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brockly 08-21-2013 11:09 AM

Can you mail ammo ?
 
Buddy in Colorado has alot of ammo.

I wanted to know could he mail it to my house in California ?

Could I go get ammo or buy a rifle from him and take it to California ?

akms47nagont 08-21-2013 11:28 AM

Here in Arizona I can have ammo Mailed to my front door so why not as far as buying a firearm from him make sure it is California state compliant and you should be good

spottedpony 08-21-2013 12:18 PM

USPS regs prohibit sending live ammunition, primers and/or powder. Brass and projectiles can be mailed however.
Handguns are also prohibited by USPS, and to ship any of the above is a felony.

the freight companies will ship live ammo but you pay the hasmat fee.

brockly 08-21-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by akms47nagont
Here in Arizona I can have ammo Mailed to my front door so why not as far as buying a firearm from him make sure it is California state compliant and you should be good

What site do you goto to buy your ammo?

string1946 08-21-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by brockly (Post 1341909)
Buddy in Colorado has alot of ammo.

I wanted to know could he mail it to my house in California ?

Could I go get ammo or buy a rifle from him and take it to California ?

Summary:

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) - Shipping ammo is prohibited.
United Parcel Service (UPS) - Shipping ammo permitted with packaging/weight/labeling qualifications.
Federal Express (FedEx) - Shipping ammo generally prohibited unless HazMat certified.



Details:

U.S. Postal Service (USPS): Shipping of Ammunition is Prohibited

Ammunition (Cartridges, small arms) is a nonmailable hazardous material. "Under no circumstances may any nonmailable hazardous material, restricted matter, or perishable matter be deposited for mailing."

Publication 52 - Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail
Cartridges, small arms - Appendix A - Hazardous Materials



United Parcel Service (UPS):

1. Pack ammo within a sturdy cardboard box, gross weight limit of 66 pounds.
2. Print ORM-D label, cut out and tape to a least one side of box.
3. Take package to a UPS Customer Center only - NOT at Drop-Off Box, The UPS Store, Mail Boxes etc., Sonic. Might be a good idea to have the UPS Hazardous Material Support Center number with you -- 800-554-9964. Varied success with UPS pick-up at your location.

Per UPS:
UPS accepts domestic ground shipments of ammunition that have been classified by the shipper as "Cartridges, small arms", "ORM-D" (Other Regulated Material). The package must be properly marked according to the requirements of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). Contact the Hazardous Material Support Center at 800-554-9964 for details on regulatory information.



Federal Express (FedEx):

Per FedEx, 10/26/2006:
HazMat Training is required to qualify to ship all Hazardous Materials. Ammunition is a Hazardous Material. No Drop-Off, package must be picked up by FedEx. See How to Qualify.




Additional shipping information and procedures at CartridgeCollectors.org.



Label meets requirements of 49 CFR 172.316.

winds-of-change 08-21-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by spottedpony (Post 1341934)
USPS regs prohibit sending live ammunition, primers and/or powder. Brass and projectiles can be mailed however.
Handguns are also prohibited by USPS, and to ship any of the above is a felony.

the freight companies will ship live ammo but you pay the hasmat fee.

Someone tried to mail me a large-ish quantity of .22 ammo. I never received it and he never had it returned. It's just GONE. Everyone involved was quite disappointed. :(

HOSSFLY 08-21-2013 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 1342155)
Someone tried to mail me a large-ish quantity of .22 ammo. I never received it and he never had it returned. It's just GONE. Everyone involved was quite disappointed. :(

Who ever mailed it is lucky they just got disappointed ;)

mountainman13 08-21-2013 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 1342180)

Who ever mailed it is lucky they just got disappointed ;)

Probably be sol when it comes time to renew their license.

c3shooter 08-21-2013 06:26 PM

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Mail (as in Post Office) NO!

Ship by UPS, yes. HAZMAT fees do not kick in until shipment exceeds 66 pounds. Must go UPS GROUND. Take it to a hub, NOT the UPS store.

The regular ORMD label is being replaced. The new one is the hollow diamond, black and white, no letters.

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akms47nagont 08-21-2013 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by brockly

What site do you goto to buy your ammo?

JG sales.com


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