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    Storing ammunition

    Got the vetting officer coming around . What's the rules please ? Do I need to store bolts separate from rifles ? And does my ammo need to be in a locked box ?

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    I'm sure someone will know but I have my ammo in a separate metal tool box bolted to the floor, which was passed by the vetting officer. Curious at what point handholds turn from components to ammunition? Once the bullet is seated is my guess, but since you don't need a licence for the components do you need to lock them up?
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    Yep to both, bolts separate from rifles, but can be with ammo. and locked up.

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    Yes your ammo must be locked up somehow, and yes ideally store your bolts locked separately from your rifles. Obviously this doesn't apply to semi-autos, but if your guns did get stolen chances are they will only be stealing steel pipes, not ready to use firearms.

    Just show common sense so you don't have shit all over the place which someone could lightly, and quickly, grab off you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Yes your ammo must be locked up somehow, and yes ideally store your bolts locked separately from your rifles. Obviously this doesn't apply to semi-autos, but if your guns did get stolen chances are they will only be stealing steel pipes, not ready to use firearms.
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    I store all my bolts (and mags) separately even semi-autos, in fact especially semi-autos. The police and crims only seem to take interest in semis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Got the vetting officer coming around . What's the rules please ? Do I need to store bolts separate from rifles ?As far as I'm aware, the law doesn't require this And does my ammo need to be in a locked box ? As far as I'm aware, the law doesn't require this.

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    It's my understanding that the arms act requires that ammunition be stored separately, but doesn't necessarily need to be under lock and key.

    EDIT: I notice now that the act doesn't make any mention of requirements for storage?
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    Never had my ammunition checked. They only check firearms security.
    As long as it is stored away from your safe you should be all good.

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    The cop who did my security check very recently, was telling me that he had just done an inspection where the guy had all of his bolts and ammo stored in his pantry, cunningly disguised as weetbix etc.
    Mr plod was very impressed with his set up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    The cop who did my security check very recently, was telling me that he had just done an inspection where the guy had all of his bolts and ammo stored in his pantry, cunningly disguised as weetbix etc.
    Mr plod was very impressed with his set up
    All good until late your Mrs throws out what she's thinking stale weet Bix.
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    Never had my ammunition checked. They only check firearms security.
    As long as it is stored away from your safe you should be all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    All good until late your Mrs throws out what she's thinking stale weet Bix.



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    Or if some thieving scum breaks into your house , and decide to take all your food in the cupboards and freezer ..... which is happening more and more
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano View Post
    Or if some thieving scum breaks into your house , and decide to take all your food in the cupboards and freezer ..... which is happening more and more
    yup, after allot of years in the alarm industry i agree with this. they also do think like piss in your fridge and shit on your bed.
    hang the f...ing lot of them !
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    Yeah, there's NO legal requirement for you to have bolts seperate, and there's no legal requirement for your ammo to be locked away. Ammo in a cupboard inside and guns in a safe in garage is good.

    Obviously if you can why not do the other stuff too?
    But don't feel like you have to if you really can't afford to.
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    Ammo in a weet bix box... Have to be a damn big box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    if your guns did get stolen chances are they will only be stealing steel pipes, not ready to use firearms.
    Like that post on one of the local facebook buy n sells a few weeks back - 3 tikkas of various calibres with no bolts,only wants a hundy or so each. post only lasted 10 mins then was removed. Didn't sound at all dodgy..
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    I couldn't find any guidance on ammo storage other than separate from firearms. I have my ammo in a metal toolbox with a padlock on it. No sure if that's good enough or not. The firearms officer had no interest in seeing it.

 

 

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