Retreiving powder from connecticut to iowa

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  1. lifttop

    lifttop New Member

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    I need some info please. I purchased mans personal inventory of b.m.g. reloading supplies off gunbroker . com, he has sent primers-bullets-cases-equip. from connecticut to iowa, but nobuddy will allow him to ship powder, he is having a hard time finding someone who has a hazmat permit to pay to ship any help would be greatly appreciated. he has 5ea. of #8 lb containers, will breakup as needed to ship. Thank You.
     
  2. Cold Trigger Finger

    Cold Trigger Finger Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised there isn't a truck shipping company there. I would think primers would be a lot harder to ship than powder. Who do people that sell fireworks use for shipping? That may be your best bet.
     

  3. metalhead

    metalhead Well-Known Member

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    UPS handles powder. He need to take it to a UPS shipping locale and fill out the paperwork and pay the hazmat fee. Its around $25.00 and you can ship up to 64lbs of powder and 5K primers under one hazmat. FYI, the primers should have been sent under a hazmat class as well.
     
  4. lifttop

    lifttop New Member

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    Thank You for responding, the connecticut man & myself both contacted ups hazmat & were both told unless he has a contract with ups or has taken the hazmat training course they will not ship. & sofar he has not found a trucking co. or secondary retail store that will ship.
     
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  5. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    sounds like your going to have take a road trip
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    A trucker with a haz-mat cert. should be able to help if he knows one, correct??
     
  7. lifttop

    lifttop New Member

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    Thank you, Any ideas how to locate a crosscountry trucker with a hazmat permit. Again Thank You for taking the time to answer.
     
  8. Cold Trigger Finger

    Cold Trigger Finger Well-Known Member

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    Maybe fire crackers are illegal in Connecticut, I don't know but u need a hazardous permit to truck them.
     
  9. johnp034

    johnp034 Well-Known Member

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    How did he ship you the primers without going hazmat?