View Full Version : casings with live primers

01-13-2011, 8:13 PM
Can anyone tell me if it is legal to sell recondition brass shells with a live primer inserted for reloading purposes. I would appreciate any imput.

thanks, Tim

01-13-2011, 9:12 PM
The live primers would make the shipping problematic (incurring extra cost) no? I know that when I bought only primers there was a Hazardous Material warning on them.

01-13-2011, 9:55 PM
Primed cases are not subject to HazMat, they ship just like unprimed cases. Is there really a market? The one and only time I bought primed cases was .327 Fed. because that was all that was available.

01-13-2011, 10:00 PM
Selling primed brass is not illegal. Selling reloads is only illegal without a FFL.
Primed brass does not ship Hazmat its ships ORM-D. Can not ship via USPS.
There is a market for it for single stage reloaders.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-13-2011, 10:38 PM
...Primed brass does not ship Hazmat its ships ORM-D. Can not ship via USPS...

For some strange reason known only to DOT, primed brass doesn't even require the ORM-D label. The CFR says primed casings "are not regulated for domestic transportation."

But like you said, you still can't ship them via USPS.

01-14-2011, 1:48 AM
Primed brass has a very low power to weight ratio, thus the unregulated shipping.