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Shipping Powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by viking499, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. viking499

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    What do most places charge for shipping powder?
     
  2. jwr747

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    don't know what you mean by most places.if you talking about Midway,Graf's,ect. most places charge "shipping" on everything you buy.if you talking about the "HazMat fee"it was a way for the "carriers" to make some extra money for handling that "dangerous" gun powder.stuff might blow up on the truck.so for a little $$,they will take that chance. jwr
     
  3. viking499

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    I guess I ment to ask how much they charge above normal shipping costs. Hazmat fees or other charges they normally add to powder shipments.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    Powder ships separately and may arrive at a later date. $20 Haz Mat and additional $9.99 Shipping fees. Powder ships ground freight, 48 lb max. Powder cannot be returned. Check local regulations. Signature required at delivery.

    Powder & primers cannot be shipped together and there is a seperate HazMat & handling fee on each.
     
  5. pinkymingeo

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    Midway ships powder and primers separately, with two Hazmat fees. Everybody else ships them together. To my knowledge UPS and Fedex charge the same for powder/primers as anything else, plus the $20 Hazmat.
     
  6. sig2009

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    Midway Usa is not telling you the correct story. Powder and primers CAN be shipped in the same shipment!!!!!! The reason for them saying that is because they do not stock powder. The powder you buy from Midway is actually shipped from Powder Valley Inc. I have ordered from Powder Valley and Natchez and they both ship powder and primers up to 70 lbs in the same package for 1-$20 hazmat fee.
     
  7. viking499

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    Thanks for the info, that was what I was looking for.
     
  8. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    If not buying large quantities, powder is one of the very few things that it makes more sense to buy locally - higher price plus sales tax plus gas is still less than shipping plus hazmat fees. This is because the box stores can order large quantities and spread out the hazmat fee for you.
     
  9. bender

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    I order from midway all the time, but I've never ordered hazmat stuff.
    Does this mean they charge regular shipping, PLUS an additional $9.99, PLUS the $20 hazmat? what a rip, if so...!
     
  10. rcmodel

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    It's not just Midway.

    Powder & primers get hit with a $20 buck UPS HazMat fee regardless of who ships it.

    The packing fee is to cover the government required EPA HazMat paperwork & DOT package labeling.
     
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    yeah, I know about the $20 hazmat being everywhere. I was wondering about the $9.99 extra shipping fee.

    I still wouldn't order this stuff thru the mail, especially when powder & primers are 2 separate $20 fees. I would maybe go in with a buddy on a powder/primer order from PowderValley or somewhere that ships them together. Does PV eat the hazmat fee on large orders?
     
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    Tony will pay the full hazmat fee if you order 4-8lb jugs and he will eat half of that if you order 2-8lb jugs.
     
  13. Hairballusmaximus

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    Midway charges 20$ haz mat and a set 9.99 for shipping on powder no other shipping charges.

    Grafs charges no shipping except 4.50 per order fee and hazmat 20$,32lbs or more powder they pay the hazmat fee. I just placed a 25,000 primer order and they gave me a bulk order discount that completely offset the 4.50 order fee and the hazmat 20$ fee.

    So far Midway and Grafs are the only ones I have dealt with.
     
  14. Wilburt

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    Or.....

    1. Shop at Sportsman's Wharehouse (Decent Prices)
    2. Be an Alaskan Resident and live elsewhere (Don't Pay Tax)
    3. Get the military Discount (5%)
    4. Have that Sportsman's on your direct route to work (No gas cost)

    :neener::neener:

    Only bad thing is they didn't get there Thursday powder shipment so they are really low....:cuss:
     
  15. bender

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    I drive right by a Sportsman's Warehouse every day on the way home from work. It would be nice if they had powder & primers in stock more often.

    3 times out of 5 they are out of whatever I'm looking for.

    Hairballus... thanks for that info.
     
  16. rhinoh

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    Sportsmans Warehouse- hmmm..used to like that place but l'm beginning to have concerns...bought some Speer Gold Dot .45 bullets from them last week, after I got home I realized it was a box of 50 with a price same as everyone else's internet price for box of 100, then today picked up a Lee Perfect Powder measure, they didn't have the other brands I was considering on hand. Got home and found it all over the net for $18-20, SW was $28!
    All my fault, gotta research more before buying, but :fire:

    I do buy powder and primers there to avoid the shipping problems...bought a number of guns there for a fair price too, but I'm beginning to realize where they make it up...
     
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    It's true... SW is not the most competivie but when you don't pay tax and get another 5% off I find it hard to beat it with online stuff. That is IF they have it in stock which is not the case most times. I mosly buy powder and primers there when they have it b/c of the hazmat and previously stated reasons.
     
  18. sig2009

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    I see SW does not have an on line catalog so how do you get prices and order?
     
  19. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Sounds good to me! :)
     
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    powder

    "1. Shop at Sportsman's Wharehouse (Decent Prices)
    2. Be an Alaskan Resident and live elsewhere (Don't Pay Tax)
    3. Get the military Discount (5%)
    4. Have that Sportsman's on your direct route to work (No gas cost) "

    5. don't live in the uk where a 1 lb tub of powder will cost about £35. ($60usd)


    outragous.....

    interlock
     
  21. PVI

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    Midway's powder doesn't get shipped by PVI. It is shipped by a west coast distributor who does not sell retail. That is why they ship powder and primers separate.
    According to the carriers they charge the outrageous hazmat fees to cover their costs for training and adhering to DOT regulations governing hazardous materials.
    For large orders PVI charges a flat $40. You can purchase 100 lbs of powder and up to 100k of primers and have it shipped for that flat fee.
     
  22. Wilburt

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    I belive they are an in-store buisness only. Not sure but i've never heard otherwise.
     
  23. weeniewawa

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    I haul Haz-Mat on a regular basis. The $20 goes to cover the extra insurance they have to carry to haul the stuff. Not to mention the Haz-Mat permits that are required in most states and the extra attention they get when going through the scales. The costs go on and on. All drivers with Haz-Mat on their license have to get a FBI background check since 9-11. That is $95 for every driver.

    I thought the same thing.

    then I looked at powder valley and I could have saved money just buying 1 8lb jug of powder, even with the haz mat fee and shipping.

    now where do you think I buy from?

    I need to make an order

    order more and save
     
  24. Bear2000

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    PowderValley, which is hands down the best place to buy reloading components, charges $20 Hazmat and then a very low shipping fee, usually under $10. I just bought 50 lbs and total shipping was just under $40.
     
  25. RustyFN

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    You can buy powder and primers and have them shipped together from Powder Valley or Graf's for one $20 hazmat fee as long as you don't go over 48 pounds. I do it all the time.
    Rusty
     
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