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What are bullet weights for?

What are bullet weights for?

Put succinctly, bullet weight is how heavy the projectile leaving your firearm is. We typically measure bullet weight in units of measurement called “grains.” Lighter bullets typically move faster than heavier bullets. Each offers advantages and disadvantages when it comes to ballistic performance.

How much weight should be on a fishing line?

Line Strength It should roughly match the weight of the species you are fishing for (e.g. use line in the 30-pound test for tuna in the 30-pound range). A typical line to cast for trout would be 4-pound test. Consider braided line of 30-pound test or more if you go after large game fish.

When should you peg your weight?

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When fishing real heavy cover you need to peg your sinker to keep your weight close to the lure as it falls through the cover. An unpegged sinker falls away from the lure and sometimes the lure will hang on a limb or piece of grass while the weight keeps sinking.

Do bullets sink mold?

The Do-It 3474 WNS-6-A Worm Nose Sinker Mold makes weights for wacky rigging soft plastic baits. Sinker is designed to be inserted into one or both ends of a worm to create a more erratic action. The WNS-6-A mold has 6 cavities and makes 6 assorted sizes of worm sinker.

What is the weight of a 9mm bullet?

115 to 147 grains
The usual bullet weights for 9mm Luger range from 115 to 147 grains. Lighter and heavier bullets can be had, but they are not common for factory loads. The heavy bullets are generally 158-grains, but 165-grain bullets can also be had.

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What size bullet weight should I use?

A 1/8-ounce weight is best for creating a slow-falling lure in shallow water. Sinkers in the 1/4-, 5/16- and 3/8-ounce sizes are best for fishing sparse cover or brush piles less than 20 feet deep. A 1/2-ounce weight is ideal for pitching into thick bushes or for bass holding on the bottom deeper than 20 feet.

How do you know what size fishing weight to use?

In general, you should use a lighter weight sinker in shallower water, and deeper water requires heavier weight. For shallow water, a ⅛-ounce weight works well to create a slow-falling lure action. In deeper water that is up to 20 feet, it’s best to use between ¼ to ⅜-ounce sinker weights.