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    AICS 223 magazine alternative?

    Just realised that I can't buy a AICS 223 10shot magazine from overseas due to the number of shots allowed in it for a A-cat license (7 max). Does anyone know of alternative choices with less shots? It will be going into my tikka t3 with new atlasworx bottom metal? Any way to get around this?


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    Can you get it pinned at all before being sent over?
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    The magazine size limit only applies to semi-autos. In a bolt-gun, it's not an issue.

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    Ahh T3, it's legal then as Striker says
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    That's a big relieve! No need for permits for importing the magazine?


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    I sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong but last time (beginning of last year) talking to my AO he said I would to prove that it was for a bolt and not semi and get it past customs without issues.

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    How would I go about proving that? Take the rifle to the AO?


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    Talk to your arms officer in advance, and ask for a permit. According to police policy you don’t need a permit but if your Ao is generous it could save time stuffing around once it arrives in the country.

    Ive going to meet the arms officer tomorrow as customs have caught a few of my packages containing a few 30rd Ar mags, 10rd AR mags and Bx25 mags along with some chokes and cleaning supplies.
    I don’t own any semi-autos that the mags will work in, they will be used in a Mossberg MVP (bolt action) and ruger American rim fire (bolt action) both intended for recriational shooting.

    Not only does the AO seem interested in confirming that I own those bolt action rifles but also that I “need” the quantity that I have ordered, as he wont let them in if he suspects I intend to on sell them.

    Of course if your only importing one 10rd magazine you are a lot less likely to have any issues, and it might even sneak past customs unnoticed.
    I will update with my experience tomorrow.

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    Great info Wollywog, just what I was after! Looking forward to the update tomorrow mate.


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    Try these guys in Aus.
    Good to deal with.

    AICS Magazine 223REM

    It comes in from their distributor in US. Europtics.com

    They list the item specifically for your purpose.

    AI AICS .223 Rem. 10rd. Magazine 6616PB for Sale!

    The mark up hurts, but the Aussies will supply.
    High quality hunting suppressors, built by hunters for hunters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wollywog View Post
    Talk to your arms officer in advance, and ask for a permit. According to police policy you don’t need a permit but if your Ao is generous it could save time stuffing around once it arrives in the country.

    Ive going to meet the arms officer tomorrow as customs have caught a few of my packages containing a few 30rd Ar mags, 10rd AR mags and Bx25 mags along with some chokes and cleaning supplies.
    I don’t own any semi-autos that the mags will work in, they will be used in a Mossberg MVP (bolt action) and ruger American rim fire (bolt action) both intended for recriational shooting.

    Not only does the AO seem interested in confirming that I own those bolt action rifles but also that I “need” the quantity that I have ordered, as he wont let them in if he suspects I intend to on sell them.

    Of course if your only importing one 10rd magazine you are a lot less likely to have any issues, and it might even sneak past customs unnoticed.
    I will update with my experience tomorrow.
    Where having you been buying that will ship easily out of the US? Most places I've looked into for magazines don't or won't ship here?

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    Brownells will ship them provided the total value of gun parts in the order is under US$100 (or if you do the paperwork value is not an issue) and the manufacturer is approved for export. If in doubt email them with the part number and they will say yes or no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Brownells will ship them provided the total value of gun parts in the order is under US$100 (or if you do the paperwork value is not an issue) and the manufacturer is approved for export. If in doubt email them with the part number and they will say yes or no.
    So the discliamer they have on their website regarding no AR/AK/M14 etc mags over 10 rounds exported from USA unless you are law enforcement or military is just bluster?
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Brownells will ship them provided the total value of gun parts in the order is under US$100 (or if you do the paperwork value is not an issue) and the manufacturer is approved for export. If in doubt email them with the part number and they will say yes or no.
    Do they not charge an export fee though? A mate brought a Badger Ordnance bottom metal from the States and had to pay a 250USD export fee.

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    Did your mate have a import permit for the bottom metal Beetroot? Or did it get through customs without it?


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