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Posted: 6/5/2003 1:10:14 PM EDT
I been around firearms my whole life and have even reloaded a few shotgun shells in my lifetime and I don't even know what a grain is. I don't even know if I am spelling it correctly. Seriously, how does a grain compare to a gram or to an ounce? Thanx for edjumicating me.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:12:46 PM EDT
there are 7000 grains in a pound. I'm sure someone will post the calculations for grams, etc. I think this had to do with how many grains of wheat were in a pound. Someone long ago figure out it was 7000. That is the unit of measurement we use for bullets and powder charges. Much finer than ounces or grams.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:14:12 PM EDT
437.5 grains per ounce. 15.43 grains per gram.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:14:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/5/2003 1:15:49 PM EDT by Torf]
Most reloaders use scales that can measure to the 1/10th of a grain. That is pretty accurate! Compare 1/70,000 ths of a pound to a 1/100th of a pound that the postal and counting scales use. If you ever wanted to know the weight of an ant or somthing, you can weigh it on a reloading scale.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:20:53 PM EDT
Found this too:
Avoirdupois Weight 27 11/32 grains = 1 dram 16 drams = 1 ounce 16 ounces = 1 pound 100 pounds = 1 short hundredweight Apothecaries Weight 20 grains = 1 scruple 3 scruples = 1 dram 8 drams = 1 ounce 12 ounces = 1 pound
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In apothecary weight, there are 480 grains per ounce. This is a difference of 8.85%, which is significant. I am sure, though, that reloading is done in avoirdupois (water) weight.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:23:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:26:28 PM EDT
The measure of salt I take when I read some of these post!
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 1:30:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... [i]"If you give a man a fish he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will [s]eat[/s] [red]sit in a boat and drink beer[/red] all his life."[/i] -- Kuan-tzu
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Link Posted: 6/5/2003 5:03:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... [i]"If you give a man a fish he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will [s]eat[/s] [red]sit in a boat and drink beer[/red] all his life."[/i] -- Kuan-tzu
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... Yeah and worse yet, it's always your boat!
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 7:43:09 AM EDT
And then lie about all the big one's that got away. Ya for got that part. Oh wait, I meant "caught and released".
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 8:26:18 AM EDT
I haven't seen anyone else offer this one up. Every Numeric conversion you can think of http://members.aol.com/javawizard/numbers.html
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 8:48:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... [i]"If you give a man a fish he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will [s]eat[/s] [red]sit in a boat and drink beer[/red] all his life."[/i] -- Kuan-tzu
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Someone on another forum I read has this in their sig. Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 8:50:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By the1_roadrunner: I haven't seen anyone else offer this one up. Every Numeric conversion you can think of http://members.aol.com/javawizard/numbers.html
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... Yeah, I don't know if anyone took advantage of the nice tool I offered above either. You can keep that one on your desktop. Geeks.
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 8:58:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
Originally Posted By the1_roadrunner: I haven't seen anyone else offer this one up. Every Numeric conversion you can think of http://members.aol.com/javawizard/numbers.html
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... Yeah, I don't know if anyone took advantage of the nice tool I offered above either. You can keep that one on your desktop. Geeks.
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I go here for all my conversion needs: [url]http://www.onlineconversion.com[/url]
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