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Help me build a "Truck Gun"

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Unread 11-09-2006, 01:18 PM
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Location: Silverton Oregon
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Re: Help me build a \"Truck Gun\"

The Thompsonís are about as short and handy as youíre going to find. They can shoot fairly well but Iíve never shot one past 200 yards - Iím sure someone on this board has tried one at longer ranges.

I think a model 7 is also a good starting point if you want to stay with a Remington action. My caliber choice would be a 7mm 08 for light recoil and is enough caliber for 500 yards.

Something like this:

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Unread 11-09-2006, 03:30 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: corpus christi,tx
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Re: Help me build a \"Truck Gun\"

first off where are you at in texas??

second save your self some time and a lot of money for a rifle that gets banged round in a hunting truck and go get a savage in 308,30-06,300wm,300wsm,338wm they all shoot well. if all you shoot is 500-600 a savage is well up to the task right out of the box i was shooting out to 600 with my savage 223 this weekend. i have a savage 300wsm that i keep in my hunting truck that shoots .5 at 100 i payed like 475.00/500.00 for it. savage is a great rifle that is often over looked. i have 7 savages and they all shoot great
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Unread 11-09-2006, 03:54 PM
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Re: Help me build a \"Truck Gun\"

I am gonna agree with Ian on this one, the TC's are very nice and very short. I have shoot one out to 500yds and they grouped right along with some factory guns, around 4-5". My dad has a Rem Model 7 in a 243 that is awfully nice as well, very short.

You might also looked towards the New England Firearms handi-rifles. They come in every caliber from 204ruger to 500 S$W. They are not a very good looking gun but for $200.00 they are pretty accruate and very compact single shots.

good luck
Steve Elmenhorst
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Unread 11-09-2006, 07:01 PM
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Re: Help me build a \"Truck Gun\"

I'm a Texan too. We hunt a 42,000 acre ranch on the Throckmorton/Shackleford county line. Big country, wide open, lots of driving around. You're apt to run upon hogs and coyotes, as well as a buck chasing a doe. Your truck rifle needs to be HANDY, that is short-barreled, light, accurate, and capable of dropping the animal in its tracks.
My older Remington Mod 7 in 7-08 with its 18.5" barrel is accurate and fast (HANDY). It wears a Leupold VXIII 2.5x8 scope. The currently produced Mod 7 has a 20" barrel, I believe. Of the more than 2 dozen rifles in my gun safe, this rig is the one I most often use for my deer hunting in Texas. The short barrel is also HANDY in the tight confines of a deer blind. Dave
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Unread 11-09-2006, 08:16 PM
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Re: Help me build a \"Truck Gun\"

I want one !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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