Re: Messed up bolt face on 338rum rem 700
When you displace metal, it always 'flows' somewhere. You had a displacement so it flowed and it appears to have flowed upward. You might not be able to feel it but it's there nonetheless, so a 'smoothing and blending' won't hurt in the long view.
Like I said, a qualified die repair facility can do that in a minute, they do it everyday. A good smith can to but probably don't have the expertise that a die repair person has.
I'm still curious about the radial gouges. Whatever occured, I suspect the gouges are part of the impact.
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