Just have a question to anyone with any experience on checking in primers in factory boxes on Alaska Air (or any other air company).
I found on the TSA site (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...d-items.shtm#9) that powder (black or smokeless) is NO-NO as well as percussion caps for the black powder guns. They don't mention primers though in the restrictions list. There is "EXPLOSIVES" section there, and "blasting caps" are mentioned as prohibited item, but my understanding this is hardly primers for ammo.
The same story with Alaska Air site (http://www.alaskaair.com/as/www2/hel...kedBaggage.asp). It mentions restrictions on Explosives (Fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives) in pretty broad terms (other explosives, whatever it is). On the other hand, ammo in not so restricted amounts is permitted in the checked in luggage if packing is safe. Apparently, this is a gray zone.
So, any advice or experience to share?
Obviously, my reason asking this is to explore any reasonably priced options to get some primers from a trip to the Low 48. Perhaps, there is other way to ship it beyond forwarding, please advise on that as well.