Now, the M8 3X is available again from the Leupold Custom Shop. You won't see anything on the website, but I'm assured it exists. They will build you one for $349, which is very reasonable, and it is a much better scope, mechanically and optically, than the old M8 3Xs. The two key differences are that the new one has an actual magnification of 3.4X (as opposed to 2.7X), and a field of view of 30 feet at 100 yards. And it still has very few guts to shake loose, making it just as fine a choice for a hard-kicking rifle as it was 40-odd years ago.