Answered Question on rules for selling/trading ammo

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So I posted some 7mm Rem Mag in the classifieds under ammunition.

They are reloads, but not good to shoot. I posted for sale or trade thinking someone could take them apart and reload properly.

That said, another member mentioned that reloads might not be allowed. Im not trying to break any rules, as I'm still new here and want to make a good impression.

Can someone in the know please advise on this so I can move forward appropriately.

Thank you! :)
 
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So I posted some 7mm Rem Mag in the classifieds under ammunition.

They are reloads, but not good to shoot. I posted for sale or trade thinking someone could take them apart and reload properly.

That said, another member mentioned that reloads might not be allowed. Im not trying to break any rules, as I'm still new here and want to make a good impression.

Can someone in the know please advise on this so I can move forward appropriately.

Thank you! :)
You have to possess a FFL06 to manufacture ammunition for resale, whether new or reload. If you purchased reloads manufactured by a FFL06, you can resale them. You may have to prove that chain, especially if someone is injured or worse. It sounds like you're between a rock and a hard place with yours or someone else's personal reloads that you can't sell as ammo, and if you break the ammo down yourself for components, you will have a lot of regulations to follow to legally ship powder and primers. I personally would never buy powder of unknown manufacturer and type. Options may include selling the bullets and brass and for you to reuse or dispose of the powder.
 

titsonritz

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You have to possess a FFL06 to manufacture ammunition for resale, whether new or reload. If you purchased reloads manufactured by a FFL06, you can resale them. You may have to prove that chain, especially if someone is injured or worse. It sounds like you're between a rock and a hard place with yours or someone else's personal reloads that you can't sell as ammo, and if you break the ammo down yourself for components, you will have a lot of regulations to follow to legally ship powder and primers. I personally would never buy powder of unknown manufacturer and type. Options may include selling the bullets and brass and for you to reuse or dispose of the powder.
^^This
https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/person-who-reloads-ammunition-required-be-licensed-manufacturer
 
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Wow! You guys are awesome!

Thank you for all this info and for not blowing me up for not knowing.

Love this forum.

I'll close the OP for the ammo and go from there.
 

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Ask yourself this question:
Are you in the business of selling or distributing reloads for the purpose of livelihood and profit?

If the answer is no, then you can sell your reloads legally without a license. If the answer is yes, then get your 06.

Edit: The same scenario would apply to homemade firearms. Let's say you made some 80% receivers in to firearms and sold them. If you did that as a business for the purpose of producing a livelihood and profit you would need a license. If you did it and decided later on you didn't want the firearms any longer and sold them, you don't need a license.

It makes little sense that somebody could dodge a law by, wink wink, selling something as components vs selling as assembled ammo. The product is the same product. Either the product is illegal to sell or not and in the OPs case it seems pretty clear they are not engaging in a business of selling reloads to produce a livelihood and profit.
 
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So I posted some 7mm Rem Mag in the classifieds under ammunition.

They are reloads, but not good to shoot. I posted for sale or trade thinking someone could take them apart and reload properly.

That said, another member mentioned that reloads might not be allowed. Im not trying to break any rules, as I'm still new here and want to make a good impression.

Can someone in the know please advise on this so I can move forward appropriately.

Thank you! :)
I'm not certain we want people here out to make a good impression.;)
 

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