The rifle may be supported in its barrel down position during this procedure with the opposite hand at the forearm. Once the magazine is detached it may be loaded with cartridges as described earlier. To reattach, insert the small lip on the front face of the magazine into the matching groove in the forward end of the floorplate. Then snap the rear of the magazine firmly into place. Extra magazines may be carried loaded for rapid replacement of an empty magazine, using this same procedure.
After loading the magazine, it is swung upward into place until retained by the magazine latch. If a round has not already been placed into the chamber, a round may be chambered by drawing the bolt fully rearward and allowing it to freely return to its cleared position.
Once a round has been chambered, the magazine-floorplate unit may again be opened at any time desired for refilling to capacity.
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