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question on selling ammo

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ryan42, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

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    I was wondering if you have to have a special liscense to sell reloads other than a business liscense?
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    If you intend to make and sell ammo you have to have a manufacterers license. FFL-07 I believe..
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    And its not worth it unless youre filthy stinkin rich enough to buy insurance out the arse. The liability margins with ammunitions are huge.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I was a number off.. My mind is goin numb.. :(
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    07 is what came to my mind at first, too, but that's a firearms manufacturer (other than destructive devices). 06 is ammo manufacturer. I had to look it up.
  7. JLA

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    Yep you be correct. I went and got my book.
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    ryan42 New Member

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    that answers that question,I was at a gun show and the had a booth of nothing but reloads for sale and they were outragous prices way more than store bought.
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    I see that sometimes. Its because theyre trying to get paid for their time invested. They probably jumped into it not fully realizing the time requrement to reload thousands of rounds and the initial equipment costs. Folks like that quickly go out of business.
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    ryan42 New Member

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    I see.thanks
  11. cpttango30

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    Don't forget $10 million in insurance.
  12. 312shooter

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    Agree 100%, and knowing a bit about handloading, if you have fired these "factory reloads" you will quickly realize they are using the absolute minimum charges with fast powders to go cheap as possible, nothing I'd care to ever use.
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    Taking into effect that well understood phenomenon referred to as "Gun Show Prices", its rather easily understood...:D Unless you can buy in huge bulk supplies, boolits, once fired brass, primers, its still pretty hard to cut into the 'big boys' profit margins...

    One of the 'big box' stores was selling CCI Blazer, 9mm, FMJ, Al+ cases for about $3.75 a 50 rd box few years back...I couldnt load them that cheap.

    Them days are gone!
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    Agreed!! Just wandered through the local wally world and I couldnt resist looking at the ammo, $12.96 for a box of 50 9mm WWB....god bless handloading!:eek:
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    06 is for ammo manufacturing. But yes, not worth the headaches. I know some people do it under the radar but highly recomend against it
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