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Our server hosted and provided by Hostway Inc. was compromised and in the process of restoring the forum when it crashed again and they lost the back up.  Hostway had to restore the system by reinstalling the operating system from scratch and then uploading an archived version of OPTICSTALK that was about two months old.

The long and short of it is that we have lost two months of post and anyone that registered in that time is no longer registered.

We have implemented a better system of backing up the data now and plan on moving from Hostway in the near future.

We apologize for the down time and loss of post and hope that you will stick around and continue to participate.

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Chris Farris



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Glad your back, Chris. This forum is my favorite!

Thanks for your effort in restoring it.

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Hey, wait a minute!! I'm no longer a "optics expert"!!!

Back to being a "journeyman".

Oh well........hehe

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Most appropriate use of the "down the toilet" smiley.  I wanted to use that one forever.
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I second CT - thanks for the service. I've missed lurking (and learning) the last few days

 

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Chris,

Sucks that the site went down. We lost some good info. I emailed Brady the info you had posted on mil dot (saved them for refrence material) and two other files I had on mil dot info. Hope it helps. I couldnt figure out how to copy it over to a new post. Mabey (if he see's this) we could talk Mithran into putting the info about the ACOG back on. I refered  a lot of people contemplating purchasing one to that thread.

Well good luck with the rebuild.

Joe

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Agree Joe. The Mithran ACOG thread must be restored!!!!
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Joe,

I didn't get the email. Try it again. Brady@swfa.com

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I'm back. LOL I guess all my posts in the last 2 months are gone.   Oh well I was up to an Optics Journeyman at about 265 posts, guess its time to start over.  This forum is still a great place for info and I hope the site doesn't crash again and lose alot of good informative posts again.
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Brady,

Sent it again. Let me know if it comes through ok.

 

Joe

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And there I thought it was my fault that the site went down. I've been reading for about 6 mos off and on, acquiring a tremendous amount of knowledge (thanks to all of you). Being new to optics on rifles, but not to shooting, this has been an invaluable resource. So I finally overcome my paranoia re giving out credit card numbers over a cell phone and jump on a 10x42 Super Sniper off the sample list.

 

At my door in 4 days, outstanding. Mount it on a Savage 10fp in 308 and off to the 500m silhouette range. 4 rounds to zero at 200m and I'm off and running. Dial in the MOA from my tables and a hit every time. Incredibly repeatable from 500m to 385m to 300m and 200m and ranging at random. Always back to original zero. Outstanding scope  

 

Now to the point . I was so happy, that when I got home I decided it was time to stop lurking and tell the fine folks at SWFA and the rest of you on this forum about the exceptional service I got. Not to mention the great scope. So I fire up the computer, hit the link, and its gone..... They took the money and ran!  (not really). But totally frustrating. I'm glad it's back. So please archive more often so the next time won't hurt so bad.

 

Paul

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yea nice to have your site back up 
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I didn't know how much I missed the place till it crapped out.

 

I had to Re-Register to get my User-name and password to work, but here I am.

 

Watch whatchewsay bout me now.  The truth hurts.

 

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dilligaf wrote:

                 Maybe (if he see's this) we could talk Mithran into putting the info about the ACOG back on. I refered  a lot of people contemplating purchasing one to that thread.

 

Ya'll are lucky I saw the request for this thread to be put back on.  I'll try to refine it and make it a little easier to understand.  I just need Chris to allow me to get a hold of their reticle pic's so I can load them into the post where I think they'll do the most good.

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Good deal, Mithranl!!  

Glad your back!!!!

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Joe,

Came through just fine this time.

Thanks

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Mithran,

 

Tell me which ones you need and I will e-mail them to you asap.  I was sick when I noticed that post was one of the ones that were MIA.

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Hmmm.... What am I? Back to a grasshopper?
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The ACOG info is in the Tactical Scopes thread.  Same info just laid out in a different way.  Hope its easier to understand.

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Glad I could help.
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I am back to an Optics Apprentice now.
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That's a real bummer.  Guess we get to chat all over again!

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HA, HA, HAAA!!!!       That could be fun!!!
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