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I discovered this while doing a pre fire disassembly and cleaning. I purchased this rifle at cabelas recently. I looked at the spot in question under 5x magnification and it almost looks to be a crack. When I took it back to return it they looked at it through a loop and said it was just a scratch. I work on aircraft and detailed parts inspection is nothing new to me and I "think" it maybe a crack. I am considering buying a dye penetrant kit to check it out further but don't know if I can justify the cost. I know a longitudinal crack in this area is unlikely but I'm going to error on the side of caution. Has anyone else seen cracks on these bolts around the lugs not originating from a corner or stress riser?
 

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I actually did clean it out, and I understand there are scratches around it, it is just much deeper than them. The cell phone pictures aren't the best I know. It is impossible to see with clarity in this picture what I can with my eyes. I guess I'm just being overly cautious though, it's probably just a scratch.
 
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