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Old December 4, 2000, 02:00 AM   #1
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Anybody know the formula to convert Grams to Grain??
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Old December 4, 2000, 02:07 AM   #2
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Grams x 15.43 to get Grains
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Old December 4, 2000, 12:57 PM   #3
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If you're really anal, try this:


grams x (1kg/1000grams) x (1lb/0.4536kg) x (7000 grains/lb)


this gives grams x (15.43 grains/gram), which is, uh, exactly what Char923 said... oh, never mind.
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Old December 4, 2000, 09:06 PM   #4
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I find that if you remove the "ms" and add the "in" that this works perfectly.




Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old December 4, 2000, 09:25 PM   #5
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http://www.wihatools.com/conversion.htm

Has conversions and a functioning table for converting "this" to "that". The metric system is just plain easier to use than english. But I must admit I still have problems thinking of a 10 gram bullet instead of 155 grains.....

There are other websites with conversions.
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Old December 5, 2000, 05:40 PM   #6
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BTW, in Russian "9 grams" is an idiom

...meaning "a bullet"
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Old December 5, 2000, 06:10 PM   #7
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Must be a 7.62X39mm... would their pistol bullets be THAT heavy!
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Old December 5, 2000, 11:41 PM   #8
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Actually, they were talking about 7.62x54

"To get heavier by 9 grams" meant to catch a bullet. The expression dates back to the late 1940s AFAIK.
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Old December 7, 2000, 06:17 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your replies.

I just checked my 12 year old Dillion beam scale and RCBS Electronic scale against my father's $3,500 electronic scale (accurate to +/- 0.0005 grams). Both of my scales were reading 0.0 - 0.2 grains more than my fathers scale (checks weights were 1 grain, 5 grains, 10 grains, 20 grains and 50 grains) with more differences at higher weight.

Also checked my friend's cheap Lee scale and that thing was waaaay off. 5 grain check weight read 4.5 grains and 10 grain checked weight read 9.2 grains. Scarry to think that he was using that piece of crap to weigh his charges.

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