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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14584615 02/18/20
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Assuming that you are going to use it primarily for vermin, I’d be really tempted to get the new Ruger 17 Hornet Compact. Looks to be just the checker for the truck.


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14584968 02/18/20
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Something cheap that shoots well like a tc compass or ruger American. Decent scope and call it good.
But AR would be up there as well . I don’t know how you roll or what you got out there


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14585180 02/18/20
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Remington 600 mohawk in 222 topped with a leupold vx111 2-8×36. Compact little thing and it shoots pretty damn good.


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14585406 02/19/20
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An AR pistol with an arm brace & Full Float tube with a suppressor if starting from scratch. Truthfully if you aren't saving fur, any short barrelled accurate rifle you don't mind scratching would work. Lever action .30-30's were pretty prominent for a really long time.

I have used a mini-14 for this a lot. I have a 600 in .308W in my beater truck, and a 16" AR in HBAR configuration with a decent scope in my other truck. There's always a pistol. I quit leaving the mini in the truck when my boys started hunting coyotes with it. For some reason it just never migrated back. When I first took the mini out I used a 788 in .22-250, but when the barrel started getting sloppy it went down the road in trade.


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14597901 02/23/20
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Shooting a AR or any auto loader out of a truck window doesn't work for me.


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14598152 02/23/20
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What is it about truck windows that makes AR's and auto's quit working?

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Maybe they drive Chevys Don. They work fine out the window of my Fords

Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: huntsman22] #14600275 02/23/20
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
What is it about truck windows that makes AR's and auto's quit working?


The auto loaders will function just fine, the shell casings flying around the cab can cause problems. Make and model of the truck isn't the problem, I drive Ford trucks.


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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #14608669 02/26/20
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Ruger American Ranch with AR mags. Perfect truck gun. Perfect!

Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: TrueGrit] #14611327 02/27/20
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Just clip a few turns off the ejector spring and the brass will drop right on the floor of you’re truck. My HP competition ARs have that mod and the brass drops in a nice pile 4 inches away. Works great and you can always go back to a standard spring in you like. They cost pennies.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15044548 07/12/20
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That hot brass from an ar will make your gal loose her shirt in a hurry when you shoot out the window, consider this before trimming the spring!

Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15065658 07/20/20
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I don't need a truck gun but I do enjoy predator calling pretty much Oct 1 to March. Another vote for the Ruger American ranch in 223/5.56. Driving stand to stand, it is by far the easiest in and out of the truck and to load/unload whether it is the rotary mag or AR mag. It whacks them just fine out to 300 and is an absolute tack driver. I would also buy a Savage Axis hardwood during the rebate and have it cut to 18". I think that would also be a great rig.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15066682 07/20/20
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An RAR-Ranch sounds like it might fit your criteria.

Short and cheap, so if it gets scratched, dented, rusty, or stolen you aren't out much money.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15070250 07/21/20
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Truck gun and coyote shot from the truck.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15089463 07/28/20
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IAfog: I suggest a Remington 700 heavy barrel in the 20" version and of course in the reliable and accurate 223 Remington caliber.
Best of luck to you with whichever you choose.
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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: vbshootinrange] #15089490 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by vbshootinrange
I had a Ruger 77 LS compact .223 that made an excellent truck gun.

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I had one in 243 once upon a time. That 16.5" barrel sure made it easy to get out the window.

That one left, but it probably should have stayed.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: lvmiker] #15095707 07/30/20
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Originally Posted by lvmiker
Originally Posted by DELGUE

Since my definition of a truck gun is one that I won't cry too much if it gets stolen this would be a great choice. Mine is a RAR compact in .223 w/ a butt pad and a VX2 3-9 lr. Surprisingly handy for a low $ set up.


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Same here. Only I have a Nikon on mine.

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15115867 08/06/20
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Had the same thing happen. Had a Howa 1500 I paid 300 bucks for and put a cheap 3-12 scope on it. I killed more coyotes with that thing than all my other guns combined! A buddy of mine just had to have it. Finally I relented and he traded me a BAR in 30-06; even after I told him that Browning was worth 2x that Howa. )Later I sold the BAR as I just never cared for it.) My younger son is still pissed at me! He loved that 223.

I bough him one of those mini-howas a couple years ago to make up for it. It’s a pretty good candidate for a truck gun too

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Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15117764 08/07/20
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My fastest coyote kill......dead run in a field, Rem Mohawk 243 using 80gr WW PSP, dropped it on the first shot thru the neck, around 275 yds.

12x Redfield, put him on the far edge of the FOV.........

That one is gone, but if I wanted a handy rifle, I'd take my Tikka T3 Stainless 243, and chop it anywhere from 19-21" - that 600 was 18.5"

Scope would top from 6-10x, Rifle above is for sale ANIB if anyone wants a bug hole Coyote / Deer / Hog rifle.

Re: Truck gun for coyotes [Re: IA_fog] #15121640 08/09/20
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what ever gun that is in my truck at the time i need it, that's a truck gun

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