Components in the car

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  1. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Member

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    I'm moving out of Houston to a place about 2 hours away. I know I can't haul primers, powder or ammo in the mover's truck. I have about 5K primers and about 6 cans of varying weights of powder, total is probably under 3lbs. Is it safe to be carrying this divvied up in a couple cardboard boxes in the back seat of my car, or should I try to get rid of it and re-worked when I get to my new place?

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  2. egd

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    No, definitely not. You should send it all to me. I'll dispose of it properly.

    It's not a bottle of nitro-glycerin (sp?) you know. What does your common sense tell you? It had to be transported to you somehow didn't it? Have you ever seen how boxes are handled by delivery companies?
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Box it up with good cushioning and haul it in the car.
     
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    Ok, ok...So it was asked in a moment of anxiety.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. ReloaderFred

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    It was transported across country in trucks and trains to get to you, so just move it in your car....

    It's the same as taking it home from the local shop where you bought it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Absolutely, Keep the components separated and transport in your car... It is OK..
     
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    As long as the powder and primers are in the original containers (DOT shipping safe) you are GTG.:thumbup: Hope you have a better reloading area at your new digs.:cool:
     
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    I thought this was going to be a question about reloading while driving, and was looking forward to some tips. Darn.
     
  9. snakeye

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    I carry it home in the car every time I buy it
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    As you see, no problem moving your components.

    Good luck in your new home!
     
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    When we moved to Texas I had around 75 lbs of powder, 20k of primers and over 35k rounds of ammo in the back of the Tahoe. Yeah it was sagging a bit in back.
     
  12. Deputy Dawg2

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    I concur with EGD. Send it all to me. Congrats on the move "out of Houston". I have responded there many times for the American Red Cross, and can tell you first hand, there are many, many cities I would rather be posted in, than Houston.
     
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    I would just put the powder in a box seperate from the primers and keep them as far away from each other as possible. Don't put anything on top of the boxes, in case they somehow ignite, so that there's not a lot of potential shrapnel. And try to keep them cool. That's probably being over-cautious but as the saying goes "better safe than sorry."
     
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    Have someone hold them out the window in a bag, that way if anything happens underway they can just drop the bag. Always give yourself an exit strategy.
     
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    When I started relocating my reloading supplies from Texas to the retirement property in Arkansas, I packed the primers, 2,800 at a time, in cardboard boxes with cardboard dividers between stacks of 700 primers. I built a box with lid (technically a "magazine") out of old one-inch boards from my deck and used it to carry powder 8 pounds at a time.

    This meets the fire code, but I was less concerned about the fire code than I was not "adding fuel to the fire" if I got rear-ended. Of course that's a "double edge sword" because if you're trapped in your car and the fuel is on fire you're going to burn to death anyway and the powder and primers, if not properly secured, might make it end quicker. Still, I'll try to conform to the fire code.
     
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