Ballistol was developed for the German Army during World War 1. You can use it to lubricate and clean your shotgun. It protects firearms from rust. Also it can protect gun stocks and preserve leather gear. Ballistol can be used as a wound disinfectant for the treatment of minor cuts and infection.

Ballistol Oil Spray

Ballistol Oil Spray

Ballistol is oil which is used to clean and lubricate firearms. If you are new to firearm ownership then you probably just think about shooting your weapon without considering the maintenance and cleaning that is necessary to sustain its health. Remember that every time you shoot a firearm it leaves fouling in the gun’s bore. This fouling is the copper residue (rifles, handguns) that is left from the bullets after they are fired from the barrel or plastic and lead if we talk about shotguns. There is also black powdery residue in the barrel from the gunpowder. If this fouling is not cleaned out frequently then it will get burnt into the bore’s walls, which will ultimately decrease the accuracy of the weapon.

Ballistol gun oil makes is one of the oldest and the best cleaning solution for firearms around. It is cleaning solvent that works by melting the residue left in the bore. This will save you time from having to manually brush out the bore or wipe out the residue. Ballistol gun oil utilizes the miracle of chemistry and modern science to get rid of the residue simply by applying the oil to it. The oil will leave a protective film in the bore to protect a barrel from rust.

Plus if your firearm has a wooden stock then Ballistol will prevent it from drying out in temperatures that are hot and moist. Rain and humidity cause wood to swell up and expand. Ballistol will protect the stock from this.

You don’t have to worry about the oil hardening inside the bore either because the antioxidant properties of the oil will prevent this from happening. It will even offer the bore protection against salt water corrosion, acidic corrosion and galvanic corrosion. This is very beneficial because most other lubricants only protect the bore against normal oxidation. Best of all, the oil only costs about $20 and is environmentally friendly. This makes it the perfect choice for any gun owner who wants to take excellent care of their weapons.

It doesn’t work good during cold weather from my experience. It is better to use synthetic oils during winter, especially on semi-autos.

Ballistol is inexpensive, non-toxic and biodegradable. The best choice of gun oil if you care about environment.