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    Posted: March/12/2011 at 19:45
Gentleman that have known me since I joined,
 
I just re-read some of the first posts that I put on here, and man, was I a DI*K. I was completely hot-headed and not very knowledgeable. I really can't believe I was like that. I'm so glad you guys didn't just ban the piss out of me, I love this forum now. A place where I learned alot about guns/scopes/ballistics. You guys really do deserve some sort of honor for the dedication you have to teach others. I will never make a purchase on anything WITHOUT contacting you guys and seeing what your experiences were with it.
 
 
Look forward to spending years on here with ya'll!
 
 
Michael
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Go to the Ed Show and play with the Sounds of Ed!!!!!         Roll on Floor Laughing
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What's a DI*K?
Reaction time is a factor...
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looks like a henway
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Take a lot of balls to admit that to some of these guys.  They will twist anything you say.  Glad you learned and stuck around.  I had and still do learn a lot every day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/12/2011 at 23:20
It is big of you to post this, LRSMike.

We pride ourselves on keeping this forum civil.  The catch is that a lot of people who come here with experience from other forums tend to take a little time to get the hang of OpticsTalk.  

We keep a watch on a lot of the new forum members, but it takes some concerted effort to get us to kick someone out early on.

ILya
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ed Connelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/13/2011 at 04:48
" It takes lots of balls to admit that Bigdaddy is a donkey..."   
 
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scooter65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/13/2011 at 08:39
Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

" It takes lots of balls to admit that Bigdaddy is a donkey..."   
 
 
 
 
 
'EDlove' is a closely guarded secret.  This is a classy group, no doubt.
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I'm to scared to ever visit my first posts !!!!!
 


Edited by 8shots - March/13/2011 at 09:21
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Ed has been patiently trying to help me fit in for a long time.
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Now the rules have changed again.
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  No worries Mike. 



If God didn't want me to play with it, he'd of made my arms shorter.
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Well, there are MANY, MANY members that are well respected and well thought of that had sorta rough beginning. 

I out and out refuse to mention any names mind you, but one certain California resident, with a Russian sounding name, and an insatiable affinity for optics geekery, finally settled down and became a marginally productive regular after a VERY ROUGH start!!

Whew...I honestly thought he would never make it here. Who knew??  Wink 

Thanks for the post, Mike. Glad you like it here. 
 
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I know that guy, he is always looking for better ways to spy on MOOSE & SQUIRREL!!!!!Wink
If God didn't want me to play with it, he'd of made my arms shorter.
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

I know that guy, he is always looking for better ways to spy on MOOSE & SQUIRREL!!!!!Wink

Hahahaha....Excellent
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What a great post, Mike!  That shows class!

No worries; we all have our "moments" buddy!  Your first posts must not have been too terribly bad, as I don't remember them, and believe me, we've had many folks that left such a negative impact that they are impossible to forget!

Pretty much all firearms-related internet forums I've seen are much less civil than this one.  It can be hard for new members to adjust to a different culture at first when they're expecting OT to be like the other forums they're familiar with.
Ted


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The original posts had things to deal with scopes and my shooting abilities, haha. I have come to realize that 600 yds with a precision rifle is alot different than a M-4 or a crew served. I have hit targets at 1200 with the M240B (new M-60), but there were also 10-13 rounds going down range. I really like it here, even if my wife thinks its going to cost me more money in guns!!!

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No one here would EVER try to talk another member into purchasing more guns... or optics... or ammo... or ...
I hear 300ultramag has a very nice Browning  Stalker for sale...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/14/2011 at 00:56
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Well, there are MANY, MANY members that are well respected and well thought of that had sorta rough beginning. 

I out and out refuse to mention any names mind you, but one certain California resident, with a Russian sounding name, and an insatiable affinity for optics geekery, finally settled down and became a marginally productive regular after a VERY ROUGH start!!

Whew...I honestly thought he would never make it here. Who knew??  Wink 

Thanks for the post, Mike. Glad you like it here. 
 

I am drawing a blank here.  Who could you possibly be referring to?  Now until you mentioned a "rough start", I thought you might be referring to me, but that is clearly not the case.  I wonder....

ILya
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Hell I still have moment. I said once I'll say again as well dont mean to step on any1 toes but I like to see how far i can push it. So Mike its all good man I havnt been baned (yet) so u should be safe. If i ever do IT WAS A HELL OF RIDE & WELL WORTH IT Big Grin
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Well, there are MANY, MANY members that are well respected and well thought of that had sorta rough beginning. 

I out and out refuse to mention any names mind you, but one certain California resident, with a Russian sounding name, and an insatiable affinity for optics geekery, finally settled down and became a marginally productive regular after a VERY ROUGH start!!

Whew...I honestly thought he would never make it here. Who knew??  Wink 

Thanks for the post, Mike. Glad you like it here. 
 

I am drawing a blank here.  Who could you possibly be referring to?  Now until you mentioned a "rough start", I thought you might be referring to me, but that is clearly not the case.  I wonder....

ILya

Whistling  It was a long time ago....in a galaxy far, far away.....


Edited by cheaptrick - March/14/2011 at 03:58
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Well, there are MANY, MANY members that are well respected and well thought of that had sorta rough beginning. 

I out and out refuse to mention any names mind you, but one certain California resident, with a Russian sounding name, and an insatiable affinity for optics geekery, finally settled down and became a marginally productive regular after a VERY ROUGH start!!

Whew...I honestly thought he would never make it here. Who knew??  Wink 

Thanks for the post, Mike. Glad you like it here. 
 

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I was trying to be silly and bag on my old friend, Koshkin on this one. Disregard, O Dark Lord of Optics and please forgive my blasphemous behavior.  Grenade 
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