|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||6.77 x 1.93 x 1.93 inches|
|Package Weight||0.25 Kilograms|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||6.75 x 2.25 x 2.5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.55 Pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer||A.C. Kerman - LE|
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Ballistol Multi-Purpose Oil, Aerosol spray, 6 oz
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|Specific Uses For Product||Gun|
|Item Volume||6 Fluid Ounces|
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- Country of origin: United States
- The package height of the product is 6.75 inches
- The package length of the product is 2.25 inches
- The package width of the product is 2.25 inches
- 6 ounce Aerosol Can
- Perfect for lubricating and protecting firearms and just about anything else
- Preserves and protects metal, wood, leather and plastics
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Ballistol was developed for the German Army who requested an oil that would lubricate, clean, protect and preserve firearms and gun stocks as well as preserve leather gear. It is unmatched for cleaning firearms and minimizes the need for brushing and scraping barrels and chambers. It forms a protective film on the surface of metals and is capable of creeping into the finest cracks and fissures making Ballistol and excellent "penetrant" to help loosen frozen nuts and bolts. It will even protect wet surfaces. Unlike most lubricants, Ballistol emulsifies with water; when the water evaporates, Ballistol stays behind to protect the metal, plastic, wood or leather. Ballistol will keep all smooth leathers soft and moisturized (do not use on suede). It is also non-toxic and biodegradable; neither its use, disposal or decomposition will produce any by-products that are harmful to the environment. Coca Cola and many of Germany's famous breweries use Ballistol as does Bizerba, one of the largest precision scale manufacturers, who specifies Ballistol because it never gets sticky or increases friction over time. It's also a great silver and brass polish. Human sweat and skin oils are slightly acidic; their effect is similar to the etching process. Ballistol is slightly alkaline and neutralizes this effect. Of course Ballistol is also perfect for all the household chores any normal oil will do, but why settle for a "normal" oil when you can have one product that does so much more.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
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The oil does actually leave a protective coat, lasting far longer than WD-40 and giving much better performance. It traps dirt and penetrates very deeply into all of the tiniest spots. This allows for cleaning and lubrication and protection at the same time, giving any metal object you own more life.
If it gets on your skin it has the potential to cause irritation but it can be washed off quickly with soap and water. The scent is slightly unpleasant but isn't harmful when inhaled.
When I first got this rather spendy container of lubricant, I was impressed by the spectacle of all of the claimed functions of Ballistol labeled on this otherwise unassuming green can. Enthusiastic about getting started, I began by disassembling and beginning to clean my custom Ruger 10/22. Like other reviewers have said, this has a sort of slightly rotted licorice smell to it. It does not bother me too much, but I did find that I needed to use this with the garage door and window open as it does irritate my respiratory tract far more than any other cleaner I have used.
Like a lot of the reviews and Hickok45 have recommended, I sprayed the more fouled portions of my rifle like the barrel, chamber throat and bolt face and let the Ballistol and let them sit and soak while I went to work spraying and wiping down some of the less fouled portions of the rifle. This is where I think the Ballistol falls short of my hopes: Ballistol is very slippery and definitely has a sort of filmy, slimy feeling to it. This quality is what I imagine makes it a great action lubricant for most firearms, but for the purpose of general cleaning and wiping down like I use Rem oil I was disappointed. I found that the slimy nature of the lubricant made the carbon and crud stick and pool wherever I didn't manage to wipe the Ballistol off where as the Rem oil typical just blasts stuff away and seemingly evaporates in short order, leaving nothing but smooth and reasonably slick surfaces behind that I can than lubricate with light coats of CLP or Hoppes lubricating oil depending on the firearm (I am kind of finicky about my choices).
Coming back to the areas that I soaked with Ballistol, though, I was in for a happy surprise. Using my Scott's shop towels, I was able to wipe the surfaces I soaked clean with a few passes which would have taken a good couple of minutes of scraping and scrubbing with brushes and Rem oil otherwise. I shoot my 10/22 ALOT and I glad to have found something that expedites the cleaning process as I have to engage in doing so frequently. Additionally, I did a pass through my 10/22 barrel with a boresnake and was happy to see it come out with grit and grime in tow, leaving behind a shiny bore.
The next place where I am super thrilled about Ballistol is why I will be keeping it in my firearm cleaning box: wiping down and protecting the wood, plastic, and metal exteriors of my firearms while in the safe. I took a soft cloth and sprayed a small amount of Ballistol onto it and proceeded to wipe down the wood stocks and metal of my heirloom firearms: Dad's Winchester model 37 shotgun he was given when he was 14, Grandpa's 1997 Marlin 60 that has killed innumerable critters and varmints, and Great Grandpa's Mossberg bolt action 20 gauge shotgun that has killed just about everything legal with wings on it. What the Ballistol did to those firearms just stunned me: it left the blued finishes brilliantly shiny with a trace of attractive-looking wetness to them that lasted (unlike Rem Oil) and left the stocks polished and shiny looking with just a bit of slipperiness to them. I put them back in the safe and a week later when I came back to inspect them, they all were still looking lovely and protected! I have a paranoia that goes to my core of letting these guns devolve into neglected piles of junk, no matter how low their monetary value, and as such I am proud to add Ballistol to my repertoire of cleaning agents for that purpose!
Where I am not feeling okay about using the Ballistol is on my AR-15. CLP was specifically developed for the cleaning, lubricating, and preserving of military arms like the M4/M16 platform and I don't think Ballistol cuts it. The AR-15 action is a dirty, high heat, high movement action and needs lubricants that can handle the abuse. My opinion is entirely my own and not representative of what may be truth to someone else, but my anecdotal experience using AR-15's is that they like to run wet in optimal conditions and need lubricants that can leave behind a barrier of lubricant when wiped completely away in non-optimal conditions where excessively lubricated guns will jam up from the accumulation of particulates and fouling from the environment. Ballistol does leave behind somewhat of a film, but after running a few hundred rounds through my AR at the range, I found that the rifle was dry and crusted with carbon in all the places where Break Free CLP would have remained wet and kept fouling from cooking onto the bolt and BCG. This is unacceptable to me and thus CLP will remain the primary all-in-one oil that my AR-15 gets cleaned and lubricated with.
All in all, Ballistol deserves 5 stars for its amazing versatility, easy-going nature on your body and the environment, and as a historical multi-purpose oil that has stood up to the test of time for most all applications. I hope this zany, slightly disorganized review has helped you some and I hope you have a great time getting to use this great legacy of a lubricant from our honored friends in Germany.