Yesterday I received my Savage 10 FCP. I really like it, except... I went to remove, loctite, and replace the weaver bases, as I never trust the factory installation. Well, one screw on each base stripped the head, leaving me unable to get them out. I resigned myself to having to cut them off and buy new bases. Annoying, but it is what it is, and not my first issue like this with Savage. My Mark II, the threads were stripped when I removed the bases, ended up sending it back to Savage who to their credit fixed it. I love their rifles, but their bases and screws in particular seem to suck. Anyway, I used a dremel and cut into the base and screw, essentially turning the screw into a flathead. Was able to get both out and ordered Warne 2 piece bases as I like the more minimalist look over the one pieces available and I already have high rings. Their screws also look like much better quality. So, my oops... When I was doing the back base, the dremel slipped off the base and skipped off the side of the reciever. Pic below, along with one of the number I did on the bases. The mark isn't even enough that I can feel it, but it's obviously an eyesore. I ordered one of the Birchwood Casey flat black touch up markers. Will this be adequate or is there something more in depth I should do? I thought about cold bluing, but it seems like that might stand out more since it will end up glossy?