Pahoo and Doc are on a roll! LOL!!!
It's simply a fact that over prolonged storage or in cold weather, petroleum products don't perform very well. As stated it gets gummy when cold and also the same after it's been on a firearm for an extended period. (Notice I didn't say "gun"
per Doc and Hawg)
In reality we are creatures of habbit and use what we always have used until we find something better. I found out about Ballistol years ago and it's performed extremely well for me in all weather conditions and also for long-term storage. I don't like having 15 different cans of stuff hanging around. I prefer 1 can that does what I need.
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