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so I found a big box of eagle claw bullet weights in the Walmart clearance and couldn't pass up 10 different sizes for $99ct. I just took them out to put in the trays and noticed some of the holes are larger than the others where the line threads through and some are a little deformed. I have never fished a Texas rig before so wondering will these still work or pitch them and get a better quality?

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9 minutes ago, bigturtle said:

if its deformed, throw it away. the deformity may cut your line

how about some having very small line holes and some large?

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The nose end of lead bullet weights often get pounded closed from vibration of being in a car or boat.  You can open the deformed hole using a 1/16th drill, lead shouldn't abraid or damage your line.

Tom

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7 minutes ago, WRB said:

The nose end of lead bullet weights often get pounded closed from vibration of being in a car or boat.  You can open the deformed hole using a drill, lead shouldn't abraid or damage your line.

Tom

 

I carry a big 7/0 Owner cutting point hook to open em up & touch with a fine file.

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35 minutes ago, ohihunter2014 said:

so I found a big box of eagle claw bullet weights in the Walmart clearance and couldn't pass up 10 different sizes for $99ct. I just took them out to put in the trays and noticed some of the holes are larger than the others where the line threads through and some are a little deformed. I have never fished a Texas rig before so wondering will these still work or pitch them and get a better quality?

 

Normally it would happen with smaller size one like 3/16 down on the point end. I use just whatever hook nearby to enlarge the hole.

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Yeah just take another hook and  shove it in and open up the hole is what i do.

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awesome thanks guys I almost threw them away. some are a little deformed and not a true cone shaped and some the holes are smaller than others. just didn't want to waste time with junk if it was an issue.

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