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looking for a good overhead gun rack

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by pa blaster, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    pa blaster

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    anybody know of a good quality overhead gun rack ?
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    I just ordered this one....

    http://www.amazon.com/Big-Sky-Racks...7LRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337229118&sr=8-1

    The telescoping arms that fit into the sides are what attracted me - so no drilling. It is a universal mount so it should work well with any number of rifles I may want to put in it. Also, it is one of the few rifle racks for civilian use. I have an access cab and plan to put it as far back on the roof mount as possible. I expect it to be here the 22nd (of May). I did a lot of looking around - suction cups, rear window mounts, floor mount and even talked to someone about a custom build but this looks like it will work --- I hope!! Not a lot of threads (anywhere) about rifle racks in our trucks!!
     
  3. May 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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    :ohsnap:
     
  4. May 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I am in the same boat as you. I seen an episode of Wild Justice. The warden had seething that looked like a cargo net that was bad ass. The ones that Velcro behind the seats is ok bit I don't like the scope being knocked around so I lay it on the seat or on the front in case something crosses on front of me then it's quick access.
     
  5. May 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Tacoma roof is NOT "double skinned". I know because I cut a 3/4" hole in it to mount my HAM radio antenna.
     
  6. May 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    im mounting mine in my cap :cool: & love all the warden shows:D
     
  7. May 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    santa cruz gun racks are the best. you can get them to be locked/unlocked with a key, handcuff key and electronically by switch or button. the SC-5 lock in my experience will accept the most styles of rifles.
     
  8. May 18, 2012 at 1:20 AM
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    :yay::cheers:
     
  9. May 18, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    Yeah, you win the prize for destructive testing. :eek:
     
  10. May 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    that santa cruz sight is awsome :D
     
  11. May 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    sometimes you can find them sold cheap on ebay after they were pulled out of retired police vehicles.
     
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    This is a old thread I know but did you ever get your rack in ?
     
  13. Apr 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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    nope not sure what came up that I didn't :eek:
     
  14. Apr 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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    I have a 09' Double Cab and Big Sky Racks told me that I couldnt mount it behind the dome light or it would interfere with the side curtain airbags. Could just remove them I guess, but I didnt want it that bad. I tend to carry guns between the front seat and center arm rest/cubby. Holds them well and i can pull them quick; they are wearing a a spot on both my passenger and driver seat where they rub though.
     
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