WidenersLee PrecisionRepackboxInline Fabrication
RotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters SupplyBonettTitan Reloading

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: Is it OK for me to ship a mold to someone to cast me some boolits?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master

    Land Owner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mims, FL
    Posts
    1,593
    I have shipped a HEAP of cast boolits (as Precision Machined Parts) through the USPO and their Flat Rate Box (FRB), whichever size, is limited to 70 pounds.

    The Small FRB measures (inside) 8 ⅝” x 5 ⅜” x 1 ⅝”. The Small FRB box is 75.33 cubic inches (ci) of shipping space, which if loaded to capacity with lead (0.4098 pounds per cubic inch) would weigh 30.9 pounds.

    The Medium FRB is either 514.25 ci top loading or 546 ci side loading (both about 7X the capacity of an SFRB). The Large FRB is 792 ci and 10X the SFRB. Either Medium or Large FRB would be much more than the 70-pound limit if loaded with lead.
    If it was easy, anybody could do it.

  2. #22
    Boolit Grand Master

    gwpercle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Posts
    8,310
    There are no restrictions on boolit moulds . I have been getting them from Lyman , NOE and Lee for decades.

    Make sure they are well packed ... damage can happen if tossed in a ill fitting box with a sheet of newspaper ... like the one from a E-Bay purchase .

    Make sure the carrier is good about getting packages delivered ... insure if the mould is valuable .

    500 lead boolits will be heavy , may cost a bit and heavy packages usually arrive at my house damaged ... they get dropped because they are heavy . Picking up the cast boolits would save in shipping costs .

    Gary
    Certified Cajun
    Proud Member of The Basket of Deplorables
    " Let's Go Brandon !"

  3. #23
    Boolit Master


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    longview,tx
    Posts
    3,140
    Quote Originally Posted by canyon-ghost View Post
    The thing you can't ship is " Loaded Ammunition". Otherwise, yes, you can ship molds and bullets just fine. 500 rounds is not all that many. I bought 2500 commercial cast bullets once. Although, I do agree, it would be fun to pour your own and then, sort by weight. All that are within 1 gain range end up as the same load. But, nobody is going to even blink while you get a batch made.

    Good Luck
    Ron
    Ammunition can be shipped via UPS or FedEx!

  4. #24
    Boolit Master


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    longview,tx
    Posts
    3,140
    There is no problem sending a mold and a friend casting you boolits.
    Make sure that the mold halves are tightly together with a wire tie or thin wire.
    Or wrap the halves separately.

  5. #25
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    588
    I would question going overseas though

  6. #26
    Boolit Grand Master

    mdi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    So. Orygun
    Posts
    7,058
    In the last 4 years I have received from Fed-Ex, UPS, and USPS; cast bullets (small flat rate box), brass (small flat rate box), loaded ammunition (vendor's packing). No special handling, questioning package contents. No problems with components since I escaped CA 12 years ago...
    My Anchor is holding fast!

  7. #27
    Boolit Buddy Targa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    443
    If I have the mold, or at least the type of bullet your looking for I would cast them for you.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check