I had been looking at SIR, they have a good price and then I save PST. What does shipping end up costing on a rifle? I also thought maybe I should hold the rifle first and see how it feels. Maybe I'll make it to Bass Pro.
Wherever you live, you pay the applicable tax for that province, not the tax from the point of sale No way around that one now.
It is costing me about $ 35.00 to get my rifle here. You could save about $ 7.50 by not using the C O D option. Remember I'm in Nova Scotia, your cost would be lower
In the past ordering from SIR and other mail order places from out of province I've never paid PST, only GST. I have always seen a thing saying HST will be added to certain provinces though. I may not entirely understand it but I'm not going to argue.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.