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How to ship ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CZguy, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. CZguy

    CZguy Member

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    I have some ammo I wanted to sell on Gun Broker.

    Can anyone tell me the best way to ship it.

    It's just one box of pistol ammo.
     
  2. CRAYZ CANES LLC

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    USPS won't accept it. So you can usually ship via UPS or Fed X.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. CZguy

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    That's the info I needed, Thanks :)
     
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    Unless something has changed, you are supposed to label the box as "ORM-D" when shipping ammunition.


    MFH
     
  5. cobb

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    Correct.

    You also have to go to a UPS depot location to ship, the stores or contractors can't ship it.
     
  6. Father Knows Best

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    Does anyone know if UPS or FedEx increase the rate when the package is marked ORM-D? In other words, if the rate would be $10 for a box of a certain size and weight, would it suddenly become $15 or $20 if that same box had ORM-D on it?
     
  7. EOD Guy

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    Here are the DOT regulations

    Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 173

    173.63 Packaging exceptions

    (b) Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices. (1) Cartridges, small arms and cartridges power devices (which are used to project fastening devices) which have been classed as a Division 1.4S explosive may be reclassed, offered for transportation, and transported as ORM-D material when packaged in accordance with paragraph (b)(2) of this section; such transportation is excepted from the requirements of subparts E (Labeling) and F (Placarding) of part 172 of this subchapter. Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices that may be shipped as ORM-D material is limited to:

    (i) Ammunition for rifle, pistol, or shotgun;
    (ii) Ammunition with inert projectiles or blank ammunition;
    (iii) Ammunition having no tear gas, incendiary, or detonating explosive projectiles;
    (iv) Ammunition not exceeding 12.7 mm (50 caliber or 0.5 inch) for rifle or pistol, cartridges or 8 gauge for shotshells; and
    (v) Cartridges power devices which are use to project fastening devices.

    (2) Packaging for cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices as ORM-D material must be as follows:
    (i) Ammunition must be packed in inside boxes, or in partitions which fit snugly in the outside packaging, or in metal clips;
    (ii) Primers must be protected from accidental initiation;
    (iii) Inside boxes, partitions or metal clips must be packed in securely-closed strong outside packagings;
    (iv) Maximum gross weight is limited to 30 Kg (66 pounds) per package; and
    (v) Cartridges, power devices which are used to project fastening devices and 22 caliber rim-fire cartridges may be packaged loose in strong outside packagings.

    Part 172 (Marking)

    172.316 Packagings containing material classed as ORM-D

    (a) Each non-bulk packaging containing a material classed as ORM-D must be marked on at least one side or end with the ORM-D designation immediately following or below the proper shipping name of the material (Cartridges, Small Arms). The ORM designation must be placed within a rectangle that is approximately 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) larger on each side than the designation.

    (b) The marking ORM-D is the certification by the person offering the packaging for transportation that the material is properly described, classed, packaged, marked and labeled (when appropriate) and in proper condition for transportation according to the applicable regulations of this subchapter.
     
  8. Lennyjoe

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    Yea, first hand experience here. Do not ship ammo thru USPS :eek:
     
  9. EOD Guy

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    Although ORM-D material is classified as a hazardous material by DOT, few, if any, carriers charge a HAZMAT fee for ORM-D.
     
  10. cobb

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    I don't think it was a special rate. I don't remember exactly, but some months ago I shipped out some boxes of .32 acp and it was $6 something for shipping, about right for the weight.
     
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