I've tried it in the past and it has worked well. Having said that, I quit using it because I can't stand the smell of it. Weird I know, but there it is.
Not really..weird I mean...
I made the comment once that Ballistol didn't have an unpleasant odor.
I'd used it for years and never thought it did.
Another poster said, "Are you kidding, no unpleasant odor? It smells like old sweat socks"!
Before I responded, I opened a can and took a wiff...
Ever since then,,,,I've noticed it does have a distinct - and now to me - unpleasant odor.
I still use it though, mainly because it works well and it won't harm nickle.