I was watching "A Christmas Story" a couple days ago and started thinking about Christmas gifts I received as a child. I never received a firearm (BB gun or otherwise) for Christmas, but I did get a couple memorable gifts as a child.
One year, (probably 13yrs old or so), my brother and I received a "Tin Can Alley" light activated shooting gallery. We used that thing until we'd burned up all the batteries in a 20 mile radius
The next year, I received a complete Rock Chucker Combo, dies for 30-30, 222Rem and 7mm Remington Magnum. I scrounged an old wooden desk and mounted the press in the middle of it. I organized and re-organized my dies, books, bullets, primers etc. etc. until it was "perfect". That is the last organized reloading setup I've ever had!
I wonder if my parents decided that Powder,Primers and lead was cheaper than batteries !!
I still have that press, and it still makes excellent ammo.
That kit, was my best Christmas ever.
What about yours?