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December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas , Gun Nuts

By Phil Bourjaily

This video should bring back memories for more than a few of you. Nothing quite matches the excitement – or the sound -- of a kid opening that long box on Christmas morning. Happy Holidays!

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The best part is Mom saying "Santa brought that, I don't know..." That means Mom wanted nothing to do with this gift. Love it!

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from NorCal Cazadora wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dang, I couldn't even get Santa to bring me a cap gun, and I LOVED cap guns! I couldn't have been that bad? Could I?

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I was ten when I opened my new Revelation 410 shotgun. That memory is 50 years old now.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bet the kid still has good vision!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Bee

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Love it! Especially the older brother giving good advice.

I grew up in a family of non-hunters so I never experienced this thrill but rest assured my children own every hunting and fishing implement known to mankind.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My Dad brought home that first BB gun when I was 4, my brother 6. We spent hours together in the basement, learning safe handling and shooting basics. At 5 I took it along on rabbit hunts and carried an unloaded .410 on hunts the next year. The video should bring out the Ralphie in everyone. May we forever capture that feeling. Thank you, Phil.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My 3 year old is getting a pair of Colt peacemaker cap guns with about 10,000 caps for christmas this year, I'm betting mom takes them away by dinner time! Ah Ha Ha!

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from Jeff270 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Like every kid, I lived for Christmas morning. One year, my Dad gave me a .22 pistol, another year a Ted Williams (Sears) 20 ga pump, another year a Ruger 10/22 for my brother and I to share.

Best birthday ever was when my Grampa took me to a local sporting goods store on the Cape to pick up a "couple of lures". He kept telling me to "get one more". By the end of the trip I had a new tackle box, filled with stuff. We then spent the entire next week fishing (it was Spring vacation from school). God I miss those times......

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Got my first BB gun for Christmas at 8, an H&R single barrel 20 ga. for Christmas at 10 and an Ithaca featherweight model 37 for my 16th birthday! I wish I could do it all over... those were the best of times. I could walk down to the Ace hardware and buy shotgun shells when I was ten years old... of course everyone knew everyone back then.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I almost forgot... no season's greetings from me, have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year! You know holiday is really a politically correct version of Holy Day.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Don't forget the reason for the season!

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from The White Slug wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The reason kids are so great is they don't feign enthusiasm like most of us dastardly adults. When they like something it's quite evident!

Next mission is to get an American made BB gun, and some fishing reels made here for goodness sake. LOVE old USA Penns (have 2 dozen). Remember Zebco?

May everyone have the best year of their lives outdoor wise and get others involved in the process.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I naver has a bb gun, but got a 410 when I was 9 so I did not mind not havinb a bb gun.

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

All my best Christmas's to memory involved a long box.The very best was 12# and my 870 wingmaster.Good times.Merry Christmas you guys!!

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from Bernie wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My parents never would let me have a BB gun because they figured I'd treat it like a toy. (They may have been right.) But they got me my first .22 rifle when I was nine, a .410 bolt-action (ugh!) when I was 10, a .243 Sako when I was 12, a Rem. Model 870 Wingmaster in 16 gauge when I was 13, and a 7mm Weatherby Magnum Mark V when I was 16. I still have the last three firearms in my collection. Yes, fine memories indeed. Merry Christmas to all.

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from Carney wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Loved the "BB Gun Boogie" that begins at 0:23!

Bypassed the BB Gun altogether. Got my first .22 at 11 years old -- an Ithica Model 49 repeater. My Dad had a local woodcarver put my name and the year in the forestock. It has a remarkably beautiful walnut stock. Still have it -- albeit in pieces in the closet . Too many alloy parts and too much use to hold up for more than one generation...

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from Logan C. Adams wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bet the neighbor's cats are never seen again.

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from j44cal wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Spent a lot of time on my Granddaddy's farm growing up. When I was 10 years old, he taught me how to shoot with a .22 and I killed my first bobcat 2 months later. Shot it off the chicken coop. Learned a lot about firearms from my Grandpa as my dad was in Vietnam during that time. Made it easier for him when we spent our first deer season together. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

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from nc30-06 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bought my first BB gun, a Daisy Red Ryder with the plastic stock when I was 11 instead of buying a pet rabbit. I figured I could shoot a rabbit if I wanted one. My dad gave me his 20 ga. bolt Mossberg when I was 12. I still have it.
Anytime a BB gun is bought, given as a present or whatever, the obligatory line, "You'll shoot somebody's eye out" will be heard.

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy New Year too.

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I remember getting a Red Ryder when I was six years old for Christmas and my reaction was much the same as the kid in the video. I got my son his two years ago for Christmas but the reaction wasn't there, I guess it is hard when he was two months old, but I was still excited. I hope that everyone has a great Christmas!

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

At 14 , that was 50 years ago, I received my first rifle . It was a CHRISTmas present. My Dad was making very little money and made weekly payments to buy the gun. It was a Winchester Model 67 single shot .22 rifle. The cost of the rifle was $11.95. My Dad paid $1.00 a week until he got the rifle paid for. The rifle is in my gun safe. When I grew up times were hard. My birthday is Dec. 23. There were 2 presents under the CHRISTmas tree. I opened one of them on Dec. 23 for my birthday and the other one on CHRISTmas morning. I really cherish the values that I learned from those experiences. The rifle is more special this CHRISTmas because you know from an earlier post I lost my Dad 4 days ago. This evening all of my children , grandchildren and greatgrandson will be at our house to celebrate the birth of Christ. Merry CHRISTmas to everyone and a happy and prosperous and safe New Year. I hope to have many more posts in the coming year with all of my "friends" on F&S.

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from Charlie Nichols wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I still have my BB gun that I got 50 years ago. It still works and five of the six grandchildren have learned to shoot with that gun. The sixth one is only 15 months but she will get her chance to shoot in another five years.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

my folks skipped the bb gun and got me a marlin .22 semi-auto when i was 9. still have it. merry Christmas all.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

He reacted the same kinda way my son did 4 years back. Just showed him this video and he smiled watching it. Merry Christmas all.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Yes, indeed. That long box under the tree would not have a pair of socks in it.

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Brings tears to my eyes. Believe I was six when I got my Red Ryder Carbine. Had been shooting a 22, but this was different, it was mine, and I could hunt anytime alone with it. It was about the only real, bona vide Christmas present I received as a little boy. Usually I got school or chore clothes. This was a real gift, something I didn't need but really important, opening doors to dreams. I suspect I killed more elephant, lion, and tiger and cape buffalo, if I knew what one was, with that BB gun than just about anyone.

Almost 70 years later and a whole lot of buffalo, lion and elephant hunting adventures with some pretty sophisticated weaponry, still think of that special gift. Wonder what happened to it, and the happy boy that received that special Christmas surprise?
Kindest Regards and Merry Christmas to all

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

This looks like a typical boy... couldn't be happier. I still have vivid memories of receiving my first big three: a Red Ryder BB gun at about age 5, the Sheridan .22 pellet gun when I was about 9 and the J.C. Higgins .22 auto when I was about 12. I still believe in Santa Clause and he has never done better. I know that I loved them because mom always threatened to hide them if I wasn't a good boy. Let me tell you, that motivated me to be good. I can't believe I still have both eyes to boot! Merry Christmas all!

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I'll never forget the bolt action 22 i got for christmas. never got a bb gun for christmas (a friend gave me one later on though) I still have that 22 and love to shoot it.

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from Longbeard wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dad wouldn't let me have a BB gun because he wanted to make sure I knew the difference between a real gun and the cap guns I played with. But he started me shooting the real guns at 6. Got my first longbox present in the hospital at 10 (44 yrs ago). Was there for some little kid surgery and Dad walked in carrying this long, thin box and wearing a mysterious grin. He felt pretty bad about me being in the hospital and decided not to wait a few months for my birthday. I tore open the box and found the most beautiful Ithaca 20 ga single shot! That gun, and the ones that followed, provided a means for the Old Man and me to communicate even during my teenage years. I never really hit much with that little single shot - dang thing kicked like a mule (and still does). Plus, to this day, I like to give birds a warning shot first.

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from Longbeard wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

And Merry CHRISTmas to one and all!

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I need help guys... I bought myself a black rifle for
Christmas just as a toy. It is a Sabre Defense Industries SR-15 made in Nashville, Tennessee. It was very cheap $599 because either it is discontinued or the company is going out of business. It is a .223 and it has the regular M-16 style front sight which is very high but has a picatinny? rail in the back with nothing attached... which is very low.

What kind of sight would everyone recommend for the rear? Do I buy a carry handle with an adjustable peep sight? Extremely high rings and a scope? I am really not planning on using it as a hunting rifle but would like to target shoot and plink at 100 yards. Do the red dot sites work that far and wouldn't the front site interfere with anything I put back there except a carry handle? HELP!!!! I am an assault rifle novice.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I have both a carry handle/adjustable aperture sight + a Leupold 1-4x in Leupold high tactical base/rings that pretty much returns to zero when exchanged with the other on the Picatinny rail. If I could only choose one, it would be the handle/peep.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Thanks.... I was leaning towards the carry handle/peep anyway.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Well I have been perusing the web and it seems you can just mount a peep sight directly to the rail. Has anyone tried this? Can anyone recommend a good brand? I have plenty of scopes but am not sure about mounting one on a rifle like this.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I would really like some input on this you guys. WAM what kind of handle/aperture do you have? I will probably be buying this tomorrow... sorry to bother everyone on Christmas.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The little guy is not real comfortable with the bang of the cap yet, and mommy shut me down at 11:00am!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dr Ralph

Merry Christmas to you too!

I have an A2 style handle / adjustable sight. I think mine is a Bushmaster product that came on the rifle, but there are many aftermarket sights that fit the spec. The one on the link is similar. Hope that helps.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=372401

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Last Tuesday, Alex got his tonsils taken out and this morning he was sounding like Bullwinkle in heat when he opened up his present finding a Barnett RC135 XB!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

OOPS! Barnett RC150!!

Thinking of the RC135 Cobra Ball

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Hope he doesn't shoot his eye out. I guess we all remember our first gun. I wonder how many of still hacee it. 50 yrs later I still have my marlin 22.

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from Quiet Loner wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I got the Red Ryder with the plastic stock. I still remember the wonderful smell of that stock. I learned a lot from that gun. Learned it would fire if I unscrewed the barrel tube when it was cocked. Learned to keep my hand from over the muzzle. Learned to close the lever ALL the way before firing. Learned it would shoot a muzzle loaded kitchen match when I was out of B B's.

Anyone who didn't get a Daisy as a kid should get one now. They are still made in Arkansas by the same family. I recommend the Red Ryder copy or the pump they recently brought back. If you have the beans, try the Model 94 Winchester copy. Ignore the sights and watch for the BB to appear out front when you fire. You will soon be putting that projectile right where you want it, improving your wing shooting and having more fun than you would believe.

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from wvson wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Best gift ever, 870 Wingmaster 20gauge at 12. My father must have saved for an entire year. Worst mistake ever, trading it when I was 19. One of my best days ever, current owner of the 870, returning it to me 23 years later. He had never fired it, looked just like I remembered it. He didn't ask for a dime back. Was able to tell my father I was sorry for trading it before he past away 7/1/2010.

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from Shaky wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I wrote recently that I have a Bushmaster Predator. It was equipped with an Aimpoint red dot sight that is adequate at about 50 or 60 feet range for me with my impaired vision. I will install it on my new .50 BW upper when it arrives, but it is all but useless on the long rifle. The new upper has a 16"barrel, and the Predator has a 24" barrel. I installed a Leupold 3-9 VX3 on it with the .5" high adapters to raise the scope enough to get a good sight picture. I can't cuddle up to a stock like I used to, because I don't have any flesh in the right cheek due to cancer surgery. With this setup I consistently shoot .5" groups with my handloads, and made several kills last summer on sage rats out to 250 yds. A sage rat is smaller than p dogs and a lot more nervous. I am thoroughly satisfied with this setup, but want a little more thump for the home than a .223.
For CHRISTmas 1949 I received a Daisy Red Ryder bb gun with which I killed every elephant within walking distance of home, also all the lions, tigers, blue gnus, bucks and all other game,dangerous and otherwise, in short I made my neighborhood safe for my whole family.
For CHRISTmas 1952 I received a Winchester 67 .22 rifle with which I have killed more squirrels, rabbits and coons than I could ever count. I still have that old single shot, and I take it out and shoot it 2 or 3 times a year just to experience the nostalgia. It still goes pop every time I pull the trigger, although I have lots more trouble seeing the sights and the target at the same time than I did at 12. In '52 that rifle sold for 12 bucks. I was at a gun show two weeks ago and watched a man pay $319 for one just like mine, except that one was badly scared and mine still looks great. Go figure.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Well I am glad I did not go with the $400 red dot sight. I ordered the exact DPMS handle/sight WAM sent me a link to. If I grow tired of it I can always mount a scope. My sons and I are anxiously awaiting delivery which was promised on Dec. 30th...

500 rounds of ammo are sitting next to the rifle. I feel like a ten year old with his first BB gun. Hahaha.

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from ADKHunter wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

i got my first bb gun after my great grandpa passed away it was red ryder then i got a 20 ga/22lr rossi single shot combo

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from vasportsman wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I felt just like this lil fella this year, got a gun as an xmas present for the first time this year, truly special haha and I'm 24!

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from nc30-06 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Quiet Loner, do you still have your Red Rider with the plastic stock? I completely wore mine out. I really loved that gun. One other thing. When you poured a little mineral oil down the barrel, "smoke" would come out when you shot it. I have looked for another plastic stock rifle, but only find the wood stock ones now.

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from Jeff270 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Like every kid, I lived for Christmas morning. One year, my Dad gave me a .22 pistol, another year a Ted Williams (Sears) 20 ga pump, another year a Ruger 10/22 for my brother and I to share.

Best birthday ever was when my Grampa took me to a local sporting goods store on the Cape to pick up a "couple of lures". He kept telling me to "get one more". By the end of the trip I had a new tackle box, filled with stuff. We then spent the entire next week fishing (it was Spring vacation from school). God I miss those times......

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Got my first BB gun for Christmas at 8, an H&R single barrel 20 ga. for Christmas at 10 and an Ithaca featherweight model 37 for my 16th birthday! I wish I could do it all over... those were the best of times. I could walk down to the Ace hardware and buy shotgun shells when I was ten years old... of course everyone knew everyone back then.

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from Carney wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Loved the "BB Gun Boogie" that begins at 0:23!

Bypassed the BB Gun altogether. Got my first .22 at 11 years old -- an Ithica Model 49 repeater. My Dad had a local woodcarver put my name and the year in the forestock. It has a remarkably beautiful walnut stock. Still have it -- albeit in pieces in the closet . Too many alloy parts and too much use to hold up for more than one generation...

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from Happy Myles wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Brings tears to my eyes. Believe I was six when I got my Red Ryder Carbine. Had been shooting a 22, but this was different, it was mine, and I could hunt anytime alone with it. It was about the only real, bona vide Christmas present I received as a little boy. Usually I got school or chore clothes. This was a real gift, something I didn't need but really important, opening doors to dreams. I suspect I killed more elephant, lion, and tiger and cape buffalo, if I knew what one was, with that BB gun than just about anyone.

Almost 70 years later and a whole lot of buffalo, lion and elephant hunting adventures with some pretty sophisticated weaponry, still think of that special gift. Wonder what happened to it, and the happy boy that received that special Christmas surprise?
Kindest Regards and Merry Christmas to all

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The best part is Mom saying "Santa brought that, I don't know..." That means Mom wanted nothing to do with this gift. Love it!

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Love it! Especially the older brother giving good advice.

I grew up in a family of non-hunters so I never experienced this thrill but rest assured my children own every hunting and fishing implement known to mankind.

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from Tom-Tom wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My Dad brought home that first BB gun when I was 4, my brother 6. We spent hours together in the basement, learning safe handling and shooting basics. At 5 I took it along on rabbit hunts and carried an unloaded .410 on hunts the next year. The video should bring out the Ralphie in everyone. May we forever capture that feeling. Thank you, Phil.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My 3 year old is getting a pair of Colt peacemaker cap guns with about 10,000 caps for christmas this year, I'm betting mom takes them away by dinner time! Ah Ha Ha!

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I almost forgot... no season's greetings from me, have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year! You know holiday is really a politically correct version of Holy Day.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Don't forget the reason for the season!

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from The White Slug wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The reason kids are so great is they don't feign enthusiasm like most of us dastardly adults. When they like something it's quite evident!

Next mission is to get an American made BB gun, and some fishing reels made here for goodness sake. LOVE old USA Penns (have 2 dozen). Remember Zebco?

May everyone have the best year of their lives outdoor wise and get others involved in the process.

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

At 14 , that was 50 years ago, I received my first rifle . It was a CHRISTmas present. My Dad was making very little money and made weekly payments to buy the gun. It was a Winchester Model 67 single shot .22 rifle. The cost of the rifle was $11.95. My Dad paid $1.00 a week until he got the rifle paid for. The rifle is in my gun safe. When I grew up times were hard. My birthday is Dec. 23. There were 2 presents under the CHRISTmas tree. I opened one of them on Dec. 23 for my birthday and the other one on CHRISTmas morning. I really cherish the values that I learned from those experiences. The rifle is more special this CHRISTmas because you know from an earlier post I lost my Dad 4 days ago. This evening all of my children , grandchildren and greatgrandson will be at our house to celebrate the birth of Christ. Merry CHRISTmas to everyone and a happy and prosperous and safe New Year. I hope to have many more posts in the coming year with all of my "friends" on F&S.

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from NorCal Cazadora wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dang, I couldn't even get Santa to bring me a cap gun, and I LOVED cap guns! I couldn't have been that bad? Could I?

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I was ten when I opened my new Revelation 410 shotgun. That memory is 50 years old now.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bet the kid still has good vision!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Bee

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

All my best Christmas's to memory involved a long box.The very best was 12# and my 870 wingmaster.Good times.Merry Christmas you guys!!

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from Bernie wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

My parents never would let me have a BB gun because they figured I'd treat it like a toy. (They may have been right.) But they got me my first .22 rifle when I was nine, a .410 bolt-action (ugh!) when I was 10, a .243 Sako when I was 12, a Rem. Model 870 Wingmaster in 16 gauge when I was 13, and a 7mm Weatherby Magnum Mark V when I was 16. I still have the last three firearms in my collection. Yes, fine memories indeed. Merry Christmas to all.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

my folks skipped the bb gun and got me a marlin .22 semi-auto when i was 9. still have it. merry Christmas all.

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

This looks like a typical boy... couldn't be happier. I still have vivid memories of receiving my first big three: a Red Ryder BB gun at about age 5, the Sheridan .22 pellet gun when I was about 9 and the J.C. Higgins .22 auto when I was about 12. I still believe in Santa Clause and he has never done better. I know that I loved them because mom always threatened to hide them if I wasn't a good boy. Let me tell you, that motivated me to be good. I can't believe I still have both eyes to boot! Merry Christmas all!

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I naver has a bb gun, but got a 410 when I was 9 so I did not mind not havinb a bb gun.

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from j44cal wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Spent a lot of time on my Granddaddy's farm growing up. When I was 10 years old, he taught me how to shoot with a .22 and I killed my first bobcat 2 months later. Shot it off the chicken coop. Learned a lot about firearms from my Grandpa as my dad was in Vietnam during that time. Made it easier for him when we spent our first deer season together. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

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from nc30-06 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bought my first BB gun, a Daisy Red Ryder with the plastic stock when I was 11 instead of buying a pet rabbit. I figured I could shoot a rabbit if I wanted one. My dad gave me his 20 ga. bolt Mossberg when I was 12. I still have it.
Anytime a BB gun is bought, given as a present or whatever, the obligatory line, "You'll shoot somebody's eye out" will be heard.

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy New Year too.

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from Jason Hart wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I remember getting a Red Ryder when I was six years old for Christmas and my reaction was much the same as the kid in the video. I got my son his two years ago for Christmas but the reaction wasn't there, I guess it is hard when he was two months old, but I was still excited. I hope that everyone has a great Christmas!

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from Charlie Nichols wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I still have my BB gun that I got 50 years ago. It still works and five of the six grandchildren have learned to shoot with that gun. The sixth one is only 15 months but she will get her chance to shoot in another five years.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

He reacted the same kinda way my son did 4 years back. Just showed him this video and he smiled watching it. Merry Christmas all.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Yes, indeed. That long box under the tree would not have a pair of socks in it.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I'll never forget the bolt action 22 i got for christmas. never got a bb gun for christmas (a friend gave me one later on though) I still have that 22 and love to shoot it.

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from Longbeard wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dad wouldn't let me have a BB gun because he wanted to make sure I knew the difference between a real gun and the cap guns I played with. But he started me shooting the real guns at 6. Got my first longbox present in the hospital at 10 (44 yrs ago). Was there for some little kid surgery and Dad walked in carrying this long, thin box and wearing a mysterious grin. He felt pretty bad about me being in the hospital and decided not to wait a few months for my birthday. I tore open the box and found the most beautiful Ithaca 20 ga single shot! That gun, and the ones that followed, provided a means for the Old Man and me to communicate even during my teenage years. I never really hit much with that little single shot - dang thing kicked like a mule (and still does). Plus, to this day, I like to give birds a warning shot first.

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from Longbeard wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

And Merry CHRISTmas to one and all!

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I need help guys... I bought myself a black rifle for
Christmas just as a toy. It is a Sabre Defense Industries SR-15 made in Nashville, Tennessee. It was very cheap $599 because either it is discontinued or the company is going out of business. It is a .223 and it has the regular M-16 style front sight which is very high but has a picatinny? rail in the back with nothing attached... which is very low.

What kind of sight would everyone recommend for the rear? Do I buy a carry handle with an adjustable peep sight? Extremely high rings and a scope? I am really not planning on using it as a hunting rifle but would like to target shoot and plink at 100 yards. Do the red dot sites work that far and wouldn't the front site interfere with anything I put back there except a carry handle? HELP!!!! I am an assault rifle novice.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I have both a carry handle/adjustable aperture sight + a Leupold 1-4x in Leupold high tactical base/rings that pretty much returns to zero when exchanged with the other on the Picatinny rail. If I could only choose one, it would be the handle/peep.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Thanks.... I was leaning towards the carry handle/peep anyway.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Well I have been perusing the web and it seems you can just mount a peep sight directly to the rail. Has anyone tried this? Can anyone recommend a good brand? I have plenty of scopes but am not sure about mounting one on a rifle like this.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I would really like some input on this you guys. WAM what kind of handle/aperture do you have? I will probably be buying this tomorrow... sorry to bother everyone on Christmas.

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from Walt Smith wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

The little guy is not real comfortable with the bang of the cap yet, and mommy shut me down at 11:00am!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Dr Ralph

Merry Christmas to you too!

I have an A2 style handle / adjustable sight. I think mine is a Bushmaster product that came on the rifle, but there are many aftermarket sights that fit the spec. The one on the link is similar. Hope that helps.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=372401

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Last Tuesday, Alex got his tonsils taken out and this morning he was sounding like Bullwinkle in heat when he opened up his present finding a Barnett RC135 XB!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

OOPS! Barnett RC150!!

Thinking of the RC135 Cobra Ball

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Hope he doesn't shoot his eye out. I guess we all remember our first gun. I wonder how many of still hacee it. 50 yrs later I still have my marlin 22.

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from Quiet Loner wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I got the Red Ryder with the plastic stock. I still remember the wonderful smell of that stock. I learned a lot from that gun. Learned it would fire if I unscrewed the barrel tube when it was cocked. Learned to keep my hand from over the muzzle. Learned to close the lever ALL the way before firing. Learned it would shoot a muzzle loaded kitchen match when I was out of B B's.

Anyone who didn't get a Daisy as a kid should get one now. They are still made in Arkansas by the same family. I recommend the Red Ryder copy or the pump they recently brought back. If you have the beans, try the Model 94 Winchester copy. Ignore the sights and watch for the BB to appear out front when you fire. You will soon be putting that projectile right where you want it, improving your wing shooting and having more fun than you would believe.

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from wvson wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

Best gift ever, 870 Wingmaster 20gauge at 12. My father must have saved for an entire year. Worst mistake ever, trading it when I was 19. One of my best days ever, current owner of the 870, returning it to me 23 years later. He had never fired it, looked just like I remembered it. He didn't ask for a dime back. Was able to tell my father I was sorry for trading it before he past away 7/1/2010.

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from Shaky wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I wrote recently that I have a Bushmaster Predator. It was equipped with an Aimpoint red dot sight that is adequate at about 50 or 60 feet range for me with my impaired vision. I will install it on my new .50 BW upper when it arrives, but it is all but useless on the long rifle. The new upper has a 16"barrel, and the Predator has a 24" barrel. I installed a Leupold 3-9 VX3 on it with the .5" high adapters to raise the scope enough to get a good sight picture. I can't cuddle up to a stock like I used to, because I don't have any flesh in the right cheek due to cancer surgery. With this setup I consistently shoot .5" groups with my handloads, and made several kills last summer on sage rats out to 250 yds. A sage rat is smaller than p dogs and a lot more nervous. I am thoroughly satisfied with this setup, but want a little more thump for the home than a .223.
For CHRISTmas 1949 I received a Daisy Red Ryder bb gun with which I killed every elephant within walking distance of home, also all the lions, tigers, blue gnus, bucks and all other game,dangerous and otherwise, in short I made my neighborhood safe for my whole family.
For CHRISTmas 1952 I received a Winchester 67 .22 rifle with which I have killed more squirrels, rabbits and coons than I could ever count. I still have that old single shot, and I take it out and shoot it 2 or 3 times a year just to experience the nostalgia. It still goes pop every time I pull the trigger, although I have lots more trouble seeing the sights and the target at the same time than I did at 12. In '52 that rifle sold for 12 bucks. I was at a gun show two weeks ago and watched a man pay $319 for one just like mine, except that one was badly scared and mine still looks great. Go figure.

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from Tim Platt wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Well I am glad I did not go with the $400 red dot sight. I ordered the exact DPMS handle/sight WAM sent me a link to. If I grow tired of it I can always mount a scope. My sons and I are anxiously awaiting delivery which was promised on Dec. 30th...

500 rounds of ammo are sitting next to the rifle. I feel like a ten year old with his first BB gun. Hahaha.

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from ADKHunter wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

i got my first bb gun after my great grandpa passed away it was red ryder then i got a 20 ga/22lr rossi single shot combo

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from vasportsman wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I felt just like this lil fella this year, got a gun as an xmas present for the first time this year, truly special haha and I'm 24!

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from nc30-06 wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

Quiet Loner, do you still have your Red Rider with the plastic stock? I completely wore mine out. I really loved that gun. One other thing. When you poured a little mineral oil down the barrel, "smoke" would come out when you shot it. I have looked for another plastic stock rifle, but only find the wood stock ones now.

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from Logan C. Adams wrote 3 years 16 weeks ago

I bet the neighbor's cats are never seen again.

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