Re: Mis-aligned Scope Mount Holes
Drake, I feel your pain. I bought a 700 SPS in .243 a year ago and just got around to scoping it a couple weeks ago.
I am using a EGW 20 MOA one piece base and an IOR scope which I pulled from my AR-10. On the AR-10 the scope required little to no windage adjustment. On this 700 I had to turn in ~30 MOA to get centered during bore sighting. I pulled the scope off and mounted my alignment tool and checked and it is definently not aligning with the bore. SO I remounted the base and tried to tweak it as far as possible which only bought me a few MOA.
I talked to one of Rem's service shops and they told me that it is common for there to be some misalignment and that mine may be out of tolerence.
I am going home tonight and check it again to make sure before I send it back.
I am pretty pissed since I bought this gun as a base to build off of. I knew I would be replacing a things over time as I build it up, but right off the bat I have found the stock is junk (expected) and a real weak point, trigger is garbage and needs to be replaced (not expected), barrel is better than expected, but now the reciever appears to have misaligned base holes. I am now wondering why I bought this rifle as there is nothing usable here, maybe the bolt?
I should have just started with a Bat action as I had originally planned.