> Just had my first BATF inspection. I keep all composite and black powder motors
> in my magazine along with ignitors and thermalite. The magazine is in my shed
> 75+ feet from the house along with the lawn mower and gas can. I had to remove
> the lawn mower and gas can, cant be in the same area.
I've got attached garage storage. My 12HP lawn tractor, snow blower, roto
tiller, weed wacker, outboard motor, and gas cans plus 2 cars are all in the
> She also wanted only
> motors above 62.5 grams in the box.
When I had my inspection, I had all my easy access 29/38mm reloads in the
magazine. No problem. That would leave nothing but the scraps of FSI
thermalite and the can of leftover reload BP in my magazine. But since those
all came in "toy propellant devices" that are exempt form BATF reg, maybe
they don't need storage either.
> She showed me a letter that stated anything
> over 62.5 grams IS repeat IS BATF regulated.
Sho me the letter! And show me the revision to the orange book. Then you
better put all your estes and quest motors in magazines too and everyone
will need a BATF licence to fly any mdel rocket :-(
> She wanted everything not
> regulated out of the box. This included my thermalite or detonators as she
> called them.
Thermalite by itself is class C but regulated because it's not exempted as a
toy propellant device.
> She went by the book quoting chapter and verse.
Not if she claimed easy acccess is regulated.
> She was not very knowledgeable about high power rocketry.
So what else is new.
> seemed to compare everything to high explosives.
If this is their intent, we all better find a new hobby.
> She said I had the first three
> point locking magazine she had seen.
Exactly what is this anyway?
> She also wanted manufacturers date and
> shift codes of the motors on this sheet.
AT doesn't include this on many items (depending on when they were made).
There are no "shift codes".
> Good luck to anyone in the Ohio area.
Looks like you'll need it. I guess I was wrong when I said that explosives
regs were going to force us to deal with one federal burrocracy, 50 states,
and thousands of locals. It's more like 50 federal...
It's the government, it doesn't have to make sense.
"It is not the purpose of this title to place any undue or unnecesary Federal
restrictions or burdens on law-abiding citizens with respect to the
acquisition, possession, storage, or use of explosive materials for industrial,
mining, agricultural, or other lawful purposes, or to provide for the
imposition by Federal regulations of any procedures or requirements other than
those reasonably necessary to implement the provisions of this title."
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"
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