Bolt Hold Open Features

Automatic "Last Shot" Bolt Hold-Open Feature

This safety feature is activated when the last shot in the rifle has been fired (i.e.

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Press to release automatic bolt hold-open

Press to release automatic bolt hold-open

when the magazine, feedthroat, and chamber are empty). The bolt will stop about half way to the open position (See C). With the bolt in this position, you should visually check to be sure that the chamber is empty and the orange magazine follower is visible in the feedthroat, indicating that the magazine is empty. To close the bolt completely, with the safety on SAFE, and the gun empty, press the bolt release lever in the front of the trigger guard (See C). As long as the magazine remains empty, the automatic bolt holdopen will engage each time the bolt is pulled all the way back.

Manual Bolt Hold-Open Feature

In addition to the automatic "last shot" bolt hold-open, which stops the bolt about half way back, the bolt can also be manually locked in the fully open position. This device makes it easy to clean the chamber, feedthroat and bore.

First, with the chamber and magazine empty, pull the charging handle all the way back, and hold it. Now engage the lock by pushing the charging handle to the left, in the direction of the arrow on the back of the handle (See D & E).

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Locking the action open manually

Locking the action open manually

To close the action, pull the charging handle out to the right and let it snap forward (See E1). Then press the bolt release lever in front of the trigger guard to completely close the bolt.

•WARNING: Releasing the manual bolt hold-open while the inner magazine is locked in place and there are cartridges in the feeding system, will close the bolt and chamber a cartridge.

•WARNING: When not in use, the safest possible way to handle your rifle is com-

Action locked fully open

Unlocking the action manually

pletely unloaded, with the action open, the safety on SAFE, and pointed in a safe direction.

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