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“Smaug”A true oil finish is never glossy. If it winds up glossy, it’s because they put something else in it. (polyurethane, wax, etc.) 

Not saying it’s not beautiful, just that it is not a true oil finish. (

Not sure where the never glossy statement comes from? Here is one of my rifles (tx200) before and after tru-oil. Are you talking about an oil finish or a tru-oil finish?
https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Refinishing/Wood-Finishing/Tru-Oil%C2%AE-Stock-Finish.aspx

I did this stock as much to seal it as make it shine. I think I did 8 coats with buffing between each coat with 0000 steel wool. If you want more of a satin finish you just  go over it with steel wool after your last coat of tru-oil. I think JWR thins his 50/50 with thinner? I used to just use boiled linseed oil and a lot of rubbing and a little Renaissance wax later.
Tominco this rifle was high gloss on the barrel and action. If I had one like your FX I would go satin as you stated in your first post.