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Truck Rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pablo45, Jun 18, 2007.

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WHICH RIFLE FOR A TRUCK WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Poll closed Jul 8, 2007.
  1. BERETTA CX4

    12 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. KEL-TEC SUB 2000

    19 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. OTHER

    89 vote(s)
    74.2%
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  1. pablo45

    pablo45 Member

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    Wondering what some of you would suggest. I usually carry a Glock when i go anywhere and have been wanting to get a rifle as well. I do not want to carry my m4 because my wife bought it for me and it is way too expensive anyways. What i do want is a pistol cartridge. Probably a 9mm. I am not planning on using it except for immediate threats that are close quarters. Or an occasional shooting session. I have narrowed it down to a Beretta cx4 or Kel-tec sub 2000. Any other suggestions will be appreciated and concidered.
     
  2. RNB65

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    SKS or Rem 870.
     
  3. BADUNAME13

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    I wuld not use a 9mm for a 'rifle'

    Out of the 2 I chose the Kel Tec for it's compactness...

    SKS:
    Cheap
    Semi
    Feeds off of inexpensive, lightweight stripper clips
    7.62x39 is 'good enough'
     
  4. meef

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    The KelTec, based on your stated choices.

    But like others have already said, the SKS is a winner for a truck rifle - which is something the other two are not.

    Not in the real world, anyway.

    Maybe better to ask "what truck gun"?

    :scrutiny:
     
  5. Old Time Hunter

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    .44 Mag in a Marlin Cowboy or Winchester Trapper, if you want cheap get an Italian knock-off. Unless you drive some foreign crap, at least have the dignity to give acknowledgement to our heritage.
     
  6. Eyesac

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    I hate beretta, but I don't see anything wrong with the CX4. It's cheap, probably well made...
     
  7. KINGMAX

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    Find an old lever action 30.30, or an eight-seventy Remi, loaded w/ 3 inch #4 Buck. I forget how many pellets are in a 3 inch #4, the buck shot is the size of a pencil eraser coming your way 5 times in a row. That is a lot of protection.
     
  8. Eyesac

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    Wow, I like to buy American too, but cheebis!
     
  9. Jackal

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    I recently got a Beretta CX4 in 9mm. WOW! I have a new favorite rifle. I mounted up an older Bushnell Holosight and soda cans are in danger anywhere within 200 yards. Yes, I said 200. At 200 yards, I have to hold about 3ft high, but then again, my CX4 is zeroed at 50 yards. Buy one used, dont pay more than $450 and have the most fun you can have with a rifle. Its kinda like shooting a big .22. Its that fun.:D
     
  10. timmyb21

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    I would choose a pump 12 gauge of whatever make (Rem. 870 or Mossy 500), short barrel, added capacity, slugs/buckshot and another full load worth of ammo. Can go wrong with a pump scattergun! :)
     
  11. Atticus_1354

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    I would go for a mossberg 12ga or a lever in .44mag or .30-30.
     
  12. cheygriz

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    Mosin M44. Cheap, reliable, accurate and powerful.
     
  13. 22LongRifle

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    You have a M4 sitting in your safe and YOU ARE AFRAID I'LL GET SCRATCHED UP!?!?!?!!? And here I'm digging up change from the washer and dryer to fund an Enfield MK4 No2!

    Jerry, looking for lose change under the sofa
     
  14. Gustav

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    Good truck rifle options include the following:

    Ishapore SMLE MK III 2A 7.62 rifle or scout rifle conversion with stripper clips and spare magazines fit with flash hider or muzzle break and ashley scout scope mount and 1-4X Burris EER postol scope or red dot sight hollow fiberglass stock filled inside with survival type gear.

    SKS Yugoslavian with Tech Sight rear and Williams front fire sight Chinese chest pouch filled with stripper clips. Great low budget choice!

    Sporterized 1903A1 or 1903A3 Springfield .30-06 fiberglass stock Lyman rear and front sights shorten and recrown barrel Galco butt cuff and ching sling.
    These rifles turn up as sporters at gun shows and at places such as www.auctionarms.com www.gunsamerica.com www.gunbroker.com

    Mosin Nagant 1938 carbine/rifle cheap to buy and ammo is cheap and easy to come by the action is slower to work and reload but it is a rock solid rifle and is very handy. Great low dollar rifle!

    Swiss K-31 makes a great truck rifle it is one of the fastest manual operated rifles ammo can be hard to find and spare magazines are expensive they are tack drivers and won't be cheap much longer. Check into a Mojo peep sight and a no drill scope mount www.surplusrifles.com

    Also one alternative is a good used Remington 742 760 7400 7600 just make sure it functions and cycles reliably and always keep the chamber clean. Barrels can be shortened to 18 inches and a folding stock such as one from Choate Machine and Tool can be modified to fit and reliable 10 round magazines are available from Cabela's they are made by Triple K and are all steel. Check what the overall legal length limit is first and have a unique trunk rifle or keep original Walnut stocks for a low profile rifle.

    Enfield MKIV .303 sporterized with a short barrel and trimmed stock these also turn up from time to time already hacked up. They can be made into nice light weight handy little carbines stripper clips and an extra magazine or two and you are good to go.

    Any Enfield can be lightning fast to use with a little practice do a you tube or Google video search under mad minute for a bit of background info.
    The fastest way to work the rifle is to make like you are going to give someone a birdie use your middle or birdie finger to pull the trigger and place the ball of the bolt firmly between your curled trigger finger and thumb and work the bolt using the thumb and trigger or index finger to hold and cycle the bolt firing with the middle finger as the trigger finger. After practice it is very fast!:evil:

    If possible try to borrow or fire each of whatever rifle you may be considering at different ranges.

    Best of luck.:)
     
  15. TCB in TN

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    I hate the looks of the Keltec but it will accept your glock mags, so you have only to carry 1 cal and interchangeable mags at that, and as I hear it they do shoot pretty well. I have shot both the Beretta and the High Point 9mm carbines and they are accurate, and VERY fun to shoot, would imagine that the Keltec would be also. Plus the keltec is a folder and that makes it truck carry friendly. But I am a huge shotty fan, finding a good 18 1/2 inch Remmy or Mossberg can definitely give you plenty of bang for the buck.
     
  16. Deaf Smith

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    Several good picks.

    Mini-14 (find it cheep, no use paying $700 when that's so close to a AR), M1-carbine, any good shotgun like the Remington 870, Mossie 500/590, Winchester 1300, Maverick 88, or even a good lever gun. You will notice most of those mentioned cost no more than the CX4 or even the Kel-tec, but can be used to hunt to quite well.
     
  17. dstorm1911

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    Any AK based rifle, built to be abused and beat yet keep on fighting, not into long barreled pistols with stocks hell I can hit reliably with any of my XDs but the .40 Tactical kills coffee cans regularily at 100 yards so why in the world would I wanna mess with a pistol caliber rifle? I use a rifle as it was intended........ for tagets outside of pistol range which for me means 100 to 400 yards out here in the AZ desert and an AK does that with ease the Yugo underfolder fits in the saddle bags on my Harley (I seldom drive anything with 4 wheels its either 2 or 18, my Blazer has been relegated to pullin a drag the last 4 years) the Yugo with 5 30 rnd mags is not something ya wanna be on the recieving end of even if ya are wearing body armour or hiding behind a car I still got your number.......... a 9mm made up to look like a rifle???? WHY even bother unless ya are threatened by soda cans regularily...... ?
     
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    If you carry a Glock get a Mechtech CCU for it. That way you can leave only the CCU in the truck when you park it.
     
  20. kcmarine

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    Again, Saiga. Relatively low- profile, which won't get LEO in a knot. 7.62 x39mm Soviet is relatively cheap, and most of the rifles that fire it (and by most I mean the ones made in the former USSR) will feed anything but rocks. Costs about $280 new if you know where to look. They can also be converted, if that's your thing.


    ETA

    Ooops!!! Didn't see the pistol cartridge part. Hmm. Don't know on that. Pistol caliber carbines aren't really my thing. Sorry. However, the Saiga is still worth looking at as long as you don't mind the two different types of ammunition.
     
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  21. Prince Yamato

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    Sir, you are in fact aware that the Cold War is over, right?
     
  22. trueblue1776

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    Nothing says truck gun like an old Mini-14.

    Pistol caliber? hmmmmmmmmmm
     
  23. Babarsac

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    Either an SKS or Mosin...for under $200 you can't go wrong. Cheap ammo too.
     
  24. paddling_man

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    30.30 lever Winchester or Marlin.
    12 Gauge Mossberg or a SKS also good choices.

    My preference, by far, would be the 30.30.

    If you are stuck on the Beretta or KelTec... Hmmm... hard to say. Shoot both if you can. Still undecided? Buy whichever you can find cheaper. If you are certain it is a semi, pistol cartridge rifle you are after, I suppose you could (eek!!) consider the Hi-Point as well. Ugly as sin (as if the KT weren't, the Storm is kinda sexy looking in a sci-fi way,) but user reports rate them as actually pretty reliable. Inexpensive too.

    Still for the same $200, I'm finding an ugly Winchester 30.30 but you are the one with the cash. Shoot all three if you can. I think the local 'hood gun range here in Indy rents all three.
     
  25. mp510

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    I would go with a shotgun. More versatility.
     
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