My opinion on mounts are this, You get what you pay for! 650 isnt bad for what looks LIKE a quality mount. Here in Colorado I can also find a cheap mount if look around. But i would probably look like crap. I had a duck mounted once and I refused to pay the guy for the mount because of the HIDEOUSNOUS of the mount. He was cheap by the way. So Alpine I think that you or your brother have a very nice mount and for me was and is worth the price of the quality. NICE BULL!!