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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Firearms (Including Long Guns, Pistols) => General Ammo, Reloading, Bullet Casting, & Ammo Craft => Topic started by: Scottman on February 14, 2013, 02:47:18 PM

Title: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 14, 2013, 02:47:18 PM
Does anyone have experience shipping ammo and primers?
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: nelson96 on February 14, 2013, 04:43:00 PM
I don't have experience but I found this. . . .  http://www.adazonusa.com/howtoshipammunitionorammo-a-45.html
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 14, 2013, 05:19:26 PM
Thanks I'm wondering about those investments you talked about!
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: nelson96 on February 14, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
Thanks I'm wondering about those investments you talked about!

You referencing my wish that I had more ammo (enough to sell) and now I'm kicking my own butt for not having more before prices went up? :pissed:
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: trekker111 on February 14, 2013, 07:31:24 PM
Primers can only be shipped ground, and require a hazmat shipping fee. Ammo ships like anything else.
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 15, 2013, 11:34:38 AM
223 I'm keeping for myself! I bought a 223 gun recently so I'm not selling ammo for that one!

I've noticed 22 long rifle 's return is above 223 in some cases.
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: nelson96 on February 15, 2013, 11:40:07 AM
223 I'm keeping for myself! I bought a 223 gun recently so I'm not selling ammo for that one!

I've noticed 22 long rifle 's return is above 223 in some cases.

Yes, but I'm not letting go of my stash on that either (I can't load that myself).
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 16, 2013, 01:25:40 AM
I guess one has to be willing to trade one thing for another. That's probably the hard part of ratio investing.  :-\ I guess one has to figure out what one's "surplus" and trading inventory is.
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: nelson96 on February 16, 2013, 07:36:34 AM
I guess one has to be willing to trade one thing for another. That's probably the hard part of ratio investing.  :-\ I guess one has to figure out what one's "surplus" and trading inventory is.

Very true.  Kinda puts all the discussions we've had about "how much ammo is too much" or "how much ammo is enough" in past threads.  I've always leaned toward the more than enough theory, smathered with a good dash of component pieces to reload more.  I guess I just underestimated how high the prices would go so quickly. I hope I haven't underestimated how long it will stick around.
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 21, 2013, 03:51:00 PM
Well I tried to set up a fed ex account. I might just go there tomorrow and see how it goes
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Scottman on February 25, 2013, 09:42:27 PM
Walked into fed ex today and it went smooth.  ;D
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: JElectrum on May 10, 2013, 09:32:45 PM
I have never shipped primers, so I don't know what requirements must be followed.  I used UPS to ship ammo a month ago.  Follow these rules and you won't have any problems:

1. Pack ammo within a sturdy cardboard box, gross weight limit of 66 pounds.
2. Print ORM-D label that you can find on the internet and tape to at least one side of box.  You can also just write "Cartridges, small arms" and/or draw the ORM-D label on the box with a permanent marker.  You can google ORD-M to see what the label looks like.
3. Take the package to a UPS Customer Center only - NOT a UPS Store or Drop-Off Box.  You can search UPS.com for the center nearest you. 
4. Ship via ground service.  If I recall, ammo can't go "air".

If they give you any grief, have them call the UPS Hazardous Material Support Center at 800-554-9964.   You can also call them to get more information.  They are very helpful.

My last shipment consisted of two boxes, one with a 1000 rounds of S&W40 and a second with 1500 rounds of 22LR.  Cost for both of these was a little over $42.
Title: Re: How to ship ammo and primers?!
Post by: Bradbn4 on May 11, 2013, 04:26:08 PM
Note: Primers / powder are considered to require an hazmat fee.

I think the fee is 25 dollars for the first 65lbs.

 The H-M fee is charged by UPS or FedEx because primers are classified as flammable solid and have to be handled separately. H_M is NOT shipping; you will pay that in addition to the H-M fee, and insurance.