Truck Guns

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  1. 7rustno1

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    Scattergun, short barrel and side saddle with 00/slugs

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  2. SwampWolf

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    I keep a s/s Ruger Mini-14 with the wood stock and factory peep sight in the locked, waterproof storage compartment ("Ram Box") along side the bed of my Ram truck. The rifle is mounted to a rack made for the Ram Box and is easily and relatively quick to access. I keep the loaded magazines inside the cab so as to conform to most states (with the possible if not probable exceptions of some slave states) firearm transportation laws.
     
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  3. Merle1

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    Why aren't they legal? o_O
     
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    Hawaii dosent allow multiple weapon types at the same time in hunting areas. Combo guns count as rifles, and shotguns, whether our using both tubes or not.
     
  5. Merle1

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    HMMM, strange.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. gripper

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    That's awesome.
     
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  7. MrGiggles

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    Been thinking hard about this, and now I'm considering a Savage Bmag in .17 WSM. Ammo is cheap like 22 Mag, easier to find, and it will reach out pretty far to kill a coyote or dog.

    Savage also has a 25 dollar rebate on these.
     
  8. jeepnik

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    At reasonable ranges the .22 mag works well on coyotes. Heck, if they get close enough a .410 slug works really well.

    I used to carry an AR-7 in my jeep. Due to some antipersonnel issue I now carry a .410 Mossy. Pretty sure I can deal with either four legged or two legged issues.
     
  9. chicharrones

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    If that cartridge develops longevity on the market, it sounds like a deal. The way for that cartridge to become popular is for more people to buy guns chambered for it. You could be leading the way by doing that.

    If you get that Savage, let us know how the rifle and that cartridge work for you. :cool:
     
  10. ExAgoradzo

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    Acquired last year a Norinco SKS.

    Absolute funest gun I own. Price point. More than enough for your reqs. Mobile. Agile. Hostile.

    Let a new guy shoot at the 100 yard and he hooted in a way that will stay in my ears forever...

    OTOH: that reminds me when a different new guy shot my 1894 .44RM. A above your price point, but also one of the most fun guns you'll ever own!

    Greg
     
  11. MrGiggles

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    I know I've seen ammo for it on the shelf at Academy. I didn't know what it was at the time. It's only a dollar or two more per box than HMR or 22 WMR.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is the noise.
     
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    I live deep in the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ozarks. My neighbors are all country people. Every deer season one of my neighbors comes to set on my front porch to shoot the breeze or a deer if one comes out of the nearby woods. I see deer daily in my yard or close by.
    My neighbors deer rifle is a Marlin 336 30-30. This thing looks like it has been in the bed of his truck on top of a pile of tire chains bouncing around for many a mile. The stock is beat all to hell, rusty, worn off blueing. It has a set of see through scope rings but no scope. "I dropped it out of a tree and bent it. I'm gonna get another scope someday" he said. The elevator on the rear sight is homade with just one notch in it. "Its accurate" he says.

    To my mind it screams "TRUCK GUN"
     
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  13. Zeke/PA

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    I would be satisfied with a Winchester M94 in .30-30 but here in Penns Woods we are not permitted to have a LOADED long gun in a vehicle.
    However , being licensed to carry, I like to keep a LOADED Ruger Super Blackhawk , .44 Mag on the seat beside me.
     
  14. jmr40

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    I paid under $300 for this 870 youth 20 ga, with the $50 rebate closer to $225. With a variety of shells it'll cover a lot of bases. It is small, even smaller when broken down, weighs about 6 lbs.

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    A youth or ladies gun has a big advantage in that it comes in the form factor that you will need to maneuver in a small pickup like a Ranger. I do not find that a 12.5" pull handicaps me when I shoot one of the smaller guns. BTW, the Trapper size lever gun would fit the bill if you want something with that much power.
     
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    A Hi-Point 4095 carbine covers all the bases, including the detachable mag. Inexpensive, reliable, rugged, effective to 100 yards plus. What's not to like for a truck gun?
     
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    I've been browsing Academy and still have not made a decision.

    I can get a Savage 93 in 22 WMR for 200, or the Bmag in 17 WSM for 300. Both Accutrigger, both have the 25 dollar rebate.

    22 mag will suit me fine, the question is whether or not I can get ammo for it. Seems scarcer than 22 LR. Anyone been seeing any on the shelf?

    The higher price and odd cock/safety setup on the Bmag make me lean toward the 93.

    Had a 995TS, was fun, loud though. They've gone up a lot in price.
     
  18. Olympus

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    As a dealer, I can't get my hands on any 22WMR from any of my distributors. I can get 22LR way easier than 22WMR. When you find it, buy as much as you can afford.

    I would seriously look at the Ruger American also. A little nicer finished than the Savage and you get a 9-round rotary mag that is excellent quality and reliable as all get-out.

    I haven't shot one of the Bmags, so I can't help there.
     
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    In this area, I am seeing 22wmr on the shelves at cabelas and sportsmans warehouse
     
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    What type rifle do you prefer? Lever? Bolt? Semi? Single shot?

    I spend time in similar activities as you and I carry a '92 Rossi .357 with a 20" barrel. It's plenty light and handy, holds 10 rounds, and I lay it on the dash of my old Nissan pickup when I'm bouncing around the pasture. When I'm walking and checking fences, I don't mind leaning it up against a tree or against the fence and don't worry in the least about it getting scratched and scuffed. The caliber is plenty to handle anything from deer size animals down, will work in a pinch to finish off a sick cow, shoots plenty flat for 100 yd. use, further if you know what you're doing and can be fed .38 Special or .357 Magnum.

    If you're set on a rimfire, your possibilities are limitless.

    35W
     
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    If I were looking to whack coyotes, I wouldn't be too interested in the. 22mag. I like .22mag but it's not great long range varmit round.

    Often the only standing shot a coyote gives you after you have bailed out of the truck and loaded your rifle is when he turns broadside for one last glance back. 200-400 yd shots are common. Coyotes are comfortable at 400yds and will sit and watch you or go on about their business.

    I am thinking .204, .223. 25-06.

    The skunks, possums, gophers won't mind either.
     
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    while not a $300 rifle, my favorite truck gun riding out checking cattle is a Ruger Mini 14 tactical 581 series, very accurate, my cheapo truck rifle is a Stevens 200 in 7mm-08, a tack driver, deadly on hogs and coyotes and I am infested with both.
     
  23. Olympus

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    He makes a good point. I feel confident that I could make a kill shot on a coyote at 120 to 130 yards, max. Anything longer than that and the bullet starts losing steam and accuracy tends to suffer. 22WMR is not exactly a "precision" round and there is no "match grade" ammo that I know of. And finding a particular brand that shoots good in your rifle will be tough due to scarcity of ammo.

    17HMR is still plentiful and you can still find several different brands to try in your rifle to see which one it likes best. You'll get better accuracy potential with the 17HMR, but less punch delivered on the target. Which probably won't be an issue if coyotes are your biggest target. I have a neighbor that busts coyotes from his cabin all year long with a CZ 453 in 17HMR. He says most shots are "bang, flop" shots.

    You could also look at 17 Hornet or 22 Hornet also. I'm a big 22 Hornet fan myself, but I can't think of a model off the top of my head that would make a decent "truck gun" though. The 22 Hornet fills the niche between 22WMR and 223 very nicely.
     
  24. outlawjw

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    The 17 wsm is a great round for 300 & under coyote or beaver the gun is cheap , ( both ways ) but accurate & deadly . I use one on beaver in my ponds out to 350 with good results price of shells is comparable to 22 wmr , but vel @ 2600 to 3000 fps for flat trajectory . Very explosive on target.
     
  25. Duster340

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    Thanks Gripper, I've got $75 in it (bought a beater shot out Enfield back the early/mid 80s) and put in a few hours of work cutting and shaping. Handy little rifle at just a hair over 36". And the ole .303 Brit is enough medicine for anything we encounter on our property.
     
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