paid about a dollar more than you see now (10-27-2009). Never mounted a scope in my life, left it to the professionals. But I have cleaned a bunch of rifles, pistols and shotguns at the kitchen table. I hate laying a scoped rifle down! I hated even worse trying to clean my over and under by total dis-asemble every time. I have a Ruger 10/22. My daughter loves it and she thought it would be cool to put a scope on it. So I bought an inexpensive scope from Wally world (centerpoint for .22 with red /green light up reticle, which is pretty cool!). Got the Weaver rings for $10.00 at Wally World as well. Enter the Tipton Best Gun Vise! Wow! it works. 1st thing putting it together, about 5minutes of thought and 5 minutes of execution. Not the best directions, just don't drink beer while attempting! Just kidding! Anyway mounted the scope. Great vise for holding gun straight as an arrow. Dual clamps are wonderful at but stock end. Like the picture on the box, I put my over under with the center holder inverted to hold at the bend in the breach for easy cleaning. Just clamp But stock and clean. Warning! because barrels are pointing down, Hoppes or whatever solvent you use will go with gravity. Towel or rag on floor is required. Hope this helps, but I would buy it again in a heart beat!