Originally Posted by onzah
I have a couple of Savages with the same problem. The latest one required almost 15 MOA vertical adjustment to get to zero.
Ditto here with a Savage 25. Mine is cocked to the left, which is why I noticed it. However, the misalignment could be in any direction. 15-20 MOA boresight misalignment between the receiver and barrel is not uncommon.
I'm also seeing evidence of bores not being straight in production rifles, with the last 4" of barrel at the muzzle misaligned with the breech end by up to ~10 MOA.
I think this problem is more common than most people realize. Only the long range shooters seem to notice it.