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Dan in NY
Thinking of selling a 75 pc. lot of wartime Chinese-made 6.5 Japanese ammo (see post on Japanese rifles forum here).. I never really shipped ammo before and can someone please tell me approx. what UPS will charge to ship about 75 rounds, loose? probably will weigh 2 pounds or so and about the size of a softball, when all packed up. I'm in southern NY. I have no destination yet, so an approximation of shipping will work. ie. $10? $20?
I want to see if its worth my while.
It will be expensive! First off, you must go to a UPS main shipping point, their franchise stores are not allowed to ship ammo (or guns). They consider it a hazard item. Couple years ago I sent my B-in-L. a 50 rd. box of 380 ammo (was hard to get at the time). With all the sh*t charges they tacked on, cost around 29 bucks! Even charged a 'destination delivery charge'! Never again for me! You have to declare its ammo, if you do not and get caught----who knows? Fed. law?
Doesn't seem worth the effort to me. Way too much trouble to ship ammo in this neck of the woods.
this has been caused by those thousands of ammo and powder explosions in UPS trucks that never happened. Another thing to thank the dimocrats for.
a few years ago I shipped around 8 boxes of 30-06 blanks to a guy. No hazardous shipping charges cause they didn't have any EVIL Bullets in them!;)
Dan in NY
Ok....will try and sell them locally.
I have the same problem with forty loaded rounds of 577 Snyder.
If I can't sell them through a semi local gun shop that does consignments,
I'll have to unload and sell the cases.
I have always gone to my account at UPS .com, created the shipment, printed the shipper and an ORM-D label and handed it to a UPS truck driver when he stops by at work. He just scans it into the system and takes it. I did drop off at the hub once. It was all packed up with a shipper printed from online and an ORM-D label. I just handed it over. One scan and it disappeared.
If you ship guns and ammo more than twice a year it is very easy to maintain an online account w UPS. You, not them enter the info and print and wrap the package. You can schedule a pick up ( extra charge) or just give it to any UPS truck you happen across. Just make sure that scan it. It registers as in transit via email within 5 mins. Then you have full tracking. ORM-D label is what ammo needs to be labeled as. I have even peeled them off old ammo shipments and re-used them.
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