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I am considering a light rifle for the truck the will not cost an arm and a leg. I already have 7.62x39, 223 and 9mm ammo galore. I think the Siaga will use the AK mags. The Kel-Tec 223 I believe will us my AR15 mags and the KT Sub2000 9mm G19 compatible should use all the G19/17/18 Mags that I have. Defense, the wayward coyote/possum/bobcat would be the usage. What are the opinions here: 7.62x39mm Saiga, Kel-Tec Su16 Sport Utility 223 16", or Kel-Tec Sub2000 9mm glock 19 mags????
 

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Winchester Model 94 / Marlin 330

Powerful enough for 2 or 4 legs
Very low profile
Very fast gun
Very light
Common ammo sold almost anywhere / every where and cheap

less than $300 (used)

Good luck
 

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If you are looking for something cheap and dependable - How about a SKS? People either love them or hate them, but I have had nothing but dependability with mine. I added a 30 rnd removable mag. and an ATI synthetic stock. It has turned out to be a cheap dependable shooter. It would give you a chance to use up some of your 7.62x39 ammo.
 

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Serious truck gun

If you are looking for a real truck gun, you might be interested in the Hi-Point Carbine. Its a pistol caliber gun but it comes in either 9mm or .40. I own the 9mm version and its been an excellent investment for the 180 (including FFL fees) i paid for it. Light weight and straight shooting. I havent had to call them up but the consensus is Hi-Point's customer service is 2nd to none.
 

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CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62 x 39. Reliable, accurate, light, handy, cheap and legal to own in any state.

2nd choice would be stainless Mini-14 GB, perhaps in 6.8 SPC if it works and shoots well.

AR's are too expensive for the truck unless you're in it all of the time.

Kel-Tec is okay but they are not particularly reliable in cold weather.
 

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Was about to ditto the levergun theme. I might lean more to my excellent Rossi 92 .357 if the game was smallish as described vs a .30-30 but I'm a big tent leveraction fan. If I were going semiauto, I'm sure I'd go AR carbine. I just like everything about that design.

But that CZ 527 carbine caught me. I almost bought one a couple years ago. Not many bolt guns float my boat but that one does. Just added it to my list.
 

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An AK would make a good truck gun since I already have several, but I can't help thinking how much better a lever gun would look on the news if it ever came to that. I've never been accused of being PC, but the media in my area would have a field day if an AK was used in a defensive shooting. Just a thought.
 

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Is this weapon going to be living in your vehicle or are you going to be removing it every night?

If it's going to stay in the vehicle, i'd get a soft, zippered gun case and go with a used Marlin 336 .30-30...and just not be to worried about it. They're inexpensive and not THAT BIG of a loss if it's stolen.

If you're gonna remove it every night...AR-15. :rock:
 

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there are many sks rifles under truckseats in the south.
 

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I will mention 1 other fine rifle nobody has brought up. The good ole M1 carbine. 15 & 30 round mags are available for it. Not too powerfull and don't have to worry too much about over penatration in an urban setting.
 

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with the price of carbines now it takes it out of the economy section:(
 

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I gotta agree with the SKS. Jeeps of the carbine world.:biglaugh:
 
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