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#13856600 - 05/29/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: jammingator]  
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For me it depends on where I am at, time of year and what it's potential use is. Urban setting, give me a 16" AR to compliment my always in the truck handgun. A road trip here in Alaska when it is not hunting season, the Marlin 45-70 holds 7 rounds and that should handle most situations, along with the Glock 19 that is always in my truck. Hunting season, the Husky 1640 Light in 30-06, in case some moose decides to show it self when I am driving where ever, a long with the Glock 19.

When it comes to just wanting a long gun in my truck for what ever. A Mod. 94 Win. in .44 mag. is a go to truck gun. Light in weight, short in length with a 20" barrel and it holds 10 rounds. The always there Glock 19 holds 15 rounds, as do each the 4 spare mags.

If I lived in the states, it would be a custom light weight 21" barreled Tikka that holds the 10 round CTR mags. and fires the 6.5 Creedmoor round. Scope would be a 1-6x24 of some flavor, maybe SWFA.

I wish my wife would buy me the little 9mm Banshee pistol carbine with a 9" barrel and a red dot, don't for get the Binary trigger!

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#13859619 - 05/30/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: drover]  
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Originally Posted by drover
Originally Posted by Frontiersman
A run of the mill .30-30 lever is an ideal truck gun. A good balance of price, replace-ability and capability. Find a good deal and run with it.


^^^^^

This is the correct answer.

drover


Agreed, I found a 1950 year model '94 30-30 for 350 bucks with no blue or finish left on the wood, perfect mechanical condition, would make a perfect truck gun, the 170gr partitions at 2150 should handle anything else.


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#13860033 - 05/30/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: jammingator]  
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Originally Posted by jammingator
Thinking about a truck gun, a general all purpose rifle to leave in the truck full time. I work in agriculture so all kinds of possibilities for use. I'm figuring out that I like lever guns - I have a Marlin Model 62 in .256 and a Winchester Model 88 in .308 and love both of those rifles. Thinking of a 336 in 30-30 but wide open for for suggestions. Thanks in advance!

I recently bought a 1983, 336CS in 30-30 that somebody has cut 2" off the barrel. The barrel is around 17" from the muzzle to the front of the receiver now. I would never have thought to do that, but I have to admit, it makes a really handy rifle for a vehicle.

#13866216 - 06/01/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: jammingator]  
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Synthetic Remington 7600 in .270 Winchester with VX3 2.5x8 scope and a sack full of Triple K 10 round magazines. This has turned out to be the best compromise I have found. The 130gr will not tear up a coyote and it is still more than powerful enough for the bears, mountain lions and wolves we have. The rate of fire, 10 round capacity and 2.5 low power make it usable as a tactical weapon. 8 high power and MOA accuracy gives you the opportunity to reach out if the situation requires it.

#13890956 - 06/11/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: skitish]  
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Originally Posted by skitish
Synthetic Remington 7600 in .270 Winchester with VX3 2.5x8 scope and a sack full of Triple K 10 round magazines. This has turned out to be the best compromise I have found. The 130gr will not tear up a coyote and it is still more than powerful enough for the bears, mountain lions and wolves we have. The rate of fire, 10 round capacity and 2.5 low power make it usable as a tactical weapon. 8 high power and MOA accuracy gives you the opportunity to reach out if the situation requires it.


Hmmm. Interesting. Well thought out. I guess the only two ways I can think of to improve on that would be a) to have a wood stocked version (or paint the synthetic in a wood finish) to reduce "scary black gun" biases, and b) to set up the optic with QD rings so you could go to the irons if you had to.

I plan to stick with my .30-30 though. I'm out East.


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#13891348 - 06/11/19 Re: Truck Gun [Re: jammingator]  
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Truck guns, you want very low maintenance because you will probably not want to wipe them down on a weekly basis.

get something stainless or you will have a rust bucket depending on what part of the country you live in.

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