I have just found a new cleaning cloth and oil that in my opinion should be in every shooters cleaning kit. I know that everyone has there own opinion on what is the best oil for a rifle or shotgun and, until now, i would have said the same (Napier,Logun etc). Please read the text i have took from there site as it explains what Ballistol oil is and some of its many uses.
Welcome To Ballistol UK
A submission was made in 1913 by Messrs. Kolb, a Philadelphia corporation to the "War Department's" Springfield Armory for T&E. The product submitted was Ballistol. The product was tested on a number of different types of firearm and by the end of April 1914 Ordnance Captain Ramsey notified Messrs. Kolb that the performance of Ballistol was far superior to the Cosmoline used at the time by the US Army for firearms maintenance. This was only to be expected as The Imperial German Army were already using Ballistol as a complete treatment for weapons along with the wood stocks and leather slings and for the treatment of minor cuts and abrasions. A complete multi purpose gun oil.In the present day the U.S. Navy Seals are using Ballistol for weapon maintenance and the U.S. Coast Guard also use it for general use. In many states in the U.S. Ballistol is the first choice of the Law Enforcement Agencies for weapon maintenance.
,Ballistols unique properties make sure it stands out from other gun oils as a far superior lubricant. If you test Ballistol between your finger and thumb along with a general gun oil between finger and thumb in the other hand you will find Ballistol to be a slicker product. If you now clean your hands you will find that the Ballistol hand is still slicker, now wash your hands with soap and water and the slickness remains. This is proof that Ballistol lubricates better and is longer lasting than other products.This unique product is the only gun oil that will continue to lubricate and protect in the presence of water, it can be used on the barrel and mechanism, wood stock and leather sling when either dry or wet. So, if you get caught in a downpour simply coat you gun in Ballistol and wipe off the excess and the weapon will be protected until you get home to give it its usual clean.Ballistol will not harden or gum up as do most gun oils, this hardening can dangerously affect the correct mechanical function of you gun or rifle.Corrosion Inhibition Being mildly alkaline Ballistol will protect against corrosion from the sweat from your hands and residues from black powder, also due to its low surface tension it will reach the parts other oils cannot and further prevent corrosion.Cleaning This is more simple with Ballistol as you do not need to clean first then lubricate. The two processes are carried out by the same product and into the bargain you also get the protection against corrosion.
Ballistol will emulsify with water and unlike other water displacement sprays will continue to protect in the presence of water for some time, how does it do this? For water displacement sprays to work effectively the surface must be either flat or convex, i.e. the water must have a route for dispersal, this is not the case with Ballistol as it will emulsify with the water and give continued protection to concave areas where water displacement sprays will float on top of the water allowing corrosion to set in. Ballistol is the only product to work in this way. You can also ue it to release that sticking zip fastner on your gun bag or coat.User Safety & the Environment Ballistol does not contain anything known to cause cancer, and is non-toxic for warm-blooded and aquatic organisms, it also meets the criteria of the Federal Trade Commission for the claim of biodegradability and does not contain any CFCs.
For more on the company ,what they do and how to buy the cleaning cloths and oils click on the above link. Save yourself some money and do your bit for the environment whilst still getting fantastic results from this brilliant product.
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