Richard Craver

Thoughts, Musings And The Occasional Rant

Russian Collusion – Part 2

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 26•18

Components began arriving and assembly began in earnest. All that was left was the stocks. I had decided this rifle would have wood furniture, but at last Friday afternoon UPS showed up with Forest Camo laminates from Boyd’s Gunstocks.


Russian Collusion

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 22•18

A few weeks ago I was painting my rifle black. I had such a good time building it in the beginning, and such a good time stripping it, painting and removing excess weight; then Aim Surplus put lowers on sale.


Amazon Will Not Post My Product Review

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 15•18

I received a product that shipped with batteries, they were dead on arrival. I asked for replacement batteries, which seems more logical than returning a $12 item for replacement, shipping cost money you know.


This Is How Weather Starts In The South.

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 12•18

In the south we rarely get real snow, we get ‘weather’ as the old timers like to say, or ‘wintry mix’ as the weather prognosticators like to say.


72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation By National Guard In Boston

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 05•18

Please read…

72 killed resisting gun confiscation by National Guard in Boston!

I’ve Got An AR And I Want To Paint It Black

Written By: richardwcraver - Feb• 18•18

When I built my AR a couple years ago I wanted to do something different than most. I had been looking into Cerakote and found some neat builds in their gallery. So silver it was.


My Dad’s Rifle

Written By: richardwcraver - Jan• 29•18

We lost my dad eleven months ago. We had lost my mom 21 years prior and my dad remarried who I thought was a good woman. The only things of my dad’s that I got were his Remington Nylon 66 rifle and two break action shotguns which have been locked away in the safe for the last 6 months. I’ve just not mustered up the emotional wherewithal to do anything with them.


So Much For The Nap

Written By: richardwcraver - Jan• 18•18

The South-East got blanketed with snow the last two days, we got a whopping 7 inches, which is unusual as we usually get more ice. I’m pretty mobile, Gandalf the Gray got a new set of all-terrain sneakers about a month ago and boy do they work! However most of the area is at a standstill and work was called off yesterday and today. That’s fine, I don’t want to drive 26 miles in the snow to get to a garage with no customers or worse cars dripping melt water.


Well, They Were Cheap…

Written By: richardwcraver - Jan• 11•18

On my last outing to the range I was encouraged by the smaller groups I got by adjusting overall cartridge length by 0.50″. There is another guy I’ve seen at the range a couple times doing load development for .223, so I got to talking to him.


More .223 Play

Written By: richardwcraver - Dec• 23•17

My last .223 post I was shooting 1.5″-ish groups at 25 yards. I had shot some 50 yard groups previously that were around 3″ with factory ammo. I wasn’t exactly happy with it, but I wasn’t terribly disappointed as this is a budget rifle that I sourced the parts over a period of 6 months to a year. The barrel was a no name bought on GunBroker.