"Military" calibers in other countries?


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Gearhead Jim
October 5, 2003, 12:13 AM
Some countries prohibit civilian possession of any gun in a military caliber, like .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO. This seems to be most common in Latin America, also Italy. Not common in Africa.
I'd like to build a light hunting bolt action in .308 Win, but can't figure out which countries would prohibit the gun. Does anyone have a list, or some personal experience with individual countries? Thanks.

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Triad
October 5, 2003, 01:51 AM
Your best bet would be to contact the embassies of the countries you intend to visit and get the info from them.

Sunray
October 5, 2003, 03:24 AM
Jim, you live in Illinois. Why do you care? Just curious. This forum has all kinds of African info. Among other slick stuff.
http://www.nookhill.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi

Gearhead Jim
October 5, 2003, 09:49 AM
Triad-
My experience is that the embassies often don't really know what the rules are, only people that count are customs when you arrive in the country. Sad but true.

Sunray-
Illinois is a good place to be FROM, especially for interesting hunting. Wife and I can travel cheaply, would like to mix in a little hunting sometimes. Thanks for the web link, I'll check that out.

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