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Posted: 12/18/2003 3:10:02 PM EDT
I am wanting to ship some ammo, but when I went to the UPS store, they said that ammo and gunpowder cannot be shipped. Is this true?

Thanks,
Jonathan
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 6:20:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 6:21:31 PM EDT by xanadu]
[blue]Other Regulated Materials (ORM-D) packages are accepted for transportation without a contract within the 48 contiguous United States when properly packaged, marked, and shipped via UPS Ground or UPS Ground Hundredweight Service. UPS Standard To Canada service is available for ORM-D shipments without a contract provided the shipper has reviewed the required checklist and service restrictions with a UPS account executive. ORM-D (Customer Commodity) packages shipped via UPS Air Services and UPS 3 Day Select®* within the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as all UPS Worldwide service offerings internationally, are accepted for transportation on a contractual basis only. Note: For additional service restrictions, refer to the “Terms and Conditions” beginning on page 150. To view the UPS Tariff, visit ups.com®. *When preparing Hazardous Materials packages for UPS 3 Day Select® service, packages must be prepared in accordance with applicable air regulations. Many products that are not regulated or do not require shipping papers via Ground service are fully regulated when transported via air. Hazardous Materials are accepted for transportation in UPS 3 Day Select service only in passenger aircraft quantities prepared according to the requirements set forth in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 C.F.R.) and the UPS Guide for Shipping Ground and Air Hazardous Materials at ups.com. In addition, Hazardous Materials are only accepted in the UPS system from those customers who have a daily pickup account and have signed an “Agreement of Transportation of Hazardous Materials” or have those provisions incorporated into their existing customized contract for shipping service with UPS. When using UPS 3 Day Select Hundredweight Service, Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods, combustible liquids, and all “Other Regulated Materials” (ORM-D) are prohibited.[/blue] Ammo is an ORM-D marked commodity. If you were shipping "hazardous materials" then you would have to have a company that has a "contractual agreement" ship it, but any Joe can ship ammo if the box is a 200 lb certified box, and properly marked with "ORM-D" stickers on all 4 sides and the top. As per the above, only UPS Ground if you are an individual.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:29:30 PM EDT
There are a lot of us that buy ammunition by the case from vendors that support this website, I got case of M193 this month, shipped by UPS, clearly marked ORM-D on the outside of the box.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 4:58:23 AM EDT
You should be able to get boxes from UPS themselves already marked with the ORM-D designation...ask a different clerk. Some of them just freak out over this sort of stuff, and lots of them do not know their own regulations. Persevere.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 7:24:49 AM EDT
Thanks folks! I will go back to the store to get a box. Thanks! Jonathan
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:13:36 AM EDT
Just print the labels yourself: ORM-D Small Arms Ammunition That's all you need on the box. Powder and primers are Hazardous, cartridge are not. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 6:39:50 PM EDT
If the powder and primer are hazardous, then why is the whole cartridge not? Jonathan
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:56:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By go700j: If the powder and primer are hazardous, then why is the whole cartridge not? Jonathan
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Not quite sure, they have some odd regulations, primers are hazardous, but primed brass isn't! Trying to figure out the government will only give you headaches! [:D]
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