Pulling the trigger fires the rifle.
Wait at least one full minute after firing the last round before pouring powder into the bore to allow time for any residual sparks to be extinguished.
The Remington Genesis™ ML has been designed to fire the instant that you pull the trigger. If, however, the powder and/or 209 primer are damp, a hang fire or misfire may occur. A hang fire occurs when the rifle fires up to several seconds after the trigger is pulled. A misfire occurs when a loaded rifle does not fire when the trigger is pulled.
In the case of a misfire or hang fire, proceed as follows:
1. Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction for at least one full minute with the hammer in the uncocked position. BE PREPARED FOR THE RIFLE TO FIRE AT ANY INSTANT.
2. After no less than one minute return the safety mechanism to the 'Safe' position. See page 9.
3. Open the Torch Cam™ breech block to expose the breech plug.
4. Remove the 209 primer from the primer pocket and use a nipple pick to ensure that the flash hole through the primer pocket is clear.
5. Place a new 209 primer in the primer pocket.
6. Close the Torch Cam™ breech block.
7. Aim at the target.
8. Put the safety mechanism in the 'Fire' position, cock the hammer and fire.
9. If the rifle still does not fire, repeat steps 1 through 8 several more times.
10. If the rifle still does not fire, the charge must be removed manually. See REMOVING A CHARGE on page 21.
This data was compiled from testing done by Remington® Arms using .50 caliber projectiles in a muzzleloading rifle with a 1 in 28" twist. All testing was done with 2f or FFg black powder. This data is intended to serve as a guideline only. Actual ballistic performance may vary based upon the type and brand of projectile used.
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