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Shipping primers through the mail #7135304
01/13/21 07:08 PM
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Are they considered either ammunition or explosives? I would think not.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135310
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Hazmat required!






Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135313
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I believe explosive....haz mat fee? been a long time


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135332
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Hazmat shipping is required. I find it to be a convenient excuse to bilk you out of extra cash... Am I really supposed to believe that an extra $27.50 means the FedEx guy will show up sweaty and nervous like he's handling nitroglycerin? Or do they simply segregate those hazmat packages from everything else? Piling them all together in a designated area sure seems like a bad idea... If one blows it sets all the rest off

The question is how do they know there are primers in the package unless they detonate during shipping/handling? Do they run the packages through a "sniffer" to detect possible hazardous materials?

I'll never instruct anyone to violate federal law... Of course in a few weeks that may be up for discussion.

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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135333
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After some research, I discovered that it is legal to ship empty brass with live primers installed. One way around that!


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135338
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
After some research, I discovered that it is legal to ship empty brass with live primers installed. One way around that!


Good info to know Gary!

Mike


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135342
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complete bullets are shippable. I dont see why primers cant be shipped.

Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135355
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bullets are shippable, live ammo is shippable when packaged properly, but not primers or powder.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Mike in A-town] #7135356
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Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
Originally Posted by Gary Benson
After some research, I discovered that it is legal to ship empty brass with live primers installed. One way around that!


Good info to know Gary!

Mike

I would probably forget to mention that the brass had new primers installed.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135361
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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135477
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Maybe plain primers get confused with blasting caps when scanned.

Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135491
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That 27.50 is a scam. I had a hazmat endorsement for several years. Loads didnt pay any more than non hazmat. Those placarded loads are a royal pain. So I quit hauling them and didnt renew.

Now before the government decided we should have a state issued federal license, there was no endorsement required and hazmat really did pay more. So you figure out the why and wherefore. I am not smart enough.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135498
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Aint done it years but I've shipped......
Many times regular u.s.p.s


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135523
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
bullets are shippable, live ammo is shippable when packaged properly, but not primers or powder.



You must be talking about UPS rather than USPS.

Live ammo is absolutely prohibited in domestic mail

https://www.usps.com/ship/shipping-restrictions.htm


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7135840
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I get the restriction on primers. Primers as packaged would probably be fine. However. loose primers are a different subject. Back in the late 70's my cousin literally blew his hand off when he picked up a mason jar half full of rifle primers.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: waggler] #7135857
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Originally Posted by waggler
I get the restriction on primers. Primers as packaged would probably be fine. However. loose primers are a different subject. Back in the late 70's my cousin literally blew his hand off when he picked up a mason jar half full of rifle primers.

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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7136619
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You mean I was not supposed to ship that vintage ammo through USPS last month?
He got it just fine.


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Re: Shipping primers through the mail [Re: Gary Benson] #7136669
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