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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default What do you use to safely ship out Barrels in?

I have been looking around for something to ship out the Barrels I recently Sold and Wondered if someone has the "Best" Idea in Mind?
A box seems a little flimsy, and I think a PVC Tube would draw too much attention.
I never shipped out any before and would like some advice.
Hope this Okay to post here as I did not know where a Good place would be.
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I use a cardboard tube and a appropriate amount of bubble wrap and extra cardboard at the ends of the barrel. Then wrap everything in fiber tape then 2" clear packing tape on top of that. I also go extra and cover all labels with more 2" clear tape to protect the addresses form smudging.

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I do the same as CW. I get the tubes at the post office. 8)

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Thanks Guys.
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I do the tubes or triangle boxes at the post office with bubble wrap.

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I do the tubes or triangle boxes at the post office with bubble wrap.

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me also the PO has free triangle boxes work great
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I use leftover ad poster boxes from work - retail parts store. These boxes are long and skinny, and I cut them down to suit. I always tape a fold of heavy cardboard over the crown of the barrel and the breech, since these are the most succeptable to damage.
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One caution on using the triangle USPS Priority/Express, if the barrel is too loosely packed or the packing compresses allowing the barrel to move, it can punch thru the box and end up loose in the mail, Mac learned this the hard way on a barrel he shipped that never arrived with the box. :'(

I use heavy duty cardboard tubes with a ¾" plywood plug cut with a hole saw and sanded to fit the end of the tube, then secure it with sheet rock screws and tape over the screws. Wrap the barrel in bubble wrap with enough packing and packed on each end so it can't move. I've also used the plastic caps w/screws, but the wood ends are bullet proof.

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Speaking of calling too much attention. I was at the Post Office one day and watched a gal ahead of me in line waiting for them to bring a package from in back to her. When it came that had to be the oddest looking package I've ever seen.

It was gray PVC in two sections with a coupler in between and end caps on both ends. I have no clue how long it was but I'd say those dimensions had to have maxed out what the PO will accept. Just guessing I'd say it ws 2.5" or so diameter but had to be at least 10' to 12' long minimum. From the way they handled it I'd guess it was quite light and that the vast majority of the weight was the PVC.

It wasn't my business so I didn't ask but ya gotta know I was wondering what the heck was inside it.



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Speaking of calling too much attention. I was at the Post Office one day and watched a gal ahead of me in line waiting for them to bring a package from in back to her. When it came that had to be the oddest looking package I've ever seen.

It was gray PVC in two sections with a coupler in between and end caps on both ends. I have no clue how long it was but I'd say those dimensions had to have maxed out what the PO will accept. Just guessing I'd say it ws 2.5" or so diameter but had to be at least 10' to 12' long minimum. From the way they handled it I'd guess it was quite light and that the vast majority of the weight was the PVC.



It wasn't my business so I didn't ask but ya gotta know I was wondering what the heck was inside it.


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