As I'm considering getting into home loading my .308 and increasing the buy/store limits on my FAC, I started wondering about the storage requirements for the various items required.
I'm guessing that the 'non-dangerous' bits of reloading - press, dies, tools etc. don't need secure storage (legally, I mean, not just to secure them from light fingered louts), but how much of the bullet parts need secure storage? Do the shell casings for instance, need to be in an approved safe?
I've read a number of posts in the reloading section about the use of B&Q type safes and lockboxes for securely storing ammo, bolts etc. I'll call my FLO and check what is suitable, but I'm just wondering how big a safe I'll need!
I can't see me being approved for more than 500/600 .308 at present (I have 100/120 now) even on home loading, as I don't have land to stalk on and rely on bought days for deer - although I will be joining a full bore club next month (Tamar Rangers) which will give me somewhere to test fire loads, zero, and practice.
Based on a max of 500/600, how big a safe will I need? I have a top lock box in my existing cabinet to handle my current needs, but it won't be big enough to handle large numbers of rounds, especially as I have 1000/1200 for .22rf!