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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hq357, Jan 3, 2013.
I hear the term truck gun often used but what does it mean? Also what is a good truck gun?
I gun you keep in your truck. something compact. A ruger ranch rifle comes to mind.
ive always considered it a gun that you dont care if it gets a tad rusty dirty dinged up from being in a vehicle 24/7
Yeah, and one that will work without being meticulously cleaned after every use. And will take some abuse.
And often a somewhat inexpensive gun. Can mean car or truck
And kinda universal in its use: not too big, not too small, etc. Examples? I see alot of painted single-shot shotguns. Mine's also a "bug out/get home" rifle; shortened and lightened takedown 12+1 .22 Mag pump.
Mine's an old Mosin M-44
Handy, rugged, not too valuable monetarily. Anything from a cheap pump shotgun with a minimum legal length barrel, to a lever gun or other beater carbine of some other action type.
Any firearm powerful enough to shoot and kill a Ford F-150 P/U with a single shot at 200 yards?
LOL best answer ever
My personal definition of a truck gun: a gun that is.readily avalible in a moments notice while operating a/your car/truck.
From what I have heard is its a gun you can beat the crap out of, use, abuse and not have to worry very much.
I can do that with my red rider! But my "jeep" gun as I call it is a. 22mag .410 over under. Bought it at a yard sale for 50 bucks!
Mine is an H&R single shot 357 mag rifle.
Any gun you can swing out the side window without knocking out your front glass.
Kinda like a "tree trunk gun" only in a beater Chevy pick-em-up.
See if these pics work....
Generally agree with above,its a rig that isn't particularly "valuable".But then that's a relative term....meaning,what's valuable to one....may not be to another?
For me,it's more about the time of year(what's in season).Right now,a Savage short action,SS .223 makes sense.Any "more" scratches just add to it's character.
Reason for response....and it's prolly better served in the hunting section....is:I finished up a job "early" today.The "truck gun" is the above Savage,so took a nice long walk on the property with the tool at hand.
In the past,I've had truck guns that went un-cased.Nowadays...they're cased.Just sayin,they don't have to be complete "beaters" to qualify as truck guns?
According to the yahoos on American Guns, a truck gun is when you strip down a Winchester 94 to its screws, rebuild the receiver out of titanium, mill a new stock and handguard from endangered Brazillian Chestnut Hemlock, laquered with the same material used to make space shuttle heat tiles, secure it in a custom designed forged aluminum self-locking rack mounted with gold plated bolts and fairy dust, and cut a check for a $5,000 bill for a gun that only cost $300 in the first place.
That's the Discovery Channel's version of a truck gun.
Taurus model 72?? I have one in stainless I bought off a co worker who was hard up for cash. I'm not a big Taurus fan, but man it is a tack driver!! One of my favorite plinkers!
O.K. Scott....trying to resist,haha.
But you got me on space shuttle lacquer......inquiring minds want to know?
And for reference we're using a proprietary,matte Epoxy.And have used just about every finish devised.