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    Business Member alberta tactical rifle's Avatar
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    And now for a real short gun

    I decided that with the new climate regarding guns in whats left of our once proud but rapidly declining country, that cruising around with any semi auto rifle could result in unwanted legal consequences.
    My lifestyle kinda dictates a gun in the truck as being a necessity. Seems every time I go out to the ranch I find a bear either in my burning barrel or just hanging around. This year I have put down 5 animals that have been struck by vehicles.
    SO I came up with what I call "Little Thumper"
    Specs are ATRS Maverick action, right bolt left port repeater.
    Lilja 308 cal 10 twist M40 contour barrel. 12" long chambered in 300 Win Mag. Ya I know the gun would be lighter with a skinny barrel, but I like fat barrels.
    Our gill style brake, Triggertech trigger and McMillan Sako hunter stock in carbon fiber and HS Precision Gen 2 DBM.
    With the 2.5x10 NXS on it the entire rig weighs 9.2 lbs




    Recoil is virtually non existent, and surprisingly the fire ball on discharge is disappointingly small.


    Be interested to see what others have adopted for a truck gun.
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    Sweet little rig!
    The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.

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    That looks too fun

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    That’s awesome. Sad the fireball isn’t also fun.

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    That looks cool. I just got a Marlin 1895 gsbl 45-70.
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    So what would be the overall length of the rifle
    What's the muzzle blast/percussion like compared to a short brl single shot like a tc encore(375hh and 18" brl)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberta tactical rifle View Post
    I decided that with the new climate regarding guns in whats left of our once proud but rapidly declining country, that cruising around with any semi auto rifle could result in unwanted legal consequences.
    My lifestyle kinda dictates a gun in the truck as being a necessity. Seems every time I go out to the ranch I find a bear either in my burning barrel or just hanging around. This year I have put down 5 animals that have been struck by vehicles.
    SO I came up with what I call "Little Thumper"
    Specs are ATRS Maverick action, right bolt left port repeater.
    Lilja 308 cal 10 twist M40 contour barrel. 12" long chambered in 300 Win Mag. Ya I know the gun would be lighter with a skinny barrel, but I like fat barrels.
    Our gill style brake, Triggertech trigger and McMillan Sako hunter stock in carbon fiber and HS Precision Gen 2 DBM.
    With the 2.5x10 NXS on it the entire rig weighs 9.2 lbs




    Recoil is virtually non existent, and surprisingly the fire ball on discharge is disappointingly small.


    Be interested to see what others have adopted for a truck gun.
    Nice! My go-to truck gun is my tried and tested 590a1. Just a wee bit longer...

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    Nice what did that cost all together?
    I have a mossburg MVP scout. 308 with a vortex scout scope

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith mokry View Post
    So what would be the overall length of the rifle
    What's the muzzle blast/percussion like compared to a short brl single shot like a tc encore(375hh and 18" brl)
    35" OAL
    Muzzle blast is fairly mild. 3 of the 4 people who have shot it to date have no objection to the blast or concussion. The 4th shooter is a known pussy.
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    my truck gun is a stag-10 ..... OIC be damned.

    I really like Little Thumper though , she's a perfect truck gun if ya ask me.
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