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 Moving powder and primers across state lines
Helogunner6177  [Member]
12/18/2012 6:22:02 PM
I'm moving to Texas in the next few months and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to laws/restrictions on transporting powder/primers across states lines. It's not a ton of supply but was just wondering if there is anything restricting me from transporting these items.
BigRedDog  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 6:48:43 PM
hide them in a bale of marijuana and no one will ever find them
BigRedDog  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 6:49:51 PM
j/k

you would have to move them in your vehicle, the common carrier will not do it
_DR  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 6:55:23 PM
well there no customs station at the border. Just a rest stop and some stinky toilets.
GHPorter  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 7:23:41 PM
It is a simple, do it yourself thing. Pack it up, put it in the car, drive to your destination. I know of no regulations controlling a private citizen's transporting of powder or primers...as long as you don't need a separate trailer for all of it!
Everrest  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 10:58:59 PM
Check SAAMI_ITEM_200-Smokeless_Powder.pdf
I have reason to believe the limits may have change due to 173.171. (but I'm not a lawyer).
Most moving company's will not allow ammo or powder.
BeNotAfraid  [Team Member]
12/18/2012 11:04:35 PM
...funny you asked this. reckon it's all about how much is transported. SAAMI sez:

SAAMI

11-3.1 Quantities of smokeless propellants not exceeding 25 lb.
(11.3 kg) in shipping containers approved by the U.S. Department of
Transportation, may be transported in a private vehicle.

11-3.2 Quantities of smokeless propellants exceeding 25 lb.
(11.3 kg) but not exceeding 50 lb. (22.7 kg), transported in a private
vehicle, shall be transported in a portable magazine having
wood walls of at least 1 in. (25.4 mm) nominal thickness.

11-3.3 Transportation of more than 50 lb. (22.7 kg) of smokeless
propellants in a private vehicle is prohibited.

11-3.4 Commercial shipments of smokeless propellants in quantities
not exceeding 100 lb. (45.4 kg) may be reclassed for transportation
purposes as flammable solids (Division 4.1) when packaged
in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials Regulation (49 CFR, Part 173.171), and shall
be transported accordingly.

11-3.5 Commercial shipments of smokeless propellants exceeding
100 lb. (45.4 kg); or not packaged in accordance with the regulations
cited in 11-3.4 shall be transported in accordance with the
U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for Division 1.3C propellant
explosives.
1saxman  [Member]
12/19/2012 6:02:18 PM
Originally Posted By Everrest:
Check SAAMI_ITEM_200-Smokeless_Powder.pdf
I have reason to believe the limits may have change due to 173.171. (but I'm not a lawyer).
Most moving company's will not allow ammo or powder.


That's why I own a pickup truck!

Hank_in_Arkansas  [Member]
12/19/2012 8:04:11 PM
Last time I moved, I moved all ammo, primers and powder in a small utility trailer (with tools and other stuff). However, a few times before that move, I was able to get moving companies to move ammo. I also had them move guns. The guns were inventoried (by me only), locked inside my gun safe, and put on the moving van. I gave the company an inventory list. Even went into storage for awhile. No problems.