong NIKE, bigly...

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2018, 10:40:36 AM »
Industrial strength ammonia works best on copper but that smell is almost as bad as Balistol and it will remove bluing. The best thing for lead is a piece of Chore Boy copper scrubbing pad wrapped around a bronze brush.  Don't like ranch dressing either. I like French or Russian but my preference is Bleu Cheese.

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »
Indeed Hawg, the chore boy bronze brush does work well most times. Not so well though on these old pitted and corroded original bores that I shoot on a regular basis.

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Re: Balistol
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 09:06:29 PM »
Indeed Hawg, the chore boy bronze brush does work well most times. Not so well though on these old pitted and corroded original bores that I shoot on a regular basis.
On those I just leave the lead in the pits.