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Reloading for friends?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Shinbone, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. pcwirepro

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    I reload for myself and occassionally my son. He also reloads but works long hours.

    I have occassionally let someone try out my handgun with my reloads, but don't make a habit of it. I ask them to provide the ammo.

    Regardless of legal/liability issues, I won't reload for 'friends'. If my reloads were to damage a friend's gun or maybe worse, where can you go from there?
     
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    Used to 25 years ago got tired of hearing that the spastic screw couldn't hit squat with my ammo.......

    Now days you don't use my equipment, or supplies...... I will gladly loan you a book and advice your what to buy and give you tips


    NOTHING MORE:D
     
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    the right reverend, just curious about your name. Is there any linkage to a Don Imus radio character that he used to do in association with the First Church of the Gooey Death and Discount House of Worship?
     
  5. brasskeeper

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    I never have and never will reload ammo for sombody else. Ive shown friends how to reload but they reload their own ammo.
     
  6. Kawabuggy

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    Anybody in Houston need access to reloading equipment? Come on over! I don't charge anything, and am willing to show teach you anything you want to know, or just turn you loose if you already have experience. I have a progressive, a turret, and the ole Rockchucker to work on, Chargemaster combo, traditional scales if you are the traditional type, concentricity checkers, neck-turning tools, case prep equipment, etc;

    Sell my reloads? Now that would just be stupid, and illegal.
     
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    This is the most profound statement! I wouldn't want to have even the possibility of causing a friend these kind of problems.

    Bill
     
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    I'll do it on a very limited basis for people I really trust. Usually, it's because they want a load that isn't commercially available and don't have the time, money or confidence to handload themselves. But I'm also even more cautious and attentive than usual (and that's alot), and I won't go within 10% of max loads.

    Doing it occasionally is no more "engaging in the business of manufacturing and distribution of ammunition" than fixing a leaky pipe for a friend of a friend for a small amount of monetary consideration makes you a legitimate plumber.

    As well, I never actually "charge" them. But they have all "tipped" (in other words, an arbitrary figure they voluntarily offered) me for my time. I'm not too proud to accept a $50 tip if I spent 5 or 6 hours carefully sizing cases, trimming and turning necks, hand-measuring charges and checking seating depth for free bore on a hundred precision rifle cartridges.

    Start cranking out thousands of rounds and selling them for substantial profit at gun shows, however, and you'd better have a license.
     
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    Anybody in Houston need access to reloading equipment? Come on over! I don't charge anything, and am willing to show teach you anything you want to know, or just turn you loose if you already have experience. I have a progressive, a turret, and the ole Rockchucker to work on, Chargemaster combo, traditional scales if you are the traditional type, concentricity checkers, neck-turning tools, case prep equipment, etc;

    Same for me in Owego, NY. Happy to help however I can.
     
  10. zoom6zoom

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    Manufacture, yes. Sell, no.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/general.html
    Q: What kinds of ammunition are covered by the GCA?

    Ammunition includes cartridge cases, primers, bullets or propellant powder designed for use in any firearm other than an antique firearm.

    Items NOT covered include blank ammunition, tear gas ammunition, pellets and nonmetallic shotgun hulls without primers.

    Generally, no records are required for ammunition transactions. However, information about the disposition of armor piercing ammunition is required to be entered into a record by importers, manufacturers, and collectors.

    A license is not required for dealers in ammunition only.

    [18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17) and 922(b)(5), 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.125]
     
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