I did run a search and found a similar issue someone had with their rifle, however I did not find the answer to my question. Background: I bought a new Savage 110 FCP HS Precision chambered in .338 Lapua Mag to take on this year's elk hunt and to get my feet wet in the future with a long range hunting rifle. Using the factory EGW Aluminum 20MOA base and TPS rings, I mounted my new Nightforce 8-32x56mm on it, bore sighted it with a quality boresighter and ran out of windage in the process. I shot it hoping the boresighter was wrong but sure enough it hit 6 inches to the right of center at 100yds with the left windage adjustment bottomed out... Crap I took it to a gunsmith and he said he thought the rings and bases looked good (he didn't have the means of checking the alignment of the screw holes to make sure they're parallel with the rifle so he "eyeballed it) and pointed at the scope. I called Nightforce and they said they'd be happy to look at it but it would take 4 weeks or so for them to get to it. The friendly Nightforce rep suggested I try a different set of rings and/or bases. I bought a Ken Farrell 20 MOA base and set of Nightforce Rings and shot it yesterday with very similar results to the first outing with the rifle. This time I was 4" to the right of center but with the left windage still bottomed out. $250 later and still at square one. Rant: Everything is spanking new on this rig (16 rounds through it total - 10 of which were spent trying to find out where it was shooting after using a POS Leupold Magnetic bore sighter when I first set it up...junk) and I'm a bit perturbed that I spent this much money and things aren't lining up right. I don't buy the gunsmith's eyeball technique for a minute so I went all over Houston trying to find some one worth their salt with the proper equipment. I guess around here aren't very many gunsmiths worth the title or the ones that are worth a hoot are swamped with work. I'm running out of time until my hunt and I'm beginning to think I'll be having to borrow a rifle because this turd won't be ready. Question: Is there any way I can check the alignment of the screw holes myself? I have an idea of what I need to do but can anyone outline what I should do to check this. I'm half-way mechanically inclined so any help is appreciated. My notion (correct me if I'm wrong please) is that the scope base mounting screw holes are intended to be parallel with the barrel/receiver, assuming the receiver and barrel are square. I'm more inclined to point fingers at where the holes are tapped versus the Nightforce being messed up. Just to check, I'm gonna mount it on another well functioning rifle I have to see if it works as advertised but I'm still pointing fingers at the holes. Both bases mounted up without any trouble so I think the alignment of the holes are fine. If the holes aren't parallel to the barrel, wouldn't this be something Savage would have to remedy?