The 8 gauge monofilament wire is used to strengthen our extra strength millennium deer fence as well as keep the fence from sagging between posts. If you have or are ordering our standard perimeter deer fencing, we recommend using our 12 gauge monofilament wire. We recommend installing a run of monofilament wire at the top and bottom of your deer fencing for best results. The monofilament wire should be crimped using our connection sleeves at each corner or end system. Use our round monofilament tighteners and monofilament tightening tool to achieve your desired tension. The monofilament wire is ultra violet (UV) stabilized to prevent breakdown caused by the sun and weather. The breaking load is approximately 1200 pounds.