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Old 12-06-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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this may have been asked before. whats your go to, best, love to have it next to me, wont leave camp without. truck gun?
mine is a single shot NEF .243 with a 8.5x32x50 scope. dial it in for the up close work or max it out for the long stuff. short so it goes out the window easy. very safe. cheap too. so I really don't care if I touch it with a wet hand, lean it out in the rain. one other point. unlike a AR type shooter. I don't need to worry about the brass being kicked around the cab.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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My Howa ranch rifle in 22-250 with a 20 '' barrel
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
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STI Trojan 1911 9mm. It's always with my truck.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:25 PM   #6
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I have a .17 hmr. But I don't get to shoot much these days. My boys shoot the deer. I get hog duty or varmits
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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Usually my Remington 870 but also 300 BO AR Pistol, 7.5 inch barrel.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:09 PM   #8
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When at the ranch I always have this S&W AR 15 Wilde...in the truck, UTV..it's always there. My Army son (yep, sniper/recon) camo'd it for fun a couple of years ago while home from deployment so no worries about scratching, etc. Loaded with green tip Federals, does a trick on hogs & other critters.

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Old 12-06-2017, 06:17 PM   #9
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I'm considering putting cheap grendel together while parts are cheap. Problem is I have hard time buying cheap stuff and the dang thing would end up being $1500 by the time I was done and I wouldn't want to drag it around in the truck all the time.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:24 PM   #10
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:37 PM   #11
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.243 Mohawk


Heck of a great choice there.


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Old 12-06-2017, 06:52 PM   #12
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Marlin 1894 Trapper in 357Mag most of the time
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:07 PM   #13
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:34 PM   #14
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:37 PM   #15
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Either 30-30 or ar15
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:44 PM   #16
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:46 PM   #17
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Xd 9mm. At the lease a Remington model 7 .308
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:56 PM   #18
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Glock 17 and an ar with a 1-6 Leupold on it


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Old 12-06-2017, 07:57 PM   #19
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Canik tp9v2
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:57 PM   #20
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Whatever happens to be in the truck at the time.

Could be a $300 Savage or could be a $3,000 rifle.


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Old 12-06-2017, 08:17 PM   #21
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:57 PM   #22
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:58 PM   #23
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:00 PM   #24
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Open sight 30-30, sig p226 40 cal
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #25
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30-30, and judge

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Old 12-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #26
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:17 PM   #27
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Iíve got two... Ruger Ranch in .223 and Remington 700 in .204 both suppressed


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Old 12-06-2017, 09:38 PM   #28
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:56 PM   #29
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:07 PM   #30
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this may have been asked before. whats your go to, best, love to have it next to me, wont leave camp without. truck gun?
mine is a single shot NEF .243 with a 8.5x32x50 scope. dial it in for the up close work or max it out for the long stuff. short so it goes out the window easy. very safe. cheap too. so I really don't care if I touch it with a wet hand, lean it out in the rain. one other point. unlike a AR type shooter. I don't need to worry about the brass being kicked around the cab.
30-30 or 22 mag
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:08 PM   #31
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Springfield XDS 9mm
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #32
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DB9 and ruger 17 hornet
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:27 PM   #33
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S&W 638 close at hand and an AR pistol under the backseat.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:38 PM   #34
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:43 PM   #35
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300 blkout
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:05 AM   #36
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My sonís TC Contender 223 with 16Ē barrel with choate m4 stock. Super easy to get out the window.


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Old 12-07-2017, 05:40 AM   #37
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The 300wm or that and the 222 simultaneously.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:42 AM   #38
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I also usually have the 44 mag in my hip when I'm at the place, too.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:52 AM   #39
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Keltec SU16 with iron sights. It folds up nice and small and I never have to worry about a scope being banged around loosing it’s zero.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:43 AM   #40
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Iron sight Marlin 30-30

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:42 AM   #41
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:48 AM   #42
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:02 AM   #43
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I have two that I would carry in the truck or on the 4 wheeler. I have a 16" barreled M4 carbine in 5.56, very accurate. Then a T/C Contender carbine in 30-30, with a 18" barrel. That is a short little rifle, also very accurate and deadly.

Years ago, when we were last guiding. I used to carry a T/C Contender , with pistol stocks, and a Super 14, 14" 30-30 barrel. I would keep that under the seat of the truck, with three rounds in the ashtray or in my pocket, then one round in the chamber, with the gun broke open. Always had guys ask, me why I was not carrying a rifle. "Your supposed to be the guide and you don't have a rifle." I would tell them, "Don't worry, it's under the seat of the truck, if I need it, I can get it out quickly." I hardly ever used it as a back up gun, but did a few times. The guys who were hunting at the time, did not like the fact the guide was using a pistol as a back up gun. They thought I should have some 300 Weatherby Mag. or something along those lines. Which I also carried my 7mm Rem. Mag Sendero in the tool box, but that's usually where it stayed.

Years before I would carry one of my 7mm Rem. Mags., in the truck and a Ruger Super Blackhawk, on my hip. The 7 1/2" barreled Super Blackhawk was a pain to get in and out of the truck with in a hip holster. The old single actions were fine, for a side arm, if you were getting on or off of a horse, but in and out of a truck, you would get stuck in the side, by the hammer all the time. I later switched to carrying a Colt Delta Gold Cup, which is a 10 mm Gold Cup Colt 1911. That was a much better side arm to carry, when getting out and back in the truck many times a day and pushing through heavy brush after wounded deer or pigs. I have been carrying a 10mm ever since. I need to get another 44 Mag some day, just because I miss having one.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:12 AM   #44
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:41 AM   #45
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:46 AM   #46
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:48 AM   #47
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Either 22lr or Ruger ranch .223
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:41 PM   #48
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marlin model 1894, 44 mag,,,
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:54 PM   #49
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I carry a 22 rifle, 243, 16ga, 380 n 45 cokt all the time in my daily work. Which i do get paid to hunt n trap!!! At night add nightvision suppressed ar
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:02 PM   #50
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A $75 Ruby 38 special. Mainly because I don't care if it gets stolen & it's accurate.
If I'm in a country bound a WASR,Marlin 765 or Mossberg 88 behind the seat. Sometimes all three. You can never be too well armed?
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