In another life, I am a serious competitive rifle shooter, mostly with .22 rimfires. Most competitors use European cartridges because the QC of US manufacturers is almost nil. Most of us purchase one or two cases (5,000 rounds each, 100 boxes of 50 per case) annually. With increasing restrictions on Internet sales, just last Tuesday a group of us discussed making a very large combined purchase. Each of us has individual problems with the storage and shelf life of ammunition. We track lot numbers and exchange manufacturers codes frequently, always trying to identify the oldest stuff and shoot that up in practice or for sighting and saving the best and freshest for matches.
Looking on the bright side, the new labels provide us with a positive indicator of age or freshness, at least for a year or two.
With my virtual tongue firmly in my virtual cheek, I ask will the new boxes become collectors items? Soon we will have hundreds or thousands of empty boxes and a like number of booklets. Will there be collectors of only the booklets in all their variations? The appearance of child warning messages increased the collector value of pre-warning boxes. Will the new law increase the value of boxes having only child warnings?
Those of us in the US could dispose of the booklets by placing them in the pre-paid business reply envelopes that continually appear in our snail-mailboxes and dropping said envelopes in the nearest mailbox. My office mate already gets rid of her junk mail in that manner.