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    Question What can i bring in to NZ?

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    I am off to North Dakota in a few weeks for work and i want to know what i can bring back in my suitcase.
    I am thinking i could send stuff from over there to home as gifts and also make a contact or two to help me out in the future but what i need to know is the ins and outs as far as bringing shit home in my suitcase goes.
    If anyone can shed some light on this it would be great.

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    You can start by bringing me back a set of Swaro 10 x 42 range finder bino's

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    I would but i dont know if i can!!

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    You have to pay for them as well! Na! Sorry mate I am not to sure either. I plan to bring back stuff I have bought here in Oz to NZ and I dont see how it can be a problem if they are not packaged as I purchased them. They are just my bits of gear I need on my trip home.
    Someone with more of an idea will post I am sure. I would like to know as well.

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    Hope so cos i have a few items on the wish list.

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    Bringing stuff into NZ is the easy part, if it's on the approved list your sweet..... getting it out of the US is the tricky part.
    Firearms Approved for Use in New Zealand. | New Zealand Police

    The yanks are paranoid of sending out gun parts, mazagines and rifles etc.

    Each state has it's own set of rules and what might be ok in one state may not be ok in another even if your in transit.

    You will have to brush up on the laws exporting concerning firearms and firearm parts.

    These sites may help answer some of your questions.
    GunBroker.com - Help Center
    World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools - BROWNELLS

    That said I had a mate bring back two 10 shot magazines for a .22 Armi Jager AP74 without any hassels.
    None of the sites that sold them would export because of all the paperwork involved.

    But if you really want to bring something back I could do with one of these for a small job I have to do
    .22 CHAMBER IRONING TOOL - Brownells

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    Last edited by P38; 20-04-2012 at 10:46 PM.

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    What about scopes etc which is more in line with what i want to come home with?

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    Scopes are fine but you might get stung with GST if they cost over $400nzd.

    Here's the prohibited import list.
    http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/...s/default.aspx

    And the customs info on what duty applies.
    http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate...s/default.aspx

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    Given that there will be more than one scope i'll be screwed, but do they differentiate between scopes and spotting scopes or just lump it all together.

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    You have to convince them it's for personal use or as a gift.

    If they think your gonna sell they will apply duty.

    I you have one or two rifle scopes and a spotting scope then you will probally be ok.

    If you had ten scopes then they will ask the hard questions.

    You could always ring Customs and ask them before you travel.

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    I might send them an email and even ask the local constab, i only want 3 scopes a range finder and a spotting scope, not much really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    I might send them an email and even ask the local constab, i only want 3 scopes a range finder and a spotting scope, not much really
    Sounds reasonable to me.

    You could probally squeeze in a chamber ironing tool without much fuss too

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    i probably could if i knew what the hell it was.
    I will ask customs and the local constab to find out for sure and if its good then sweet other wise i will get a contact to send it as a gift i spose.

    Cheers for your help man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    i probably could if i knew what the hell it was.
    I will ask customs and the local constab to find out for sure and if its good then sweet other wise i will get a contact to send it as a gift i spose.

    Cheers for your help man.
    It irons out the dent in the chamber caused by too much dry firing in older .22 rimfire Rifles.

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    Malhunting , you won't have trouble bringing the items you said back in. Last year when my wife was back in the US visiting family i had her bring back rifle scopes and boots,no ?'s asked.

    I have also brought in a barrel and 2 magazines for an H&K 630 and had no problems, they didn't even look at them. They were more worried about the Bobcat skin I didn't have a CITES permit for.

 

 

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