With the rifle ON SAFE and pointed in a safe downward direction release the magazine-floorplate to its open position. Grasp the bolt operating handle and move it smartly to the rear, thereby extracting and ejecting any live round in the chamber. The magazine may then be detached and either kept loaded or the cartridges may be stripped from it with the thumb of either hand. As is always good safety practice, visually inspect the chamber to be absolutely sure a round is not still present. Once this is determined the bolt may be allowed to close.
To unload the magazine merely push forward on the base of each round until it clears the retaining rims. The last step is to close the floorplate either without the magazine or with an empty magazine in place.
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