Several reasons I referenced the Savage forum in my answer. If the fellow is interested in a Savage, by looking at the specifically Savage website he would probably get not only the answer to his oil leak question but a ton of other good information. Perhaps he wasn't aware that the Savage forum was available. In addition, I remember this question addressed specifically in the forum. Maybe I should have given him that particular link, but I didn't. So, if I offended anyone, sorry.