FYI- Legal Amount of Powder

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Well I saw something new recently. Funny, I spent 32 years in law enforcement and never knew it was a felony to have more then 20# of smokeless powder, or more then 1# of black powder. Just checked my inventory, I'm 6 pounds short of felony possession.

Here is the specific code under the CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 12101-12112

CAL. HSC. CODE 12101 : California Code - Section 12101

(a) No person shall do any one of the following without first having made application for and received a permit in accordance with this section:

(1)Manufacture explosives.

(2)Sell, furnish, or give away explosives.

(3)Receive, store, or possess explosives.

(4)Transport explosives.

(5)Use explosives.

(6)Operate a terminal for handling explosives.

(7)Park or leave standing any vehicle carrying explosives, except when parked or left standing in or at a safe stopping place designated as such by the Department of the California Highway Patrol under Division 14 (commencing with Section 31600) of the Vehicle Code.

(b)Application for a permit shall be made to the appropriate issuing authority.

©(1)A permit shall be obtained from the issuing authority having the responsibility in the area where the activity, as specified in subdivision (a), is to be conducted.

(2)If the person holding a valid permit for the use or storage of explosives desires to purchase or receive explosives in a jurisdiction other than that of intended use or storage, the person shall first present the permit to the issuing authority in the jurisdiction of purchase or receipt for endorsement. The issuing authority may include any reasonable restrictions or conditions which the authority finds necessary for the prevention of fire and explosion, the preservation of life, safety, or the control and security of explosives within the authority's jurisdiction. If, for any reason, the issuing authority refuses to endorse the permit previously issued in the area of intended use or storage, the authority shall immediately notify both the issuing authority who issued the permit and the Department of Justice of the fact of the refusal and the reasons for the refusal.

(3)Every person who sells, gives away, delivers, or otherwise disposes of explosives to another person shall first be satisfied that the person receiving the explosives has a permit valid for that purpose. When the permit to receive explosives indicates that the intended storage or use of the explosives is other than in that area in which the permittee receives the explosives, the person who sells, gives away, delivers, or otherwise disposes of the explosives shall insure that the permit has been properly endorsed by a local issuing authority and, further, shall immediately send a copy of the record of sale to the issuing authority who originally issued the permit in the area of intended storage or use. The issuing authority in the area in which the explosives are received or sold shall not issue a permit for the possession, use, or storage of explosives in an area not within the authority's jurisdiction.

(d)In the event any person desires to receive explosives for use in an area outside of this state, a permit to receive the explosives shall be obtained from the State Fire Marshal.

(e)A permit may include any restrictions or conditions which the issuing authority finds necessary for the prevention of fire and explosion, the preservation of life, safety, or the control and security of explosives.

(f)A permit shall remain valid only until the time when the act or acts authorized by the permit are performed, but in no event shall the permit remain valid for a period longer than one year from the date of issuance of the permit.

(g)Any valid permit which authorizes the performance of any act shall not constitute authorization for the performance of any act not stipulated in the permit.

12102. This chapter does not apply to any possession or use of 20
pounds or less of smokeless powder, or one pound or less of black
sporting powder, provided that:

( a ) Smokeless powder is intended only for hand loading of small
arms ammunition of .75 caliber or less.
( b ) Black sporting powder is intended for loading of small arms or
small arms ammunition of .75 caliber or less.
( c ) All such powder is for private use and not for resale, and, in
the case of black sporting powder, there shall be no gift, delivery,
or other disposition to another person.
( d ) The storage, use and handling of such smokeless and black
powder conforms to rules, regulations, or ordinances of authorities
having jurisdiction for fire prevention and suppression in the area
of such storage, use, and handling of such explosives.
 

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QUOTE
Smokeless powder is intended only for hand loading of small
arms ammunition of .75 caliber or less.


.75 caliber?!?! :huh:

Isn't the .50 bmg illegal? So then it would be legal to bore out a .50 to a .75??? Hmmmm..... :smiley-devil:
 

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QUOTE (DKScott @ Sep 25 2009, 11:15 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=223192
I thought anything over .50 cal was verboten.

.50 BMG was banned specifically in CA.

If that were the case shotgun shells I.E. 12 ga. slugs and cartridges like the .577 NE or 600 NE would be outlawed. Yes the .50 BMG was banned specifically in CA,but a shorter blown out version thats is formed from .50 BMG brass , uses the same bullets and is ballisticly the same isn't banned.

Richard
 

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Its a .60 cal max, fixed ammo (i.e. excludes shotshells) Here is the code:

12301. (a) The term "destructive device," as used in this chapter, shall include any of the following weapons:
(1) Any projectile containing any explosive or incendiary material or any other chemical substance, including, but not limited to, that which is commonly known as tracer or incendiary ammunition, except tracer ammunition manufactured for use in shotguns.
(2) Any bomb, grenade, explosive missile, or similar device or any launching device therefor.
(3) Any weapon of a caliber greater than 0.60 caliber which fires fixed ammunition, or any ammunition therefor, other than a shotgun (smooth or rifled bore) conforming to the definition of a "destructive device" found in subsection ( B ) of Section 479.11 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, shotgun ammunition (single projectile or shot), antique rifle, or an antique cannon. For purposes of this section, the term "antique cannon" means any cannon manufactured before January 1, 1899, which has been rendered incapable of firing or for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade. The term "antique rifle" means a firearm conforming to the definition of an "antique firearm" in Section 479.11 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
 
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