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    Entering Reloads on FAC

    I had a meeting with the local FEO yesterday and the subject of reloads came up.

    His advice was that in future every time that I make a batch of ammunition I enter it onto the certificate myself to prove that the rifle was being used.

    Apparently this is what Hampshire Police wish to see when the certificate comes up for renewal. I am not entirely sure about the legality of this but if it saves yet another time wasting argument with them I'm happy to oblige.

    atb Tim

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    I used to just keep all my spent primers in a jar just incase I was asked about ammo used.
    The question never came up so now I don't even do that, and at my last renewal my FAC was returned
    with no ammo at all entered, still no questions asked.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    His advice was that in future every time that I make a batch of ammunition I enter it onto the certificate myself to prove that the rifle was being used.
    And it illustrates yet again that they really don't have a clue!

    Tim, far from proving that the rifle was being used, all that will prove is that you can 'write something' on your FAC.

    Did he offer any explanation as to how you qualify as a "person selling or transferrring ammunition" to yourself, or not make a false declaration if you sign and date the relevant section of Table 2 Ammunition on your FAC? (I'm assuming you don't suffer from a multiple personality disorder here ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    And it illustrates yet again that they really don't have a clue!

    Tim, far from proving that the rifle was being used, all that will prove is that you can 'write something' on your FAC.

    Did he offer any explanation as to how you qualify as a "person selling or transferrring ammunition" to yourself, or not make a false declaration if you sign and date the relevant section of Table 2 Ammunition on your FAC? (I'm assuming you don't suffer from a multiple personality disorder here ).
    I agree, it does seem to be inappropriate, but the advice was given in good faith, I might contact Hampshire FLD to confirm.

    atb Tim

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    He was thinking on his feet me thinks.
    Bet the department don't back him up.
    Cheers
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    I had a meeting with the local FEO yesterday and the subject of reloads came up.

    His advice was that in future every time that I make a batch of ammunition I enter it onto the certificate myself to prove that the rifle was being used.

    Apparently this is what Hampshire Police wish to see when the certificate comes up for renewal. I am not entirely sure about the legality of this but if it saves yet another time wasting argument with them I'm happy to oblige.

    atb Tim

    Wouldnt this cause a problem when you have an inspection......you purchase 100 bullets for reloading......you enter 100 bullets reloaded........they may well be looking for 200 rounds acquired?????........

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    when i go into gun shop and get 200 heads for reloading , they write on my ticket 200 243/308 etc , thats all you need ????

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    bullets acquired go on the FAC, but when reloaded nothing goes on, you're not to enter anything yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    And it illustrates yet again that they really don't have a clue!

    Tim, far from proving that the rifle was being used, all that will prove is that you can 'write something' on your FAC.

    Did he offer any explanation as to how you qualify as a "person selling or transferrring ammunition" to yourself, or not make a false declaration if you sign and date the relevant section of Table 2 Ammunition on your FAC? (I'm assuming you don't suffer from a multiple personality disorder here ).
    Orion is correct (as usual). One cannot sell or transfer ammunition to oneself. Probably said by the FEO in good faith though.
    A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    bullets acquired go on the FAC, but when reloaded nothing goes on, you're not to enter anything yourself.
    That's the 'Golden Rule', the only thing that you ever write on your own certificate is your signature.
    A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

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