- Feb 5, 2017
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I guess my problem is the term caliber. Caliber designates the diameter of the bullet. So if I took a 7mm08 and a 7mm Rem I have two guns of the same caliber.On the application, I would write the full name of the cartridge, i.e .270 Winchester and .270 Winchester Short Magnum, non interchangeable.
All I have ever needed was the preapproved SAPS.would one of you regular travelers to SA remind me exactly what docs the police are going to ask for when i meet them to get my gun processed . 1- passport 2 -preapproved SAPS application 3 - 4457 customs form from current year . Is that all? thanx again ! My son and I leave Saturday for 10 days with Spear Safaris . YAHOO !
I just returned from another awesome trip to South Africa. Only hiccups were at airports coming and going. On the far end in Joberg, the police inspector had my SAPS form, but in the serial number block on the form, it had the serial number of the scope vice the rifle. The first inspector gave me the invalid paperwork speech and then the sergeant walked over, studied the problem, said simple mistake, and he used an ink pen to correct the SN on the form. Problem solved. On the return in the Atlanta airport, the CBP guy checked the guns and then tried to do an old samsonite commercial to close the case with some foam in the gasket seam. Then, moved over across the same floor for TSA inspection to the next connection flight. The lady there had a knack for pulling the cases off the table and throwing them onto a cart. Several of us commented on her zealous approach, but she didn't care. One guy even said, CBP just checked the firearms and cases, we relocked all the locks and now (about 50 meters later) we have to reopen and go through the same process. She rudely replied, "They are CBP, we are TSA, two different government agencies!" which brought some laughter and overt comments about government efficiency. Small stuff after a great trip.
1) No entry of two rifles using the same cartridge. Can't help you on 2)
Mike if you want to take both 375 H & H you’ll need one in your wife’s name and it can’t be in same case as your Blaser, your good with Solids. I’d use Henry at Rifle Permits you’ll have no issues. 60 rounds of ammo per caliber so you’ll be able to take 120 rounds of 375 with the one listed in your wife’s name. On the way over ammo can be in each of your suitcases but when you leave SA it has to be in separate locked case or leave ammo with PH which is easiest. I’d use either a Swift A-Frame or a Barnes bullet your PH will be happy with one of themThank you all for the clarification!
2) The Namibia section says "no solid point cartridges". Does this mean no DG solids or is it trying to prohibit steel core/ armor piercing type projectiles?