How does this compare to Remoil?
Remoil is petroleum based. Ballistol mixes with water and is more of a derivative of mineral oil.
From the smell, its seems its a derivative of washing 70 year old german granny panties.
I like it on wood, especially oil finished wood, seems to keep it well finished and seals the pores.
It cleans muzzleloaders and black powder well and you can mix it with hot water.
but for regular barrels I like Hoppe 9 better, then clean out and store with either ballistol or hornady case lube.