# Mils (NATO) to Circles Conversion

Enter the angle in mils (NATO) below to get the value converted to circles.

**Results in Circles:**

## How to Convert Mils (NATO) to Circles

To convert a mil measurement to a circle measurement, divide the angle by the conversion ratio. One circle is equal to 6,400 mils (NATO), so use this simple formula to convert:

The angle in circles is equal to the mils (NATO) divided by 6,400.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5,000 mils (NATO) to circles using the formula above.

Mils (NATO) and circles are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Mils (NATO)

A mil, short for milliradian, is equal to 1/6,400 of a circle. The mil used by the US military and NATO forces is slightly different than the true value of a milliradian, which is equal to 1/6,283 of a circle.

During World War I the US adopted what is now the NATO mil to replace degrees and minutes for use in artillery sights. They opted to round mils to 6,400 per circle for simplicity at the time. Today, the mil is commonly used to measure adjustment of sights and scopes of firearms.

There is rightfully much confusion as a result of the mil adopted by the US military and NATO being slightly different than the milliradian.

A mil is sometimes also referred to as an angular mil. Mils (NATO) can be abbreviated as *mil*; for example, 1 mil can be written as 1 mil.

## Circles

A circle is the equivalent of 1 revolution around a circle, or 360°.

A circle is sometimes also referred to as a revolution. Circles can be abbreviated as *cir*; for example, 1 circle can be written as 1 cir.

## Mil to Circle Conversion Table

Mils (NATO) | Circles |
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1 mil | 0.000156 cir |

2 mil | 0.000313 cir |

3 mil | 0.000469 cir |

4 mil | 0.000625 cir |

5 mil | 0.000781 cir |

6 mil | 0.000938 cir |

7 mil | 0.001094 cir |

8 mil | 0.00125 cir |

9 mil | 0.001406 cir |

10 mil | 0.001563 cir |

20 mil | 0.003125 cir |

30 mil | 0.004688 cir |

40 mil | 0.00625 cir |

50 mil | 0.007813 cir |

60 mil | 0.009375 cir |

70 mil | 0.010938 cir |

80 mil | 0.0125 cir |

90 mil | 0.014063 cir |

100 mil | 0.015625 cir |

200 mil | 0.03125 cir |

300 mil | 0.046875 cir |

400 mil | 0.0625 cir |

500 mil | 0.078125 cir |

600 mil | 0.09375 cir |

700 mil | 0.109375 cir |

800 mil | 0.125 cir |

900 mil | 0.140625 cir |

1,000 mil | 0.15625 cir |

2,000 mil | 0.3125 cir |

3,000 mil | 0.46875 cir |

4,000 mil | 0.625 cir |

5,000 mil | 0.78125 cir |

6,000 mil | 0.9375 cir |

7,000 mil | 1.0938 cir |

8,000 mil | 1.25 cir |

9,000 mil | 1.4063 cir |

10,000 mil | 1.5625 cir |