Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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Hi, I'm looking for advice from someone with recent experience. It seems that the government keeps changing gun laws. I am headed to a moose hunt this fall and I plan to bring my R8 with both a 300 WM and a 308 barrel. I can't find any reference to Blaser on the Canadian site and want t0 make sure that there are no restrictions. Does anyone have any experience with this? I'll be flying Air Canada from Texas to Toronto.



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Re: Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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I just flew into and out of Canada in March for my muskox hunt with my K95. I entered Canada in Calgary and cleared US customs there on my return. I had no issues with Canada and in fact the officer was a huge Blaser fan and wanted to talk guns awhile. Coming home I sailed right through and in fact they never inspected my gun or asked for my 4457 forms.
The only complication I have experienced is airline related with ammo. Some of the agents required me to put my ammo in a separate locked container in my gun case and some required me to remove it and put it in my duffel bag. This happens with the same airline domestic or international. I bought a small MTM ammo box that accepts a TSA lock and just move it back and forth as required. I also find traveling with my rifle broken down makes things go faster. In my experience crossing in Toronto takes a long time especially coming home so leave plenty of time between flights. Good luck on your hunt.
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Re: Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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I did a moose hunt in BC a few years ago and took two Blaser barrels. I drove across from Washington State. I listed the receiver stock and both barrels separately with their caliber and serial numbers. I did the same on my 4457 form along with both scopes. Both the Canadian and American customs checked every thing and I had no problem, but they were a little confused at first. I don't know their current rules but if I remember right I had to fill out their form ahead of time and have them printed out before crossing the border. I forget what their website is.
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Re: Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'll make sure i leave plenty of time in Toronto!

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Re: Any problem bringing a Blaser into Canada for a moose hunt

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Ok your travel through Travel with guns they are very helpful with forms requirements etc.

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