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Old 09-09-2018, 01:43 AM
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Here in New Zealand firearms owners are licensed for sporting guns but some guns require special licensing with additional security.

A semi-automatic rifle with a free standing pistol grip, flash suppressor or bayonet lug and has, or has the appearance of holding more than 7 centerfire or 15 rimfire magazine capacity is a Military Style Semi Atomatic (MSSA), our definition of an assault rifle. It needs only one of the options to qualify.

Now the bar running from the bottom of the pistol grip back to the butt on my 15-22 and 10 round magazines makes it a sporting rifle. I can store the gun in my basic safe and import spare parts (trigger group for example) and magazines for it without a permit.

Remove that bar, or get some 25 round magazines and:

a) I need to register the gun against my MSSA endorsement.
b) I need to keep it in my beefed up pistol/MSSA/Restricted Weapon (full auto) safe (no problem, plenty of room ), and
c) I need to obtain a permit to import every time I want to import an internal/external part or magazine!

The 15-22 is sold locally with one 10 round magazine. The importer does not have spare mags at present, but estimates they will cost NZ$80, US$45, each. Most of us locally who have bought the 15-22 are looking at keeping it on the standard license and getting in some more 10 round mags from Brownells (who will export them here if the total order is under US$100). We figure that with .22 pistol mags having a capacity of 10 rounds we can shoot our 15-22's the same way on speed and "mini rifle" IPSC stages.

Taking my 15-22 for its maiden visit to the range today I only loaded 5 rounds at a time in the mag to zero in the sights. But even while doing so it occurred to me that "Ten rounds per mag is not going to be enough because this gun is so much fun".

I think I'll buy four or five 10 round mags when in the US next month, but when I get back put the rifle on my MSSA endorsement, apply for a permit to import and get some 25 round mags from Brownells. I have no doubt I can resell the 10 round mags to other shooters

It sure would be easier though if someone made a 15 round 15-22 mag. That way we'd have the best of both worlds. Magazine capacity and ease of ownership/importation of parts.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:51 PM
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Thanks, but these look like they are regular 25 round mags alterered to take 15. Iím the interests of keeping it simple I neglected that the appearance of holding more than 15 rounds in the mag qualifies as making the 15-22 an MSSA (Iíve edited my OP) and subject to needing a permit to import parts/magazines. It is a quirk of our legislation.

I have confused my ďlocalĒ arms officer enough this month with two seperate applications for permits to import pistol parts a few days apart He got them mixed up when he sent them to Wellington for issue and has egg on his face. Add in the fact that I live in one Police area and work in a neighbouring one (where my club is located) and it gets a bit messy.

I will probably go the MSSA route later with full 25 round mags.
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There are factory 10 round mags in the short version and the long version. Sounds like you can only live with the short version unless somebody comes up with a way to physically shorted the long version.
Look at the bright side, sounds like a business opportunity too me!
Personally, I don't mind 10 round short mags at all.
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Put it on your MSSA and get the Black Dog 50 round drum and you'll be all set.

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Hi Kiwi Cop, i purchased my 15-22 last week from Gun City Chch. They have he 10 rounders for $49 and will do ya a deal if you grab a few. (i grabbed 4 spare) The intent is to run a molle leg rig for bunny shooting in Central Otago ��
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Hi Kiwi Cop, i purchased my 15-22 last week from Gun City Chch. They have he 10 rounders for $49 and will do ya a deal if you grab a few. (i grabbed 4 spare) The intent is to run a molle leg rig for bunny shooting in Central Otago ��
Hi Sandman.

I am off to the US in a few weeks and will grab some 10 round mags from Midway when I pass through Columbus MO. If I go the MSSA route I will opt for 25 round mags instead of 15.

Given the Otago rabbit population recovery from the calici virus release I would suspect that 10 round mags may not be enough for your bunny buster. As for the 15-22, in my so far limited testing (I'm training for the IPSC NI's next weekend then the Nationals in November so shooting my SA 1911 right now every chance I get) I would suggest that a trigger upgrade would be in order too. Brownells have a few options under US$100 and will export to you, but remember you will need a permit to import from PNHQ or customs will seize it and destroy. (Although your 15-22 may be on your A cat license the triggers are generic AR15's so fall under the E cat MSSA requirements, which right now are a complete mess).

I wonder how many 15-22's will make an appearance any next years Easter Bunny hunt down your way?
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