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    Sako 85 action screws

    I need some new action screws as one of the torx heads has seen better days, and some quick googling reveals that I can get tikka screws from reloaders which would fit but they are flathead! I hate flatheads so not keen to go down that track. Found an Aussie company that does Ti screws https://highvelocityhuntingaustralia...action-screws/. They are reasonably priced and look the business but would these need an import permit? Logic would suggest that an import permit for a couple of screws is pretty ridiculous but who would know with the new legislation. Keen to hear from anyone who’s imported similar parts lately

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    Yes, I had to get an import permit for some action screws for an Anschutz rifle. You could ask the seller to label them as machine screws, otherwise you may be waiting a long time for Customs to release them. I've had a seating die held in customs for two weeks now and it's not even a rifle part nor does it require an import permit. Totally bizarre.
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    It’s getting quite ridiculous. The levels of bed wetting we are experiencing regarding anything to do with shooting has gone way too far. I’m sure the police and politicians are full of glee, and I fear we won’t ever be able to restore common sense.

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    I believe they are a standard Torx head CSK? M6x1? Should be able to find something around at a cycling outfit or an engineering supplier...
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    Just ask your local shop to get some off Beretta. Not too expensive from memory and will be the right bits without needing permits etc
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    https://gunworks.co.nz/shop/item/tikka-t3-action-screws

    These (or at least the 3 sets I’ve bought) have been hex head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7.62 View Post
    I need some new action screws as one of the torx heads has seen better days, and some quick googling reveals that I can get tikka screws from reloaders which would fit but they are flathead! I hate flatheads so not keen to go down that track. Found an Aussie company that does Ti screws https://highvelocityhuntingaustralia...action-screws/. They are reasonably priced and look the business but would these need an import permit? Logic would suggest that an import permit for a couple of screws is pretty ridiculous but who would know with the new legislation. Keen to hear from anyone who’s imported similar parts lately
    I imported two sets of Grade 5 Titanium action screws from High Velocity Hunting last week.
    No permit. Took 3 weeks to get them, assume it was customs.
    Pleased with the quality though.
    Last edited by Tribrit; 25-08-2019 at 10:01 AM.

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    Your local dealer should be able to get them for you with minimal / no delay, and they will be torx drive. Genuine sako ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW View Post
    Your local dealer should be able to get them for you with minimal / no delay, and they will be torx drive. Genuine sako ones.
    The Aussie made screws are way better than the Sako factory ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-Ring View Post
    Yes, I had to get an import permit for some action screws for an Anschutz rifle. You could ask the seller to label them as machine screws, otherwise you may be waiting a long time for Customs to release them. I've had a seating die held in customs for two weeks now and it's not even a rifle part nor does it require an import permit. Totally bizarre.
    A permit for a couple of screws is straight up ridiculous but predictable given the current climate, but thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW View Post
    Your local dealer should be able to get them for you with minimal / no delay, and they will be torx drive. Genuine sako ones.

    Yeah I did consider that but I haven’t had the greatest service from the local gun shop, trying to order a low cost item with a small margin through them would be a waste of time judging by previous experience

 

 

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