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    bringing scopes back from the USA

    Dear All,

    Some advice please - with Homeland Security being what it is, I am aware that there is a restriction on bringing anything military back from the US. I'm having to travel to the US soon for work and want to take advantage of the lower prices and get a new scope (just a simple 3-12x 50 hunting scope - no mil dots or such like). However, if it is just going to be impounded by customs on the way back there isn't much point.

    Anyone know the score or know where I can get advice?

    ​Thanks

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    I would email homeland security as then you get it from the horses mouth.

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    From "the horses mouth" (via Gitano on here).

    Quote

    Thank you for electronic message of October 26, 2010, to the
    Transportation Security Administration Contact Center asking about the
    transport of a reloading press, a powder scale, and other items aboard
    commercial aircraft.

    The reloading press, dies, powder scale, empty un-primed brass
    cartridge cases, bullet heads, rifle scopes, and bullets are permitted
    in checked baggage. We do recommend, however, that you carry the rifle
    scopes through the screening checkpoint since these items are permitted
    in the aircraft cabin. Doing so would afford the item better protection
    against potential damage.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Sincerely yours,


    Chad Bash
    Acting Deputy General Manager for Mission Support
    Office of Security Operations

    ​Unquote



    PS Print it and take a copy with you. I do.
    Last edited by Eyefor; 23-06-2013 at 13:22.
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    Bullet heads and,............... Bullets??????????
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    No problem with just taking them in your hand luggage. Like many people I've bought scopes direct from the US, delivered straight to my front door. Happy shopping !

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Bullet heads and,............... Bullets??????????
    ​Stop it. He's a septic?
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    ​Stop it. He's a septic?
    Chad Bash is rotting?
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Chad Bash is rotting?
    Septic Tank.........Yank.
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

    "HOSPITALITY" - the art of making guests feel at home (when you wish they were).



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    I visit the states every year and have never had a problem, last yr I brought back, 1 knife, 2 scopes, 5 mags , various clothing items, all in my hold luggage, no problems either end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I visit the states every year and have never had a problem, last yr I brought back, 1 knife, 2 scopes, 5 mags , various clothing items, all in my hold luggage, no problems either end.
    If you dig deep enough on t'interweb I think you will find you are not allowed to take magazines out of the US because guns & gun parts ain't allowed without an export licence.
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

    "HOSPITALITY" - the art of making guests feel at home (when you wish they were).



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