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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:49:41 PM EDT
I have about 500 rounds of 5.56 I need to ship out of state.  What's the best/cheapest method.. does every carrier require a hazmat fee?
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 12:53:12 PM EDT
IMHO........it's more trouble than it's worth.

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If that doesn't work.....try a search.

Aloha, Mark

OK....that is dead.  Try these.....from another old post.  **Things may have changed.


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.


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.

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 1-800-554-9964 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.


Link Posted: 1/21/2013 12:54:27 PM EDT
I use UPS without an issue.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 12:58:03 PM EDT
I have about 500 rounds of 5.56 I need to ship out of state.  What's the best/cheapest method.. does every carrier require a hazmat fee?

As I understand it, YES, since it IS Hazmat.

Far as I know, only UPS ground does it, typically from a hub.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 1:00:19 PM EDT
Just sold 500 rounds on gunbroker myself. I plan on using UPS since I have a UPS Customer center in my town.

Basically plaster the sides of the box with ORM-D labels take to a UPS Customer center, and have the hazmat number ready in case there are any issues.
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