Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Roddy

Thread: brings scope(s) back from the US

  1. #1
    Member Roddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    56

    brings scope(s) back from the US

    Can anyone give the word on bring back a rifle scope(s) from the US in my luggage.

    I see the restrictions on rifles but I can't find information about parts. I have also read elsewhere about restrictions on certain parts like mags, suppressors and the like but can't find much on bringing a scope back.

    I figure I'm over there, I'm going to be at the range anyway and they may be cheaper over there so hey why not bring one home. But I would hate to part with my beer tickets and then have it taken off me at the border.
    TianBotha likes this.

  2. #2
    Member stug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oxford, Canterbury
    Posts
    3,664
    Might be safer to post it when you are in the states.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    christchurch
    Posts
    8,045
    brought a scope back without issue in stored luggage. customs was not an issue. wouldnt bother buying a can over there, far cheaper here and no hassle

  4. #4
    Member Roddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    56
    Cool, thanks for that tropo. I have no intent on getting a can, just the scope or two depending on price

  5. #5
    Member dogmatix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Gaul (Pukekohe)
    Posts
    4,234
    Don't forget some scopes are ITAR items and restricted to export.
    Usually tactical types, ie most Trijicon models and a few other brands with mil spec type reticles, ie Leupold Mark 8.
    While not 100%, go to Opticsplanet and look up the scope, the web page will usually say what restrictions there are for that model.
    Welcome to Sako club.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,004
    I posted a how to thread about this a couple of weeks ago on this forum. Others have offered more knowledgeable advice but i found on that day:
    There wasnt any opportunity to declare the scope when leaving the USA.
    The only oppportunity to declare it on arrival was a grey zone statement to mention anything over NZD700 purchased tax free which seemed to be to collect gst. Its not so easy to get sales taxx refunded in the US so i concluded there was no need to declare it.
    Warranty can be an issue if an expensive scope as some are not valid outside USA. That put me off buying a swaro there in the past.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Rolleston
    Posts
    453
    Unlikely they will be in the least bit interested on the way out. I left the states once with a rifle, shotgun, three scopes and other assorted paraphernalia including half a dozen knives and they couldn't have cared less. Had all the right paperwork but buggered if anyone wanted to look at it. Wandering around LAX with a big black gun case was no problem, even if you feel a bit weird. This was all post 9/11 etc....

  8. #8
    Member BobGibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Mosgiel
    Posts
    312
    What about purchasing optics in Germany and posting home.
    Is there any price advantage
    Hunting is relaxing just like Yoga except I get to kill something.
    If it Flies it dies and if it hops it drops.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    invercargill
    Posts
    75
    I was in LA 3 weeks ago and bought a Leupold rangefinder from Bass pro. No problem bringing it back in my suitcase. It was under the $700 value though.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    invercargill
    Posts
    75
    . I Messaged Boyds stocks to try get a sako stock shipped to my hotel room but they will only send to the address on the credit card apparently

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    303
    no issue, been there done that and did all the checking first. no permit required at this end and i even took it carry on and it was seen by customs/boarder control at both ports. if its its an optic and non military use then they really don't care

  12. #12
    Member Roddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    56
    Good thinking Batman, or Stug as the case may be..

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    303
    if you send it, it will uninsured unless you state the value correctly in the customs declaration, then you will get taxed by nz, or iff lost you will have to claim from stateside. easier just to pack it on

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Early bird brings home the bacon
    By deer243 in forum Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-09-2015, 06:48 PM
  2. Anyone brought a Nightforce scope back from USA in luggage?
    By C.T. in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 08:50 PM
  3. Who brings in Norinco ?
    By ChrisF in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-03-2015, 07:49 PM
  4. Whelping back to back litters
    By Pointer in forum Dogs
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-12-2012, 08:38 PM
  5. Back Country 4x32 Scope
    By BRADS in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-10-2012, 12:54 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!