Well it took a while to get the scope back... In the end they simply sent me a NEW scope. IOR 6-24x50 Tactical with MP-8 dot illuminated. The new scope corrected all the issues and she is a real shooter now.
Put the finishing touches on the rifle tonight. Settled with some finely prepped RP cases. CCI 250 , 77 gr of H-1000 and a 180 Berger VLD.
Zeroed at 250... Dead on and will pile them into a 1" group at 250. Then shot groups at 500 , 600 and 840 yards to do a tragectory validation for the exbal. It is now dead nuts on the program to 840 and shot 5 into just under a 4" group. This rifle shoots extremely well. The exbal program says the 180 Bergers are leaving the muzzle at 3175 fps. Still doing 2160 @ 840 yards with 1865 ft-lb of energy.
I am pleased, very pleased with this rifle.