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Old 12-20-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default Best "Truck Gun"

My son is putting together his truck (Actually a full-size Bronco) and is wanting to get some input on the "perfect truck gun". He is thinking a carbine of some sort. He and I have some ideas but we would like to see what others think.

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Old 12-20-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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I use to have a youth model Remington 710 I thought it was perfect for me. it was in 243 It was about the size of an m4 I think

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It really depends on what kind of shooting you plan on doing. Centerfire, rimfire, shotgun??? Auto, bolt, lever, pump??? I love Marlin levers but wouldn't want to leave it in the truck. I'm thinking something like a Hi-Point 995 carbine or an H&R shotgun.

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There are far to many variables in that question for it to be answered.

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Back in texas my "truck gun" was my colt ar15sp1. I had a bench seat truck and it fit under the edge of the front seat totaly out of sight even with either door open using a 20 round mag. It sat on the carpeted tranny hump so it never got banged around or metal on metal action.

Truck gun today... i would have to get a carbine of some sort but its nit legal to carry uncased loadedrifles in a vehicle in wisconsin.

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It really depends on what kind of shooting you plan on doing. Centerfire, rimfire, shotgun??? Auto, bolt, lever??? I love Marlin levers but wouldn't want to leave it in the truck. I'm thinking something like a Hi-Point 995 carbine or an H&R shotgun.
I agree 100 percent I love my 30 30 but wouldn't dare leave it in there
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I wouldn't leave any of my rifles in my truck I do however have a hi point 380 pistol I leave under the seat don't cost nothing and has fired ever time I pulled the trigger don't get me wrong I am in no way endorsing hi point but they are cheap enough

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Marlin has a few nice looking short barreled lever actions, but they're a little high priced compared to their regular 336C.

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There are far to many variables in that question for it to be answered.
You need to have a little imagination. But just in case, for a little clarification, he is making it into a camping/rockcrawler/survival truck. The truck with the "truck gun" will not be in a daily driver (IE parked out on the street somewhere for the day). We live out in the country where we can park the cars with the keys in the ignition.

Marlin lever guns are on our list, there are some others that have not been mentioned.
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M44. reliable, powerful, cheap, cheap ammo, fun, bayonet (roasts hotdogs with muzzle blast I hear) and reasonably accurate. What else could you want?

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