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    Default Fun/Truck Gun

    I picked up a Leupold VX3i 3.5x10 for just about nothing recently and don't have anything to put under it. I'm thinking I want a fun/truck gun. Looking for inexpensive, reliable, and something in the 223, 22-250 ish range. Thinking Ruger, Savage, or Howa. Truly a "ride in my truck, dinking around, maybe evening walk" rifle

    Any thoughts?
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    That's a nice scope. You said fun/reliable. I've seen them for around 500. https://ruger.com/products/ar556/specSheets/8500.html
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    My buddy picked up one of the older versions Savage Axis in .223 in CA for $250 new, at a local guns shop. Seemed like a solid gun.

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    Thanks longbow and Mainewoods. I'll look at both.


    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    That's a nice scope.
    It is a nice scope and I picked it up on a whim on closeout.
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    Jay,

    Just a few months ago I picked up a Savage Model 12FV in 223. The 12 FV is a Cabelas exclusive model, black on black, with the Savage accu-trigger, and a bull barrel. Its a heavy gun a 8.75 lbs. They had is on sale for $369 plus Savage was running a $100 rebate on it. The gun is stupidly accurate. With Hornady 55 gr V-max it will shoot a 0.75" group at 200 yards. Yes... 200 yards.

    They have them in both 22-250 and 223. I went with the 223 because we shoot a lot and 223 ammo (even the good stuff) is 1/2 the price of 22-250.

    Worth checking out.

    https://www.cabelas.com/product/SAVA...LE/1994604.uts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatseeker View Post
    Jay,

    Just a few months ago I picked up a Savage Model 12FV in 223. The 12 FV is a Cabelas exclusive model, black on black, with the Savage accu-trigger, and a bull barrel. Its a heavy gun a 8.75 lbs. They had is on sale for $369 plus Savage was running a $100 rebate on it. The gun is stupidly accurate. With Hornady 55 gr V-max it will shoot a 0.75" group at 200 yards. Yes... 200 yards.

    They have them in both 22-250 and 223. I went with the 223 because we shoot a lot and 223 ammo (even the good stuff) is 1/2 the price of 22-250.

    Worth checking out.

    https://www.cabelas.com/product/SAVA...LE/1994604.uts
    My father was literally less than 5 hours from buying that rifle. Cabelas had them on sale for $369 and with the $100 rebate it was a hell of a deal. Not knowing the sale ended at midnight, he called that following morning. They are now $419. That rifle is on the short list.
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    That Savage axis can definitely be had for under $300 and shoots very accurately at that price point Jay. Even though Sam is getting big enough for a full size stock, wont be getting rid of his compact, 40" would make a great little truck gun.

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    Also looking at the Ruger American and American Predator.
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    You may want to look at the Howa with the Houge over molded stock. Came across one recently in 270 and really liked that stock and would be great for that purpose, going this week to look at one in 30-06. I've seen them listed in some of those calibers your considering.

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    Thompson Center Compass on sale at Cabelas now $325. Plus $75 rebate brings it to $250.
    Good choices on calibers also.
    Good luck. Always enjoy the “hunt” for a new rifle.
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