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Iíve never sold or shipped ammo on line before. I have a couple bricks of CCI SV Iím going to be letting go and I was wondering how to ship legally. I guess USPS is out. What are my options? Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:40 PM
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UPS ground with an ORM-D label on the box.

You have to take it to a UPS customer service center, UPS Stores wonít take it.

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Old 08-24-2020, 07:44 PM
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They need to ship common carrier ground (UPS or Fed Ex) and youíll need to take the package to a company hub. A ďbrown box storeĒ wonít work. You canít ship through the USPS.

Iíd stick with the Continental US. Ground wonít get you to Hawaii and will be expensive to Alaska! You wonít have to pay any Hazmat fees, but the box needs to have a ORM-D label. You can print one out online. Other than that, no restrictions.
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How do you print the label? What it cost to ship a brick of .22 ammo? Approximately.
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Old 08-24-2020, 08:23 PM
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Unless you've already made a commitment, I'm sure you could very easily sell it locally.

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I just google ORM-D label and print one, tape it to the box. Iíve heard some just write ORM-D on the box.

Cost will vary greatly, not only because of weight but also how far itís going.

Iíve been consolidating calibers recently and sold off some ammo I no longer had a gun for. Just sell it as - buyer pays actual shipping. Then get their zip code, weight and size of the box, online quote will get you close enough.

Itís not as expensive as youíd think and a pretty easy process. I made more in the long run vs selling local.

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I just google ORM-D label and print one, tape it to the box. Iíve heard some just write ORM-D on the box.
I bought a 1000 rounds of 9mm last month, and the box didn't have ORM-D on it anywhere.

I've bought a ton of ammo online and this was a first. I even double and triple checked the box for the label.

Weird.
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There's an alternate label that I've used, it's a black and white diamond. The ORM-D label has to include the words "cartridges, small arms" which I didn't like. You can download one and print it.

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How do you print the label? What it cost to ship a brick of .22 ammo? Approximately.
Cost to ship,ammo vaties with location & weight but it isnt cheap. I sent 300rds to GA once from Kalif for a competition. It cost me like $25. Never again, just put more ammo in my checked baggage.
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Another helpful hint: When shipping UPS or FedEx the rates are different for residential and business addresses. If your buyer can have the package delivered to a business address there can be some savings on the shipping costs.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:10 AM
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Iíve never sold or shipped ammo on line before. I have a couple bricks of CCI SV Iím going to be letting go and I was wondering how to ship legally. I guess USPS is out. What are my options? Thanks.

Hope you get a lot of money for it. Shipping is gonna cost you or the buyer.
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The pain is the requirement to take it to a UPS terminal. The one closest to me is about 45 minutes, one way. I think the shipping cost is based on weight and distance only, not the contents. I have received case lots of ammo via FedEx, but never tried shipping any.
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I bought some 9mm off Gunbroker once and it came in a USPS flat rate box.
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I bought some 9mm off Gunbroker once and it came in a USPS flat rate box.
Same here. Just purchased 300 rd of .17HMR. Bet it comes USPS. Flat Rate too. Private seller.

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I bought some 9mm off Gunbroker once and it came in a USPS flat rate box.
It is done all the time, but at the seller's risk. It is illegal to ship ammunition without proper labeling and disclosure of what you are shipping to UPS. I am certain that the fines can be much higher than the additional shipping cost!!

What I want to know is what is going to happen at UPS after December 31, 2020??

Is a Hazardous Materials Label or Marking Required?

Yes, (until December 31, 2020) packages that meet the definition of Cartridges, small arms must be marked with the proper shipping name "Cartridges, small arms", and designated as "ORM-D".
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:32 AM
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Are you close to or have a relationship with a local gun store. Talk to them they may ship it for you as a courtesy and reduced fee vs. person to person!

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I went to Fed-Ex today and was told that only FFl's can ship ammo through them.
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I got the impression this person was talking company policy, not any state laws or regulations.


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That said I see you live in a FOID state, so I couldn't guess what laws are in place in the USSR of Illinois.
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