Questions on lube

trad bow

🏹wooden stick slinging driveler🏹
I’m more of a traditionalist in the way I choose to live my life. I’m moving backwards instead of forwards. I’m using oils rendered from animals or my own spit. I have no problem with what someone else chooses to use or do.
 

RoosterTodd

Sinister Operative
Those that like ballistol do you go 100 percent or 7 to 1 with water
When I use Ballistol for cleaning, I mix it it about 2/3rds or more water to 1/3 Ballistol. I also like to leave a thin coating of just pure Ballistol in the barrel after cleaning because it prevents rust and then I run a few clean patches before shooting next time.
 
Those that like ballistol do you go 100 percent or 7 to 1 with water
It depends on if I'm using it as a cleaning solution or as a preservative lube. Mixed with water (called moose milk), it is a superb fouling remover. I use it to swab my barrel after every other shot when competing in club matches, which can consist of up to 50 shots.

When I get home, I'll use soapy water to clean the barrel and moose milk to clean the lock, followed by a light coat of pure Ballistol as a rust preventative on all metal parts.
 
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