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Re: Rifle powder storage.
Reply #45 - Aug 4th, 2015 at 4:49am
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Ruger260 wrote on Aug 4th, 2015 at 4:36am:
Check The Arms Regulations.

Thanks, I've since tried reading it (linked below). I have not been able to locate any information remotely relevant or useful however.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/1992/0346/latest/whole.html

Is that the correct one?
  
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Re: Rifle powder storage.
Reply #46 - Aug 4th, 2015 at 4:51am
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Ruger260 wrote on Aug 4th, 2015 at 4:36am:
Check The Arms Regulations.

i did.

nothing on powder or ammunition other than

Conditions relating to security precautions
(1)Every firearms licence shall be subject to the following conditions:
(a)the holder shall not put a firearm in such a place that a young child has ready access to it:
(b)the holder, where he or she has both a firearm and ammunition for it in his or her possession, eitheró
(i)shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the ammunition is not stored in such a way that a person who obtains access to the firearm also obtains access to the ammunition; or
(ii)shall ensure that, where the ammunition is stored with the firearm, the firearm is not capable of being discharged:


http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/1992/0346/latest/whole.html#DLM...

only requirements for small arms ammunition and powder under HSNO as stated by EPA (now under worksafe) in 2014 is:
" Small arms ammunitions (safety ammunition) of class 1.4S is only required to be stored under lock and key in a cool, dry place, and must be stored separately from firearms. Smokeless powder of class 1.3C must also be stored under lock and key in a cool, dry place when in quantities below 15 kg (net explosive quantity)."
  
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Re: Rifle powder storage.
Reply #47 - May 20th, 2016 at 10:24pm
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When I was a young fella back in the early sixties I got into shooting black powder. I bought that powder from the Sports Depot in Willis St in Wellington. The man would go out the back and after a few minutes would come back out with the loose black in a brown paper bag. I'd take it home, put it into cans and shove it in my ammo locker which I then slid under my bed. At times I'd have up to fifteen pounds under that bed - and every now and then I'd think about all that powder sitting under there and wonder what would happen if it went off.
Now that I'm more sensible, I keep my powder in an upstairs room in my house - and I still wonder what would happen if it went off.
I never knew about the reg's - never occurred to me in all those years to look them up - I'm thinking the garage is a good idea.
And as a side note - I can tell you what it's like when half a pound of home made black goes off - it puts you fifteen feet up into the air and blows your eyeball right out of your head.
Burns all the hair off your face too.
  
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