This past weekend I took a new VW AmarokÂ 4Motion for a little bit of a road trip and test.
The weather forecast said there would be two fine days down in Taranaki and some goats were begging to be shot with my new .22-250 Tikka T3 Varmint.
Fortunately I was delivered a new VW Amarok to test and I borrowed a friend’s Canam Commander XT and his trailer.
Into this vehicle we poured the following:
Three burly men with the bodies of finely tuned athletes (if those athletes are Olympic shotputters), 6 rifles (3x Tikka T3 .22-250, 1 x Tikka T3 .308, 1 x 6.5×55 Shultz & Larsen, 1 x .338 Lapua Savage B110), two shotguns (1 x Remington Versamax and 1 X Beretta) reloading gear, 300 rounds of .22-250, 100rds .308, shotgun ammo, plus personal gear.
We had the Canam Commander XT and a Quad on the trailer. It was quite a load.
And, as you can see, quite long as well.
The 3 burly men travelled in comfort in a truck that is massive and comfortable in the cabin, even the rear seats, which in some utes are simply awful. Not on this truck. Read more »