Re: Problem with M700 bases
Matt, it sounds like you have 1 of 4 possible things going on.
1. Front and rear base switched, not likely since we are all smarter than that. Solution-- change front base with rear base.
2. Bases are cut wrong or for a different rifle. Solution-- install Leupold steel QRW bases or a different brand.
3. Action is not bedded properly with the Aluminun bedding block therefore flexing the action. Solution-- Skim bed the action relieving any stress.
4. Receiver is not machined correctly. Not likely but if this is the case, rings with offset inserts would work.
I would look at a different set of bases first and go from there.