Mystery skagit head- how do I tell the weight?

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  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Its an old(2 yrs+) Rio skagit head. My new headshave the grain weight on the lower loop, not this one....the lower loop is green with 6 black rings. I THINK its either a 510 or a 530, but dont remember. I have a scale, I could weigh the whole head....whats the grains to grams conversion?Or does someone remember the coding to tell me what it is?
     
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    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    Are all the rings of equal length? If it's a RIO it's not a 510 or 530 as RIO used 500, 525, 550. Airflo used 510 and 530. What color is it?

    One gram equal 15.432 grains.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    The rings are all equal width. Thehead itself is a bright yellow. It could have been an airflo I guess, but I was pretty sure it was Rio


    Thansk for grains/grams ratio, If I cant get it sorted out here, Ill dig out my old scale and weigh it
     
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    1 grains = 0.00228571429 ounces

    Weigh it in ounces, and just type it into Google to calculate
     
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    Sounds like an old beer can 600 grain, 27' skagit head.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Def not a 600 grain.Ill just have to weigh it. The colored loop w/rings is just like my old Rio versi tips, so Im pretty sure its a 525 .
     
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    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    seriously
    buy a grain scale from Poppy
    20 bucks ish
     
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    You can get battery-powered electric scales on eBay, sometimes for around $10. They usually have different modes (grains, grams, ounces, etc.), plus tare capability. The first one I bought had the worst translated instruction sheet I've ever read; the second, a different brand, is much better. I think it's basic equipment for spey and other fly line tinkerers.
     

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