Why bother with UPS? I set up an account online with FedEx - takes all of 2 minutes, maybe.
I package - print the shipping label - smack it on the box - "click" I need a pick-up, and they show up later the same day. I've never had a rifle (approx weight 8 lbs) ship 2nd Day Air for more than $25.00. You can enter your email - and the person you're shipping to - and you both get emails on shipment every step of the way!
No - I don't work for FedEx!