Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by Alex Wheeler, Oct 25, 2012.
Your bore guide doesnt do any good when you slick up your bolt with ballistol and shoot it
Maybe I’m a little conservative, but I’m not using enough of any bolt lube for it to drip into my triggers. No matter the product I rub it on with a fingertip and wipe off the excess with a cotton cloth leaving behind only a very thin film.
I was actually using a patch to put it on there so probably less than with a finger. It migrates everywhere
Wow, I never had that problem! After I wipe off ballistol it leaves behind a super then but slick film. It actually kinda reminds be of hobo oil.
I think its due to putting it on there between every group when cleaning the rifle. Close fitting bolts probably rub it off on the edge of the trigger not helping
You’re probably right. I usually do bolt lube at home when doing a thorough cleaning. I’m also dealing with the more sloppy fit of factory actions.
MSDS for Ballistol
Of interest, Ballistol is not a water blocker, is a lubricant, basic (ph 8.5-9.5), dissolves traces of lead, coppler, zinc, contains medical grade petroleum (white), and the MSDS mentioned something about rotten apples under a tree. It apparently smells sort of like licorice. It apparently reacts with insulating materials. Good bore cleaner, low surface tension - ("it migrates everywhere"), able to creep into tiny cracks & whatever, protects against acidic corrosion.
For my rifle bolts, I will continue slicking them up after every cleaning session with Turtle Wax polished with a paper towel.
Don't use anything near the trigger area that runs. I'd try resizing wax or get some of that more solid form called IIRC parawax.
I just report what comes in for me to fix
Yeah, licorice,....inside a baboon’s ass.....but it’s good stuff
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