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    I send either Priority or First Class. If you send first class with a tracking number, goes with Priority Mail, just as fast for about 1/3 the cost, but either way, they are packaged WELL, padded WELL, and taped Well. If they are broken into, someone went to a LOT of trouble, but I've never had a mishap with USPS, so I'll continue using it
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    I've never done this with a SFRB but with MFRB & LFRB shipping a heavy object('s), I line the box with a layer of foam insulating board from Home Depot or Lowe's. The outside is literally covered with what I call filament tape. A member here sent me a box wrapped in 2" wide tape and I have used that on everything I have shipped since then.
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    I used to get small amounts of lead sent in those boxes. The came all taped up. I told the mail lady I received all my gold coins that way. She always treated me well.

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    If it is a seam it needs fiber or filament packing tape, if it is a flat surface it needs clear packing tape. If it can move you need more padding otherwise you are just putting a battering ram inside a cardboard box and hoping the piece doesn't slam through the cardboard. If it's small it needs a tough envelope or package to keep the pieces from falling out the broken outer box.

    Those plastic grocery bags are your friend. Make great packing material and smaller stuff inside a couple with left over bag used as packing helps prevent the "dribbles".
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    If one of my packages (sfrb) I vacuum seal them with the wife's kitchen vacuum sealer. Loose brass, small parts, etc.. Works like a charm. james

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNsailorman View Post
    If one of my packages (sfrb) I vacuum seal them with the wife's kitchen vacuum sealer. Loose brass, small parts, etc.. Works like a charm. james
    That is an excellent idea. I hadn't thought of that one.

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    There are times i ship 2 sfrb by putting them in a tyvek envelope them into a padded envelope. I even ship 50 pounds of lead that way with zero issues.

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    Hello,

    I use electrician's tape. Stuff stretches forever.

    Anything small enough to exit a hole gets more packing internally.

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    I only use one box but I tape it really well. If I'm shipping multiple Items I also bag them before they get boxed up. I also pad the inside so that there is no movement. I also place both to and from shipping addresses in the box. The vacuum sealer is a good idea!

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    I vacuum seal anything that I can. Pad the inside of the box and lots of filament tape.
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    Wonder if one could (as a joke) get them to put all the postage paid stickers on it then encase in Lucite. Say to them "I just wanted to see if you could break this one open".
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    Pack the items in a plastic bag first. Put into SFRB then fill with blow foam insulation. Reciever will hate you but it will not get broken out of the box

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    I received a mfrb of lead that had been wrappend well with
    The fiber tape.
    The box was actually round like a ball..not a square corner on it.
    But it survived the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba.50 View Post
    for anything prone to 'escaping' I wrap in plastic or bubble-wrap. then use plenty of tape on every seam of the box/lid even ones with the self-seal strips.
    I do this exact same thing bubba.50, just sent 2 off friday this way

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    Small flat rate box shipping advice

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    I used to ship alot of stuff APO/FPO standard procedure was to pack in small flatrate box, tape completely around edges and then insert that into Tyvek envelope. That was the ONLY method which got through undamaged 100% OK.
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