Written on: 14/06/2012 by Nec_V20 (9 reviews written)
This oil has been around for over 110 years. It was developed for the German army in 1904 and was tested and adopted by them in 1905.
It can be used on the metalwork, woodwork, seals and leather of your rifle as a lubricant AND cleaner.
Spray it into your barrel and leave it for a short time and it will dissolve and clean out lead and other fouling. In fact when you buy a new gun, give the inside of the barrel a good spray and it will dissolve the bluing salts etc. left over from the production process.
It can even be used to treat small wounds out in the field and will not poison you if you accidentally ingested it.
There are specialised products which are better than Ballistol, however they always come with a disclaimer, "Don't get it on ..." this or that. For instance barrel cleaners which will destroy the seals on an air rifle.
Want to put your rifle away for a few months because the weather is lousy? Not a problem, give the rifle a spray down with Ballistol, wipe off the excess, put it in your gun bag and even if it is not stored optimally it will still be in perfect condition when you want to take it out to shoot again.
The only part of an air rifle Ballistol should not be used is in the spring chamber of an air rifle or on the spring itself.
I have been using Ballistol on my Weihrauch HW80 air rifle and my two Weihrauch HW45 air pistols for a year now. The bluing on my rifle is still immaculate as is the woodwork. And I have put many tins of pellets through them. When I get back from a days shooting, I spray some Ballistol onto a cloth and give the entire rifle a quick rub down - five minutes maximum. It does not get any easier than that.
I am really grateful to the person who originally told me about this product and if you are reading this, and you buy it for yourself, then you will be grateful to me for having brought it to your attention. I don't think this, I know it.
I do not work for Ballistol. I have been a computer techie for the past 30 years (as you might be able to tell from my Username).
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