After a time away pursuing other hobbies, I'm coming back looking for a good scope to buy (once I get my check to to stimulate the economy). I pulled out my 2004 Natchez catalog, and then went to the site to see current prices. I was surprised to see that Weaver and Sightron are cheaper now then in 2004, while all the others I looked at have increased. I was looking at the 6-24 types. Any ideas why Weaver prices have gone down? The V24 is looking like a really good value. Is there something I don't know about, like quality going down?