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So I want a truck rifle.

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

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  1. KAK

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    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
     
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  2. chevyforlife21

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    hi point carbine, marlin 30-30,sks.
     
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  4. AirborneNCO

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    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.
     
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    marlin 3030
     
  6. chevyforlife21

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

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    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.

     
  8. BADUNAME37

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    I'd choose an SKS.
     
  9. chevyforlife21

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

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

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    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.

     
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    saiga 12 guage
     
  13. KAK

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    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!!!
     
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    Jeez -

    My truck gun is a VZ58.

    I think that the basis of selection

    Should be on potential usage,

    Rather than cheap.

    isher
     
  15. KAK

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    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

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    VZ58 for me.

    How inexpensive is your life?

    isher
     
  17. KAK

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    i believe the SKS was made to be a truck gun. :)
     
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    I am looking at a Marlin Lever

    Action in either 45-70 or 30-30.
    Go to Marlinowners.com and search Alaskan "co-pilot" Type 336. That was a $250 dollar rifle he started with and you could do it up in wither 30-30 or .35 or 45-70.
    It is a VERY inspirational article and the end result may be the ultimate (in my mind anyway) Truck Gun.
    You may not have the talent to do what he did at home, but..it takes the weapon and squeezes its maximum potential out in this platform and caliber.
     
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    Saiga in .308
     
  23. 1200 meters

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    If I could afford a Weatherby Vanguard, I think I'd buy A ruger mini in .308.
    Just my zwei centavos
     
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    A Remington 788 carbine in .308. They're getting hard to find, but they shoot really well.
     
  25. Howaido

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    I think the days of the SKS are over. Personally, I can't justify spending the $$$ they are getting nowadays. Better off IMO to spend the little extra and get a WASR.
     
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