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How do you stash your truck gun?
« on: April 14, 2017, 10:02:32 PM »
Have an elderly Savage M-11, left-hand bolt, 7mm-08, in a Boyd's reject stock.  Good sling, ammo cuff, Leupold M8 4X scope, and a box of handloads alongside.  When my truck was a Nissan Frontier, extended cab 4X4, the rifle rode behind the driver's seat, butt on the floor, and the muzzle velcro'd to a headrest post.

Now my "truck" is a Jeep Grand Cherokee (Laredo, 4X4) and I don't have a good way to carry it, since butt-on-the-floor, muzzle-velcro'd-to-headrest sticks out like rat turds in a sugar bowl.  Would like to be able to carry it so that I can get to it easily, without putting the muzzle on the floor, or some other foolishness, and not advertise that I do, indeed, have a truck gun.

Suggestions, ideas, etc, all cheerfully considered.

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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 10:45:16 PM »
    My advice?  'Butt-on-the-floor, muzzle-velcro'd-to-headrest...'  But cover the top half (or more) with a sleeve the matches the material of your seat back.  Heck, a spare piece of that same material would be ideal.  Don't 'contour' the sleeve, leave it big enough to conceal its purpose.  Maybe with a few internal ribs to keep a certain shape.
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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 10:47:32 PM »
    Hadn't thought of that, may have to try that.

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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 11:09:37 PM »
    I drive a sedan. I don't remember if jeeps or trucks have them, but my sedan has a lip of sorts. Between my seat and the door there is a space that is big enough for a large umbrella.... Or other things. It also is made in such a way that when I open the door to get out, this 'lip' obscures the item from those looking inside the vehicle as I step out. When the vehicle is closed and locked up? Unless they have xray vision, they're not seeing anything.
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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 01:58:17 PM »
    My M44 is on the floorboard of my '98 tacoma extended cab. Haven't thought about standing it up. I like keeping it out of sight.
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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 04:45:27 PM »
    I'd say depends on the year, but on the floor under the lip of the rear seat isn't a bad location in most of them. There is a slight overhang that you could get a case that matches the color of the interior(I believe all of them I've owned have been grey interior). But a location like that you could install some velcro on the seat mounts or some other rigged mount and it should still be pretty easy to get to. That said wouldn't work with passengers but not sure if you haul people or not generally I don't unless it's the kids in mine. Also you might be able to work something behind the rear seats since also all of them I've owned have tint on the rear, which makes it much easier to hide something in the far back and you may also have the pull cover for the rear still which helps as well. That is much harder to get to, but it's much more concealed and works with passengers.

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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 06:14:51 PM »
    Had a neighbor with somewhat the same problem.  He traded for a 2010 Ford Escape and ended up using screws to attach Velcro straps to the upper portion of the rear seat backs which when fastened held the Ruger ranch rifle quite securely ( horizontally ). He lost the ability to fold the seats down without moving the rifle but a black towel covered the rifle in place and you absolutely could not see it from a casual observation outside the car. 

    His other thought was to cut through the headliner and epoxy a couple of bolts to the inside of the metal roof thinking that he could rig a way to suspend the rifle from them. The rifle would be out of sight that way but he abandoned the idea because of uncertainty whether the epoxy bond would hold the weight of the rifle on a rough road. 
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