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Old 09-10-2008, 07:54 PM
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Christmas is coming...

I know, we have a hunting season first but I was thinking back on my favorite Christmas gifts from when I was a kid. One rules, the little Anshutz single shot rifle I got when I was 12.

Interested to hear of special Christmas gifts past and great ideas for getting our kids outdoor gear for this coming Christmas.

I'm thinking the little Henry rifle I got for our G-daughter is right up there, but what else would be an idea for a young sportsman.

Yup, looking for ideas...
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:07 PM
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Re: Christmas is coming...

I can't remember exactly how old I was (probably 12-13), but I received a Lee Load-All shotgun reloader and a shotshell reloading manual one year. We lived in a VERY rural area.

I experimented to no end with loads from that book, reloading a box here and a box there. The rabbits, pheasants, ducks and doves where NOT safe around our ranch.

light bulbIn retrospect, Santa probably brought it to save my parents money on shells


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Old 09-10-2008, 08:56 PM
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Re: Christmas is coming...

AJ,
I remember a long time ago my buddy got a 20 gauge Lee loader, we were so clueless we put in the powder, over-powder wad, the pellets and then the big wad on top, then formed a crimp. Went out to test the pattern and we got single holes, no pattern. Those were the days.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:23 AM
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Re: Christmas is coming...

When my brother and I were probably 8 & 9 we had a couple rather large packages under the tree. The meat and potatoes ended up being a single shot 28 guage (Winchester I believe) with a Mec Jr press all set up for the 28 and plenty of components.

Years ago we handed it down to our younger cousin and I'll probably never see it again.....that is one of the ones I'd like to have back (for my daughter).

In the summer time we would load all morning and go shoot in the afternoon. If I had to guess we put close to 11,000 rounds through it when we were young having saved the 25 empty shot bags.

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:23 AM
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Re: Christmas is coming...

I was 8 years old and I got my first deer rifle.It's a matlin 336 30/30. that was my main hunting rifle untill I bought a 300 win mag a few years ago and it has been all downhill from there.
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Re: Christmas is coming...

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AJ,
I remember a long time ago my buddy got a 20 gauge Lee loader,

I started with a 20 gauge Lee loader.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:16 PM
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AJ,
I remember a long time ago my buddy got a 20 gauge Lee loader,

I started with a 20 gauge Lee loader.

BUT...your grandchildren already got their early Christmas present...a healthy grandpa!
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