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So I want a truck rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KAK, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    I have been thinking that I want a rifle that is inexpensive enough that I could have it in my SUV most of the time. I was thinking under $450 or so. I don't want anything less powerful than a 308 unless its semi-auto.

    Things I have thought about are:

    That Remington pump rifle is cool
    The Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in a 40
    A Mosin Negant
    An AK
    A Weatherby Vanguard in .338
    A Stephen's 308
    A Marlin 45-70

    Anyone have any other suggestions? :D
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  2. chevyforlife21

    chevyforlife21 Well-Known Member

    hi point carbine, marlin 30-30,sks.
  3. slvrbulit12

    slvrbulit12 Member

  4. AirborneNCO

    AirborneNCO Member

    Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle would be my pick. At 16 inches stowed, you could leave the truck on foot with it in a small back pack and no one would as easily realize you're armed, plus you can carry more ammo with it being .22 LR. Eight round magazine capacity, semi-automatic, and accurate enough to hunt small game or dispatch a foe with a well placed shot if E&E is not an option. It also sells brand new for $245 to $300 dollars depending on whether or not you want a camo finish.
  5. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    marlin 3030
  6. chevyforlife21

    chevyforlife21 Well-Known Member

    you can shoot a marlin 95 percent as fast as semi.
  7. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Light Rifle

    I keep a Marlin P70SS (Papoose, stainless) in the "truck" (yeah, it's really an SUV).

    It's a take-down .22LR semi-auto. The magazine that comes with it is seven rounds, but Marlin makes another semi-auto .22 rifle that's magazine-compatible, and the mag for it is ten rounds. Therefore I have both 7 and 10 round mags for the Papoose. I carry a brick of regular Federal .22 LR in the truck with it, along with a couple of 50-round boxes of Velocitors.

    Weighs very little, has its own carry bag, quite compact.

    Alternatively . . .

    If you'd like a little more punch, Kel-Tec makes the SU-16 series. It takes regular STANAG (AR-compatible) magazines and eats both .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO ammo without complaint.

    It folds in half (remove take-down pin, fold stock under) for very compact storage.

    I have two, and each cost right at $500.

    It's a very light rifle as .223 goes, under six pounds.

    You could take a SU-16B with its two factory (ten-round) mags in the stock and carry it folded in a back pack. Twenty rounds of your favorite flavor of .223 in a light, compact package that can be stowed out of sight.

    Either one would make a fine truck gun.

    I chose the Papoose because I can carry a whole bunch of ammo with a whole lot less weight penalty.

    Well, that, and the Papoose is about half the cost.


    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    I'd choose an SKS.
  9. chevyforlife21

    chevyforlife21 Well-Known Member

    sks=cheap reliable, pretty accurate,last forever,shoots fast. cheap built better then an ak,but with a 10 round mag.
  10. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    I've got an AR but I'm not comfortable leaving it in my vehicle.
  11. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Leaving In Vehicle

    Well, how about the SU-16B then?

    Half the cost, same magazines, same ammo.

    It'll take glass, too, if you want. Built-in rail.

  12. BudW

    BudW Well-Known Member

    saiga 12 guage
  13. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    I know its an awesome gun. Its just a little bit too high in price. :( Maybe if I could find a cheaper used one. Now the Sub-2000... that would be an awesome companion to my 40 S&W glocks!!!
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  14. Isher

    Isher Well-Known Member

    Jeez -

    My truck gun is a VZ58.

    I think that the basis of selection

    Should be on potential usage,

    Rather than cheap.

  15. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    Ok potential usage= Close-Medium range defensive engagement 25-125 yards with a big boom that I can shoot reasonably fast and accurate. Talking one shot stops. Slugs are too inaccurate.

    I know the sub-2000 doesn't fit this bill but I still like it.
  16. Isher

    Isher Well-Known Member

    VZ58 for me.

    How inexpensive is your life?

  17. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    Ive got a Glock 22 in my vehicle at all times. Now dude im not talking about buying a POS. I hate POS guns... Their are much cheaper options that are still good firearms. I can get that Weatherby Vanguard in 338 win mag for $240 new because im in the business.
  18. MistWolf

    MistWolf Well-Known Member

    You could get a Remington pump action in just about any caliber you want. Another good choice would be an Enfield in 303 or 308. The P17 Enfield in 30-06 would work but it's a bit long. The Enfield action has a short lift and the bolt can be worked pretty fast
  19. KAK

    KAK Well-Known Member

    Ok so I down to the final question. 5+1 of 308 or 3+1 of 338. They would be in the Weatherby Vanguard because I can get a fairly good deal on one.

    HUGE power vs Big power with 2 more trys.
  20. Mp7

    Mp7 Well-Known Member

    i believe the SKS was made to be a truck gun. :)

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