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Unread 05-06-2009, 07:25 PM
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shipping primed brass

What are the regulations concerning shipping brass that is primed ?
Is it treated as loaded ammo, and is there a haz mat fee involved ?
Any imformation would be appreciated. Don't seem to be getting the same answer twice from my local UPS branches.
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Unread 05-07-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: shipping primed brass

While not a shipping expert, I would assume that shipping primed brass would be just like shipping ammo...if using UPS all you have to do is mark the box. I shipped a bunch of 357 sig ammo last month and all I had to do was mark the box. Seems like with UPS it's up to the person at the counter as to what they require
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Unread 05-08-2009, 05:10 AM
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Re: shipping primed brass

No different than shipping powder or primers; you need a federal explosives permit. This is not necessary for fully loaded ammo. In addition, you will pay UPS or FedEX a HAZMAT fee. So either load them up or remove the primers before shipping.
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