Howdy all, I recently traded a nice .308 Navy CMP M-1 Rifle I'd had for years for 2 shotguns, a .38 Special Bullpup for my Granddaughter at College, and a Remington 700 .308 VTR plus $200 Cash. Dan, the guy that I traded all of this for had bought the VTR new with a factory (?) Scope, but had in the last several years had never got it adjusted onto paper. The VTR was essentially new with about 2-3 boxes of shells through it. Dan wanted that M-1 bad and hadn't had any luck with the VTR. Being smarter than the average Bear, so I thought, I figured that I would throw a set of of Burris mounts and Rings on the VTR and use the Pos-Align rings to bring it back into alignment and have a good Feral Hog hunting Rifle. Not to be! I set it up, zeroed the scope, took it to the 25 yard range for a 100 yard zero and it was hitting 24 - 26" low left at 25 yards when I maxed out the windage. Thought I had the rings in backward, rechecked the install, no luck. Changed the pos-align rings to .10 re-zeroed the scope and got to about 14" off the target. Played with various combinations of rings trying to get it even close to the paper. Ordered some .20 rings, but decided I had a bigger problem. Took the whole thing back apart down to the receiver, put a mounting screw in the back Scope mount screw hole and made a loop in the end of some 4 Lb mono fishing line, looped it over the screw and stretched it through the center of the other mounting screw holes and found that the holes were misaligned by about 2 mm to the right, at the bore. (about 26" total length from the back hole) The line intersected slightly the side of the barrel. (Triangular) rather than lined up down the center. Like some others, I want my stuff right, so the question is: Can a gunsmith screw in some screws, or otherwise fill the holes, grind them off flush, re-parkerize and re-drill and tap new mounting holes in the receiver safely? I've cleaned up and rebuilt a lot of rifles and shotguns, but never run into this, to this extent before, but am sure someone out there has. For some reason, I prefer my scope to be adjusted as close to zero in both directions and I've got a felling I know what I'm going to have to spend that $200.00 on....LOL Been advised to get rid of it, but am stubborn and won't pass on a problem to some poor unsuspecting LR shooter. Will either fix it or scrap it out for parts. Any advice is appreciated Bruce "The words "Dedication" and "Commitment" are frequently used in the wrong context in conversations and statements The difference is simple: You may be "dedicated" to having a Barbeque, but the Pig is "committed"".