It wasnt the scope!!!
Changed scopes. Had it mounted on leupold bases,w/ burris align rings. Rifle shoots great! love the new scope. I put the NcStar scope on my 22 mag and it works great! I ended up replacing a perfectly good scope, but I have a new one, of much better quality, that I am now very fond of. The cheap rings were the real problem, but the one piece base idea, turned out to be a bad one for my rifle.