I'll start off by saying Vortex's customer service lived up to their reputation. I received my scope back with an explanation stating that there was a piece inside the scope that was loose, and they also fixed the issue with the parallax adjustment. I am happy to say that after sighting in at the range, my groups have tightened up to just under an inch at 100yds using Remington Core Lokt 180gr. I'm going to hang on to this scope for now because I don't feel like I've had the opportunity to make a full evaluation. If it fouls and I have to send it back again I might try something different. Next step, bedding and hopefully a muzzle brake
. If you gents have any suggestions regarding bedding or brake preference ( I don't care about noise, only effective recoil reduction) I'm all ears. Thanks again for all of the suggestions and input.