Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Actually have extra powder, can I ship?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Beentown, Jun 20, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    Can I as an individual ship powder? I don't think I can as it has to be shipped by someone with a contract with UPS or FedEx for Hazmat. Let me know if I can.

    What happened is I had orders in at two places for Varget (4#'s both places). I thought I had successfully canceled one order but apparently not since I received both packages while out this week. So now I have more powder than I need in the foreseeable future as I use it in a load that I shoot very little. I know Varget is in short supply right now and I would rather re-coup my money and let someone else have a shot.

    GunBroker would put it in front of more people but I don't wanna take the chance of shipping it inappropriately like some there are.

    Thanks again.
     
  2. Reefinmike

    Reefinmike Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,572
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Just throw it up on armslist for what you paid and im sure your email inbox will be flooded within a few hours. I always use armslist when selling firearms related things as I do not want to go through the hassle of auctions, dealing with people ive never met and shipping. Ive met a lot of good people through armslist, one who even invited me to go out and shoot his s&w 500 snub :what:
     
  3. witchhunter

    witchhunter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,852
    Location:
    Lassen County, California
    Put it on craigslist locally, it will be gone tonight....Varget, you bet. And Mike, hope you didn't take him up on the .500 snubbie! sounds painful to me.
     
  4. 32_d3gr33s

    32_d3gr33s Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    288
    Location:
    West Michigan
    where are you located? I might be interested...
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,328
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    Only 8 lbs of Varget is hardly what I would call extra powder. I usually buy my rifle powders in 8lb jugs if I can afford it at the time. The way things are you might want to hold on to both 4lb jugs.
     
  6. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    It is on Armslist now. If anyone in or will be around OH (Central to be exact) let me know. I have $39 a pound into it.
     
  7. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    The 4#'s puts me at 8lbs for something I may use 8#'s of .308 powder a year. I feel fine letting go of the extra 4 of Varget especially considering how little supply is out there. I also have 8#'s of 4895 now. Plenty for my .308 loads.
     
  8. Reefinmike

    Reefinmike Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,572
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    woah, who bent you over the barrel on that one? Last time I was in Country attic treasures general store(last month) in south lebanon oh, they had pounds of varget for $17 or $18/lb... not to mention almost any powder you could name. Most all hornady bullets besides .224 or .355" and they to this day have a decent stock of many primers for the normal price of $34-$40/k depending on flavor.

    Regardless, Im sure you can unload it all for $160, there are still a bunch of people going nutty out there.

    Edit- huh, I guess you didnt get it too bad after shipping and hazmat(probably around $40) It looks like this country attic place near me sells powder cheaper than PV and actually has it in stock
     
  9. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,776
    Location:
    LV county KS
    Sounds like Bruno's prices to me.

    Armslist, Craigslist, and possibly midwestguntrader.com would all be decent places to try to unload "extra."
     
  10. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    5,091
    Location:
    Florida
    But back to your original question, No you can not ship it legally.
     
  11. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,325
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I concur, you cannot legally ship gun powder without a proper license.


    NCsmitty
     
  12. david bachelder

    david bachelder Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Trinity Texas
    If you want to do it legally ...... and you are trained in HazMat, have the certificate, a FedEx account, the proper boxes, labels, stickers and forms.

    Yes.

    If you have none or only part of the above, No.
     
  13. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    Powder was $27.99/pound at Cabelas plus shipping and tax puts me right at $40 a pound. Wasn't trying to make money/flip just get what I have in it out of it.

    Missed cancelling it when my PV order became available because my newborn had a pretty major medical issue come up so we have been at Childrens Hospital every night.
     
  14. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,776
    As several have already said, you cannot ship powder without the proper certification. Try to find someone in your area that needs it.
     
  15. morcey2

    morcey2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    Central Utah
    There is no such thing as "extra powder". Just powder that hasn't been allocated to rounds yet. Varget has been pretty easy to come by around here the last couple of weeks. I've got 3 lbs at the moment which should last me until the end of the year. (famous last words)

    matt
     
  16. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Location:
    Ct.
    Hope everything is quickly fine with the baby (and all)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page