Conventional Loading Procedure

The A-Bolt shotgun may also be loaded like most other bolt actions. Shells are inserted down into the magazine through the ejection port. Place a cartridge on top of the follower and push it down into the magazine until it snaps in. After filling the magazine to capacity, a cartridge an be placed in the chamber by simply working the action.

ftill apacity by first filling the magazine to capacity, then manually thumbing a round into the chamber, and pushing the artridges in the magazine down while closing the bolt.

IMMEDIATEL Y PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION.

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WHENEVER LOADING OR UNLOADING, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER AWAY FROM THE TRIGGER.

WITH THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION, AND THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, release the magazine floorplate to its open position. Move the safety to "off safe" and draw the bolt to its rar or open position. This will extract and eject any live round that may be in the chamber. Open the bolt slowly and atch the loaded round with your free hand. ALWAYS VISUALLY INSPECT THE CHAMBER TO BE ABSOLUTEL Y SURE A LIVE ROUND IS NOT PRESENT.

of your line of sight. A more moderate speed when pulling the bolt handle rearward will allow you to place the shell at your feet for easy retrieval — or the shell can be captured at the ejection port with your other hand.

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WEAR EYE PROTECTION AT ALL TIMES WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON YOUR A-BOLT SHOTGUN.

The magazine may then be detached and either kept loaded (and stored separately from your A-Bolt shotgun) or the cartridges may be stripped from the magazine with your thumb. To do this, push forward on the base of each round with your thumb until the cartridge clears the retaining rims. You can close the floorplate either without the magazine or with an empty magazine in place. The bolt may now be returned to the closed position.

Ejecting Shells From the Chamber

Your Browning A-Bolt Shotgun features an ejector design which offers convenience to the hunter. Depending on how quickly the bolt is opened — and with practice — you have some control over the speed and distance of ejection.

Work the bolt rearward quickly and the empty shell will eject rapidly and positively from the ejection port and quickly out

1 The A-Bolt shotgun's trigger is preset at the factor)'. The trigger pull can be adjusted within a range of approximately 3 to 6 pounds. To adjust the trigger pull, first MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED AND THE MAGAZINE REMOVED. Next lower the floorplate and carefully remove the trigger guard screw (See Figure 12). Lift the trigger guard out of the stock (See Figure 13).

2 The trigger pull adjustment screw is located at the rear of the trigger assembly (See Figure 14). To decrease the weight of the trigger pull, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction using a small screw driver. To increase the trigger pull, turn the adjustment screw in a counter clockwise direction. NOTE: If trigger pull is increased too much, the trigger cannot be pulled. Turn the screw clockwise until the trigger can be pulled.

Removing the Trigger Guard Screw

Removing the Trigger Guard

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