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Hoppes #9

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dave P, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. Dave P

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    I have been a # 9 user most of my adult life. The other day there was a e-mail/news article that said that Hoppes had changed the formula and that it no longer requires a hazmat sticker and that it is no longer flammable. It'll probably bring the price down significantly. Yeah right!
     
  2. stokinpls

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    Fell in love with that stuff when, as a kid of about 10, I spilled it on the living room rug. I try to buy it by the quart, usually when Midway has it on sale. It used to smell like bananas to me (so did the rug). ;-)

    Bob Falfa
     
  3. Redcobra

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    I wear it as aftershave.
     
  4. slayer

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    So they are changing the formula? come on!! Is this already done or do I have time to buy a quart? Bill
     
  5. kiv-c

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    when I was a kid, the ideal girlfriend was one that put a dab of #9 behind each ear...

    Kiv
     
  6. Stl Flyn

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    It always smelled like Drambuie to me. When we where younger we refereed to Drambuie as gun oil.
     
  7. YOTESLAYER

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    I spilled some in my truck the other day, no need for an air freshner now....
     
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    ditto

    warren
     
  9. BryanF

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    Say it isn't so. Oh the humanity. What will our children do. My wife has worn Hoppes as a perfume for years! She claims that it is an aphrodisiac!

    Bryan
     
  10. joe scout

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    Got home from my Marine Corps tour of Vietnam 67/68 as a Scout Sniper 3/9/3. I was on leave from Camp Pendleton and working on my varmint rifles in the family garage and of course I was using Hoppes #9 when my mom came out of the kitchen and said how she missed the smell of Hoppes while I was gone.

    Joe Winnicki
     
  11. senior smoke

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    Hoppes#9 should be in the trapshooting HOF. It's a part of trapshooting's history. I always said, if you bottled it as a woman's perfume, women would have men follow them like the pied pipper. The smell brings back great memories of a time of days gone by to me.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  12. AJKohler

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    Used a lot of #9, but got a lot of static about how it smelled (some people have no soul).

    A friend of mine was selling Bio Gunwash - actually, that's how I met him - and now when I clean my guns, the garage smells like somebody blew up an orange grove in there.

    But while I occasionally get comments, I no longer get complaints.

    Tony
     
  13. wayneo

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    I use to think it was the best smelling cleaner until I tried some G96.

    Wayne
     
  14. Boxbirder

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    Why would anyone use a bore cleaner on a shotgun, better yet there are some great bore cleaners out there today that blow old 9 away. like 50\50 shooters choice and kroil. Break free CLP.......
     
  15. triplea

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    Memories from my youth, early 60's. My dads Stevens 22 rifle and having to make a box of 50 rounds last all day! Paper shot shells and of course, the smell of Hoopes #9. Still love those smells and memories of pheasant hunts with my dad and his friends.
     
  16. Mike Michalski

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    Hoppes #9 formula changed some time ago; at least a year ago as I recall. Ammonia was removed so it does not dissolve copper as well as old formula. I still use it on shotguns (I like the smell too) but have changed to Wipe Out for rifle/pistol barrels with copper in them. By the way, my wife says "real men smell like Hoppes.
     
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