Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

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    Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

    Can anyone compare and contrast Gunzilla vs Ballistol for me as I don't know which one to try? I've heard excellent things about both. Any and all posts wanted on this topic!!!

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    I can only speak for Gunzilla.

    1 It doesn't stink
    2 It cleans well.
    3 It seems to help lubricate afterward.

    The one thing I think really sells it for me is that it seems to keep my rifle bore cleaner. It takes less patches down the barrel now after a range session. The first couple of cleanings seemed about the same as my old stuff, but now it takes less time to clean my barrel.
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    Your gonna find a buncha people on here that use Gunzilla,I use it on everything from pistols to my AR 15's,the AR15's get additional lubricant on the bolts since they like to run better when wet
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    I have never used either, but this thread title sounds like one ******* horror flick!

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    Gunzilla is the only thing I use now for all of my firearms. I don't see any need for comparisons in the future.

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    I started using Ballistol about 2 months ago. It seems to leave surfaces smooth and slick even after wiped dry, and this seems to get better with repeated use. I haven't tried Gunzilla so I can't make a comparison but I do think highly of Ballistol.

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    No experience with Ballistol but I have the Gunzilla and it works as a good cleaner. It seems to dry quickly, sorta like’ a stringent. I still have my mainstay of Break-Free (BF) as I’ve used it for nearly 40-years. Use to get it in gallon jugs for close to nothing but that was then. I use the Gunzilla to clean and follow with BF, which I find as a better lubricant/preservative. After reading 'wmhawth' comments I may well give the Ballistol a try. Nothing wrong with another bottle of toxic waste in the cabinet of guns ~

    Most everything available today works pretty well in some form or another. About the only stuff I would stay away from is the harsh cleaners such as S&W bore scrubber - that stuff is nasty.
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    I haven't used Ballistol, currently have a bottle of Gunzilla and haven't been swept away with the product, considering its cost. I give it an A+ for the lack of smell, an average B - B+ for its cleaning and lubing qualities. I haven't found it any better or worse than: Mobil-one, ATF fluid, mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, bearing grease, 3-in-1 oil, a host of "gun" products and the eternal Hoppes #9, all of which I've used at one time or another. Each has performed satisfactorily. They all have their uses, their limitations, and their advantages. The only product that ever failed what I would consider a test of reasonable use is -- WD-40. While it will "displace water" as it's designed to do, it didn't offer the expected rust protection I want on a firearm, plus it gets gummy. If I were to drop my shotgun in the water, WD-40 would definitely clean the water out, but I'd follow up with a cleaning and an oil/rust preventative.

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    I'll vote for Gunzilla, because that's what I use.
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    I just bought a bottle of Gunzilla and it's quite good. Far less stink than Break Free and seems to work about as well.
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    Thanks to all for the "useful" comments, but I guess I'll just try both and see for myself. I'll report back on what I find out.

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    Ballistol is a non petrolum product as is Gunzilla..Ballistol's ingredients are Isobutyl Alcohol and Oleic acid. (MSDS Sheet) It has been around since WWII.

    I think the main differences are that Gunzilla is non Ionic ( dust and dirt are not attracted to it) and that Gunzilla’s unique formula breaks the bonds of the carbon molecules and turns them into a sludge-like liquid. It also neutralizes and cleans the residue left by corrosive primers.

    hope that helps..
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    another pleased user of Gunzilla here

    I use it exclusively
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    "Thread Jack"...........If your going to try Gunzilla and Ballistol you should also try Militec. I use it on all my weapons.

    http://www.militec1.com/
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    Is Gunzilla a protectant, a lube, a cleaner or all of the above??

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