About 3 weeks ago I bought a brand new CZ 527 in .17 Hornet. It is my 2nd rifle chambered for the Hornet - I guess I'm a slow learner - grin. The first time I went to the range with it - I could not get it on paper at any range. (I never tried point-blank). Decided maybe it was the scope or my mounting job. The scope came off my other .17 Hornet - a Savage Model 25. The scope had always functioned just fine previously. So I went home and removed the scope. Found that the barrel was not completely free floated. So I free floated the barrel and bedded the recoil lug area in Devcon. When I took the stock off, I found that the factory bedding material was like plain old child's modeling clay. At least that was my impression. Ok, so I go back to the range today with everything freshly mounted and new enthusiasm. Trying a different scope this time too. Same thing, I can't even get it on paper. Finally I try the old technique of taking the bolt out and looking down the bore and getting the bore on target. Then try to adjust the scope to get on target. Doing this allowed me to figure out that the scope was pointing a good 6 feet high and to the right of where the barrel was pointing. No wonder I couldn't get it on paper. I did not have enough adjustment to get the scope low enough to coincide with the point of aim of the bore. Hope that made sense. I have since kind of cobbled up my own 20 or 30 moa scope base and I am going to set out again tomorrow and see how it goes. Never in my life have I had a rifle that was so hard to get on target. Thoughts? By the way, I bought the CZ because the Savage Model 25 was such a pain in the butt - however, that is a whole 'nother story.