How the hell did use get a .338

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by Aussie_hunter, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Aussie_hunter

    Aussie_hunter Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Just curios how many of u got a .338? I live on the west coast of australia and I'd like to know how use managed to get the government to allow use to get a .338? My friend had trouble getting a 308 on a farm with a vast amount of acres exceeding 20,000 he said he was using it for goats and pigs at a long distance, because it has lathe harvest areas and you need to down the animal humanily as possible and you can't drive the 4wd thru the crops to get close enough he was only allowed a 243. I'm looking at getting a 300 win mag but now I'm worried the bloody government won't allow me to have it. Has anyone ever had this problem? I'm thinking if they reject my application for a 300 win mag I should get a lawyer involved may cost abit of money but i think it would be worth a try.

    Any advice would be great I already own 3 firearms and there's talks of restricting the amount of guns one person can own or so the rumors go.
  2. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Yeah i heard WA has Strong gun laws.....i'm heading over that way in October and was thinking of taking a rifle but was told by another mate who travelled there a couple of years ago that it's a pain in the ass......In NSW its No problem to get a .338 or even bigger....

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Ouch! sorry to hear about your troubles.

    Living here in the US, we do not have the troubles you're having. I have a safe full of guns here ranging from 22lr to 300RUM in rifle and 9mm to 44mag in pistols and the government doesn't know about any of them.

    Hopefully another Aussie will chime in with something more helpful.

    Move to the U.S.??
  4. Aussie_hunter

    Aussie_hunter Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Well you sir can kiss my hairy man plums then burn in hell haha joking mate all I want is a 300 win mag or a .270 I'm not asking for a belt fed mini gun mounted to my Toyota landcruiser or a rocket launcher. Idealy I want a 30-30 a 300 win mag a .270 and another shotgun, Iv got a leaver action shotgun but a double barrel 30 inch barrel. The shotgun and 30-30 is " easy enough " but the other two I might aswell as for weapons grade plutonium. Old Martin Bryant Sure f#%ked it for us hope he burns in hell. God rest the poor victims.
  5. Aussie_hunter

    Aussie_hunter Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    If I didn't have family and my job here I'd dedinatly put seriosley thought in to traveling to America that's how much I love hunting and shooting
  6. Homer Oz

    Homer Oz Active Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    G'Day Fella's,

    Aussie Hunter, I just handed over the money!

    Not sure which .338 you are referring to but I have the following;
    .338-06 (Brno ZKK600)
    .338Win Mag (Rem 700 BDL)
    .340 Weatherby (Mk V )
    .338Lapua Mag (Rem 700 MLR)

    If you haven't worked it out by now, yes, I like my .338's!
    Would really like to still have my .338 WM BAR but some slimy political animal took it off me! FJWH!!!


    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    With all my bitching about the laws in my state (New York) it's good to be reminded from time to time of how it is for others in the world. I spent some time with your Commandos back in 08. That was the first time I learned about what had happned in your country. I hope you get the rifle you want man I realy do. Cant you just go buy it where the other guys live at and bring it back to where you live?

    What about NZ, its closer to home, nothing that will kill you whan it stings or bites and they have a lot of game, just saying. I served with some of them they were stand up guys and girls.
  8. thomo

    thomo Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Aussie hunter are you a member of the forum AusHunt
    if so let me know.
  9. blacknzr1

    blacknzr1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    i guess you win some and loose some.
    being in n.z we can buy a 338 or a suppresor as easy as paying for it. (for how long, who knows)
    but many of us are moving to oz, to get a job to be able to pay for them.
  10. schwabdog

    schwabdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2012
    I feel your pain…We in Vic have it all, my dad owns everything from 9.3x72 to 22, getting a 338 is no problem :D (IN VIC) even the 50 MG if you’ve been good… gun)
  11. roo shooter

    roo shooter New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    HI Aussie_Hunter, not sure if you got your 338lap yet, if not, it is all in the application. Don't talk about long range, just talk about what you have and how the 338 will be more humane. I attach an additional letter when making an application. The 30-378 wby mag was easy, just explain what you have and how it is limited in penetrating bush ect. WA police have advised me just last week that I can license a 416 barrett if I like.

    Good luck
  12. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Wrong. I take it you live in a glass house. They already know what you have and if they don't know exactly what you have, you have probable cause by posting what you just posted.

    If Obama's socialistic government comes to fruition, they will be stopping by your place with a probable cause search and seizure warrant or perhaps nothing at all. Just we want to search your premises Mr. Trebark (or whatever your legal name is and I don't really care) because they have reasonable suspicion and you've confirmed that.... (This is a high traffic firearm related forum so it's most likely spot monitored by big brother...)

    Everything I own is registered, cataloged, insured and locked up. It has to be, I possess an FFL and a CCW. I know the rules and the consequences for violating the rules.

    Your comment 'move to the U.S. is misleading. True, this is one of the very few civilized countries on this globe that allows individuals to possess multiple firearms in any caliber they choose to (excepting full automatic weapons and heavy military hardware like missiles and warheads) Thats in a decidedly downhill trajectory...

    Back in the day (not too long ago), Australia had basically the same per capita gun ownership as we did (back then) but the government thought it more prudent that the citizens surrendered their Firearms (which they did) and then the government put binding restrictions in place (which is exactly whats occurring here).

    So, the folks in Oz only have themselves to blame...

    and our complacency will get us in the same boat before long but thats for another day.
  13. RDavies

    RDavies Active Member

    May 28, 2011
    My friends haven't had any problems at all with their 338s in NSW. I,m looking at getting a Cheytac next. I went to some gunshops in Sydney last week and was looking at some 50 BMGs which have given me some ideas. I was thinking, if it is the fact that it is a 338 Lapua which is causing problems in W.A, can you get the name changed to a 8.3mm Express or something like that to get away from the military sniper name tag?
    When I had a 50 BMG a few years ago, it was listed as a 499 Jongmans:D just in case there would be any future problems.
  14. anscdirector

    anscdirector New Member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Hey man,
    I would suggest joining the SSAA and when you do your permit to aquire state it is for range shoots. I am in QLD, not to sure how different our laws are, but I live in a unit and own a 300 RUM, 30-06, 458 WIN MAG and have a .338 RUM on the way. (Don't judge my love for the impractical)