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    import from USA

    My brother in law lives in Montana and has a mate who owns a gun store. Any info on the hoops needed to jump thru to get him to send a new rifle to me would be appreciated. its just a cheep savage but the package is about half what i would pay over here.

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    Not worth it for cheap/easily obtainable guns in NZ.

    The more expensive or rare the firearm is the more viable importing becomes.

    Export permits and shipping will be worth way more than you will save on a cheapy savage.

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    Get him to send you a m1 garand. Then it would be worth it

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    Don't get me, I buy a lot of gear from the states, but in this case I'm with the other two, not worth it for a budget rifle. If it was a custom, hand engraved double 9.3x74R things would be different.

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    Maybe if it was this guy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Maybe if it was this guy:
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    Imagine having all the barrels go off on that bastard you would either have a busted shoulder or laying on the ground with the muzzle pointing up in the air
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    ^ - Who cares? It would be worth it!

    Beautiful rifle!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudkiwi View Post
    ^ - Who cares? It would be worth it!

    Beautiful rifle!!!!
    It sure is
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308 View Post
    Imagine having all the barrels go off on that bastard you would either have a busted shoulder or laying on the ground with the muzzle pointing up in the air
    wondering what the fuck just happened no doubt!!

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    That checkering? looks awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by nakidobbo View Post
    My brother in law lives in Montana and has a mate who owns a gun store. Any info on the hoops needed to jump thru to get him to send a new rifle to me would be appreciated. its just a cheep savage but the package is about half what i would pay over here.
    Sorry for highjacking your thread. If you think you are going to save a couple of hundred, go for. I've looked at bring in Model 700's etc (carrying back as luggage) but there is a bit of hassle getting the export permit and from the US. The actual import to NZ is straight forward and should be an issue.

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    yeah like the others are saying not worth the extra cost ,would work out cheaper to by that rifle in NZ from some one like Scotty at reloaders supplies.
    Cost of rifle & postage US dollars ,then add import duty at 20 % ,then add GST at 15% of all 3 = ?
    Lets say Rifle was $400 US ,postage another $80 US , + 20% =$576 now add 15% =$662.40
    Or you can convert the US to NZ dollars first @ $552.12 + 662.40 + 761.76
    They charge duty & GST on postage cost ,hate to think what other add-ons they have tucked away .
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    thanks for the info guys. might try to see if someone can bring one back when they come for a holiday and just leave it here. Sounds like that is the cheapest option.
    That or just tell my missus she has to wait untill I find a 243 with a fn pink stock in good ol NZ.
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    I can find them with a youth stock but not with the full size adult stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    yeah like the others are saying not worth the extra cost ,would work out cheaper to by that rifle in NZ from some one like Scotty at reloaders supplies.
    Cost of rifle & postage US dollars ,then add import duty at 20 % ,then add GST at 15% of all 3 = ?
    Lets say Rifle was $400 US ,postage another $80 US , + 20% =$576 now add 15% =$662.40
    Or you can convert the US to NZ dollars first @ $552.12 + 662.40 + 761.76
    They charge duty & GST on postage cost ,hate to think what other add-ons they have tucked away .
    You forgot the extra 2-400 US dollars in export fees, Other than that you are about spot on.
    I landed my first AR here in NZ for $2000NZD in 2001
    Rifle was $850US, export fees 400US Freight was $80US and the rest was NZ Customs charges, and "offshore margins" at the time they were going for $8K+ at Gun City so was worth it even by the time I brought a "handin" at retail.

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    That colour scheme is literally one phone call to fluid treatments away.
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