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Shipping Ammo

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shooterIII, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. shooterIII

    shooterIII Member

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    I have some ammo I would like to sell and was trying to figure out if I can ship it with USPS. I was reading their manual but it was confusing. Does anyone know if it can be shipped USPS?

    Stan
     
  2. GARMASTERS

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    NO ammo for USPS, Try UPS.
     
  3. esoxhunter

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    Garmasters has it right. The USPS will not ship ammo. Ed
     
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    Fedex is better. The Brown Clown is getting a cue from Credit card companies, adding sly little extras like "remote delivery charge" if the recipient's house is not on the main drag.

    That one got me last week.

    HM
     
  6. skeet_man

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    I've shipped ammo via UPS in the past with out too much hassle. I didn't know at the time it could go Fedex, which is how it will go from now on. The lady at the counter here is very knowledgeable when it comes to guns and regulations and is very friendly, much more than can be said about USPS or UPS (and they are usually 10-30% cheaper than UPS or USPS for package shipments). An added bonus is fedex is 5 mins from my house (closer than UPS, which is 15 mins from my house, and USPS, which is 10 mins away), it is the main hub for this area, and located right on an international airport (don't know if that helps any for ground shipments, but i'm sure it can't hurt any).
     
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    Fed X, or UPS and if you have large quantity ship it common carrier on pallet.
     
  8. magnumshot

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    Ship via UPS. It just needs to be marked ORM-D. Sometimes drop off places won't accept it, though it's perfectly legal and they are just being jerks. If that's the case, you may have to take it to a counter at a UPS hub.

    ORM-D just means possible hazardous substance, and cannot be shipped via air.
    USPS uses air for most priority shipping and just won't allow hazardous substances any more.
     
  9. esoxhunter

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    USPS treats ammo as a hazardous item. However, when someone orders primers and/or powder through UPS you need to pay a hazmat fee. Order a case of ammunition and no hazmat fees are assessed. The loaded ammo possesses the powder and the primer. Doesn't make sense?? Ed
     
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    UPS and FedEx will allow shipment by ground. Must be marked "ORM-D" "Small Arms Ammunition".

    Jim Skeel
     
  11. abiezer

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    esoxhunter,
    That's never made sense to me either.
    It's bullpuckey.
     
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