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Old 06-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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New range that just opened, checked ammo that I brought for home loads!! They only allow factory ammo on there range!! Been to several ranges and this was the first time my ammo was checked!! Is this standard range bylaws or an exception to range rules? I don't load my own ammo but didn't really care for the ammo check!!

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There is an indoor range that is owned by the Colorado Dept of Wildlife. I can shoot for free. No reloads. I don't shoot there.

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There is an indoor range that is owned by the Colorado Dept of Wildlife. I can shoot for free. No reloads. I don't shoot there.
So it is unusually that most private range owners check ammo for reloads??
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None of the ranges around here prohibit handloads, at least none I am aware of. This includes the indoor range (I have never shot there but I did read their rules just now).

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None of the ranges around here prohibit handloads, at least none I am aware of. This includes the indoor range (I have never shot there but I did read their rules just now).
Thanks for the info!
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IME, it's an insurance/liability issue.

Usually inside ranges are more concerned

than outside ranges.

Most places which allow black powder

don't worry about handloads too much.

Reloads are generally frowned upon, but

generally only a high-strung RSO, who's

had way too many cups of coffee,

inspects every ones bullets.

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I have never once had anyone inspect my ammo for handloads and I am in CA. I just checked the local county-owned range and their rules say nothing about handloads. I have gone shooting there and I have used handloads exclusively with no issues. I wonder if it is something that the insurance company requires or is the range owner just paranoid? I would ask if I were you.

The indoor range I mentioned does require that you purchase ammo for their rental guns and you must use that only, but from what I understand that is typical of most rental ranges.

Here is a link to the Santa Clara County public range. This is one of the most restrictive counties in the state.

http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Play%20Here/Pages/Field-Sports-Park.aspx

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Just put it in a factory box, how they going to know.

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Just put it in a factory box, how they going to know.
I use factory loads, just didn't care for them inspecting my ammo! Young kid pulled a round out of each box, looked like they was looking for something that would cue the difference.
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I keep all my ammo loose n ammo cans, how could the tell what's factory or reloaded?

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