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#6950018 - 11/07/17 11:18 AM Ranch/truck rifle?
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Loc: Irving, Texas
Just wondering what everyone carries in their truck, ATV, UTV or whatever when you are just riding around your lease, ranch or property checking things out. You never know what you may run into, hog, snake, etc. What do you all carry and why?

I am just looking for something that is fairly simple, not so beautiful that you don't mind it getting banged around a little and that is an effective caliber for most varmints, hogs, etc that you might encounter.

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#6950028 - 11/07/17 11:24 AM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Loc: Houston, TX
My truck gun is a custom .222 bolt gun with a 20" Xheavy barrel. I also have either a .40 or .45 cal handgun on my hip, which is what I use to shoot snakes.

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#6950033 - 11/07/17 11:27 AM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Typically a suppressed AR-15 in 6.8 SPC. Sometimes I have the 5.56 upper on it, just depends on my mood. 9mm M&P fullsize is nearby, as is my Shield 9mm.
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#6950035 - 11/07/17 11:28 AM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: Lone Ranger
Just wondering what everyone carries in their truck, ATV, UTV or whatever when you are just riding around your lease, ranch or property checking things out. You never know what you may run into, hog, snake, etc. What do you all carry and why?

I am just looking for something that is fairly simple, not so beautiful that you don't mind it getting banged around a little and that is an effective caliber for most varmints, hogs, etc that you might encounter.


Get you a Tikka T-3 in 7mm-08.

Not terribly expensive, not heavy, tough, guaranteed to shoot. If I were forced to live with one, and only one short action cartridge, and use a mass produced rifle, that is what I would get, no question about it.
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#6950054 - 11/07/17 11:41 AM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Registered: 10/03/06
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Loc: Katy
Ruger American Predator in 243 with 90gr Speer Deep Curls. Redfield 2x7. Don't worry about scratching it up, big enough for anything we might run across, and deadly accurate.

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#6950078 - 11/07/17 11:56 AM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 07/03/10
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Loc: Houston, Tx
Suppressed SBR with an H1 for me.

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#6950088 - 11/07/17 12:04 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 12/01/09
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open sight - lever action Marlin 30-30


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#6950091 - 11/07/17 12:05 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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16" bolt gun 300 blk out
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#6950096 - 11/07/17 12:08 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
anything you don't mind losing

I'm looking at Ruger Ranch Rifle, Howa, AR-15

need Hi cap (at least 10)

decent quality optic, 1-6, 1-8, 2-10, etc
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#6950098 - 11/07/17 12:09 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2635
Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Scoped AR in 5.56 with a mag of 64gr Speer gold dots. Don't care if it gets a little beat up, plenty of accuracy and juice to whack coyotes and whatnot. Collapsible stock and short barrel means it rides nice between the seat and console.
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#6950180 - 11/07/17 01:17 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Loc: DFW
When I'm riding around filling feeders, checking cameras, and stands I always have my AR 300 Blackout SBR with suppressor and a Leupold VX-R 2-7x.

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#6950231 - 11/07/17 01:54 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
My "console gun" is usually my AR because I can collapse the stock and with the 16" barrel makes it easy to lay there on top. A 9" suppressor makes my bolt guns too long to easily get out the window in a hurry.
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#6950258 - 11/07/17 02:12 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Registered: 02/03/11
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Loc: The Lone Star State
I usually have a Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle .223/5.56 with me in the truck or Mule. 16" barrel, 3x9 scope with a 10 rd AR mag stuffed full of 70 gr SP's loaded pretty stout. Short overall length makes it easy to maneuver around and get it pointed downrange. Handguns, normally one of my 9mm's but occasionally the M&P 40S&W or a 1911.


Edited by bar-d (11/07/17 02:13 PM)
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#6950268 - 11/07/17 02:18 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Either 6.8 spc or Marlin 3030

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#6950271 - 11/07/17 02:19 PM Re: Ranch/truck rifle? [Re: Lone Ranger]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
A scoped TC Contender pistol in .300 Savage. Strictly speaking, not a rifle ...
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