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Truck gun!

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Spaz, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Spaz

    Spaz Clackamas County Active Member

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    Does anyone have a truck gun? If so, what model and caliber is your rifle of choice?

    I've got a 98k that I'm trying to get worked into being my stow away rifle. Stock barrel, bi-mart Leopold 3-9x and a boyds stock. Nothing fancy just enough to put down anything from coyote to a bear if needed.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Pump shotgun and slugs.
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Savage 93 .22wmr w/2x7 scope
    1 mag of cci shot shells
    1 mag of cci blunt tip 40 grain
    1 mag of vortex ballistic 36 grain

    That and a 6" stainless gp100 .357 mag loaded with hunting rounds.
     
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  4. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Ruger 44 carbine, factory peep sight model. Shoots 300 gr xtp with 18 gr of H110 at minute of deer/bear accuracy @ 100 yards.
     
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  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Now THAT sounds like a truck gun.
    He!!, it might even stop a truck.

    Color me jealous.
     
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  6. Spaz

    Spaz Clackamas County Active Member

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    An old timer I know uses his in the same fashion. Quite the heart stopper!
     
  7. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Simple little picture

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  8. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    Savage 24V .357/20g and it looks like it was drug behind a truck.
     
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  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking on the Mosin and I believe the 870 will bee in there also.
    Last year,twice I went shooting and forgot to have a grouse gun ready.Twice I fell short of dinner.
    I had 3 shotguns ,4 22 pistols and a variety of rifles and not one sitting close for a quick shot
     
  10. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    I tend to keep a 12ga Survivor around, at least while I am in or near the woods. It had accounted for many a grouse or rabbit over the years.
     
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  11. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    My Wards bolt action 16 ga, tube fed. I have slugs, buckshot, and birdshot. I'm thinking about switching to wax shot, once I try it out; I hear it is a nice, legal, multifunction way to modify your ammo. Wax Shot: Add a little melted wax to some birdshot, let it harden, recrimp, and let 'er rip.

    Oh, I also carry my slingshot and a Crosman 2289 backpacker now that I have them! :D
    Serious fun, and super quiet!
     
  12. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    NEF Pardner Pump for quite a while. An AK for a bit.
    And possibly an AR here soon?

    I have a "thing" when Im too far from home 1.5-2hrs.. I have to bring something other than a pistol.

    But as if late my travel has been limited. But it'd be fun to carry a rifle again for a little bit.
     
  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Very good. I haven't tried the "wax shot" (or even "cut shells") yet but I understand it's more involved than that.. don't do that. Don't just pour hot wax down the shot column and expect it to work as a slug.. because it won't. You must pour out and heat up the shot in and with the wax and then spoon it all back in for it to work properly. As you said, there are quite a few youtube vids on this and if anyone does as you say and patterns the thing using that method, they'll find out that it doesn't work as they might hope.
     
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  14. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Buddy and I did the wax shot and the cut shell thing back when we were younger.
    Minute of pie plate at 25 yards.

    To much work, real slugs and buck shot is much easier.
     
  15. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    NEF single shot. With survivor stock and forend. Picked up cheap as some kid hacked the front to 18.5". Makes for easy upland picking if we see anything when out shooting. Also it's really light and really small. I just need to buy one of those shotshell things that go around your neck.
     
  16. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ishapore Enfield in .308 with 16" barrel - with Scout Scope mount and a rear ghost ring sight with an optional screw in insert to turn it into a peep sight. The scope would be a low power variable handgun scope. It not be on the rifle most of the time to keep it from getting beat up or stolen as it would be worth more than the rifle - it would have QD rings, which I have found return to zero.

    British later model Enfield in .303 setup the same way.

    Either of these are more than adequate for anything I would encounter in the PNW, are fast handling/shooting and have 10 to 12 round capacity mags. I would not be upset if they get banged up a little as they are probably already banged up. Their value, probably around $200 to $300 without the scope.

    Ammo is common enough to get just about anywhere - especially the .308 Winchester.
     
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  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unless I'm on a road trip I just have my sidearm on me. When I'm on a trip I generally bring a Ruger Mini-14 with a couple five rnd and three thirty rnders. Also a .40 S&W and an entrenching tool and large bush knife.
    Oddly, Nevada has some goofy firearms laws. If you carry a shotgun in a vehicle and there is no round in the chamber it is unloaded! Loaded mag dosent even count! So that's what we did!:)
     
  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like this choice, seems pretty versital to me. Does it have iron sights also? That would be a must for me.
     
  19. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It does have iron's:)

    Even my hunting rifle has ring sights for backup;).

    I figure I'm good for defense against big critters up to 100 yards or so and set for every varmint up to 125lbs or so out to about the same range if not a bit further.

    I generally leave the rifle at home unless there is a chance I'll be out of the city.

    I gotta move back out to the boonies...
     
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  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I really like that idea. I have on old Bubba'd (by me.. hey I got it for $80 pushing 40 years ago when I was 15) 03-A3 and it's not super pretty or anything but because of sentimental reasons, wouldn't use it for a truck gun. However, at a gun store not long ago I was blown away by all the .303 Enfields selling for absolute songs! I almost bought one but then I'd have to get.. nevermind.. those things are perfect!. especially a jungle carbine