Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
BattChiefBoothe, $1$1, Kittie, texdoc, Dhawk
64055 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 89092
stxranchman 53362
bill oxner 48459
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44396
BOBO the Clown 43846
BMD 40968
SnakeWrangler 38069
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35338
facebook
Forum Stats
64055 Members
45 Forums
421451 Topics
6105631 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#7214994 - 07/03/18 03:35 PM Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12546
My cousin just messaged me asking if I could find him a magazine for his rifle chambered in .30-06. Down in Melbourne, where he lives, they're running for $300 (what he told me at least). Well, Brownells has it for $107.99 and free shipping, but my concern is getting it to Australia.

It's not high capacity (4 rounds, duh) and it's not a firearm (duh) so how would I get it to him? Just mail it with whichever carrier I feel like paying money to? Or is there more to it then that?

Are there any online resources that would help me find information on this kind of stuff? A phone number or a website of government agency maybe; I'm inclined to think ATF but there's so many agencies and so much overlap I'm not really sure.

Thanks for any help

Top
#7215062 - 07/03/18 04:50 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
dee Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 5487
Loc: Red River way
FedEx and forget....... Not true legal advice so if the atf shows up and shoots your dog it isn't my fault.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#7215204 - 07/03/18 08:03 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
beech96w Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 762
Loc: Fort Worth
ITAR is ~$2250/yr


$300 sounds like a good deal.
_________________________

Top
#7215471 - 07/04/18 07:10 AM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 1035
Loc: Lewisville/ Red River County
Don't do it. If you don't trust this advice, GTS. "Google that sh--"
_________________________
An unethical shot is one you take, that you know you shouldn't.

Top
#7216644 - 07/05/18 04:45 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12546
I realized at about 3pm that I have to call ATF.

I call the Waco office and went to Line 1 to whichever agent was answering that line. He sounded sleepy and/or bored. I couldn't help but notice the irony of having an ATF office in Waco...Anyway, he says he doesn't know but he doesn't think it should be a problem. He also recommended to call Dept. of State and confirm with them since they deal with international law.

I call the Dallas office to confirm and no one picks up. Go figure.

Then I call the State Department's public access line or whatever it's called and talk to one person, get transferred, talk to another person who a) doesn't answer my question and b) gives me 2 other lines to call. Apparently our federal government needs not 1 but 2 customs agencies; I didn't even know CBP was a thing!

I go on Google Maps and find the Houston office and dial them. They closed at 4:30 pm and I called them at 4:37...darn. 7 minutes!!! :angry:

I sent my cousin a few links, one for Brownells' international shipping policies and Australia's blah-blah Home Ministry blah-blah firearms import page. I also sent him the US embassy's number because that's one of the numbers State Dept. lady gave me.

Government. What would we do without it? Not play leapfrog on the phone, that's for one. roflmao

Top
#7216756 - 07/05/18 07:10 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
Brother in-law Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 28374
Are you on a watch list?

Top
#7216780 - 07/05/18 07:34 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: Brother in-law]
2Beez Offline
Chihuahua

Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 11451
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Are you on a watch list?


rofl

Top
#7216785 - 07/05/18 07:37 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: dee]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8440
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: dee
FedEx and forget....... Not true legal advice so if the atf shows up and shoots your dog it isn't my fault.
go ahead and do this, let us know how that turns out. trout
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#7216804 - 07/05/18 08:03 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 8223
Loc: Wise Co.
_________________________


I'm here to give and receive knowledge, not affirmation or adoration. If you don't like it, mierda dura. Intellectual honesty is not for fragile egos.

Top
#7216836 - 07/05/18 08:50 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: Brother in-law]
TX_LT230FH Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/16/07
Posts: 4506
Loc: North Dallas
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Are you on a watch list?


Probably will be now....
_________________________

Top
#7217076 - 07/06/18 09:10 AM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 1035
Loc: Lewisville/ Red River County
Why the phone calls? The information is out there. It was also provided above. Put the phone down and hit the weights.
_________________________
An unethical shot is one you take, that you know you shouldn't.

Top
#7217154 - 07/06/18 10:50 AM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: chital_shikari]
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 26309
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Donít be surprised when you end up on a terrorist watch list
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I plowed mules.



Top
#7217163 - 07/06/18 11:04 AM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: SapperTitan]
SnakeWrangler Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 38069
Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Don’t be surprised when you end up on a terrorist watch list
trout clap
_________________________
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

Top
#7217239 - 07/06/18 12:30 PM Re: Sending Sako 75 magazine...to Australia [Re: beech96w]
DallasShootingSupplies Offline


Registered: 05/21/09
Posts: 4191
Originally Posted By: beech96w
ITAR is ~$2250/yr


$300 sounds like a good deal.


This.

You're basically exporting a defense article which is what ITAR is there for.
_________________________
FFL/SOT 07 Manufacturer Class 3 Dealer
www.class3machining.com
Barrel Threading
16,500+ barrels done. Zero Baffle Strikes
www.facebook.com/barrelthreading
www.instagram.com/class_3_machining/

Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide