Went into NAPA today. They had Mobil 1 Full Synthetic for $5.80 a quart on select items.
I bought a quart of 15w50. The 20w50 (for motorcycles) was a full $12.00.
A quart fills many 4-oz oilers. I now have a long-term oil supply for firearms, unless someone determines that lard, hazelnut oil, or lamp oil is a better alternative. I'm sure the Colorado boys will have hemp oil as a superior product.
Will I have to re-oil my rifles every 5,000 miles?
According to somebody claiming to be a museum curator on the Smith and Wesson forum. Museums use Renaissance Wax brand exclusively on metal. He claimed Johnson's, Aero and other brands of paste wax are slightly acidic. It was on the Internet so it has to be true!! Other posters in the thread were all in agreement.
I have a jar of Renaissance Wax, and I've used it with success on an old raw brass bugle I have. Fingerprints eventually show, but it helped keep them away for a quite a while.I haven't delved into using it with firearms yet.
I like the stuff, but application is slower than with oil. There are a couple reviews on YouTube on using it with firearms, and there was much enthusiasm. I might play with it in the future.
The mention of Johnson's Paste Wax came from Finn Aagaard, I believe. He was talking about weatherproofing rifles, and talked about pulling the barreled action, waxing everything with multiple coats, then putting everything back. Always liked Finn, and his no-nonsense approach.