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Old 07-11-2019, 3:26 PM
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Default Carrying in truck bed - lock down container?

I have an older F150. Sooner or later I'll get something newer. I don't want to spend bucks on a tonneau or shell.

Is there something like a truck toolbox that could hold rifles and you can secure it in the bed so no one can steal it, and then take it out at home or the range easily?
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Old 07-11-2019, 4:40 PM
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Regular cab i assume? I can fit two rifles in soft bags behind my seats no problem. Why leave it in the bed?

But you can get a crossbed toolbox for around $200 or $75ish used on Craigslist. Tons of them out there. I just feel that a toolbox is more likely to get broken into than behind your seats.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:29 AM
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Maybe I just need to buy quality hard gun cases?
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Pelican cases scream "EXPENSIVE GEAR INSIDE!"
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Old 07-12-2019, 4:24 PM
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Regular cab i assume? I can fit two rifles in soft bags behind my seats no problem. Why leave it in the bed?

But you can get a crossbed toolbox for around $200 or $75ish used on Craigslist. Tons of them out there. I just feel that a toolbox is more likely to get broken into than behind your seats.
A quality crossbed toolbox that is securely closed, and the visual absence of anything else that relates to firearms, shooting, etc. is a good way (IMO) to transport weapons to and from shooting activities without raising suspicion. Of course, when doing so you generally keep the vehicle where you can watch it. I moved firearms that way for years, and never had an issue.
Follow the rules of the road, keep your equipment up, and likely no issues.
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Old 07-12-2019, 4:28 PM
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Brite Tread tool chest. They've been securing valuable tools (and what are guns if not tools?) in trucks for decades, and they don't scream "gun!"
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I have this box installed on my 03 GMC Sierra. The box has what I believe is one of the largest square foot storage capacity for a bolt on truck box on the market. I measured and cut a 1/2" thick plywood sheet and dropped it in the bottom of the box for added support. Instead of buying the pricey bolt hooks to bolt to the bed top rail I bought 9/16" J hooks, lock & flat washers, nuts. 4 J hooks and hardware cost about $15. The box is low profile and sturdy but lite. Easy one person job to unbolt and remove box from bed...

When box is locked, unless your average tweaker has lock picking skills he is going to need prybars and will make a lot of noise trying to pry the box open...

A Weather Guard box it is not. That said, this box has served me well...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-70-i...ol-Box/1052305
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You can get a quality lockbox for the bed but I agree with dp33t. Why leave guns in the bed for thieves to be tempted by? Id get a good rifle case for behind the seat.
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No space behind rear seat, Supercrew. I did find this: https://www.cabelas.com/product/auto...3.uts?slotId=5
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