A sad day for reloading in the UK

hangfire

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I visited my local gun shop at the weekend to purchase my .308s diet of IMR3031 sorry I was told no longer available it's been banned by the European Union, so has all the other IMR powders. Last year we also lost the vast majority of Hodgdon powders for the same reason.
 

hangfire

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Just curious, what is the reasoning behind banning those powders?
It's a thing called REACH the Europeans dreamed up banning products that use certain chemicals in their manufacture. But hey guess what European powders are unaffected, this is the way the European dictators work. They restrict access to their markets with complex laws while flooding yours with BMW'S, Mercs, Audi's, Volkswagens etc
 

hangfire

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Guessing it's because they are not manufactured in Europe.
You have it in one, of course they proclaim it's all for the health and safety of the people. The more cynical amongst us who have seen our own country's industries destroyed by Europe think otherwise. Europe is controlled by the Germans backed up by the French. They have used the European Bank to strip country's that oppose them of their manufacturing capacity and re-located them to country's that support them. Ford no longer manufacture in the UK all moved to Spain with EU grants. Ford US now purchase 2.3l V6 Eco boost engines from Spain. The UK army's latest armoured vehicles are built in Spain using Swedish steel. New support vessels for our carriers will be built In Spain. The list just go's on and on the sooner your President imposes tariffs on Europe the sooner you will protect US manufacturing
 

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It's a thing called REACH the Europeans dreamed up banning products that use certain chemicals in their manufacture. But hey guess what European powders are unaffected, this is the way the European dictators work. They restrict access to their markets with complex laws while flooding yours with BMW'S, Mercs, Audi's, Volkswagens etc
Wasn't Brexit supposed to take care of that kind of BS?
 

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