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    308 in spain

    does anyone know if I can take and use a 308 in spain? I have been in touch with the spanish consolate in london but they where next to usless, I know I can't use it in france but up to now I have'nt had a straight answer from anyone even the firearms dept.
    cheers Jez

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    can't give you a definite answer but I always heard military rounds in spain were banned

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    In Spanish shooting magazines I have seen advertised .308 and 30-06 rifles on regular basis . So I THINK they will be legal in Spain .

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    I had a look at the Spanish Hunting Federation's website:

    http://www.fecaza.com/caza/armas.htm

    When it gets to weapons, they direct you to the website of the Ministry of the Interior / Guardia Civil where it talks about prohibited military weapons:

    http://www.guardiacivil.org/quesomos...cae/guerra.jsp

    There are several classificiations of weapons of war, including a list of prohibited (military) cartridges:

    Caliber 5.45 x 39,5
    Caliber 5.56 x 45 (or its equivalent 223)
    Caliber 7.62 x 39
    Caliber 7.62 x 51

    However, there is also a note specifically on .308 Winchester. Babelfish provides the following translation:

    "Arms are not considered military those magazine weapons that use the ammunition of type 308 Winchester of expansive bullet or the ammunition of the type 7,62 x 39 of expansive bullet for greater hunting."

    So it looks to me like you are okay with a .308, but I'd recommend that you give the Federation a call to check:

    Federacion Espaņola de Caza
    Avenida Reina Victoria, 72
    28003 Madrid
    Tel: (91) 5539017 or 5538867

    Have fun, and let us know how it goes!!

    willie_gunn

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    Sorry, forgot to add that the Guardia Civil's contact details are as follows:

    GUARDIA CIVIL
    C/ Guzman el Bueno 110,
    28003- Madrid
    Tlf: 915146000

    Hasta luego

    willie_gunn

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    308 in spain

    Gracias mi amigo looks like you have done quite a bit of detective work there, thanks for the contact no's I will let you know how I get on cheers Jez

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