I figured someone on around this place would know what I have going on. I have a Alaskan (375Ruger) that shot ~3 inches low at 50 yd with open sights. Got a new rear leaf from ruger and fixed it. Pretty impressive groups especially for open sights. Was happy. (I think this may be some indicator of my problem. Ruger said I should not have needed another leaf for the sight. He found it odd.)
THE REAL ISSUE: Put a Leupold VX3 1.75-6 on it and go to the range last night and ran out of "up" on the scope. IE the rifle shoots 3" low at 25yds and the scope is out of adjustment.
Mounts are installed correctly and tight (aftermarket qd mounts).....produces very tight groups so nothing is loose.
-I need to stay with qd mounts of some kind. The guys at Talley (unfortunately they don't make ruger rings!) think its a gun issue. He said send it back. Are there any good "in town" (preferrably ER or valley) shops that may work this? I hate to just send it off without a clue.
I thought about putting the factory Ruger rings on and seeing what the scope does then. Is there anything I can look at on the rifle that would make it do this, however?
-The stock isn't pressuring the barrel.
-Nothing else obvious.