A sad day for reloading in the UK

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hangfire, Jun 11, 2019 at 7:40 AM.


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  1. hangfire

    hangfire Active Member

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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.
     
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    Poppadoer Well-Known Member

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    I take it that you are in UK.I think I would be getting out of Dodge.
     
  3. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, what is the reasoning behind banning those powders?
     
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    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Guessing it's because they are not manufactured in Europe.
     
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    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Are the Norma powders still available?
     
  6. hangfire

    hangfire Active Member

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    If I stood half a chance of being allowed to live in the US I'd be on the first plane out of Dodge
     
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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
     
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    Fly into Mexico and head north!
     
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    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Like all our other “legal” immigrants! ;):D
     
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    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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    Poppadoer Well-Known Member

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    I don't know your circumstances but let's hope that there is a way made for you if that's what you really want.God's speed to you brother.
     
  12. hangfire

    hangfire Active Member

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    Thank you sir for that kind sentiment
     
  13. hangfire

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    yes they are available, made in Europe !
     
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    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Brexit supposed to take care of that kind of BS?
     
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