Truck Guns

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  1. MrGiggles

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    There is a Traditions Crackshot 17HMR that is only 200 bucks. Single shot though.

    I might reconsider the HMR.
     
  2. Olympus

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    Take a look at this gun: https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/ss-5422 For $75 dollars more, you get (what I consider) a better brand and quality gun, 9+1 capacity, and threaded barrel. It would be WELL worth the additional $75 for those things. Not to mention a much better aftermarket support. And now Boyd's is making aftermarket stocks for the Ruger American Rimfire guns so if you want to swap stocks to a nicer wood stock, you have that option as well.

    I have the exact same one in 22WMR. You get an oversized bolt handle and threaded barrel. There is also a thread over at Rimfire Central about a trigger spring removal mod that will drop your trigger down to 1lb and it passes a bump test. Best part is that you simply put the spring back in and you're back to a factory trigger again. No trigger kits to buy and install and you can return the gun back to factory specs in a mere seconds.

    As a matter of fact, I think I might just order that same gun myself to have a match to my 22WMR.
     
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  3. GunnyUSMC

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    Here are my truck guns.
    This one started off as a used C7 upper. With help from some very nice people it was built with just about all used parts. The lower and a few springs are the only new parts. I don't worry about getting a scratch or scuff when taking it out for a ride.
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    I picked up this Taurus 82 a few years ago. It shoots great and has an outstanding trigger.
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  4. bannockburn

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    Your truck guns remind me a lot of some of the various trunk/home defense gun combos I have had over the years.

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  5. Coyote3855

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    My truck gun is a New England Firearms single shot break open with a Leupold scope in .17 HMR. But it takes mainly ground squirrels and the occasional feral cat. I don't run stock on my place, so don't shoot coyotes or foxes. The NEF is very accurate, short and handy to manipulate inside my truck. I don't think they are made anymore but you might find a used one in .22 magnum. I agree the .22 magnum is only a short range coyote gun.
     
  6. Ttexastom

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    Truck gun is a 44 mag super redhawk. This will take care of 4 legged critters with finality. Best part can make my own bullets, and reload own ammo. Short enough to pick up out of seat quickly, and swing in cab
     
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  7. MrGiggles

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    I ended up with a gently used Bmag in 17 WSM with a BSA 6-24x44 scope. Should do fine for me.

    I wish Cabela's was closer, they have the standard Bmag for 229 right now.
     
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    Congrats, Mr. G. :cool:
     
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    I admit that this is my long time "truck gun" . A Taurus 6" 669. Sometimes I have an AR if I have been seeing coyotes....but always the Taurus. Carried legally in a zippered case.
     
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    I would be confident on taking coyotes out to 200 yards with a .17HMR, that is about the range that the bullet does not fragment, and just pokes a little hole. I shot a coyote several years ago at 260 yards with my .17, it dropped in it's tracks. I thought "YES" and started walking across the field as it jumped up and ran for about 50 yards and keeled over dead. One very small entrance wounds a bit high, and a very small exit. It may have stunned him enough that he fell down for about 5 seconds and then ran. It hit something that bled him out inside. The .17HMR is what I keep handy by the back door.
     
  11. stoky

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    A Marlin GBL might be good for stopping a truck.
    prolly bust the budget though
     
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  12. lastofthebreed

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    My truck gun is a 22 Mag SS revolver. Does whatever I need it to do from dispatching a deer that has been hit by a car to popping the occasional feral hog.
     
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  13. alsaqr

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    My truck gun is an SKS. Works well for me.
     
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    I built this one, that's quicker to get to than other methods. Only need to swing it if the shot is to go out the passenger side window.

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    Now thats a cool roof rack!
     
  16. GooseGestapo

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    I have a truck for my guns!

    1998 Silverado 4x4; extended cab.
    Has a Taurus PT99 in console, currently a S&W 617 on a belt, Ruger Single-7 on a belt under drivers seat, a Charles Daley 20ga Pump in case behind rear seat, along with a cased Marlin 1894 .218 Bee w/Leupold compact2-7.
    Yep, sufficient ammo, too.
    Its hunting season, you know!
     
  17. Risky buisness

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    I can understand wanting a rimfire for ease and ecomony, however several posters have told the straight story on range restrictions of .22 mag and the rimfire.17. It just may be me, but a nice reloadable centerfire is my preference, I personally love the .22 hornet and have an old one....Savage 340 I believe, in service as my go too ranch rifle/ truck gun. The Handy rifle series may interest you with a fairly large caliber selection, and may be avaliable used in your area for cheap
     
  18. MrGiggles

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    The Bmag has claimed it's first victim.

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    Very nice!

    I almost got me a song dog with a S&W 4006 the other day, it was busy feeding on a deer carcass on the side of the road. But there was too much traffic to stop and fire out the window.

    Coyotes have caused me enough grief that they fall into the shoot on sight whenever possible category.
     
  20. PowerG

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    I did get one just like this with a 1911 years ago, he waited just a split second too long lol. Their numbers seem to have dropped dramatically around here in the last couple of years, though I couldn't say why. Local game warden says they go in cycles, but dunno. The part of the county where I live was once one of the best areas to hunt wild turkey in the state, when the coyotes moved in they did tremendous damage to that population.
     
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    Yeah. Pets not withstanding, they run off a lot of more desirable wildlife. When the coyotes are thin, we start seeing foxes again, which are generally no threat to cats and smaller dogs, and do a better job with rodent control than coyotes. And, of course, the barn cats around here that hunt mice, voles and rabbits; coyotes kill the cats, but foxes don't mess with them.

    We had a really bad coyote infestation here 5 years ago, small packs literally hanging out on my front porch, and not appropriately wary of humans. There were even a couple of coyote attacks on small children playing in their own yards. We put a stop to that crap. For about a 3 month period, you'd hear shots all over the area late in the afternoon through early night, and in the morning.
     
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    Nice. As I posted on another thread, I'm hankering for a good deal on an inexpensive .22 mag to keep in the trunk. That one looks sweet!
     
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    Besides my carry guns my "truck gun" is a Winchester 94 carbine in 30-30.
    I used to keep a Mossberg 500 and then a 10/22 but the 94 makes the most sense to me.
     
  24. BrocLuno

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    I'd just use an old Marlin 336 from a pawn shop. Can't kill it. Will drop anything within reasonable range. Ammo is everywhere. Lee Loader will let you rebuild spent brass in off-time in the winter. Cheap, cheap, cheap :D
     
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