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Old 01-17-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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Iíve been told by others that my ammo had to be in ďoriginalĒ boxes.
Is that true?
I reload for my 270 WBY MAG and therefore donít have boxes.

Any info is appreciated. Thank you
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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Iíve been told by others that my ammo had to be in ďoriginalĒ boxes.
Is that true?
I reload for my 270 WBY MAG and therefore donít have boxes.

Any info is appreciated. Thank you
Buy a box or two of factory ammo and swap yours into them. Might as well play it safe.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:49 AM   #3
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I would do as stated above and at least play it safe
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:11 PM   #4
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Buy a box or two of factory ammo and swap yours into them. Might as well play it safe.
Yes I thought of that but at $85 per box for ammo Iíll never shoot. Itís cheaper to find out if I can take my reloads.

Thank you anyway.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:29 PM   #5
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Go to accuratereloading.com and ask. They will know.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:34 PM   #6
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No, it's not true.

6. You can pack ammo in the same locking case.

This is another area that’s misunderstood and full of internet myth. Your ammo just needs to be stored in some type of safe container and not loose. Technically, you can keep ammunition in magazines, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It meets the letter of the law storage requirement, but too many airline and TSA agents will give you grief. Use a plastic ammo box or original cardboard packaging and you’ll be fine carrying that in the same lockable case as your gun.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:50 PM   #7
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I've taken reloads to Africa before. I bought some generic cardboard ammo boxes and printed out a label on my computer. I don't recall anyone ever even looking at it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:54 PM   #8
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Print labels off computer. Just if you take a back up gun they can't be he same calliber.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info.!
I emailed accuratereloading.com/
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:52 PM   #10
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Unfortunately, knowing the rules and following them doesn't always work out like it should. Chances are, the agent that you will have to deal with doesn't even know what they are doing, but will think that they do. They sometimes have their own set of rules it seems.

Always err on the side of caution... Any hunting trip overseas is far too much trouble and expense to gamble on anything questionable. Empty ammo boxes are not that hard to come up with. There's probably plenty of folks here who'd loan or give you boxes that would work.

Just my take...
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:08 AM   #11
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Hello SEC,

Here is a link to the regulations page for importing guns/ammo into South Africa. I also recommend using riflepermits.com or one of many rifle import services to assist with the process of getting your guns into RSA. You can do it on your own for sure, but using an assist company will have you out of the SAPS office at the airport in less than 10 minutes. You will be met at the gate by a rep from the assist company that will literally walk you through the process. It is definitely worth the convenience and peace of mind in my opinion.

http://riflepermits.com/regulations/
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:37 AM   #12
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Hello SEC,

Here is a link to the regulations page for importing guns/ammo into South Africa. I also recommend using riflepermits.com or one of many rifle import services to assist with the process of getting your guns into RSA. You can do it on your own for sure, but using an assist company will have you out of the SAPS office at the airport in less than 10 minutes. You will be met at the gate by a rep from the assist company that will literally walk you through the process. It is definitely worth the convenience and peace of mind in my opinion.

http://riflepermits.com/regulations/
I have enlisted Africa Sky to meet and greet, handle the rifle permits and for my over night stay, Dries Visser recommended them.
I think Iíll just get some boxes and place my ammo in those, seems to be the safest course of action.

Thank for all the help.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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I have enlisted Africa Sky to meet and greet, handle the rifle permits and for my over night stay, Dries Visser recommended them.
I think Iíll just get some boxes and place my ammo in those, seems to be the safest course of action.

Thank for all the help.
SEC,

Africa Sky is a great choice. They will take good care of you... Dries Visser is also a great choice. They are good folks. We share a back fence with them on one of our concessions.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:08 PM   #14
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Africa Sky is a great choice. They will take good care of you... Dries Visser is also a great choice. They are good folks. We share a back fence with them on one of our concessions.
Thanks for the info!!
I read lots of posts and talked to a few people that have hunted with them and it seems like they are good people. Now I just have to wait on August
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:56 AM   #15
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One other question if you don't mind. Did you have to get any vaccines to go to South Africa?
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:13 AM   #16
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One other question if you don't mind. Did you have to get any vaccines to go to South Africa?
None required for S. Africa but certainly there are recommendations. I recall Hep A & B, typhoid and flu. May be others. Also have you tetanus up to date and have your doctor prescribe antibiotic for you to bring just in case (cipro etc).
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:41 AM   #17
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None required for S. Africa but certainly there are recommendations. I recall Hep A & B, typhoid and flu. May be others. Also have you tetanus up to date and have your doctor prescribe antibiotic for you to bring just in case (cipro etc).
Accurate advice... I would only add to check with your outfitter if you are in high or low risk area for malaria. Most all of the provinces of RSA are relatively low risk especially in the dry winter months of May-September. The greatest risk areas are typically closer to the border with Kruger National Park. However, heavier than normal Fall rains last season had malaria in areas of the Limpopo and North West that usually never see it. Check with your outfitter and evaluate the risk for yourself. If you do decide on taking a prophylactic malarial medication, Malarone is the best overall malarial drug available currently.

Otherwise, as stated by RR 314, no other vaccinations are required, but Hepatitis A & B, and a tetanus booster are a good idea especially if you are going to be traveling around the country outside of the outfitter. It's also a good idea to take a good probiotic starting a couple of weeks before and during your visit. It greatly helps with the body's adjustment to new bacteria and may keep you from getting the traveler's squirts!
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:12 AM   #18
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Thanks
We are staying one night at Africa Sky’s guest house and the rest of the time will be at Dries Visser’s lodge.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:21 AM   #19
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I’d ask your doctor about vaccines, malaria medication, etc. I took malaria medication when I went, but I was also going into other malaria prone countries directly afterward visiting South Africa. Be careful with that stuff. Certain kinds of maleria medication can give you some weird dreams and I’ve heard a horror story or two about it it messing with womens’ birth control. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:22 AM   #20
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A probiotic is a good idea too. Also, take some pepto tablets just in case!
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:45 AM   #21
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I think I have several empty weatherby boxes if you need them.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:04 AM   #22
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I think I have several empty weatherby boxes if you need them.
But I have decided to go ahead and take my 300 WBY MAG and have purchase Nosler 180 gr E-TIPS. My Accumark seams to really like them. 3shot group
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:39 PM   #23
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Anybody know which type plug this is?
Dries Visser Safari South Africa, I ordered an adapter, but I think itís the wrong one.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:16 PM   #24
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Just pass the guy a $10 spot if any issues arise on anything...I am serious...that country thrives on bribes.

Get the vaccines, be safe. Ask DV safaries which ones. We got them and my wife came home with African tick bite fever, she was very sick for a week-10 days. Use bug spray needed or not.

I think I have some adaptors you can have, I will look, when you leave and where you live?
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:43 AM   #25
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Just pass the guy a $10 spot if any issues arise on anything...I am serious...that country thrives on bribes.

Get the vaccines, be safe. Ask DV safaries which ones. We got them and my wife came home with African tick bite fever, she was very sick for a week-10 days. Use bug spray needed or not.

I think I have some adaptors you can have, I will look, when you leave and where you live?
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:21 AM   #26
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You can take them. Good luck!
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