How do u get a hold of SteveThat’s how I figure it too. Steve put time into it as well, and again, with long-range facilities and expertise that I don’t have
If I buy loaded rounds from Steve they come out to around 5 bucks a round.
This is my main hunting rifle so I am not going to put thousands of rounds though it plus I use cheap stuff to shoot steel
All good, but your liability status changes when you become one "in the business". You are now held to similar liability standards as are other "professionals".... IF he follows your advise, yet has a problem, hum!!This is spot on and I'm pretty sure you have to have an FFL to do that for starters, legally of course. I have helped a friend do load development for his rifle and he just paid me back the actual cost of components that he used.
What I would consider doing for actual pay (profit) is taking the rifle from the friend and doing the full load development FOR him, and then giving him his rifle back with the load recipe that he can then take and use to make his own ammo. Price is hard to say ... if it's a good friend, you enjoy the process, and you have the time then do it for the cost of components plus a case of beer and call it good. If it's more like a friendly acquaintance then $100 plus components for what I described seems plenty fair.
That's like paying someone to take a vacation for me.If you could pay someone to develop a load for your rifle, What would you be willing to pay?
I want to interject something here, you also bought ammo. That requires an FFL and most likely insurance on the providers end.
Producing ammo and doing load dev for someone to follow are 2 separate entities. I am pretty sure had you not taken 200 loaded rds, your bill would have been considerably less.
No, but if you "manufacture" the ammo for sale, you are required to hold a Class 6 Ammo Makers license. Also, you are responsible for collecting and submitting the Excise tax, and if you are a routine manufacturer, Liability Insurance and other zoning requirements.For ammunition? That's news to me. So, if I sell someone a box of CCI 22s I own as a private individual, I have to have an FFL to do so?
No, you did not manufacture that ammunition, totally legal to resell. Some confusion in this thread over charging for load dev and the requirements needed for actually selling handloads. You can buy a rifle and the seller can throw in a couple boxes of handloads, but if he invoices that ammo and charges specifically for it, he has broken the law if he is not a Class 6 or 7 FFL holder.For ammunition? That's news to me. So, if I sell someone a box of CCI 22s I own as a private individual, I have to have an FFL to do so?