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    Uglyjohn
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    Do you remember the first time you used Ballistol? I do and my first thought was "man this stuff stinks!".  Like a dead carp under a chicken coop on a hot day stink. I've gradually become more and more tolerant and now I actually kinda like it. Oh, not to the point of putting a drop behind each ear (Use Hoppes #9 for that) but gun cleaning is no longer the barf bag ordeal that it once was.                Uj

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    Green_Yamo
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    I must be a sicko, because I love the smell of Ballistol.  I always use it to wipe down my springers and antique rifles – GREAT STUFF!

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    redcrow
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    I heartily applaud your use of Hoppe's #9. I grew up on that smell. Nothing cuts black powder crud like ole' Hoppe's. The EPA, bless their little hearts, removed the part that gave that kinda banana finish, but it still brings back fond memories of days at the range with my Grandad.

    Ballistol works OK and is more environmentally friendly, but it's smell does nothing for me.

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    Tweeter
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    I also love Hoppes #9 and when I first smelled Ballistol I was appalled lol.  So much that I actually started a thread about it on another forum to ask if I was crazy or if it really smelled that bad!  Like the OP, now I'm used to it and actually almost like the smell.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Ballistol's smell is an aquired taste type of thing. I love it now. My 1st thought was that it smelled like a turd covered in burnt hair.

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    toku58
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    I use CLP on all my guns. I just got Balistol and I agree it "Stinks"!

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    AirGunnerOK
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    ? THIS!

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    texagdds
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    I’ve also used hoppes for 40 years – just tried ballistol a month ago – and agree it stinks… and not the spray paint in a bag whiffing kind of stink, more like butt with a sprinkle of death. 

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