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Are Saigas/Russian Ammo Banned From Import?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by HGM22, Oct 28, 2015.

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  1. HGM22

    HGM22 Member

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    I thought the Saiga guns were banned some time ago and yet I see them available and at decent prices. What's up with that?

    What about ammo like Golden Tiger? I thought it was made by Vympel in Russia. Is this ammo made somewhere else or is this the last of it? Wouldn't prices rise if this is it?
     
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  2. Ryanxia

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    Saigas are banned from import, yes. So are Mosins. I believe the sanctions specifically say Izmash (which has now combined with Baikal).

    Doesn't mean there isn't a warehouse with a few hundred probably. :)
     
  3. MErl

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    Discussed partially here
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=756949
    and here
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=781915

    The company that makes Saigas was banned from import, not the actual guns. Other companies exist (vepr?) so perhaps a deal was reached. You could be seeing old stock or used items as well.

    The ammunition, not all is made in Russia
     
  4. Speedo66

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    Lots of Russian steel cased ammo around, can't see how it's banned.
     
  5. HGM22

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    Exactly^
     
  6. USAF_Vet

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    A lot of it gets around import sanctions by coming in via Ukraine, if I'm not mistaken.

    I still see tons of cheap TulAmo for .223, 7.62x39, and pistol calibers (including their BrassMaxx 9mm).

    As far as rifles... I don't think they are still being imported, but may be coming in via other countries, too.
     
  7. Ryanxia

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    As USAF Vet pointed out, the Tula ammo and similar items comes out of a lot of places like the Ukraine.

    It's such a stupid sanction, a drop in the bucket that doesn't do anything for anyone except limit the number of affordable rifles (Mosin Nagants) in America.
     
  8. Prince Yamato

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    Ukraine and Belarus and sometimes Bulgaria.
     
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    The last BrassMax I bought was made in Italy, .45 ACP. Really nice ammo too.

    ................... Jack
     
  10. Unistat

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    Hey yeah, that's right it does! Ya know, it almost makes one wonder what's the the actual purpose of the import ban...
     
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