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I recently picked up on a tip of using factory ammo boxes to ship ammo in. I get them at the local range. Also, Glad Press & Seal to wrap the boxes. This saves my plastic ammo boxes from getting broken in shipment. Me trying to find a way to keep track of them at the range & get all those plastic boxes home in luggage. And the press & seal keeps the water out & boxes intact. A friend’s ammo shipment was obvious it got wet. Double tape your outside cardboard box, edges, corners. 

i haven’t shipped very many times but have had delays. The pay x dollars & it will arrive on a certain day isn’t always accurate... better give yourself a few extra days. Like whatever they say plus 3 days.

 

 

 

 

 

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Factory Speer "Lawman" boxes work great when carrying checking ammo on the plane too.  Clueless people think you're a LEO and therefore allowed to do whatever, while people that know what's up know you're ok doing what you're doing.

 

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That's a pretty hilarious (and a little disappointing) life hack.

 

Unfortunately, flights were limited so I'm stuck with the 11# limit, meaning I have to ship either way. I'll probably contact the MD soon; I'll post any info here when I do.

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Ammo in carry-on ????  I was talking to a shooter who was given grief for just brass in his carry-on by the TSA.

 

I've stopped locking my checked in  luggage, they NEVER EVER put them back on. lazy #%$#$&

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4 hours ago, MikeyScuba said:

Ammo in carry-on ????  I was talking to a shooter who was given grief for just brass in his carry-on by the TSA.

 

I've stopped locking my checked in  luggage, they NEVER EVER put them back on. lazy #%$#$&

🤣  Yeah, checked, not carry on.... that would be bad. 

 

I use zip ties which have about a 20% chance of being replaced and are cheap enough to stuff a handful in an outer pocket somewhere.

 

BTW, USPSA just dropped Hicap Nats ammo shipping info via Practiscore to (I assume) registered competitors. I'm not a huge fan of writing "USPSA HANDGUN NATIONALS" in big letters on my boxes to reduce the risk of in-transit shenanigans, but it's what they asked for.  Be creative on your box decorating to make it easier to find as well.

 

 

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maybe just write "uspsa nats."  def wouldn't have any gun reference on the box.

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is there anything in the fed ex or ups policy that says you have to ship ammo at a  hub?   if not then one can make a account and print a label and give it to a ups driver.   and if you happen to have a business account you might qualify for cheaper rates . 

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If you have or can get a pickup, most of the time you're good to go.  I've heard of rare issues when a driver won't pick up so-called "hazmat" for whatever reason, but the commercial guys mostly don't care, especially those that deliver to/from gun stores (If you have a friendly one nearby, have them ship your ammo... one and done, plus they have leftover boxes with the proper ORM-D logo already on them).  

 

The box-and-ship strip-mall stores all seem to hate ammo shipments with a passion.

 

FWIW, FedEx seems tighter about it than UPS.

 

 

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Has anyone been able to get in touch with the Federal rep whose email was listed in the most recent match communication (Jason Spradling - jason.spradling@vistaoutdoor.com) ?

I tried several times over the last 12 days and no reply...  Is there a different POC for this? Thanks!

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2 minutes ago, nasty618 said:

Has anyone been able to get in touch with the Federal rep whose email was listed in the most recent match communication (Jason Spradling - jason.spradling@vistaoutdoor.com) ?

I tried several times over the last 12 days and no reply...  Is there a different POC for this? Thanks!

Not nationals related but for the area 5 match I tried repeatedly to get in touch with him to no avail. Jake Martens seems to be able to talk to him so maybe contact Jake?

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