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Cheapest way to ship 2-5 rounds of ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BarbusBadarse, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. BarbusBadarse

    BarbusBadarse tanasbourne Active Member

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    I am doing an ammo trade witha guy... Few rounds for a few rounds..

    What's the cheapest way to ship the rounds legally?
     
  2. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    UPS or FedEx
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    UPS or FedEx will be the only legal way. Find out if they have a cheep rate for small box or padded envelope of some sort......
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    And then pay a bunch in ORM-D fees... Only a few rounds I'm gonna guess not worth it unless talking spendy/hard to find ammo
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    There is no such thing as an ORM-D fee......

    There are hazmat fee's but ammo is not considered hazmat.
     
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  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I shipped about 16 rounds of ammunition back to Hornady via UPS about a year ago. I had to take it to the distribution center to ship, they wouldn't allow me to ship it from a UPS store. I also had to put ORM-D labels on the box. I went online and found a picture of the ORM-D sticker and printed a bunch up on paper, then went to ship. I asked UPS how they wanted it labeled and cut them out as needed. Only charge was normal shipping fee's from UPS, and overall the process was pretty easy. Getting to the distribution center can be a pain, but in my case it was worth the effort.

    Back story on the ammunition was an overpressure on one round. Shipped the remainder of the box back to Hornady who tested it and found it to be withing spec. They measured the fired brass I sent back and found the chamber on the gun is very tight. It turns out, I had dirt in the chamber which caused the overpressure. Hornady still sent me two boxes of ammunition for my troubles free of charge. Now THAT is customer service.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    You dont even need to print the sticker. I use a "sharpie" and just write it in big letters on 4 sides of the box........ Never had a problem doing this.
     
  8. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I shipped two spam cans of 7N1 to an East Coast feller from a UPS store. I guess things have changes since.
     
  9. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that will work as well, as long as it's marked with ORM-D you'll be fine. I went the sticker route because my hand writing sucks :(


    That could be, I wonder if it's a store thing? I went to two different store and called a third and was told each time I had to go to the distribution center. I lived in Wilsonville at the time, so it wasn't too far out of my way.
     
  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    UPS policy is that guns/ammo can only be shipped from hub's, UPS: Shipping Firearms

    I know many people have said their local stores will ship these items anyhow.
     
  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    UPS gave me copies of the ORM-D label, but it had "small arms cartridges" written on top.
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    They certainly will. Had my small local UPS store ship some ammo just this week.