I believe you are incorrect with regard to Leupold buying out Premier Reticles.Lol. Leupold bought premier. Now no one will put a reticle in but they **** sure will sell you a new scope. I’m gutting animals and packing them out while the new clueless age is trying to connect their blue tooth reading 14 electronic devices and waving crap around in the air. My favorite reply is if you actually knew anything about what all that junk does you wouldn’t need it.
Premier had changed direction and decided to manufacture scopes of their own brand, and not just be a Leupold service center that also provided custom reticle services as thay had done for many years.
There had also been a regime change in management due to the death Dick Thomas, with his son taking charge of the company.
I believe the company failed as a scope builder, and was ultimately bought out by a Canadien company.
Statistics will show that most small companies fail in the third generation of management.
Due of coarse to better management.