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HowdyHi ..just came a cross this great site... i am on the look out for a top class scope for my sako 75..223 rem.. most if not all the shops (stores) you list  seem not to want to ship over to Northern IrelandLoco ..i just want to buy a scope.... Oh i will be shooting red foxes.. hope you might help me out
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Don't think our gov't thinks highly of our company's shipping scopes overseas.  not sure you'll find a reputable dealer who will.  Good luck.
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Any scope that has ever been touched by the military is difficult to export.  Most retailers simply do not want to deal with that.

I am not sure I know anyone who does.

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Can t be done. USA have a no export policy since 9/11.
I have also struggled and gave up. Unless you have a mate visiting USA and can pay cash or a USA credit card and can bring it back. Needs to dodge USA customs police too. Just not worth it. I had a mate with all the proper paperwork and he still got held up at the airport for a 4 hour interrogation.
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You mean that I cannot send a scope in a box to a friend in a foreign country as a gift???   Soap Box            Furious                Shocked          

 
 
 
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Some rules do not make any sense. But I think a scope is classified as a weapon or a part thereof. I know, a scope itself is no more dangerous than a binocular but you still might have a troube. Maybe its simpler to ship the scope.

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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

You mean that I cannot send a scope in a box to a friend in a foreign country as a gift???   Soap Box            Furious                Shocked          

 
 
 
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You can, just be ready for the visit from the ATF!!! 
I haven't read about anybody having a good outcome from one of their visits though!!!
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Before they come to your house just rip out all your drywall and ceilings in advance ..................they are such nice people (  " When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary....." )
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Before they come to your house just rip out all your drywall and ceilings in advance ..................they are such nice people (  " When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary....." )
What about all the dirt in the back yard????? Should it also be removed????
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Before they come to your house just rip out all your drywall and ceilings in advance ..................they are such nice people (  " When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary....." )
 
That's it, that's how i will have a good portion of my insulation work done by ATF, at no cost. 
Hmm, just how do i make the FBI dig my well for geothermal heating?
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Originally posted by motoxleo motoxleo wrote:

Some rules do not make any sense. But I think a scope is classified as a weapon or a part thereof. I know, a scope itself is no more dangerous than a binocular but you still might have a troube. Maybe its simpler to ship the scope.

 
USA will not even permit scope rings to be shipped. I tried last year to get a set of Leupold QR rings. No can do!
Luckily a PH friend of mine had an American client coming over and he brought the rings as part of his equipment. The world has since been a less safe place to be in!
 
The funny thing about all of this is that all Leupold products (and other brands) are freely available over the counter in South Africa. Only it costs more.


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This are strange tales.
 I have bought both mounts and rings from Brownell lately, and there are in fact companies which export scopes out of USA.
During the last two years when the USD was way low, I got myself three scopes from USA to Norway...no problems at all.
 
I belive that a company who take the hassel with the goverment will obtain export licence, those who don´t  bother, don´t sell overseas...(I might be wrong, but so it seems).
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