shipping primed brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by trueblue, May 6, 2009.

  1. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    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.
  2. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2009
    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 :rolleyes:

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    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.