if you could see between the barrel and the nut you would see them in there as well. I bought the gun back in march for my dad for his birthday and i didnt pay to close of attention to it i just wrapped it up and gave it to him. When we went to sight it in and had the issues with the scope is when i discovered all of this. Just getting some opinions on what i should do. Some say leave it or used compressed air to clear it others say tear it apart. Maybe savage will take it back and clean it.
"Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid." ¯ John Wayne
"If guns kill people then i can blame mis-spelled words on my pencil"