Powder prices about to jump?

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Powder prices about to jump?

Postby warnmar10 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:39 pm

ATF Reclassifies Wetted Nitrocellulose as Explosive Materials Under Federal Laws

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/08/atf-rec ... z4IrVqqlMH
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Re: Powder prices about to jump?

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:13 pm

Powder would do more than just jump in price. You wouldn't be able to buy it at all without a license and a facility that could properly store and track it. It would shut down reloading altogether.

AND, I gather that the ammo manufacturers would have to get licenses and upgrade their storage facilities, dramatically impacting their costs, and therefore the cost of commercial ammo.

I suspect (pray) this will be short lived.
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Re: Powder prices about to jump?

Postby ScottDLS » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:16 pm

sjfcontrol wrote:Powder would do more than just jump in price. You wouldn't be able to buy it at all without a license and a facility that could properly store and track it. It would shut down reloading altogether.

AND, I gather that the ammo manufacturers would have to get licenses and upgrade their storage facilities, dramatically impacting their costs, and therefore the cost of commercial ammo.

I suspect (pray) this will be short lived.


The powder itself isn't being re-classified, its the wet nitro-cellulose that's used to manufacture powder. It's still a bad idea.
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Re: Powder prices about to jump?

Postby Surgeon » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:54 pm

And this move solves what...exactly? Oh, that's right. It's the goober mint..."fix it till it's broke".
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Re: Powder prices about to jump?

Postby Mike S » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:56 pm

Hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but it's already been posted here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=85828
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