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Old December 3, 2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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I have been reloading only for a few years now, but me and an old friend were talking about it and he said something about there might be a law state or federal that only allows you to have so much ammo inside you home.. is this true or not? i dont really believe it but the only person that reloads more than me is DEA so i figured it wouldnt matter for him. thanks
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Old December 3, 2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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I don't know whether there's an absolute number, but you need a license if you do commercial reloading, and that legally includes reloading for anybody that pays you cash instead of providing just components.
If you reload a lot for yourself just keep track of your shooting so if they come knocking you can show your log of shooting and reloading approximately equal numbers of rounds.
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Old December 3, 2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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There may well be a fire code in your area that restricts the amount of powder and primers you have on the premises and, at some quantity, the manner of storage. I seem to recall reading that some local governments have restricted the amount of ammunition that one may possess in a residence but I have no specifics at hand.
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Old December 3, 2009, 02:53 PM   #4
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I'm past caring about such things. There is little doubt that if some of the forum members were to get crosswise with law enforcement there would be news reports of "arsenals" , "assault rifles" and "thousands of rounds of ammunition". Live free!
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Old December 3, 2009, 03:33 PM   #5
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I am not sure how much it matters. Unless your talking about improper storage 10's of thousands of rounds or in excess of 50# of powder.

Personally I never keep more than 10# of powder on hand.

I am certain there is some requirement for proper storage of large quantity of loaded ammo. A guy should follow those guides I think. I know there are guidelines for storage of powder in excess of 50#. This is the reason I keep my stock low.

To my way of thinking, if its loaded ammo stored properly you should have no problem. Unless you are already a trouble maker.

One could always install a sprinkler system. That should at least keep the fire marshal happy.
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