Shipping Charges & Options

MidwayUSA’s Nitro Express Shipping® system provides Super-Fast, Low-Cost shipping! 51,960 products are eligible for FREE Shipping via Economy and the rest ship at extremely competitive rates as shown in the charts and details below. There are no small order fees and shipping costs are calculated as you add products to your shopping cart.

Nitro Express Shipping® Rates

Economy Shipping
Total Order Weight Category Per Order Per Pound
Less than 1.00 Pound $4.99 -
1.00 to 4.99 Pounds $5.99 $0.85
5.00 to 9.99 Pounds $6.29 $0.65
10.00+ Pounds $6.99 $0.75
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations (Orders 1 Pound or Greater) $10.00 -
UPS Ground Shipping
Total Order Weight Category Per Order Per Pound
Less than 1.00 Pound $9.99 -
1.00 to 4.99 Pounds $9.99 $0.35
5.00 to 9.99 Pounds $9.99 $0.30
10.00 to 49.99 Pounds $10.99 $0.20
50.00+ Pounds $10.99 $0.25
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations $10.00 -
USPS Priority Shipping
Total Order Weight Category Per Order Per Pound
Less than 1.00 Pound $7.49 -
1.00 to 4.99 Pounds $6.99 $1.50
5.00 to 9.99 Pounds $8.49 $1.50
10.00+ Pounds $8.99 $1.50
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations (Orders 1 Pound or Greater) $10.00 -
UPS 2nd Business Day Air Shipping
Total Order Weight Category Per Order Per Pound
Less than 1.00 Pound $12.49 -
1.00 to 3.99 Pounds $11.99 $0.75
4.00 to 7.99 Pounds $14.99 $1.00
8.00 to 11.99 Pounds $16.49 $1.00
12.00+ Pounds $16.99 $1.00
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations $10.00 -
Additional Charge for Orders Over 3,500 Cubic Inches $20.00 -
UPS Next Business Day Air Shipping (UPS Final Delivery by 7:00 p.m.)
Total Order Weight Category Per Order Per Pound
Less than 1.00 Pound $17.99 -
1.00 to 3.99 Pounds $19.99 $1.00
4.00 to 7.99 Pounds $23.99 $1.25
8.00 to 11.99 Pounds $25.99 $1.50
12.00+ Pounds $26.99 $1.50
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations $10.00 -
Additional Charge for Orders Over 3,500 Cubic Inches $35.00 -
Additional Charges for Certain Types of Products and Orders
Reason Per Order Per Product
Reloading Powder
Drop Shipped directly from supplier, separate from other products with separate Shipping Charges. Limit of 48 Pounds of powder per order.
$10.99 -
Hazardous Products (HazMat)
Carriers charge extra to ship packages with products they consider hazardous, such as reloading powder and primers. A message indicates these types of products on each Product Page.
$9.99 -
Location Surcharge for Remote Locations
Carriers charge extra to ship to areas outside the lower 48 states and to certain remote locations within the continental U.S. USPS flat rate packages are not subject to the Location Surcharge.
$10.00 -
Oversized - Large/Irregular Shape Products
Additional charge for products over 5,184 cubic inches due to their large or irregular shape.
- $10.00
Oversized - Extra Large/Irregular Shape Products
Additional charge for products over 10,000 cubic inches due to their large or irregular shape.
- $20.00
UPS Next Business Day Air
Additional charge for orders over 3,500 cubic inches shipped via air.
$35.00 -
UPS 2nd Business Day Air Shipping
Additional charge for orders over 3,500 cubic inches shipped via air.
$20.00 -
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Shipping Speed & Delivery Times

For UPS Next Business Day & UPS 2nd Business Day Air, orders placed by 5:00 p.m. CT ship out the same business day (excluding major US holidays and inclement weather days) and are delivered by 7:00 p.m. the next business day or 2nd business day. For Economy, Priority Mail, Flat Rate, and UPS Ground (including HazMat) orders, the cut-off for same day shipping is 11:00 a.m. Products sold by MidwayUSA but shipped from a Supplier usually don’t ship the same day. Once orders leave MidwayUSA, delivery times are typically as shown in the table below. However, the most accurate delivery time estimates are available on the Shopping Cart and Checkout pages once you’ve provided detailed information about the shipping destination.

Number of Business Days** for Delivery
Shipping Method Destination Time Zone AK/HI/US Territories
Eastern Central Mountain Pacific
EconomyUSPS or UPS Final Delivery 4 to 5 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6 6 to 7
UPS Ground 2 to 3 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5
USPS Priority 2 to 3 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5
UPS 2nd Business Day Air 1 to 2
UPS Next Business Day Air 1

For all Products shipping from MidwayUSA

  • All orders ship from Columbia, MO and are delivered by either the United Parcel Service (UPS) or the United States Postal Service (USPS).
  • USPS makes final delivery for all orders shipping to a PO Box.
  • A variety of carriers could make final delivery for orders shipping with our Economy Service. You have the option to specify your delivery method, however there are additional charges for upgrading Economy to different carrier, shipping method or expedited service and these charges vary.
  • All orders have tracking information. MidwayUSA provides the tracking number for your package, in an order confirmation email, when your package ships from our fulfillment center. Tracking numbers are not activated by the individual shipping carrier until they are scanned into the carrier’s system. There may be a delay between the time you receive your order confirmation number and the time the tracking number is activated. You may access your tracking information by clicking the link in the Shipping Confirmation email or by visiting My Account > Orders. Your order’s specific shipping carrier and service (UPS Ground, USPS Priority etc…) are available at either of these locations.

For Ship Alone Products shipping from MidwayUSA

  • Since Ship Alone Products ship separately from other products, they will arrive in a separate package from the rest of your order and possibly on a different date.

For Drop Shipped Products shipping directly from supplier:

  • Drop Shipped Products ship separately from supplier, and will arrive in a separate package. If ordered at the same time as other products, drop shipped products may arrive on a different date.
  • Carriers and shipping services vary as these are chosen by suppliers. Additional information regarding delivery of Drop Shipped Products can be found on applicable Product pages.
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Shipping Charge Calculation

  • Shipping Charge Total = Per Order Charge based on Total Order Weight + (Total Order Weight x Per Pound Charge) + Any Additional Charges
  • Shipping Charges are based on the Total Order Weight plus any Additional Charges for UPS Final Delivery Upgrades, Location Surcharge for Remote Locations (for orders over 1 Pound), Large or Extra-Large/Irregular Shape Products and HazMat Products.
  • The Total Order Weight is determined by adding all individual product Shipping Weights together (which includes the product’s packaging as it sits on our shelf), adding the weight of the shipping box and packing materials, and rounding that value up to the next pound.
  • A product's Shipping Weight is shown in the "Delivery Information" section of each Product Page.
  • The Total Order Weight and all other Shipping Charge elements are shown individually on the Shopping Cart Page.
  • The weight of the shipping box and packing materials depend on the size and weight of the products ordered. For example, our smallest products sometimes ship in a padded envelope, which weighs about 1 ounce, while our largest products ship in a box that weighs just under 3 pounds.
  • There is no "Per Pound" charge for orders weighing less than 1 pound.
  • Products designated as "Ships Alone" (ships from MidwayUSA, separate from other products), "Oversized" (Large or Extra-Large/Irregular Shape Products), or "Shipped From Supplier " (ships from supplier, separate from other products) may incur separate charges. These products are designated as such on each Product Page.
  • Reloading Powder ships separately from non-Reloading Powder products and from a separate location. If an order contains Reloading Powder and non-Reloading Powder products, the Additional Charge for Reloading Powder is added to the other Shipping Charges associated with that order.
  • For products that are out of stock (backorders), there is a separate Shipping Charge calculation. These products ship together once they are all received or once they have been at MidwayUSA for 90 days.
  • Carriers have a lower threshold for classifying orders as "Large" when they ship via air. Therefore, orders shipping UPS 2nd Business Day Air and UPS Next Business Day Air that are over 3,500 cubic inches incur additional charges.
  • USPS Priority Flat Rate shipping has been incorporated into the USPS Priority Service. When an order is eligible based on its contents, and is less expensive to ship via USPS Priority Flat Rate, we will use the USPS Priority Flat Rate service. Shipping charges for USPS Priority Flat Rate are the same as the published rates charged by the USPS. When USPS Priority Flat Rate is used, no location surcharges will be applied.
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Products Designated as Ships Free & Free Shipping Orders

  • Free Shipping only applies to products designated as "Ships Free" on orders containing $25 in Free Shipping products and occasional Free Shipping promotions (with some exceptions for certain large, bulky products).
  • Additional Charges for Products shipping directly from our Suppliers, Delivery to remote locations, Large orders shipping UPS 2nd Business Day Air and UPS Next Business Day Air, Large or Extra-Large/Irregular Shape Products, and HazMat Products are still applicable for products designated as "Ships Free".
  • Free Shipping is only available to remote locations for orders under 1 Pound with USPS Final Delivery. Orders over 1 Pound going to these destinations ship per the Shipping Charges in the Shipping Rate Chart, including the Location Surcharge for remote locations.
  • If an order contains one or more products designated as "Ships Free", and there are NO Non-Free-Shipping products and/or NO Additional Charges on the order, there are NO Shipping Charges associated with the order.
  • If an order contains one or more products shown as "Ships Free" and there ARE other Non-Free-Shipping products and/or Additional Charges on the order, the incremental, "Per Pound" and Additional Charges associated with the Non-Free-Shipping products are added to the Shipping Charges. For Flat Rate packages, the cost of shipping the “Ships Free” on our economy rate chart will be deducted from the Flat Rate charge.
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Carrier Restrictions

  • Air and UPS Ground shipments are not available for delivery to PO Boxes.
  • Air shipments are limited to orders of 70 pounds or less unless one or more of the products is designated as a "Ships Alone" (ships from MidwayUSA, separate from other products) or "Drop Shipped" (ships from supplier, separate from other products).
  • DOT-Regulated products (Ammunition, Solvents, Aerosols, Chemicals, etc.) and HazMat products (Reloading Powder and Primers) cannot be shipped via USPS or air shipping methods. These products must ship UPS Ground with an automatic upgrade charge if applicable. DOT-Regulated and HazMat Products are designated as such in the "Delivery Information" section of each Product Page.
  • Reloading Powder can only be shipped ground to destinations within the contiguous United States (adult signature is required).
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