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How much ammo can one travel with

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BIGGBAY90, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Member

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    How much ammo can one travel with from one state to another in an automobile, is there a limit on what can be carried
     
  2. DougW

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    Around here, how much can you carry?:neener:

    Don't know about NY, but there are no restrictions around here.
     
  3. guntech59

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    No restrictions in NYS.
     
  4. Old krow

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    17860 rounds of 5.56 is about where I draw the line.
     
  5. oneounceload

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    How strong are your shocks and springs?

    Friends went X-country the other year....they shoot sporting clays......they started with almost 30 flats............that's over 750#............

    I guess if you have a 1-ton duelly and a gooseneck, you could haul a LOT
     
  6. Kliegl

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    This is the United States of America, and whatever amount of whatever legal
    items you want to carry in your car is your own business.
     
  7. bigfatdave

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    1- why would there be a limit?
    2 - how much time do you spend getting your vehicle searched anyway?
     
  8. weeniewawa

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    look at the weight ratings on your tires
     
  9. Hocka Louis

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    I flew to the interior of Alaska with 10 rounds of Buffalo Bore Low-Recoil .44 Mag. Otherwise...

    But, wait a minute! A national limit on moving ammo!? Fuel. Public roads. Fire safety. Creating a public danger. I LOVE it -- thanks!!!!

    Attorney General Eric Holder
     
  10. geekWithA.45

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    The only restriction I know if is 11 lbs in an airplane. By car, none at all.
     
  11. Larry Ashcraft

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    We once went to the NRA Whittington Center with 7000 rounds of ammo in a Ford Taurus. Granted, a large part of it was 22lr, but there was plenty of shotgun and centerfire stuff too.

    It never crossed my mind that I might need someone's "permission" to do that.
     
  12. BIGGBAY90

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    Do you think if you got pulled over by a le that there would be a problem
     
  13. 22-rimfire

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    No limits as far as I know. One case of 22LR is 5,000 rounds. Wouldn't be very hard to transport 50,000 rounds in a normal car.

    Why would a LEO be even interested or notice unless there were suspicions the transporter was hauling other stuff?
     
  14. Ramone

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    waitaminnit...

    Some states have some odd ball resrictions on some types of ammo- I am not sure about Jersey& Hollowpoints, but I am pretty sure that Mass has a out right ban on possessing .50BMG ammo.

    Edited to add: Apparently I misunderstood MAs laws- it seems you need a liscense to possess ammo of any type, and while FOPA _should_ cover you, it might not.

    I don't know about limits on quantities, but you might run across some limitations on types in certain states.
     
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    In TX? All you can carry plus one box.
     
  16. Justin123

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    The problem lies with what will be done to you for carrying a bunch of ammo regardless of the legality.
     
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    That is only a specific airline restriction, not a statutory restriction.
     
  18. Bigdog57

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    Down here, a cop might ask where you are going to shoot? If you have something 'interesting', he might come on out to shoot it a bit.
    With our drought going on though, they'd probably bust your chops if you had tracers..... ;)
    Had one TPD cop who was more interested in my C&B revolver than my buddy's full auto toy next bench over. He had a ball cracking off that BP!

    Gotta love Florida cops. :cool:
     
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    good responce-----i wonder
     
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    A while back there was a thread about the Hoover dam, they wouldn't let anyone drive across with more than -- was it 500 or 1000 rounds of ammo?
     
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    It depends on whether or not your car catches on fire and a TV news crew shows up.

    I watched a Live Action News report on a pick-up truck fire on I-35 last year, and the breathless lady reporter said:
    "Firefighters & Police had found an automatic rifle and a huge cache of ammo in the truck.
    Traffic was being detoured until the situation was once again under control it it was safe to pass by.
    Stay tuned for a follow-up story!
    Pant! Pant!"


    Turns out it was a slightly charred Ruger 10/22, and a half a brick of fricasseed .22 RF ammo!

    rc
     
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  22. ElvinWarrior

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    Tooling down the road, hauling your 3/4 scale reproduction civil war gatlling gun hanging off your bumper...

    Me thinks it's not the 10,000 rounds of 45/70's thats going to get the red lights flashing.... but rather, that damned gun....

    Sincerely,

    ElvinAWarrior... aka... David, "EW"
     
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    Maybe she was breathless because she finally met a guy with a gun and was turned on. She does work in a newsroom after all...
     
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    I have read that having ammunition in your car in NJ can be a problem if you are not on your way to the range.
     
  25. ihctractor

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    I believe the maximum gross weight on national highways is 80,000 lbs.
    Not sure how many .22 rimfires that converts to but I'll bet it's more than I'll ever have to worry about:)
     
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