Results of Gun Care Product Evaluation in SASS Wire F.A.Q. Posted April 29, 2018 52 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said: Years ago Hoppes was 'it'. The EPA neutered it, with the removal of Benzine. Ballistol is very close to WD-40 in many ways. They are both mineral oil(white oil)based. Ballistol- Ingredients (according to a specification from December 2002) pharmaceutical white oil: CAS RN 8042-47-5 Oleic acid: CAS RN 112-80-1 C-5 alcohols: CAS RN 78-83-1; CAS RN 137-32-6; CAS RN 100-51-6 different essential oils to perfume Ballistol OLG I remember years ago hearing that it was "food grade" oil. I wonder if anyone here might be willing to down a cup of it and let us know how it goes?