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    Why are tracers prohibited (and first on the list)? Heaven forbid we can actually see where our rounds are travelling.
    I get the dum-dum (mercury fulminate) and AP prohibitions, but tracers - really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Just be aware that any projectile with anything other than copper or lead in it is prohibited now...along with 22 bird shot....
    There is no restriction on the possession of 'prohibited ammunition' for 'bona fide cartridge collectors', and shot cartridges for rifled firearms are not prohibited. The 'multi-projectile' classification is for multiple projectiles of bore diameter and the law gives 'duplex loads' as an example. The wording is poorly written (and conceived) but the meaning is clarified by the reference to duplex loads, and the specific exemption for shotgun cartridges. When you fire shot cartridges in a rifle it becomes a 'shotgun', albeit of dubious usefulness.

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    If you are after a definitive collection then you best lose the word "cheap" . They are mutually unacceptable in the same sentence. if you are serious about collecting cartridges you will need to invest real money to acheive you goal. At least you can do it in small amounts at a time.
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    They can shove that list right up their lazy jacksy as far as Im concerned.

    I mean how many WW1 anti-tank rifles or 40mm Bofors are out there that this lot think we might use to take them down???

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    Thank You...............Ye Gods, the system is having a bad hair day, it won't even allow "likes"
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    @gundoc, opinion on the likes of shellcracker 12ga explosive rounds? Fired at a target such as a bird to denotate in the vicinity and hopefully drive the thing away. We got very good at landing them near enough to on individual birds in the air, made them a damn sight more effective if you could do that as the bloody feathered fiends learned to ignore them after a while. My guess is that these are hooked in under explosive projectiles and therefore banned, but no such info forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    @gundoc, opinion on the likes of shellcracker 12ga explosive rounds? Fired at a target such as a bird to denotate in the vicinity and hopefully drive the thing away. We got very good at landing them near enough to on individual birds in the air, made them a damn sight more effective if you could do that as the bloody feathered fiends learned to ignore them after a while. My guess is that these are hooked in under explosive projectiles and therefore banned, but no such info forthcoming.
    The definition uses the words 'high explosive' which is not what is in Bird Frite shells. Black powder is not a 'high explosive' and is classified as a 'low explosive'. Further, the definition excludes ammunition for lawful scientific, industrial, agricultural, medical, etc. use. Therefore, agricultural use covers bird scaring ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnwolf View Post
    They can shove that list right up their lazy jacksy as far as I’m concerned.

    I mean how many WW1 anti-tank rifles or 40mm Bofors are out there that this lot think we might use to take them down???
    just seeing those two words makes me happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    The definition uses the words 'high explosive' which is not what is in Bird Frite shells. Black powder is not a 'high explosive' and is classified as a 'low explosive'. Further, the definition excludes ammunition for lawful scientific, industrial, agricultural, medical, etc. use. Therefore, agricultural use covers bird scaring ammo.
    Interesting, the DG code is not black powder...

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    Say, I'm looking at categorising my cartridges and I'm wondering is there any way to ascertain the the weight (gr) of a round without disassembling it (perish the thought) or x-ray tech? There doesn't seem to be any direct correlation between bullet weight and grain weight?

    I know it's just another column in my spreadsheet, but ultimately, I'd like to have a round from a single manufacturer (same brass, same projectile) in all the weights (gr) they offer...
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