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Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-30-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By bwraven
Are you talking two different rifles here? A...

Are you talking two different rifles here? A .50BMG is 12.5mm.
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-20-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,037
Posted By bwraven
I keep my current boat in my heated garage. The...

I keep my current boat in my heated garage. The only thing I do over the winter is keep a battery maintainer hooked-up and run the outboard once a month.

Back when I used to store my boat in the...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-20-2013, 01:11 AM
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Posted By bwraven
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c384/bwraven/Ste...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c384/bwraven/StellersealionsMtBakerSuciaIsl_zps41f44e0d.jpg

Eumetopias jubatus (Steller sea lions) I encountered last week while doing a marine mammal survey in...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-20-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By bwraven
I do. I have. I used to have a six-pack...

I do.

I have.

I used to have a six-pack license and do whale watching trips in the San Juan's.


(And I'm very wary of Bayliner Bob's!)
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-20-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,037
Posted By bwraven
I would recommend keeping it small and simple. I...

I would recommend keeping it small and simple. I have owned boats from a canoe up to a 32' motor yacht.

My current boat is a 16' Livingston cat hull. I use it more than any other boat that I have...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 10-18-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,650
Posted By bwraven
There is a lot to be said for commonality of...

There is a lot to be said for commonality of caliber. Especially if you are already well stocked on a specific caliber.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By bwraven
And now is the time to keep at it. I have...

And now is the time to keep at it.

I have bought much of my PM's off of eBay over the years. Just know the value going in, and you will do fine. Expect to pay a bit over spot, especially with the...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 10-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By bwraven
I carry an LC9 daily, and train with it...

I carry an LC9 daily, and train with it frequently.

Many of my students have a problem shooting it. As mentioned above, it has a lot of bark to it. It takes quite a bit of practice to reliably hit...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-16-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,181
Posted By bwraven
First problem, it's an ARF. She needs a real...

First problem, it's an ARF. She needs a real rifle.

Second problem, the EoTech is mounted backwards.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By bwraven
I have had the same issue with Tula .223. No...

I have had the same issue with Tula .223.

No problems with Tula 7.62x39, though.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 10-12-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By bwraven
I have been buying mags from CDNN for 10+ years....

I have been buying mags from CDNN for 10+ years. Never had an issue with mags being out of stock. They are very good about updating individual website pages for specific mags if they go onto...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 10-11-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By bwraven
CDNN sells Ruger factory 20's...

CDNN sells Ruger factory 20's (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/rumi14220blm.html) for $29.99 and factory 30's (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/rumi1430magn.html) for $39.99.
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-11-2013, 02:21 AM
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Posted By bwraven
Water. I don't do drugs (caffeine) or...

Water.

I don't do drugs (caffeine) or alcohol. Can't afford to lose any more brain cells...

My doc says that I have enough brain damage that I should be safe during the zombie apocalypse.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By bwraven
When I train, I always spend part of the session...

When I train, I always spend part of the session switching from strong side (right side for me) and support side (left for me). At first, it was really awkward. Now I can shoot about as well support...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 10-06-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By bwraven
It all depends on where you are located. ...

It all depends on where you are located.

Around here (WA) I see them from $400 and up.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By bwraven
The best .308 is the one that fits your body and...

The best .308 is the one that fits your body and needs.

Not the one that people on internet forums tell you is best. And not the one that looks the most tacticool.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By bwraven
I put my VFG in the garbage. I now use...

I put my VFG in the garbage.

I now use AFG's. As far forward as possible to give finer muzzle control.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 09-29-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By bwraven
NEVER use red Loctite on a firearm. You will not...

NEVER use red Loctite on a firearm. You will not be able to break the screws loose again. You will strip the screw head before you can break the red Loctite loose.

I use purple Loctite and have...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 09-29-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By bwraven
I use automotive white lithium grease on my M-14.

I use automotive white lithium grease on my M-14.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 09-29-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By bwraven
CDNN...

CDNN (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/rumi1430magn.html) has them for $39.99.


As far as ProMags, in the past I have had decent luck with their steel 20's, not much luck with their steel 30's.

...
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 09-15-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By bwraven
That's about what I paid for my VEPR-K years ago....

That's about what I paid for my VEPR-K years ago.

They are excellent AK's. A bit heavier than a stamped AK.

I have two buddies who often fight over who will get my VEPR if I die. They don't...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-15-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By bwraven
That is the reason you should do the trade.

That is the reason you should do the trade.
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 09-15-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By bwraven
I have a few Blackhawk SERPA's and am very...

I have a few Blackhawk SERPA's and am very impressed with with their retention capabilities and ease of drawing and re-holstering.

I recommend against shoulder holster rigs to my students as you...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 09-15-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By bwraven
Sorry, but no, they don't. The mags in the ad...

Sorry, but no, they don't. The mags in the ad have a straight body, ProMag 20's are curved. ProMag 10's are straight, but not nearly as long.
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 09-11-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By bwraven
Are you wanting to know about the current...

Are you wanting to know about the current production VEPR's, like these (http://www.jgsales.com/rifles-c-209_735.html), or the older VEPR's like the VERP-K from Robinson Arms?
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