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storage for reloading components.

Post by Baitlayer » 10 Mar 2019, 6:48 pm

Just picked up my Tikka 6.5 CM and will be getting into reloading for it.Am wondering what are the storage requirements for reloading components such as powder,primers, projectiles, cases etc in SA?
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Post by No1_49er » 10 Mar 2019, 8:24 pm

Baitlayer wrote:Just picked up my Tikka 6.5 CM and will be getting into reloading for it.Am wondering what are the storage requirements for reloading components such as powder,primers, projectiles, cases etc in SA?

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Post by Baitlayer » 10 Mar 2019, 8:55 pm

Thanks for the unnecessary sarcasm 49er. I was obviously mistaken in my view that this was a forum where those with already acquired knowledge of a subject make it available to those seeking it.This in order that they do not have to spend hours trolling the self same internet. If this is your idea of helpfulness then ,Thanks but No thanks, why even bother to type a response.Not a grumpy old phart. Just a rude and unhelpful one!
ps. have checked SAPOL site for SA specific info and was unable to find anything about it.But thanks for attempt to belittle my efforts. As i said,rude but unhelpful.
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Post by Roo farmer » 10 Mar 2019, 9:14 pm

Baitlayer wrote:Thanks for the unnecessary sarcasm 49er. I was obviously mistaken in my view that this was a forum where those with already acquired knowledge of a subject make it available to those seeking it.This in order that they do not have to spend hours trolling the self same internet. If this is your idea of helpfulness then ,Thanks but No thanks, why even bother to type a response.Not a grumpy old phart. Just a rude and unhelpful one!
ps. have checked SAPOL site for SA specific info and was unable to find anything about it.But thanks for attempt to belittle my efforts. As i said,rude but unhelpful.


I doubt you will find much on the internet, probably just grey areas using words like 'should' and phrases like 'take reasonable precautions'

As far as I know, lock up your primers and powder, and any loaded rounds. Empty shells are just brass and loose projectiles are just lead.

Lock up anything that you have to show your licence card for at the place of purchase.
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Post by Bilko » 10 Mar 2019, 9:16 pm

Baitlayer, this is a topic I am about to undertake. I am only just starting the research. You need to be aware that some of the requirements will not be in your States weapons legislation. In Queensland it is in the Explosives Act, and associated Regulations. Once upon a time it used to be in the Mining Act. So you will have to chase down the equivalent legislation in S.A.

All part of the research fun.
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Post by axio » 10 Mar 2019, 9:23 pm

Out of interest i googled SA laws and came across this diagram which doesnt answer your question at all but... now my head hurts
https://www.police.sa.gov.au/__data/ass ... ide-A3.pdf

In anycase if its anything like NSW just treat them as ammunition and lock away accordingly?
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 10 Mar 2019, 9:26 pm

Baitlayer wrote:Thanks for the unnecessary sarcasm 49er. I was obviously mistaken in my view that this was a forum where those with already acquired knowledge of a subject make it available to those seeking it.This in order that they do not have to spend hours trolling the self same internet. If this is your idea of helpfulness then ,Thanks but No thanks, why even bother to type a response.Not a grumpy old phart. Just a rude and unhelpful one!
ps. have checked SAPOL site for SA specific info and was unable to find anything about it.But thanks for attempt to belittle my efforts. As i said,rude but unhelpful.


Don't judge us all by one selfish sour apple, Baitlayer, unlike this character, most of us enjoy helping others learn.
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Post by Download » 10 Mar 2019, 9:56 pm

In SA you'll need to check the Explosive Act for powder and primers. Unfortunately this is muddled by this line (section 8):

Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to prohibit the filling, carrying, conveying, or storing of any safety cartridges for private use only, and not for sale, in such quantities as may be prescribed by regulation.


So, does this mean that as long as you're reloading for your own use you can disregard the explosives act? Who knows?

That said, you can keep up to 3kg of explosives without a license. More than that and you have three different types of licence by weight and two more by type of magazine.
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Post by Baitlayer » 10 Mar 2019, 10:08 pm

Thanks Gaz.read a recent post on farm aid.understand your sentiment.And yes,always found previous post ters to be helpful where possible and humorous where not.
Yeah bilko,just dipped my toe in SA Explosives Act.Now need a large rum and some panadol. Will be seeing my local constabulary this week to register my new toys so might ask them the same question and see what they have to say.On a lighter note, been watching mobs of goats wander through my sons property almost daily for weeks.Since bringing home the Tikka,they have all been noticable by their absence.Hope they return soon.Love a nice young kid on a spit.
Roo Farmer ,unless i can find different,I 'll just go with your suggestion.Any way,that rum is calling.Thanks fellas.
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Post by Baitlayer » 10 Mar 2019, 10:28 pm

Thanks Download.My main concern was type of storage eg; lockable ,wood or steel,fireproof, location etc.Explosives Act was way to much legal speak for this time of night and now the rum is not helping my comprehension.Anyway I will post if I find anything definitive.
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Post by pomemax » 10 Mar 2019, 10:33 pm

Hi Baitlayer
I Just lock all primmer,s away in ammo cans and powder in a wooden box that has a few air holes in it . Reasoning the powder in wooden box with a few air hole I don,t want it in a sealed metal box ( that,s called a bomb ). Brass is just brass and projectiles is lead powders only keep what i need for a few weeks at home maybe 3kg at most .
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Post by duncan61 » 11 Mar 2019, 1:07 am

From what I have learned recently its all a bit fuzzy If you have more than 10 kg of powder stored in one area under the explosives act they require it to be labelled Explosives so that in case of fire Emergency services are aware its there.If you can afford to buy more than 10 kg good on you I still have half a 4 kg tub of 2208 I bought for $220 10 years ago and I did pro roo shooting and loaded my .222 and .243 with it..I recently had a storage inspection and pointed out my cases in the polisher and asked do they need to be locked up and the response was.Are you kidding and this is W.A.Same with projectiles.The main thing of concern was the safe for firearms and I had to lock up all loaded ammo in a separate safe I bought from Bunnings.All my reloading stuff is in a Padlocked garden shed in a Padlocked large 5mm steel box about 1000x500x500 and they were happy with that.In Plumbing we have a National code but states still differ in regulations and you have to read all 3 publications to get close to the answer just like firearm regs and laws
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Post by 1Fatman » 11 Mar 2019, 1:47 pm

If you have more than 10 kg of powder stored in one area under the explosives act they require it to be labelled Explosives so that in case of fire Emergency services are aware its there.

In WA the storage of gunpowder falls under the Mines Department.
It requires you to store ALL powder (regardless of quantity) in a wooden box made from 19mm timber, painted in a light colour so you can see any spilt powder, and with the required stickers on the box. The box is not to be bolted down so that in the case of an emergency it can be removed. It also needs to be lockable.

For a more in-depth answer and the stickers required here is a link to the DMP site.

http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Black-powder-p ... 18581.aspx
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Post by Bilko » 11 Mar 2019, 7:00 pm

Baitlayer wrote:Thanks Gaz.read a recent post on farm aid.understand your sentiment.And yes,always found previous post ters to be helpful where possible and humorous where not.
Yeah bilko,just dipped my toe in SA Explosives Act.Now need a large rum and some panadol. Will be seeing my local constabulary this week to register my new toys so might ask them the same question and see what they have to say.On a lighter note, been watching mobs of goats wander through my sons property almost daily for weeks.Since bringing home the Tikka,they have all been noticable by their absence.Hope they return soon.Love a nice young kid on a spit.
Roo Farmer ,unless i can find different,I 'll just go with your suggestion.Any way,that rum is calling.Thanks fellas.


Hope that is a good Bundaberg Rum (if you are mixing) or a great Beenleigh Rum (if on the rocks), :drinks: Either way a Queensland drop.
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Post by Baitlayer » 11 Mar 2019, 7:55 pm

G'day Bilko, as a born and bred maroon, my current tipple is Bundy to mix and Bundy Small Vat or Masters blend for sipping.
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Post by brett1868 » 11 Mar 2019, 8:48 pm

I take the approach that if I need to show a license to buy it then it needs to be properly secured at home. Store your powder in its original containers in a cool dry place in a locked wooden box. Store primers separate from powder and also in a cool dry place, preferably timber box but can be metal. The reason for timber is that in the even of ignition the timber will splinter and splinters typically have a lower velocity compare to steel shrapnel from a metal box.
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Post by bigfellascott » 11 Mar 2019, 8:54 pm

brett1868 wrote:I take the approach that if I need to show a license to buy it then it needs to be properly secured at home. Store your powder in its original containers in a cool dry place in a locked wooden box. Store primers separate from powder and also in a cool dry place, preferably timber box but can be metal. The reason for timber is that in the even of ignition the timber will splinter and splinters typically have a lower velocity compare to steel shrapnel from a metal box.


Why the storing primers and powders separate Brett?
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Post by bigfellascott » 11 Mar 2019, 8:57 pm

brett1868 wrote:I take the approach that if I need to show a license to buy it then it needs to be properly secured at home. Store your powder in its original containers in a cool dry place in a locked wooden box. Store primers separate from powder and also in a cool dry place, preferably timber box but can be metal. The reason for timber is that in the even of ignition the timber will splinter and splinters typically have a lower velocity compare to steel shrapnel from a metal box.


Do you reckon the powder would explode Brett or just burn out quickly - we need myth busters to do an experiment on it to see if it would :D I've got my doubts to be honest.
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