I just bought a mossberg patriot around three days ago brand new fresh out of the box. It's a 30-06 marinecote it's a very nice rifle and I love it. I was playing with the bolt and noticed something the bolt head seemed like it had alot of wear for it being brand new. Long story short I emailed mossberg before Christmas explaining the issue and sent them pictures of my receipt and the box as well as the area I was talking about and today they emailed back. I haven't fired the rifle I have filled the magazine up with 30-06 shells to see if the bolt will close and if the extractor is doing its job. Everything seems to be in working order Monday I'm going to a Smith to check headspacing if headspacing is ok I'm really not sure where I should go from there. Live with it or send the rifle back that I just got.