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What is your favorite gun-related smell?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cannonball888, Jul 31, 2007.

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What is your favorite gun-related smell?

  1. burned smokeless powder

    82 vote(s)
    34.9%
  2. burned black powder

    11 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. Break-Free

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. gun leather

    19 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. WWII mil-surp canvas

    6 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. Cosmoline

    10 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Hoppe's no. 9

    77 vote(s)
    32.8%
  8. Birchwood Casey Gun Blue

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. other

    20 vote(s)
    8.5%
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  1. Cannonball888

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    I voted mil-surp canvas.
     
  2. RNB65

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  3. kungfuhippie

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    Cosmoline smoking off of a hot mil surp stock. :)
    You can never get it all out anyway.
     
  4. JesseL

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    My grandfather was a gunsmith after he retired from the USAF, so my Mom loves the smell of Hoppe's no.9.

    As for me, I like the smell of canvas and leather - smells like history.
     
  5. 35Rem

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    That's a toss-up between burnt powder (smokeless) and Hoppe's #9

    There's something comforting about walking in a (real) gun shop and smelling Ol' #9

    But, I like shooting more than cleaning, so Burnt Powder!
     
  6. bensdad

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    The Remington .22 Match ammo in the yellow package (it says Ely Lmtd.) has the best smell ever when it's fired. I don't know enough about gun powder to know why it might smell so good. I know it's made in England.
     
  7. benEzra

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    The nitrate-y smell of burned powder.

    Least favorite--the smell of cleaning solvents (which give me a headache).
     
  8. Regolith

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    Burned powder and sagebrush. Takes me back to my childhood :p
     
  9. Crystal River Charlie

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    Hoppe's #9. My childhood sweetheart use to tell her friends that when she wanted attention, she would dab a little behind each ear and I would follow her anywhere.
    CR Charlie
     
  10. CountGlockula

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  11. WayneConrad

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    I voted "smokeless powder," but there's one in particular: Unique. Smells like flowers and sunshine when burnt. Well, not quite, but it's a danged good smelling powder.
     
  12. Black Majik

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    I love the smell of indoor ranges for the burnt powder. Just gotta watch my intake :D

    A lot of people like the smell of Hoppes, I personally can't stand it.
     
  13. Odd Job

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    Well used leather holster. Can't be beat.
     
  14. matt87

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    Eley .22LR smoke. Dunno if it's the priming, the powder or the lube, but it's danged good!
     
  15. mp510

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    It's a tie between Hoppes 9 and Cosmoline.
     
  16. JackCrow

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    Hoppe's #9
     
  17. Bazooka Joe71

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    Man, we are reaching for good gun related polls now aren't we?:D

    Anyway, the clear-cut winner is hoppes #9...I'd wear it as cologne if I could.:D.

    Burnt smokeless powder isn't too bad either....Except that ammonia smell that comes from some of my cartridges.
     
  18. bumm

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    I voted burnt smokeless powder, but the OLD Hoppe's #9 would've won if it were still around. The newer version just isn't quite as sweet as the old stuff.
    Marty
     
  19. fletcher

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    Burned combloc surplus ammunition. It smells different...
     
  20. OBXMIKE

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    That's a tough one!
    For me #1 would be .22 rimfire ammo, then blackpowder.
     
  21. RecoilRob

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    The best smell I know is when I open my safe and take a deep breath. Gun leather from many slings, BLO on the Mil-Surp stocks mixed with the aroma of CLP and some #9 working in the most recently fired bores. Wonderful smell...
     
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    The smell of freshly fired paper shotgun shells....
     
  23. Cannonball888

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    Wow, Hoppe's no. 9 and burned smokeless powder with no close third. I can understand why Hoppe's no. 9 has appeal especially as a cologne. Burned powder, well, it smells like...victory.
     
  24. sm

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    Others:

    -The smell of a young lady, sweating in the hot sun, shooting her brand new .22 rifle for the first time,
    Sweat, .22 rim-fire, and lemonade breath.

    -A young man, with his .22 rifle, smelling of .22 rim-fire, sweat, and Root Beer Breath.

    -Smoke of a 28 ga hull being ejected after downing clay, dove or Quail

    Hunting Dawgs deserve their own special mention:

    -Donut breath dawgs heading out in the wee hours in the truck
    -Wet retrievers getting in the blind and shaking the freezing water all over everyone.
    -Dawg Farts, told him not to give that dawg Slim Jims :p
    -Hot , tired, dusty and dirty dawg, that done good, asleep in one's lap returning from the hunt.
    -Dawg may be in the bed of the truck, still the dawg smells of Tomato Juice, used to get rid of Skunk.
    He got the bird, got sprayed in the process.

    ;)
     
  25. GunTech

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    Real, honest-to-God cordite.
     
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