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Old 09-23-2012, 07:01   #10
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Originally Posted by janice6 View Post
Neophyte conflicted between English and Metric.

If a .45 Cal. is big, a 9 mm (2 X .45 is not 9 but .9) must be a Mortar or mistake. Corrected to .9mm.
Thanks Janice, I learned something today. Googled "Caliber" and found:

"For example, a small bore rifle with a diameter of 0.22 inch is a .22 cal; however, the decimal point is generally dropped when spoken, making it "twenty-two caliber" or a "two-two caliber". (Wikipedia, FWIW)

....but ".9 millimeter" would be about the diameter of a needle.
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