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#3200958 - 03/22/13 06:32 PM Re: Smokeless Mzl Cooling rod? [Re: ewc]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 1567
Loc: tipton

 Originally Posted By: ewc
Well then my advice is to save your money. You'll be fine without.

Although I greatly value your smokeless advice I enjoy shooting throughout the year and have used cooling rods with great success since I first read Richards post. If this guy wants to shoot throughout the year why not just wish him luck?

#3201059 - 03/22/13 08:14 PM Re: Smokeless Mzl Cooling rod? [Re: fullstream]
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Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rutherford County

I've been shooting muzzle loaders for close to forty years and have never heard of anyone using a cooling rod. Interesting insight on smokeless muzzleloading, though.
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#3202819 - 03/24/13 08:18 PM Re: Smokeless Mzl Cooling rod? [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 359
Loc: USA Indiana

By all means use the cooling rod to shoot through the dog days of summer BUT do not count on those same results come late fall/winter. I tried the rod long before Richard came along and can tell you this for a fact....that darling 68-69 grn load of N120 punching those tiny holes in the mid 80s with the cooling rod will break your heart down to 35 degrees with out the rod by blowing sabots. Dont be lulled into a false sense of security with the cooling rod results gained in the 80 degree plus temps.I like many seasoned smokeless shooters prefer do our testing through Oct-March in real world conditions. You then know for a fact where a given loads POI will be within a certain temperature parameter.I know of no one who packs a cooling rod to the woods? Rossman over on Dougs is the one to talk to to get your cooling rod. A good guy to deal with.

Edited by Tar12 (03/24/13 08:20 PM)

#3203737 - 03/25/13 07:25 PM Re: Smokeless Mzl Cooling rod? [Re: Tar12]
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Registered: 02/01/02
Posts: 2273
Loc: Knoxville


I posted the same as you. I agree completely.

Thanks much-


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