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hauling shells to PITA shoot, legal?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RV4driver, Jul 5, 2011.

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  1. RV4driver

    RV4driver TS Member

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    Some of us are planning on hauling some cases of loaded (factory) shells to Washington state for the PITA shoot in a small (4x6) cargo trailer. I've tried Google, NRA website, Trapshooters.com, and can't find any answers. What are the legal requirements for this endeavor? Three of us, maybe 18 cases or so...what do I have to do? Surely someone knows! Everything I can find relates to travel by air or international shipments.

    Jeff
     
  2. BuddyTrapChamp

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    don't get caught
     
  3. BIG JIM IN BAKERSFIELD

    BIG JIM IN BAKERSFIELD TS Member

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    If you want to open that can of worms, you need to contact the Highway Patrol or the State Transportation Agency of each State you are traveling thru to see what the laws are. Good luck. BIG JIM
     
  4. Lou Tenant

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    There is no prohibition I know of . If you are still uneasy , try ATF.
     
  5. V10

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    There is no restriction. That's why you can't find anything on it.

    How do you think they got to where you bought them?
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    Jeff, You may have to place the correct type of warning label on the trailer. Just like a Semi does. You see them on "gas tankers" and other haulers as well. One call to the DOT should answer your questions about traveling on the highways. Good Luck and Good Shooting. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  7. Border Bandit

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    Just 18 flats of shells for three guys....Good Lord! Warning lables...for what? They're not explosives. Just take the damned things and concentrate on busting targets. Hell, I took that many bullets along to the PA State shoot, in case I got involved in multiple shoot-off's. (brought all but 1,300 of 'em back...grin)

    break 'em all.....mike
     
  8. Fast Oil

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    ORM-D (This will be on the original case)

    ORM-D is the name of the hazard class assigned to consumer commodities under the US DOT regulations.

    Placarding of trucks / trailers is not required.

    Go, don't worry!
     
  9. 1oldtimer

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    They may be considered HAZMAT hazardous material. Drive the speed limit,no problem. 1OT
     
  10. V10

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    They aren't HAZMAT hazardous materials.
     
  11. superxjeff

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    Oh for christ sake. I cant believe you guys. Just put the shells in the trailer and go. There is no law that says you can't carry all the loaded ammo you want. Jeff
     
  12. tom berry

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    Cy-Kick is correct. Small Arms ammo is considered HazMat but they are allowed to be reclassed as ORM-D if properly packaged, thus are excepted from most quanity limitations.

    Placards are not required.

    Load 'em up and drive away.
     
  13. Jim Bradbury

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    Jeff,

    You do not say where you are coming from. The only restrictions on the amount of ammo that you can transport that I know of are going into Canada. If you are staying in the United States load as much as you want and drive. You say you are going to have the ammuntion loaded in a cargo trailer, do not worry about it. If the question does come up and it really should not. Let the officers know that you are going to a trap shooting competion and you should be fine. I knnow a person who goes to Canada to shoot alot. Sometimes he will hit several shoots in one trip and takes as much as 12 flats for himself. I assume you are headed to the PITA Grand Pacific, See you there.
    Jim Bradbury
     
  14. perazzi97

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    we have got a pallet of shells and 10 shotguns across the hoover dam just checked the rv told them we were going to a trapshoot and they let us on our way no promblem i think
     
  15. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    In regard to Canada.

    Going into Canada.

    Import 200 rounds duty free for hunting purposes, or up to 1,500 rounds duty free for use at a recognized competition.

    Canadian visiting the USA.

    As long as they have the ammo listed on an approved ATF form 6NIA, not a problem.
     
  16. Toddy

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    As usual, Joe is absolutely correct and every year I submit my Form6NIA that I carry 6 different brands at 2500 rds. each brand and have only been asked once why so many are listed and they accepted my reply "because I never know which brand will be available to me when I go to a shoot".

    Reg. Todd, BC
     
  17. RV4driver

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    Thanks, Guys! I knew this was the right place to ask.

    The Colorado State PITA crew will see y'all at Evergreen!

    Jeff
     
  18. Zardozforty

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    I agree with SuperXJeff.

    Including the "Oh for christ sake" part !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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