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Posted: 4/7/2006 5:16:12 PM EDT
I am trying to ship ammo and it is veryh expensive any one has any ideas. thank you
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:25:22 PM EDT
Not worth it imo. ymmv.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:27:14 PM EDT
How much ammo? How far are you shipping it?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:33:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 5:35:24 PM EDT by BOBK48]
Yep, not cheap. I shipped out some 7.62x39 last week was expensive.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:38:33 PM EDT
10,00 rds to pittsburg
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:11:59 AM EDT
10,000 rounds would have to be broken down to several packages of 66 pounds or less each in order to use the DOT exception to ship ORM-D. Otherwise, the ammunition would have to be shipped as a Division 1.4S explosive with the associated packing, marking, labeling, and shipping paper requirements. The person signing the shipping paper would have to be certified to ship explosives.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:16:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EOD_Guy:
10,000 rounds would have to be broken down to several packages of 66 pounds or less each in order to use the DOT exception to ship ORM-D. Otherwise, the ammunition would have to be shipped as a Division 1.4S explosive with the associated packing, marking, labeling, and shipping paper requirements. The person signing the shipping paper would have to be certified to ship explosives.



Wow, I was wondering why my SA battle pack crates I ordered could have held 2 more sealed battle packs perfectly. It was a weight issue! Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:23:24 AM EDT
Here are the DOT regulations for shipping small arms ammunition.


Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 173

173.63 Packaging exceptions

(b) Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices. (1) Cartridges, small arms and cartridges power devices (which are used to project fastening devices) which have been classed as a Division 1.4S explosive may be reclassed, offered for transportation, and transported as ORM-D material when packaged in accordance with paragraph (b)(2) of this section; such transportation is excepted from the requirements of subparts E (Labeling) and F (Placarding) of part 172 of this subchapter. Cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices that may be shipped as ORM-D material is limited to:

(i) Ammunition for rifle, pistol, or shotgun;
(ii) Ammunition with inert projectiles or blank ammunition;
(iii) Ammunition having no tear gas, incendiary, or detonating explosive projectiles;
(iv) Ammunition not exceeding 12.7 mm (50 caliber or 0.5 inch) for rifle or pistol, cartridges or 8 gauge for shotshells; and
(v) Cartridges power devices which are use to project fastening devices.

(2) Packaging for cartridges, small arms, and cartridges power devices as ORM-D material must be as follows:
(i) Ammunition must be packed in inside boxes, or in partitions which fit snugly in the outside packaging, or in metal clips;
(ii) Primers must be protected from accidental initiation;
(iii) Inside boxes, partitions or metal clips must be packed in securely-closed strong outside packagings;
(iv) Maximum gross weight is limited to 30 Kg (66 pounds) per package; and
(v) Cartridges, power devices which are used to project fastening devices and 22 caliber rim-fire cartridges may be packaged loose in strong outside packagings.

Part 172 (Marking)

172.316 Packagings containing material classed as ORM-D

(a) Each non-bulk packaging containing a material classed as ORM-D must be marked on at least one side or end with the ORM-D designation immediately following or below the proper shipping name of the material (Cartridges, Small Arms). The ORM designation must be placed within a rectangle that is approximately 6.3 mm (0.25 inches) larger on each side than the designation.

(b) The marking ORM-D is the certification by the person offering the packaging for transportation that the material is properly described, classed, packaged, marked and labeled (when appropriate) and in proper condition for transportation according to the applicable regulations of this subchapter.

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:24:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 6:25:47 AM EDT by EOD_Guy]
Sorry! Double post.
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