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The hazards of buying from Rocky Mountain Reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by longdayjake, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    Got this picture from a customer. Make sure you reinforce your mailbox when ordering bullets. Now you know why buying the $3 insurance is highly recommended. The post office just doesn't seem to get it sometimes.

  2. m2oore

    m2oore Member

    LOL...umm thats just plain bad luck. =)
  3. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I've ordered from Berry's probably 8 or 9 times now, and our postal carrier always delivers them to our front stoop....and our front stoop is at least 30 yards from the road. The packages in the photo don't even look that large. I usually order about 1000 180 grain and 1000 124 grain bullets at a time. That is about 43+ pounds
  4. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member


    You know they probably picked up the package, looked at the stretch of distance to the front door, and thought "Nah, I think it'll hold long enough."
  5. floydster

    floydster Well-Known Member

    There is pose to be a 4x4 running the full length inside up to the mailbox, looks like it only went half way--bad mistake:)
  6. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad the postman that delivers to me is a fellow shooter and knows I reload, so when he feels a heavy box, he always brings it to the door for me.
  7. higgite

    higgite Well-Known Member

    Obviously should have bought a mailbox with a stronger door latch. :D

    ETA: A little duct tape and it'll be good as new.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  8. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    But did you noticed the boxes were so well taped the dropped boxes did not bust open?

    I dropped one of RMR box of 45 bullets last week in the reloading room on the laminate flooring and the taped box stayed intact.
  9. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    I just ordered this months worth of tape. $890. Ouch.
  10. shibbykins

    shibbykins Well-Known Member

    my postal lady pulls as close to the door as she can and asks me to pull the box out. Older frail lady.
  11. JimKirk

    JimKirk Well-Known Member

    Seems to me that your customer is the one who don't get it ....

    The postal customer is the responsible party ...to provide a suitable mail box...
  12. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    Lol !

    Before my coffee even !

  13. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Straighten it up, and fill the plastic post part with one inch rebar and ready mix concrete. No more heavy bullet problems, and just let somebody try to play mailbox baseball :).

    Just my .02,
  14. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Well-Known Member

    That is hilarious! I bet the owner reads the directions for his new mailbox post this time.

    The mailman can't put enough bullets in my mailbox to do that. It looks like the same brand but has a 4x4 post concreted in the ground with an 1"oak board mounted to it.

    I guess I could say mine is bullet proof!
  15. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    That's a valid point. I guess I just have a little bit of bad experience with the post office and the way they treat our packages. They sure don't try very hard to be nice to stuff. And by that I mean they go out of their way to test the integrity of our packaging.
  16. Jesse Heywood

    Jesse Heywood Well-Known Member

    I bought a small lot from RMR recently. The box was taped all over, but looked like the old American Tourister luggage gorilla handled it. Even had one corner where the tape broke. Thankfully the plastic bag inside held the bullets in. You can't say enough about good packaging. ;)

    A few years ago my first bullet shipment came from MBC via USPS. There were two boxes. My ex was home, the mailman rang the doorbell with one box, complained about how heavy it was, and could she go out to the truck and grab the other box. As it turned out, the box the mailman bitched about weighed 20-25 lbs. The box she carried was 60 lbs. :cuss:
  17. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

    My wife knows when I order bullets - the postman backs his truck up the driveway and dumps them in the garage.
  18. Muddydogs

    Muddydogs Well-Known Member

    For a time my Dad had a contract to clean and maintain the floors at the Pullman Wa post office. While attending college I would help him wax and buff the floors. While working in the sorting area I witnessed sorters throwing packages 10 to 15 feet from one bin to another. When we would go in and strip the floors to re wax we would move the letter sorting tables and we would always find mail that had dropped behind the table. The first time we moved the tables we found a few letters that had a post mark showing they had been misplaced a few years ago. Ever since then I package my stuff sent through the USPS accordingly.
  19. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

    ....or maybe the mailbox needs some Viagra.
  20. 1911Teacher

    1911Teacher Active Member

    If he had wanted a woodie he would not have bought plastic.

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