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Posted: 6/22/2011 6:21:08 PM EDT
I've got 1000 rounds of 9mm that I got for free from a law enforcement training today.  Problem is that I need to fly home.  I'm allowed 11 lbs. of checked ammo on Delta but each 500 round case weighs 12 lbs.  I know I can get one case through as I've checked over 11 lbs of ammo before, but do you think I should risk trying to check 2 of them in my suitcase?  They are not that large so I may get by with it.  I once checked 16 lbs. of .308 ammo and it arrived with no problem.  My only other alternative is to go by a UPS hub and ship one or both of the cases of ammo.

What would ARFcom do?  Try to check both cases in my luggage or ship one of the cases through UPS?
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:21:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 6:22:14 PM EDT by EFB16ACRX]
Originally Posted By hartzpad:
I've got 1000 rounds of 9mm that I got for free from a law enforcement training today.  Problem is that I need to fly home.  I'm allowed 11 lbs. of checked ammo on Delta but each 500 round case weighs 12 lbs.  I know I can get one case through as I've checked over 11 lbs of ammo before, but do you think I should risk trying to check 2 of them in my suitcase?  They are not that large so I may get by with it.  I once checked 16 lbs. of .308 ammo and it arrived with no problem.  My only other alternative is to go by a UPS hub and ship one or both of the cases of ammo.

What would ARFcom do?  Try to check both cases in my luggage or ship one of the cases through UPS?


id ship both through ups but thats just me

ETA: ship it to me
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:22:09 PM EDT
UPS.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:22:13 PM EDT
Ship it

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Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:22:47 PM EDT
Just bring it in your carry-on...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:23:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 6:24:59 PM EDT by safe1]
Ship it.

I sent you the correct shipping address.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:23:46 PM EDT
what can brown do for you...?

ship it is safe...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:24:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Ship it

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Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:25:52 PM EDT
Ship it, you'll have payed $30 for 1k of 9mm. I wouldn't mind.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:26:08 PM EDT
When I read the title I just laughed.

I'd also look into UPS.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:27:25 PM EDT
law enforcement is handing out free ammo???
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:28:03 PM EDT
Large flat rate box FTW!
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:28:39 PM EDT
I checked 700 rounds of TULA 9mm in my airline luggage just a few months ago and it made it no problem.  That is why I'm tempted to try to check 1000 rounds.  What do they do, just confiscate all of the ammo?

Guess I'll run by a UPS hub tomorrow morning.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:30:22 PM EDT
Check two bags.

Duh.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:31:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wicketsurplus:
Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Ship it

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Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:32:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Large flat rate box FTW!


USPS?  Welcome to criminal charges.  
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:38:51 PM EDT
I'd probably ship it, or call the airline and ask what extra baggage fees run.


I wouldn't be that stressed out.  The guys with the real hassle are the international trap shooters.  Most carry at least 1,000 rounds of 12 gauge to the event for practice, and guns that range in value from $4,000 to $30,000.  A local girl who competes in some of the European events had an airline temporarily misplace her $25,000 trap gun last summer.  It was a loner from Beretta while they made her custom order gun.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 6:41:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hartzpad:
I've got 1000 rounds of 9mm that I got for free from a law enforcement training today.  Problem is that I need to fly home.  I'm allowed 11 lbs. of checked ammo on Delta but each 500 round case weighs 12 lbs.  I know I can get one case through as I've checked over 11 lbs of ammo before, but do you think I should risk trying to check 2 of them in my suitcase?  They are not that large so I may get by with it.  I once checked 16 lbs. of .308 ammo and it arrived with no problem.  My only other alternative is to go by a UPS hub and ship one or both of the cases of ammo.

What would ARFcom do?  Try to check both cases in my luggage or ship one of the cases through UPS?


If you are flying armed, put it in your carry on.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:00:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
Just bring it in your carry-on...


And bring the pistol too, in case they ask what the ammo will be used in. Don't want to seem suspicious.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:08:13 PM EDT
You're only allowed 11 pounds but I've never seen them weigh it.



24 pounds is pushing it though...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:12:16 PM EDT
Better carry on that shit bro, assuming you are LEO.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:54:53 PM EDT
First post and all that stuff.  
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:55:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 7:58:57 PM EDT
DOT sets the rules, but the airline reduce limits to international limits. I would ground ship. A little info I found on XDTalk

XDTalk ammo
Under 49CFR 172.101 HazMat Table ammunition is allowed to ship up to 30kg (66lb) by air as ORM-D.

But, and it's a big but, we are dealing with the airlines and typically they follow international rules concerning how and what they carry. Easily understandable as why have one set of rules for the USA and another set for Lower Ebola and another set for Upper Ungawastan, etc. International rules state that the most ammunition that can be carried by air is 5kg (11lb). Where it's stated I don't know.

Additionally the airlines have a rules of carriage that by buying a ticket you are implicitly stating you will comply with.

So, the airlines say the most you can bring as checked baggage is 5kg and by buying a ticket you say that you will comply with this rule and everything else on the rules of carriage, you're stuck.
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