What is shooting wire and what is the difference between 22 and 24 AWG?

Shooting wire, also called scab wire, is used to extend the length of lead wire on the igniter by twisting the wires together. The difference between 22 and 24AWG is thickness. 22AWG is thicker, allowing for lower resistance and therefore longer distances.

Please see our Continuity Clarified to learn more about types of shooting wire and how these might impact the continuity of your COBRA system.

COBRA sells both 22 AWG and 24 AWG shooting wire. 

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