Originally Posted by CasperUSMC
To me it seems like the way i see it that the bases r not straight. They have no play in them. This is my first scope setup
Remington 700's are infamous for having the scope mount holes in the receiver misaligned. I would remove everything and check them by installing the screws back into the tapped holes about half way, then put a straight edge against them. If the edge doesn't go straight down the center of the bore.....you have an issue.
Option 1....drill and tap to accept 8x32 screws...(gunsmith recommended)
Option 2.....send the rifle back to Remington.
You have a rifle that is capable of extreme long range accuracy. Most of us in the precision rifle world begin by trashing the Hogue over molded stock. We do this because it is impossible to bed properly, due to its plastic internal construction. If you will notice, with the rifle on a bi-pod, the stock is so soft it will contact your barrel.
Next, while the Nikon is serviceable, it is not the glass that is best for LR. Go to snipershide.com and lurk to become educated on how to properly set up this rifle to realize it's full potential,...or...have fun with it as is. I improved my SPS TAC to get out there where the demons live....it's a lot of fun and addicting to get .3 MOA out to 800 yards and beyond.