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Thread: Hands up who else hates ITAR??

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    Hands up who else hates ITAR??

    International Traffic In Arms Regulations.

    Of course there are totally sound reasons to stop crate-loads of AKs ending up in terrorist hands but this???

    ATI Universal Featherweight Bipod 9" to 13" Matte Black

    Its a plastic bipod guys! seriously???

    Scott from the rifle scope store (where I just bought a Nikon Prostaff 4-14 x 40) said that the products they have which have ITAR restrictions tend to be the latest gen night vision... and I can sort of understand that too but a plastic bipod???

    sigh

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    Buy from somewhere else other than CTD and you might get it. A lot of places just don't ship regardless or don't have the right paperwork or don't understand these so just say everything is ITAR to be safe. Also it's probably Bad.

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    It is what it is, you just learn to live with it. Won't change for little old us

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    It sure is frustrating at times
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    Is ITAR like an Himalayan IGOAT? Something Apple has recently released?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Is ITAR like an Himalayan IGOAT? Something Apple has recently released?
    Dunno, but if they are keeping plastic bipods out of the country, then they get the thumbs-up from me...seriously, plastic bipods...sheesh
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Dunno, but if they are keeping plastic bipods out of the country, then they get the thumbs-up from me...seriously, plastic bipods...sheesh
    Well yeah... I wasn't sold on it just liked how light it was for being on a hunting rifle... I think I'll just stick with a non-swivel Harris clone cant go wrong

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    All good mate...just taking the piss
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Alot of places pull the ITAR card when they don't know any better and don't want to risk the wrath of the federal govt

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    Cheaper Than Dirt doesn't do international shipping at all.
    Tried them - no go at all for anything.
    They won't even send to a Freight Forwarding company as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proneshooter View Post
    I think I'll just stick with a non-swivel Harris clone cant go wrong
    Ahhhh, wanna bet?
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    Those plastic ATI bipods are actually quite good. I'd only use one for rimfire though.
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    I got 1 mainly for the kids 22, but I use it more on my AR now. Great bit of kit.
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    I learnt long ago that just 'cause something has a "name" on it does NOT mean it will always be better than something without a "name" and the reality is most "name" stuff comes out of china nowadays... its the only way they can stay competitive in todays market... often the no name stuff has just come out the back door of the same place making the name stuff... but for less.

    You only have to peruse youtube to see any number of videos detailing how some expensive "name" item had a major fail.

    well thats my take on things and I do work for a company that manufactures in China... which is not to say I know it all, this is just what I have concluded myself

    cheers
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