$550 is what they sold for when they were new. I believe they discontinued them last year. $500 would be tops for me, IF I wanted the scope. I would hold out for a LR 30mm tube model, as they can be had for $500-575 used in great shape. There are everal 6.5-20x50 LRT models for sale on different boards out there right now for under $625...Don't restrict yourself to the 8.5-25, as the 6.5-20 has plenty of magnification for big game hunting... http://www.longrangehunting.com/cgi-...c&f=9&t=000415
Here's on for $580--its silver, but a great deal, nonetheless..
[ 01-26-2003: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]