Yes, LaRue stuff is expensive. I ordered what is possibly the most expensive optic mount ever created, at $215. For the optic I am using (Millet DMS-1), I couldn't find any other mounts that got it forward enough except for the LaRue SPR-E. Now that I have it, it really is a nice mount. The awesome part is all the cool stuff LaRue sent me! The extra stuff really made my day. Here are a few of the cool items I found in the box: 1) LaRue hat 2) Tactical Beverage Entry Tool This thing can open twist off bottles using the teeth, pry off bottles and cans. Sweet! 3) Bumper sticker that says "God Bless Our Troops...Especially Our Snipers!". It's black with white letters 4) Dillo Dust - Apparently it's a meat seasoning! Next time I fire up the grill I'm going to break this out! 5) Tiny field bottle of gun lubricant. They also gave a color catalog. I'm very impressed with the service!