I always wonder about these tests folks preform to see how well new super formula products costing more per ounce than a fine perfume preform. How they prove that this one new super product is the only thing that can protect your hardware from dissolving into a pile of iron oxide.
They make me wonder how my rifles, some over one hundred and fifty years old, have not turned into dust yet. I see high priced formulas on the market claiming to be the only thing stopping corrosive ammo from turning your barrel into a corroded sewer pipe. Does soap and water no longer work on these newer alloys used to make barrels now days? I know for a fact it still works in the older alloys my surplus military rifle barrels were made of.
As a kid I was taught to leave our guns outside when returning home after a hunt during freezing weather. This would prevent them from sweating until they were ready to be cleaned. Then a full disassembly was done and everything was cleaned and properly lubed. The lube most of us used to prevent rust was generally 3in1 or sewing machine oil. I still have these firearms and none have any rust on them.
We did use a rag with the same 3in1 oil on it to wipe our guns down once a month. Maybe that was more important than the type of oil we used.
Just want all of you who like me cannot afford the latest super lubes to know that most any oil will work.