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Posted: 8/16/2003 7:07:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2003 7:08:06 AM EDT by Hunduh]
Quick question :


I am interested in purchasing Winchester 9mm (115 FMJ) from someone in Florida (I am in New York). Any idea what it would cost to ship 6,000 rounds (12 500 round cases)? Which company will ship ammo?

Thanks


Steven
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 11:17:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 8:32:16 PM EDT
Do they charge extra for ammo? Im buying 12 500 round boxes of 9mm, Im curious as to what they are going to hit me over the head for....
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 3:34:47 AM EDT
Hunduh: Go to www.ups.com and follow the tabs to "Ship". You can enter all the info to get a quote. You will need: Shipper's address and zip code Your address and zip code weight per package dimensions of package number of packages in shipment check the "Residential Delivery" box check the "your packaging" option check the "Ground" service option No, UPS does not charge extra for ammo. Cartridges for Small Arms are considered to be "Other Regulated Material class D" (ORM-D)The shipper will have to affix a label with "ORM-D" written or printed on it, or write that on each carton someplace. The goods are regulated, but not considered hazardous. The latter merits an extra charge and paperwork. Since your have 12 cartons, that will mean a multiple package shipment exceeding 100 lbs to the same address. UPS automatically classifies such a shipment as a "Hundredweight" shipment and assigns a lower rate to the shipment, competitive to LTL truck carrier rates. You can sign up for an account, charge the shipment to your credit card, and even print out the labels yourself using full-sheet 8.5x11 peel and stick labels (that's one big 8.5x11 label per sheet) available at office supply stores or WalMart, etc. Mail the labels to the shipper and all he has to do it stick them on, and take the cartons to a UPS terminal or give them to any driver. He CANNOT drop them off at the local hardware store or news stand that also ships UPS. They CANNOT accept shipments that you originate. The option is to find a wooden pallet and someone to strap the cartons to it, and stretch-wrap it, get a weight, and call around to trucking companies 800 numbers to get a rate quote. Hassle? You bet. That's why UPS started the Hundredweight rate thing, to make it less expensive for occasional shippers. HTH, Noah
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 4:14:22 PM EDT
Noah That was a great answer!
Link Posted: 8/22/2003 6:38:22 AM EDT
Hunduh, Nearly everyting my company makes is classified as ORM-D. AFAIK, the only restriction should be that you can't air ship ORM-D materials.
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