# Mils (NATO) to Degrees Converter

Enter the angle in mils below to get the value converted to degrees.

**Results in Degrees:**

1 mil = 0° 3′ 22.5″

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## How to Convert Mils to Degrees

To convert a measurement in mils to a measurement in degrees, multiply the angle by the following conversion ratio: 0.05625 degrees/mil.

Since one mil is equal to 0.05625 degrees, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The angle in degrees is equal to the angle in mils multiplied by 0.05625.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 mils to degrees using the formula above.

Mils and degrees are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What is a Mil?

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 can be abbreviated as *mil*; for example, 1 mil can be written as 1 mil.

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## What is a Degree?

A degree is a measure of angle equal to 1/360th of a revolution, or circle.^{[1]} The number 360 has 24 divisors, making it a fairly easy number to work with.
There are also 360 days in the Persian calendar year, and many theorize that early astronomers used 1 degree per day.

The degree is an SI accepted unit for angle for use with the metric system. A degree is sometimes also referred to as a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree. Degrees can be abbreviated as *°*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *deg*. For example, 1 degree can be written as 1° or 1 deg.

Degrees can also be expressed using arcminutes and arcseconds as an alternative to using the decimal form. Arcminutes and arcseconds are expressed using the prime (′) and double-prime (″) characters, respectively, although a single-quote and double-quote are often used for convenience.

One arcminute is equal to 1/60th of a degree, and one arcsecond is equal to 1/60th of an arcminute.

Protractors are commonly used to measure angles in degrees. They are semi-circle or full-circle devices with degree markings allowing a user to measure an angle in degrees. Learn more about how to use a protractor or download a printable protractor.

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## Mil to Degree Conversion Table

Mils (NATO) | Degrees (decimal) | Degrees (minutes & seconds) |
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1 mil | 0.05625" | 0° 3′ 22.5″ |

2 mil | 0.1125" | 0° 6′ 45″ |

3 mil | 0.16875" | 0° 10′ 7.5″ |

4 mil | 0.225" | 0° 13′ 30″ |

5 mil | 0.28125" | 0° 16′ 52.5″ |

6 mil | 0.3375" | 0° 20′ 15″ |

7 mil | 0.39375" | 0° 23′ 37.5″ |

8 mil | 0.45" | 0° 27′ 0″ |

9 mil | 0.50625" | 0° 30′ 22.5″ |

10 mil | 0.5625" | 0° 33′ 45″ |

11 mil | 0.61875" | 0° 37′ 7.5″ |

12 mil | 0.675" | 0° 40′ 30″ |

13 mil | 0.73125" | 0° 43′ 52.5″ |

14 mil | 0.7875" | 0° 47′ 15″ |

15 mil | 0.84375" | 0° 50′ 37.5″ |

16 mil | 0.9" | 0° 54′ 0″ |

17 mil | 0.95625" | 0° 57′ 22.5″ |

18 mil | 1.0125" | 1° 0′ 45″ |

19 mil | 1.0688" | 1° 4′ 7.5″ |

20 mil | 1.125" | 1° 7′ 30″ |

21 mil | 1.1813" | 1° 10′ 52.5″ |

22 mil | 1.2375" | 1° 14′ 15″ |

23 mil | 1.2938" | 1° 17′ 37.5″ |

24 mil | 1.35" | 1° 21′ 0″ |

25 mil | 1.4063" | 1° 24′ 22.5″ |

26 mil | 1.4625" | 1° 27′ 45″ |

27 mil | 1.5188" | 1° 31′ 7.5″ |

28 mil | 1.575" | 1° 34′ 30″ |

29 mil | 1.6313" | 1° 37′ 52.5″ |

30 mil | 1.6875" | 1° 41′ 15″ |

31 mil | 1.7438" | 1° 44′ 37.5″ |

32 mil | 1.8" | 1° 48′ 0″ |

33 mil | 1.8563" | 1° 51′ 22.5″ |

34 mil | 1.9125" | 1° 54′ 45″ |

35 mil | 1.9688" | 1° 58′ 7.5″ |

36 mil | 2.025" | 2° 1′ 30″ |

37 mil | 2.0813" | 2° 4′ 52.5″ |

38 mil | 2.1375" | 2° 8′ 15″ |

39 mil | 2.1938" | 2° 11′ 37.5″ |

40 mil | 2.25" | 2° 15′ 0″ |

## References

- Collins Dictionary, Definition of 'degree', https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/degree