I watched one go on clearance in the display case at my local Wal-Mart (they built a newer sort of better store in town)... I finally broke down and picked it up when it hit $199.99.... I think they're more than that new, but definitely worth it. I put it on with the see through bases, so I can still use my iron sights for close shots. I killed a doe at 50 yards as she crested the edge of the creek bank at a brisk walk... quartering away I was able to put my slug through the back of the ribcage, through the heart and out the brisket.
"When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God." ~Fred Bear