Hazmat fee question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Texas42, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    I can buy complete rounds without paying a hazmat fee, but if I buy components like primers or powder, I pay hazmat fee.


    What gives?

    thanks.
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Because that's just how it works.

    Someone deemed the individual components are more dangerous than the summation of the parts.

    Just the same as paint is hazmat where a car covered in it isn't.
     
  3. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    And both are because of the form they are in and in the way they are contained.

    I can spill a box of ammo then pic them up. Spill a container of powered and it's a whole other issue of clean up, contamination and hazard.
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    It's easier and faster to just light off the powder versus picking up all those bullets. :smoker:

    I don't think I'd cut it as a safety inspector.
     
  5. res1b3uq

    res1b3uq Active Member

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    That was funny, but don't give up your day job.
     

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