# Convert Mils (NATO) to Circles

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, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio. One mil is equal to 0.000156 circles, so use this simple formula to convert:

The angle in circles is equal to the mils (NATO) multiplied by 0.000156.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 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 Measurements and Equivalent Circle Conversions

Mils (NATO) | Circles |
---|---|

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 |

11 mil | 0.001719 cir |

12 mil | 0.001875 cir |

13 mil | 0.002031 cir |

14 mil | 0.002188 cir |

15 mil | 0.002344 cir |

16 mil | 0.0025 cir |

17 mil | 0.002656 cir |

18 mil | 0.002813 cir |

19 mil | 0.002969 cir |

20 mil | 0.003125 cir |

21 mil | 0.003281 cir |

22 mil | 0.003438 cir |

23 mil | 0.003594 cir |

24 mil | 0.00375 cir |

25 mil | 0.003906 cir |

26 mil | 0.004063 cir |

27 mil | 0.004219 cir |

28 mil | 0.004375 cir |

29 mil | 0.004531 cir |

30 mil | 0.004688 cir |

31 mil | 0.004844 cir |

32 mil | 0.005 cir |

33 mil | 0.005156 cir |

34 mil | 0.005313 cir |

35 mil | 0.005469 cir |

36 mil | 0.005625 cir |

37 mil | 0.005781 cir |

38 mil | 0.005938 cir |

39 mil | 0.006094 cir |

40 mil | 0.00625 cir |

## More Mil Angle Conversions

- Convert to Radians
- 1 mil is equal to 0.000982 radians
- Convert to Milliradians
- 1 mil is equal to 0.981748 milliradians
- Convert to Degrees
- 1 mil is equal to 0.05625 degrees
- Convert to Minutes Of Arc
- 1 mil is equal to 3.375 minutes of arc
- Convert to Seconds Of Arc
- 1 mil is equal to 202.5 seconds of arc
- Convert to Gradians
- 1 mil is equal to 0.0625 gradians
- Convert to Revolutions
- 1 mil is equal to 0.000156 revolutions