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hi all im looking into changing my car for a truck so if anyone has thoughts on what wagon is best for shooting ect it would be great to hear your views and any pics :good:too

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land rover series 3 :P well thats what im getting! cheap to repair, cheap to insure, no road tax plus aload of fun to drive :lol:

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Ford Ranger, it has comfort, looks good and just keep on going, i have a 57 plate double cab and the new duratorq engines are bloody great.

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defender 90 pick up with a canopy on the back works very well for me as all the gear, muck and dogs stay in the back.

 

john

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jd 7530 :good: climb a mountain and vermin used to seeing it in the field so wont run away

 

 

:good:

 

Touch on the expensive side prehaps :good:

Imgine parking it outside tesco :D B)

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defender 90 pick up with a canopy on the back works very well for me as all the gear, muck and dogs stay in the back.

 

john

 

Sounds good to me. :good:

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Touch on the expensive side prehaps :good:

Imgine parking it outside tesco :good: :good:

 

My local tesco was impressed when I took our Case Quad Track there to get some food for dinner. :D

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how much do you want to spend? how about a Pinzgauer :good:

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How good are your metalwork skills?

 

You could by a cheap Frontera B model and hack the last third of the body away. Then you would get a comfy 4x4 with leather seats, low ratio, back seats, good economy _and_ a nice shooting platform.

 

it would be individual too!

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You wont go far wrong with a Daihatsu Fourtrak - solid, very reliable and good offroad with some reasonable tyres like bfg all terrain or mud terrain. Plenty going cheap these days. If funds allow go for the independant version post '93 the ride is more comfortable!

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This is mine done quite a few bits to it to suit my needs. one thing well worth doing was getting the ifor williams canopy powder coated, difficult to get a colour match but certainly better than silver. Also the tree sliders and body sliders are worth putting on for those tight places.

 

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iv got a mitsubishi L200 warrior never had any problems with it and never got it stuck, and iv been in some very muddy fields and very rough ground, and it has AT tyres on it, thats a must for me,

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The best truck for shooting by far is the Toyota Hilux Pickup mk3, i have had them all, heres mine

 

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kitted out for Fox Shooting to suit my needs its 18 years young, and i challenge anyone with a road legal 4 x 4, to go up against mine the only things it cant do are FLY or SWIM.

 

Regards Jimmy

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if your only looking for a shooting wagon and offroading is important then i would suggest a defender 90, other wise if you need to use it for work and alot of road work as well then i suggest a freelander. very capable offroad and good on road. i have a swb commercial which has no back seats, dog guard, and the back roof comes off which can be put to good use as a shooting platform.

 

also with good mpg it is a very economical shooting wagon.

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The best truck for shooting by far is the Toyota Hilux Pickup mk3, i have had them all, heres mine

 

FoxingTruck.jpg

 

kitted out for Fox Shooting to suit my needs its 18 years young, and i challenge anyone with a road legal 4 x 4, to go up against mine the only things it cant do are FLY or SWIM.

 

Regards Jimmy

 

 

can it read?

 

I have a Mk4 great old truck!

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Are the bunnies armed around your way then - lol

 

Shotgun for me, not a bad old truck, not got stuck yet, leather, aircon massive sunroof that enables person in the back to act like a tank commander and have an all round elevated shooting position and the gun fits in the wing mirror - down side 20mpg

 

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Rather depends on what you need it for.

Bought a Mitsubishi L200 4Life 2003 just over a year ago and very impressed.

Have used it seriously off road and it is extremely capable, although tyres are the critical bit there.

Transported pigs in the back.

Done some towing.

Also drove it 790 miles each way to Sutherland and back last Sept with shedloads of stuff in it.

Extremely versatile bit of kit, but guess same as other Jap trucks?

Just need to think about what range you will use it for, how much offroad, any towing, will you shoot from it, how much live or dead stuff will you chuck in the back, and how messy will that be?

More I think about it the more the L200 might be the best car I have ever owned.....

M

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watch the cylinder head the 2003's are famous for failure, having said that my 2001 has had a new head. Cracking trucks though good mix of economy and pretty capable on and off road with the right tyres.

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watch the cylinder head the 2003's are famous for failure, having said that my 2001 has had a new head. Cracking trucks though good mix of economy and pretty capable on and off road with the right tyres.

 

Yikes. Don't spoil my day!

Thanks for the tip-off, I'm not very mechanicallly minded but the truck has done about 55,000 miles and I have it properly looked after.

Fingers crossed....

M

PS Would still get one!

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Hi,

I have a 1999 XEDI Freelander with General Grabber AT2 tyres, I have not got stuck in it yet. My wife uses it for work and I take it when shooting. I can fit all the gear I need in the back no prob. I can even fit my promatic superhawk and clays in the back when diy clay shooting. I would not go for the petrol one unless you know the history due to head problems. If I go lamping I take the sunroof out with the passenger seat fully forward. This allows some one to stand up with a secure base for mobile shooting. I hope this helps!!!

Agent36

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I have a Land Rover TD5 SWB on a 53 plate, it does the job for me.I get all my pigeon shooting gear in it and its handy for any odd jobs that might crop up.

 

Hendo

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