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Old 05-02-2014, 12:45 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by sweeper22 View Post
Grain = A unit of measurement with regard to weight.

Beyond that, I'm probably ignorant as well. But I don't need to know more...because when it comes to units of measurement, things seem to fall cleanly into their respective place when comparing anything under the same unit scheme...regardless of whether you understand the finite details of said scheme.

Maybe I should know more. But it's just unnecessary.
It originally comes from a grain of wheat, anciently.

It was originally used to measure gold and silver.

It is a GREAT question !!!

For me, the perfect bullet for hunting is the 200 grain boat tail solid copper hollow point.

And for my 45ACP it is the 230 grain jacketed hollow point -- a big fat ideal 11.4 mm self defense round that you cannot beat.

That's all you would ever need to know, unless you hunt in Africa, in which case the bullets get all the way up to 500 grains for elephant, rhino, hippo and water buffalo. Not to mention crocodile. But it is not safe to hunt crocodiles. Anywhere.

In India, crocodiles hunt Indians -- the shoe is on the other foot.

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:56 AM   #12
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Now this is a whole other discussion on the Wood Working forum.

But back to weight. Arrows and Gold Foil are among the items measured in grains.
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