I sent a vxii 2x7 to leupold it had Stoney point turrets put in it. Leupold gets it and put the original equipment back on. Anyhow they sent it back and a letter came with it stating this scope was made in 1983! Wow I thought that was pretty neat... The letter concluded the scope will give many more yrs of service. I know there other outfits making scopes but I have always been a leupold guy. I will continue to be a leupold guy!