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I have 2500 that I want to use to get the best possible rifle for my money. I was a pilot in the sevice and I always wanted to get me a good sniper rifle. I am inclining in getting a sig ssg 3000. I live in Pasadena california and I limited by the rifle shops in the area.

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Can you please advice,
 

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Try this

Try a place called ARM USA on state college in Anaheim, CA. www.50bmgstore.com They have lots of great guns to pick from and one of the very few around here that carry tactical 308, 300, 338, 50bmg.
 

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Is there an import restriction in California that limits importing rifles from other states? I know they have wacky pistol limitations, but didn't think it extended to rifles.

If not, then your only limitation is your access to the internet. I live in Texas, and virtually nothing that I use to shoot with was actually acquired within 200 miles of Houston (Except maybe my current bore solvent). The web is a wonderful thing.

There are several active threads regarding on different rifles, Like the Remington 700 PSS the Savage FP-10 or Mel's SC-1, sniper systems, and scopes. $2,500 sounds like enough cash flow to make a good step into a quality Sniper System
 
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$2500's a good bit of money, but I do not think it would quite get you an SSG 3000, unless you already have a scope. The Sig package deals with Leupold Mark 4 scopes cost from about $3500-$4500. And remember, you have to spend a bit on your optics. I would suggest going with Mel's SC1 and spending the other $1000 on a Leupold Long Rang M1 VX-III.
 

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I'm with Jake. I'm trying to fund an SC1 myself. I did a LOT of research and I think that if you are going to buy a complete rifle and have enough for a good scope, the SC1 can't be beat.
 

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For $2500 you could also get a Chandler Tactical Precision Rifle. It's a tuned up 700P with one piece scope mount and choice of several Leupold scopes. Also includes hard case,sling,bipod, and cleaning equip.
 

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I haven't fired nearly enough rounds through the 3000 as I'd like...but I have fired a few and tinkered a lot with it. And if you'll never see mud or grit...it's a fine rifle. But in my opinion it's way too fragile to be used in anything but a sterile and clean urban enviroment.

If I get a permit for another bolt action (yes, we need a permit for every soddin weapon in Norway...) I want something like the SC1. That will leave you 1000 bucks for a good scope.
 

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Problem; As I recall, Mel has not set up shipping to foreign countries. Too much paperwork for a small/nonexsistant base of buyers. He may have said otherwise as of late, but as of about 3 months ago, it was a no.
 

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My stance on that is (and I thought always was, but perhaps in the early stages I said "no"... sorry, but I just dont remember what I told you :oops: )

If you are willing to do the research and get everything aligned (i.e. find out what I need to do and point me to the documents to be filled out for an export license) I would be happy to work with you. The problem is that I don't have a lot of time to devote into the research process. I'm sure once I've done it once, I'll know the process and it will be easier for the next person.

I really love dealing with people from other countries, and would really like to help out. I just need a hand doing it.

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With you having a FFL me think there's one or more companies that will do the entire export part for you. Not for free, of course. I know Jeff Hicks has built a rifle for a friend of mine....I don't remember the whole procedure. But it was less complicated than I first thought.

Must ponder....
 

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M'kay, I've checked with a friend of mine. And basically...

..you'll have to find a company that is registered as an exporter of weapons and military grade items. This company then applies for a license to export the goods. If/when the US State Dep gives the thumb up - the exporter ships the goods off to the lucky sod outside the US.

The company that does this job needs a purchase order, an import license...and money. For my part, the import license would be the papers I have to fill out to get a permit for a firearm. If the [email protected]$$ police here let me have another one, they'll just sign it with "approved" and send it back to me. This piece of paper works as an import license. I assume I'd have to get a translation of this paper by an authorized translator - possibly at the US embassy.

But, at least from what I understand, for you as a rifle smith, there's not all that much paperwork to worry about. A fax or a letter to the export company and they'll handle the rest.

As far as I know...
 

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Ah, that is about what I expected, but I didn't know you had to be a registered exporter. Did your friend mention a company he used here in the USA ? I can start poking around and seeing whom I can find.

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On the same note, I looked into ordering a Tikka T3 Varmint in 6.5x55 swedish.... well, it turns out that Beretta USA has no interest in importing one for me, they only import the .223, .22-250, and .308. I may be looking to import one of these!!

Oh brother, nothing is ever easy.

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Nah, sorry, he didn't mention one. www.export.gov might be worth a look, though. I'm poking around there now...but not with too much luck.

Why the heck wont they? Will they have to apply for a license for that rifle alone or something? If not, all they have to do is order one and get it shipped over whenver they get a new batch. What the hecks't the world coming to? :roll:
 

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Yeah, my thoughts exactly!! It doesn't make any sense. To be honest, I think they do not want to bring them over and just have them sit there because there is not enough people wanting to buy that particular caliber (I can see that with 6.5x55). But, they wont even special order one for me!

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Mel

try to do a pre-paid deal with them.....you pay first and they give you a generous discount for the great cash flow advantage and no-risk on their part!
 

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This is what happens when a big company gets a too big share of the market. :(

I'd send a mail to Sako and check with them. Maybe they'll tell Beretta USA shove it, or something. Or maybe they'll help you along to import one yourself...
 

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Thanks guys! Any help on this matter would be great appreciated, and of course, its all so I can review it for the page anyway....

MEL
 
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