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#1924398 - 01/07/08 06:27 PM Buying reloading components in the U.S.
Moby1 Offline
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I am aware that a non-resident of the U.S. cannot purchase ammunition or firearms in the U.S. Does that also apply to reloading components(brass, primers, bullets and powder) ?

What about reloading equipment such as presses and dies ?

Normally I would buy from a local source, but the vendors are still charging as if the Canadian dollar was at 60 cents U.S. I just salivate at the brass prices at Cabelas compared to Wholesale Sports.

Patrick
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#1924689 - 01/07/08 07:55 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: Moby1]
Bud Gills Offline
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We still purchase smokeless powder, primers and certain bullets Stateside, but apparently they aren't allowed to sell us Black powder or any 50 BMG components.
I do believe brass is also a no-no.
There isn't a big difference in cost of bullets & primers but most powders are approx.$17.00 per lb. or roughly half the Canadian price.
I still buy all my loading dies direct from the U.S. manufacturers with no problem...don't know about presses.
We can still buy certain long guns from the local dealer in Lynden and for a small fee he will deliver said firearms to the Canadian Border Post for registry.
Hope this helps...

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#1924947 - 01/07/08 09:29 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: Bud Gills]
abc Offline
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How would they ever know you purchased any reloading components and any local LE officer could careless in the western states.

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#1926126 - 01/08/08 11:58 AM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: abc]
Moby1 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: abc
How would they ever know you purchased any reloading components and any local LE officer could careless in the western states.


When I enter the U.S., I consider myself a guest and as such will do my best not to break any of their laws, even if I feel they are bad laws. Also the U.S. Border Patrol regularly has roadblocks up just before the border crossing at Osoyoos and I sure don't want to be found in possession of reloading components, if they are illegal.

Patrick
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#1926160 - 01/08/08 12:10 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: Moby1]
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I just talked to sinclair and they can now again ship brass and bullets to Canada without an export permit, as long as your order does not contain more than 900 pieces. I.E. 600 bullets, 300 brass, or whatever. They still can not ship powder and primers but that is not new. I am assuming that Canadians can now purchase components again while in the U.S. but I would check with the A.T.F. to make sure. Also the sinclair rep I talked to on the phone did not know if they could ship firearms parts like a Rem. 700 firing pin, the Canadian Gov. were the ones that were paranoid about gun parts at the border but could care less abount components as long as you are within your limit.

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#1926691 - 01/08/08 03:21 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: Duckshoot]
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Moby1, the world would be a better place if we all share your thinking. When I'm in Cananda or New Zealand I feel that I'm a guest very privilage to have a firearm and would never break the law. Sorry about that line of thinking.

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#1926800 - 01/08/08 04:10 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: abc]
DrMike Offline
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Duckshoot,

I received Emails from Huntingtons, MidSouth Shooters Supply and Lock, Stock and Barrel this morning. All say they are unable to ship into Canada. They each indicate that it is a no go.
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#1926984 - 01/08/08 05:09 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: DrMike]
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From what I understand, there is a new ruling regarding shipping to Canada. The limit has gone from $100 to $ 500 US and they can ship bullets and brass but not powder or primers. Both Sinclair and Brownells now state this.

The other retailers may not be up to speed on the changes.

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#1927748 - 01/08/08 11:50 PM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: horkin_yorkin]
Moby1 Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Oliver, BC
 Originally Posted By: horkin_yorkin
From what I understand, there is a new ruling regarding shipping to Canada. The limit has gone from $100 to $ 500 US and they can ship bullets and brass but not powder or primers. Both Sinclair and Brownells now state this.


This is really good news !! I hope the other suppliers follow this new ruling ASAP.

Patrick
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#1927874 - 01/09/08 04:53 AM Re: Buying reloading components in the U.S. [Re: Moby1]
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Reloading is a hobby not a terrorist activity last time I checked.
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