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The hazards of buying from Rocky Mountain Reloading

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

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  1. longdayjake

    longdayjake Member

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    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.

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  2. m2oore

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

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    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

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    LOL

    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

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    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

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    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

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

    ETA: A little duct tape and it'll be good as new.
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Lol !

    Before my coffee even !

    Fantastic.
     
  13. LeonCarr

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    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,
    LeonCarr
     
  14. tightgroup tiger

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    ....or maybe the mailbox needs some Viagra.
     
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    If he had wanted a woodie he would not have bought plastic.
     
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    The mailbox puked!
     
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    My mail lady has arthritis in her hands, so she just leaves me a note when I get a box from Jake and I go to the Post Office and load it myself. A case of .45 bullets weighs right close to the 70 pound limit, and I don't blame her for not wanting to wrestle it......

    Fred
     
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    Maybe it is an anti-gun mailbox and rejected the contents

    :barf:

    I ordered 2-boxes of 9MM 1000-round boxs,and a couple boxes of .224 bullets recently,and the company decided to put the heavier boxes in the niddle of a larger box, threw a few pieces of styrofoam chunks around them, then filled the remaining space with the boxes of .224
    Well you guessed it the 2-larger boxes took turns sodomizing the little boxs on the trip to my house,and by the time I got them,the tape was busted-open, and I was missing 61 of the 200-pills I ordered
    Luckily they took care of the problem,but when I told them to try shipping it via USPS instead of UPS they said sure, but then proceeded to ship it via UPS almost all the way to my city,only to hand-it off to USPS to deliver to my mailbox...
    Which has a 2" steel post for an anchor...
     
  24. CatPuke

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    My mail lady is getting a card and a gift this year.. i've had several 69.99 pound packages delivered & she always comes to the door & asks if I have a handcart.. (I just carry them in)..

    Mom used to be an "alternate" mail carrier on a rural route - the regular carrier used to always take the day after thanksgiving and "phone book day" off.. at the time, they sized the routes by number of "stops", and an apartment complex counted as 1 "stop".. (that might have 100+ mailboxes).. and her route had a *lot* of apartment complexes..

    I remember her coming home at midnight on "phone book" day.. ( she had left for work at 3 am.).
     
  25. grandpawj

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    Chuckle, chuckle, I haven't laughed this hard in a month. Only reloaders (and postal delivery folks) can appreciate how heavy those little boxes are. :D:D
     
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