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 Post subject: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:27 am 
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I read an article that stated tournament shooters should be prepared to supply their own shells, due to the lack of commercial ammo available.
Think of the shipping charges you would face if you are not driving!
This will effect, in my opinion, shooters picking the tournaments to participate in.
In my own club, we have been unable to get loaded shells and reloading components.



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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:06 pm 
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As a reminder, UPS & Fedex Ground are the ONLY legal means by which to ship ammunition.

Ammo cannot, under ANY circumstances, be shipped USPS.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:22 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
As a reminder, UPS & Fedex Ground are the ONLY legal means by which to ship ammunition.

Ammo cannot, under ANY circumstances, be shipped USPS.


Not quite accurate...... of the three you mentioned, that statement is correct. But several times in years past, my entire squad would use a freight company to ship ammo to different venues.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:58 pm 
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I guess I never counted on someone palletizing shells and sending them as a LTL shipment. What does something like that cost, and what are the timing and logistics like?

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:29 am 
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We have 2 pallets of shells on order for the club. They told us they were at least 30 days out and that was about 30 days ago. No sign of them yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:56 am 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
I guess I never counted on someone palletizing shells and sending them as a LTL shipment. What does something like that cost, and what are the timing and logistics like?


If your preplanning allows plenty of time, you can make out great.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:17 am 
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If it becomes necessary to ship your ammo to fly-away shoots, most won't. That would seriously curtail shooters traveling to those shoots.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:13 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
As a reminder, UPS & Fedex Ground are the ONLY legal means by which to ship ammunition.

Ammo cannot, under ANY circumstances, be shipped USPS.
I would also add that, based on my experience 2 years ago with shipping some reloads to get proof tested, UPS sucks at shipping ammo with several hurdles placed in your path to ship it. I ended up shipping it with FedEx with no problems whatsoever - AND - they were cheaper to boot.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:36 pm 
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....so does anyone actually have a price to shop a flat of 12 ga , say from east coast to TX?


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:42 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
....so does anyone actually have a price to shop a flat of 12 ga , say from east coast to TX?


$40 +/- rack rate.

It's $32 for me to ship a flat of 20ga I sold to TX, and that's what a slight discount and coupon code @ UPS. It has to go with Adult Signature required, and that's $6. Shippo would be a bit cheaper, but I can't figure out how to attach adult signature to a shipment through there.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:36 am 
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At the club yesterday I saw a couple of flats of Challenger 20 ga. A friend told me that Remington is starting to ship ammo.
All other components are difficult to get!

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:35 pm 
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labloverva wrote:
All other components are difficult to get!

I would do some pretty questionable things for some 209 primers right now :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:57 pm 
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KennyPowers wrote:
labloverva wrote:
All other components are difficult to get!

I would do some pretty questionable things for some 209 primers right now :lol:


This has to be post of the week!


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:45 am 
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Location: somewhere east of the I-95 corridor, until you get to connecticut. but you can bank on vanzant, mo..
now theres a way that skeet shooters with mobile homes can make a buck or 2!
you guys need to place ads and co-ordinate logistics!

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming skeet season
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:10 am 
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This season I plan on flying myself to shoots around the metropolitan area. NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA etc. maybe I can make some money shuttling ammo! Manhattan and Eastern Long Island Skeet Shooters, let me know.

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