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shipping question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wstoldt, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. wstoldt

    wstoldt Active Member

    Sorry to ask this hear but since the post office is closed...can you fit 5k of 9mm into a large flat rate?
  2. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Cases or loaded rounds?
  3. Magnum Shooter

    Magnum Shooter Well-Known Member

    I don’t know for sure but I don’t think so. 100 boxes is an awful lot of ammo.
  4. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    5k brass would be pushing it. "if it fits, it ships" only goes so far. They wont ship distorted boxes you have duct-taped into a soccerball.

    5k loaded rounds wouldn't fit, and would be irrelevant, as you couldn't ship it anyway.

    If you want what will ship in "x" box as brass, talk to YANKEE2500- you can find him in the for sale section, under reloading components and gear.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  5. 45lcshooter

    45lcshooter Well-Known Member

    5k would be pushing the limits of LFR. I had 2.5k shipped to me a long while ago and it was i square MFR so 5k shouldbe pushing close.

    Red flags will raise once USPS runs a box full of 9mm loaded ammo goes through their scanners, im sure the sending party and receiving party will get knocks at their doors. NO primers, powder, primed, or loaded ammo thought USPS system.
  6. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Still not positive what the OP is attempting to ship.
  7. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    5k 9mm wul fit a lfrb if you jiggle shake and pack it. Use lots of tape on every edge and corner.
  8. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    5,000 9mm what?
  9. wstoldt

    wstoldt Active Member

    Sorry for the confusion...yeah use to work for midwayusa so I know no ammo....big mono...it's just brass.
  10. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

    5000 9mm cases in a Large Flat Rate box is pushing it. Personally, I wouldn't do it because they're more prone to breakage.

    FYI.....Flat Rate Box rates will go up substantially in January.

    New rates:
    Medium box — $12.35
    Large box — $16.85

    Old rates:
    Medium box — $10.85
    Large box — $14.65
  11. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

    I have 4,000 right now sitting in a medium FRB in my shop, so I'd think 5K should go fine in a large FRB. Shake it some, put an extra piece of cardboard on top and bottom to keep brass from pushing through the flaps, and be sure it's all in a good plastic bag in case the sides split. It happens.:(
  12. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    ^^Tape some reinforcing cardboard to the inner sides and corners of the box and put the brass in 1-qt ziplocs, then put the bags in the reinforced box. The separate bags work wonders. Don't trust the interlocking tabs of the box to hold up--use plenty of tape.

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