Richard Craver

Thoughts, Musings And The Occasional Rant

Snow Day!

Written By: richardwcraver - Dec• 10•18

So the southeast got hit with wintry precipitation this weekend. We got around 11″ here with drifts to 19″. Not a big deal in the northern areas of the country, but a disaster in the south.



Written By: richardwcraver - Dec• 08•18

Well, the snow is coming. Not a thing we can do about it, just remain calm and remember in a few days it will be gone. But this is middle North Carolina, and people have lost their minds.


Brass Prep Baby featuring Rusty The Range Squirrel

Written By: richardwcraver - Dec• 05•18

Just a bit of lighthearted parody of Ice Ice Baby… (more…)

The Funeral Of A Mentor

Written By: richardwcraver - Nov• 06•18

Today I went to funeral of my earliest Christian mentor, Robert Ore. When I first met him


How I Develop Loads For A Bullet With No Published Load Data

Written By: richardwcraver - Nov• 04•18

We should always use published load data when reloading ammunition, that is a standard safety practice. But what about when there is no published load data? (more…)

Back In The Saddle

Written By: richardwcraver - Oct• 26•18

Finally! It’s been a long summer, it’s been stinking hot, and finally the earth has tilted on it’s axis and fall (Or autumn if you prefer) is upon us! (more…)

Us – Why We Got Trump

Written By: richardwcraver - Aug• 11•18

I came across this essay attributed to Paul Genova, whom I do not know, but I understand his sentiment. (more…)

God Bless The USA

Written By: richardwcraver - Jul• 01•18

Freedom is not free, it’s cost is quite high. Thank you service men and women, past and present; and especially those that paid the highest price for our freedoms.

My Alter Ego

Written By: richardwcraver - Jun• 30•18

This little blog is filled with some of the stuff that rolls around in my head, that occasionally comes out my finger tips. A hobby, an observation and sometimes a rant. One of my hobbies is reloading ammunition, it’s a mostly relaxing activity whether picking up spent brass at the range, cleaning and prepping brass or the actual reloading of ammunition. (more…)

The Tyranny Of The Maintenance Light

Written By: richardwcraver - May• 25•18

I have long ascribed to the notion of the 7,500 mile Maintenance Service with an oil change in between, so I write the reminder sticker on the windshield for 3,750 miles from current. Or if using synthetic oil like myself 5,000 miles. Automakers have been recommending 8,000 and even 10,000 mile intervals at the flogging of the EPA and ‘wastestream’ operators.