Here's hoping that Zeiss makes it good for you. Lots of time they will look at how old the scope is not so much how many rounds it has seen. I found that reloading worked out for the best with many .270 that I had and as like you, did not get satisfactory accuracy from factory loads. However that was many years ago when I was messing around with the .270s. I gave my last one to a daughter in law with the warning that it was a great shooter out to about 200 yards and she was tickled to get it. I think she has traded it in on a 6.5 Creedmor since and I agreed with her on that trade. Maybe I just had bad luck with .270s but I didn't find them to be an accurate caliber for me. Mine struggled to keep things under 2.5" at 100 yards. I stepped up to a 300 Win Mag and found much more accuracy. Good Luck on the scope side.....maybe look at a Vortex is Zeiss craps out for you.