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    Buying Optics From America

    Hi All,

    I am looking for a mid price scope and bino's, one of my thoughts was to get them from the States. I have a pal who is over here with the US military so I could get round the postage and tax issues.

    Are optics substantially cheaper over there? and if so does anyone know of any good websites to use.

    Cheers,Jim
    Last edited by Jim xyz; 07-03-2013 at 14:44.

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    yes, much cheaper!!! just google them mate, brownells, cabelas, opticsplanet, etc.

    the only thing he can't bring back are military reticles like mildots, etc. (if stopped)

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    I have bought several things from Cabelas.
    Without any problems.

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    massive savings, i have bought 4 scopes and 1 pair of binos from US saved hundreds.
    Tusker

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    Natchez are good people to deal with, you will almost certainly get hit with customs charges our end, although there are still good savings to make.
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    I saved over 400 pounds on one of my scopes so i would definately say go for it ,atb wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    yes, much cheaper!!! just google them mate, brownells, cabelas, opticsplanet, etc.

    the only thing he can't bring back are military reticles like mildots, etc. (if stopped)
    Mil-Dots are not "military", Mil-Dot reticle scopes can be brought out of the USA without any problem.

    ITAR applies to scopes which are manufactured specifically for military use or those with image enhancement technology.

    I bought a very nice Sightron SIII 8-32x56 about 15 months ago, saved over 300 on the UK price.

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    good to know mate, I honestly always thought it was the case, but am frequently proven wrong in life
    Quote Originally Posted by phaedra View Post
    Mil-Dots are not "military", Mil-Dot reticle scopes can be brought out of the USA without any problem.

    ITAR applies to scopes which are manufactured specifically for military use or those with image enhancement technology.

    I bought a very nice Sightron SIII 8-32x56 about 15 months ago, saved over 300 on the UK price.

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    Cheers for the replys guys,

    As I said he's in the US military so would use their version of BFPO to get it sent here, hopefully avoiding the taxman.

    Jim
    Last edited by Jim xyz; 08-03-2013 at 09:40.

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    how about the warranty if anything goes wrong when you make a purchase in the state

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