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$8.95 anywhere in the country, up to 70 pounds of lead..



here's 45 pounds of 14 bhn alloy on it's way to Goat.
 

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VTDW said:
Is that an offer?
err, no, just realized that could be construed that way.. i'm pointing out that you can ship up to 70 pounds of lead for $8.95 (cost of SHIPPING).

I'm not selling lead, just swapping goat some of his soft pure lead for some harder alloy.
 

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Just make sure that nothing rattles in the box. I had to repack my last shipment of brass, even though it was secured inside a couple bags in the box. "It rattles, we cant ship it" ::)
 

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Gotta love that new deal with the post office. I don't think they had boolit casters in mind when they thought that one up.
 

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Pavelow16478 said:
Just make sure that nothing rattles in the box. I had to repack my last shipment of brass, even though it was secured inside a couple bags in the box. "It rattles, we cant ship it" ::)
Did you ask just exactly where it said that in the regulations? Low level counter flunky making up their own rules to feel important.
 

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MacGregor said:
interesting.. but it's lead, doesn't really rattle..
It would be hard for some of the people working the counter to pick up a 70 lb box much less trying to shake it to see if it would rattle. :D ;D ;D
 

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I've been getting lead shipped like this for a while now, mostly from ebay purchases. But, be careful to pack lead solid inside the box, no movement to break the box open. I lost 18 lbs of pure lead to the USPS gorillas. I got an empty box with "file a claim..."
 

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mdi said:
I've been getting lead shipped like this for a while now, mostly from ebay purchases. But, be careful to pack lead solid inside the box, no movement to break the box open. I lost 18 lbs of pure lead to the USPS gorillas. I got an empty box with "file a claim..."
Here's a suggestion for something I've found works. Anytime I ship bullets, brass, and yes lead, I first put them inside an old heavy cloth bag then into the box. Picked up a bunch of old money bags from a yard sale somewhere (could've been some retired bank robbers) ;D but they could be made from old jeans etc. That way if a hole gets torn in the box, hopefully everything inside is still fairly secure.
 

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Did you ask just exactly where it said that in the regulations? Low level counter flunky making up their own rules to feel important.
didnt feel like raising a stink at the small town post office, so now i drive 3 miles the other way to the other small town post office who gladly ships anything
 

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didnt feel like raising a stink at the small town post office, so now i drive 3 miles the other way to the other small town post office who gladly ships anything
Sometimes stink needs raising. No way would I drive 3 miles to another PO. I'd get that "misunderstanding" straightened out.
 

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All well and good shipping thru USPS but are those cardboard boxes going to hold up with people throwing them around and dropping them from who knows where? I've had 250 bullets that weighed 255 gr. each (someone do the math, I don't have a calculator handy) arrive broken open----shipped UPS.

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If you pack it by throwing a handful of ingots into the box and closing it with scotch tape, then no. If you pack it by putting extra cardboard around the ingots so they can't move and a few loops of good strapping tape, then yes.
 

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i thought the Medium flat rate box was 14.95? How do you do it for 8.98?
Inquiring minds want to know.....well mine anyway?
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depends if you go to the post office proper or use a 3rd party mailbox place.. my place charged me $12 for instance, with the surcharge for them handling it for me. If i took it directly to the post office myself and had it metered there, it would be $9
 

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I bought a half ton of linotype maybe a year ago and shipped it in 40 pound lots this way. It was funny going to the post office though, had to bring my son's little red wagon to haul several boxes at a time. The most I shipped in one visit was 8 boxes, I can still remember the look on the clerk's face..priceless!
 
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